Another day, another TikTok foodie trend.
From feta pasta and cloud bread to whipped coffee, we have the video-sharing platform to thank for most viral foodie trends we have all obsessed over these last few years.
And this time, those crafty TikTokers have come up with a morning beverage that is actually so much more delicious than it sounds.
Say hello to the Espresso orange juice – or ‘Spritzy Americano’ if you will, a glorious combination of fresh orange juice, espresso and tonic water.
“I have not seen one person who likes espresso and orange juice not like them together,” says TikTok user @bundaddy, who recently shared a video of herself making this concoction with her followers.
“You think that you won’t [like it] — you will.”
@bundaddy stitch this and tag me. please. it is my FAVORITE THING. #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #CorollaCrossStep #coffee ♬ original sound – bundaddy
And turns out, she is not the only one who has jumped on the espresso orange juice bandwagon.
@eli_bang orange espresso tonic ? #espresso #coffeee #orangejuice #findyourcore #coffeetiktok ♬ paravi das cover of cloud 9 by beach bunny – paravi ???✨
However, the truth is the drink is not technically new – food magazine Bon Apetit actually wrote about the trend a couple of years ago – giving the refreshing tipple the rather catchy name “Spritzy Americano.”
And – lucky for us – they shared a recipe, making it a lot easier to recreate at home:
5 oz. of seltzer water
2 oz. of espresso
2 oz. of fresh orange juice.
“This lineup is flexible, but being within ½ oz. of those measurements will give you the right balance—just enough sweetness from the orange juice, and a body that feels neither thin nor sludgy. The texture of the Spritzy Americano is smooth and lightly carbonated. If you’re the type of person who needs a sweet coffee beverage, a splash of simple syrup is acceptable.”