Look, we love coffee. And truth be told, when that 3 p.m. afternoon slump kicks in, we’ll reach for pretty much any type of caffeine to boost our energy. But times are weird right now and we think we deserve something a bit fancier. You know, a drink only a barista could pull off.
That’s why we tapped Lakhlani, co-owner of Miami’s XO Espresso Bar. Born in Kenya, Lakhlani has spent much of her life enjoying some of the best coffee in the world. When she debuted XO with her husband, David McLeannan, the duo made it their mission to share their deep-rooted love for coffee with as many people as possible. Beyond traditional coffee drinks (including cafecito), the couple is known for preparing riffs on classic recipes.
Enter Puja Lakhlani’s cold brew coconut horchata. Made with creamy coconut horchata and house-made cold brew, consider this the iced latte recipe that dreams are made of.