A Mazagran is a sweet cold coffee drink often called the “original iced coffee”. The drink originated from Algeria but has been adapted in different countries and is popular in Portugal. It is made of espresso, brown sugar, lemon, and ice. But, versions in different countries sometimes contain a shot of rum.



  • 6 ounces of black coffee.
  • 4 tsp. brown sugar
  • A slice of lemon
  • Ice
  • (Optional) 1 ounce rum




  1. Make 8 ounces of black coffee.
  2. Put 4 tsp. of brown sugar at the bottom of a tall glass.
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. (Optional) Add 1 ounce of rum into the glass.
  5. Pour the espresso over the ice and stir.
  6. Add a slice of lemon into the glass and stir it around into the espresso.

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