Category Archives: Drinks

July 4th, 2010

Apple Mint Ice tea


The heat we had the last days (more then 37°C) is gone overnight and it is about 8°C colder then yesterday but it is still very humid so that every movement seems to be to much. I am not made for Temperatures about 30°C. My brain seems to work with half of its normal speed then.

So I need some refreshments. And a really delicious refreshment is a Apple Mint Ice tea. The Inspiration for this kind of Ice tea we get when where shopping in our supermarket. The organic brand Alnatura has a new softdrink called “Naturell”. It contains of mineralwater, jucie and herbal extracts. We tested the different mixtures and liked “Apple and Mint” most. But I think that one Euro is to much for 500 ml. So I bough one litre organic apple juice  instead. At home I made some mint tea with fresh mint from my parents garden and mixed the tea with apple juice. That is cheaper and tastes better because I can adjust the mint taste to our preference.

A cool and refreshing drink for long and hot summer sundays.

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August 9th, 2009

Cold Coffee extract

EiskaffeeDeb from Smitten kitchen posted last year about cold-brewed coffee. I read the post just now, and was fascinated. It sounds so simple, mix grounded coffee with cold water, let sit over night and then strain. And it should taste less bitter and sour then cooked coffee that cooled down. That sounds very promisinig to me.

I love trying new recipe and I love coffee, so I walk in the kitchen direktly  and mix water and grounded coffee. The next day I strained the coffee and fill a glas with homemade vanilla icecream and coffeextract. I ignored the part in the recipe saying mix extract with equal amount of water or milk because I like this espressolike taste of the extract very much.

Then I taste and now I can tell: Deb is right! It is the best Icecoffee i ever made! Continue reading