It’s been a while since we had some lemonade up on the blog. And by now you know that I love love love lemonade and that I hardly drink anything else during summer besides homemade lemonade and some iced tea.
So today I have some red currant lemonade for you.
What you need:
♥ 400 g red currant
♥ 10 tbs sugar
♥ 750 ml water
Clean and wash the berries and put them in a big pot. Add sugar and let sit for a bit so that the berries can get juicy.
Add water and start boiling. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. Berries will loose their color and look very dead.
Put berries in a strainer and catch all liquid. Then put liquid back on stove and let simmer until it’s syrupy.
Wash your bottle with hot hot water. Fill in syrup, close bottle and turn upside down to seal.
I usually have my cup of coffee by pushing a button and it’s done. However when having guests it would keep me quite busy. So we also got a fancy French press system for our wedding. But what to do when some is left?!
Freeze it. Yep.
With this kind of weather iced coffee is the best choice. But putting ice cubes in your coffee usually makes it quite watery (is that a word?). So freeze your cold coffee and just pour milk over your cubes. Very yummy, very refreshing.
1 liter of green tea – I prefer a bit stronger taste for this one
First you have to freeze you tea aka make green tea ice cubes. Now the hard part: wait
Cut up nectarines and put in blender, add about 8 ice cubes and 150 ml sparkling water. Blend till ice cubes are slushy and enjoy.
I bet this would taste good with watermelon or cherries… What fruit would you use?
are you in the middle of a christmas rush? Getting the tree decorated, the gifts wrapped and shopping lists written? I am still wondering if we should get a christmas tree. I love it when we have one but I really don’t feel like decorating this year. And I don’t have any candles yet and that can be a pain in the a** one day prior. But gift wrapping is on my agenda today.
And I do have a quick last minute christmas present. For all those surprise visitors or if time runs out or if you plainly forgot. Here it comes:
All you have to do is scrape out the seeds and mix well with the green tea. (Best practice: Put it in a jar and shake like crazy!) Now cut up the vanilla bean in tini-tiny pieces and mix under your green tea. And you are done…
Now you have all the time to decorate your gift box or container. Need ideas? Check out my Pinterest board Gift Wrapping Mania. You could also sew little tea bags like I’ve done last year with my chai tea. Whatever you come up with – have fun and enjoy our 4. Advent.
On a side note: this would be a wonderful gift for yourself. I bet you deserve it!
Every morning I have my morning coffee. While I drink that one I check my mail, surf a few blogs and suddenly I realized it’s been an hour or something and I am running late for what ever is on my agenda this day. If I stay home i usually have green tea right after my coffee.
Today however I wanted to spice things up. So I looked around and saw some ginger hidden underneath all those apples.
Here is my Spicy Winter Drink I came up with:
♥ ginger about 3 cm
♥ cinnamon stick
♥ pink peppercorns
♥ sliced clementine (added after I took the picture)
Well instructions goes without saying, huh. Put in a pot and ass boiling water. The smell is amazing. The drink is spicy. You could add a bit of honey to soften it a bit.
Well, this is what I like on this Wednesday and so I add it to the Wednesdays-I-like link party.