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Espresso tonic is the new drinks trend taking over our Instagram feeds

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Words: Elle Griffiths

We’ve had the Starbucks secret menu, tumeric lattes and espresso Martinis galore. But now it seems there’s a new coffee trend poised to inundate your Instagram feed: the espresso tonic.

Caffeine addicts the world over have been devouring the new cocktail, which consists of a shot of espresso topped up with tonic water.


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Social media users from Tokyo to Seattle seem to be picking up on the fad, with coffee shops quickly adapting to satisfy the hipster demand. 

Espresso tonic 👻 #espressotonic

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In the fickle world of Instagram crazes, the espresso tonic was preceded by the Tumeric latte.

The drink - usually made with either almond or coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, coconut oil and pepper - was said to aid digestion and act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. 


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And it received a considerable profile boost when it was revealed Gwyneth Paltrow was a fan of the uber trendy beverage.

Similarly, it was reported last year that bars in both London and Melbourne had seen a notable surge in Espresso Martini orders - which was chalked up to their popularity with the Instagram set.

Espresso tonic time! #espressotonic #coffee #wesolacafe

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But now it’s the espresso tonic’s time to shine, with the hashtag #espressotonic racking up thousands of posts already. 

Whatever will they come up with next?

Images: Instagram

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