What fruit juices and fruit syrups go well with coffee? It depends on your preference, but I found raspberry syrup, grapefruit juice, tonic water, and lavender syrup to be heaven for my taste buds.
Surprisingly enough there are a lot of fruit juices and syrups that go well with coffee. I didn’t even want to try it in the first place as I thought the 2 shouldn’t come near each other, but oh man was I so wrong about it.
Let’s get started.
- 1 What Fruit Juices Or Syrups Pair Well With Coffee?
- 2 The Bottom Line
What Fruit Juices Or Syrups Pair Well With Coffee?
Heaps of fruit juices and syrups go very well with your coffee, so let’s look at the best combinations. I’ve tried all of these and can genuinely say that they all have a unique taste, so it’s up to you what fruit you like the most.
We’re starting off with a lot of people’s favorite combination which is raspberry syrup with coffee. This makes your coffee sweeter than usual with a touch of raspberry taste. If you fancy an after-dinner coffee then you can use raspberry liquor instead of syrup, which is a fantastic combination too.
Salted Blueberry Honey
Not a juice or syrup, but salted blueberry honey goes exceptionally well with black currant puree in an Ethiopian pour-over. This is honestly one of my favorites, the taste is incredible and there’s nothing else out there like this.
Cherry, Peach, and Apricot Syrup
Cherry is a classic combination that has been around for ages yet is hard to beat. Many people, including me, think this is one of the best drinks you can mix with coffee.
Other stonefruits like peach and apricots syrups go very well with coffee too. It depends on what you’re into but you should give them all a try.
Cascara is the dried skin of coffee cherries. Putting the syrup in a cold brew goes exceptionally well, it brings out a unique taste that you can’t find anywhere else. You can usually buy cascara in your local coffee shop.
Grapefruit juice and espresso (preferably not drip coffee) are a combination that will blow your expectations away. It’s not as bitter as you think, it actually brings the sweetness out of the grapefruit and twists the coffee into its soft flavors, and mellows everything out. This is perfect as an iced morning coffee on a summer day.
Simply pull a shot or 2 of espresso directly onto ice and top it with a teaspoon or 2 of grapefruit.
At first, I was very skeptical about this combination, but after trying it I make this quite often now. It’s surprisingly tasty. You can also switch out the apple juice for apple rum if that’s your thing, that’s an amazing combination too.
Excuse me if you only came here for fruit juices and syrups, but regular tonic water with coffee is mindblowing. It’s in fact so good that my friends that dislike coffee liked it. If you have never tried this then I highly encourage you to do so, it’s amazing.
Orange juice and coffee taste a bit chocolaty if that’s your thing. It’s not everyone’s favorite but it’s quite special. I recommend a ratio of 70 – 30 (Orange Juice – Coffee).
This tastes very refreshing and is perfect for a hot summer day on the beach. I highly recommend it if you like pineapple and coffee.
An amazing combination that you can’t go wrong with as long as you’re a fan of passionfruit.
A classic banana syrup is all you need sometimes. A bit of banana flavor in your coffee can never be wrong, as long as you like bananas.
Lavender is one of those syrups that don’t really come to mind when you’re drinking coffee, yet is one of the most amazing syrups out there. Orange lavender with orange almonds is a fantastic combination. Elderberry lavender is wonderful too. A latte with real lavender syrup is something you’ll keep in your heart forever.
If you have some cash laying around, then elderflower and lavender syrup are very very good as well.
The Bottom Line
There are so many fruit juices and syrups that go well with coffee, but the ones I mentioned are the ones I tried and are my favorites. I highly recommend trying them all out as long as you like the fruit.
I was very surprised as well when I first heard about these combinations but there are some true gems in there that you won’t let go of once you’ve tried them.