Delicious, easy drinks recipes to make at home. How to use Cold Brew in refreshing mocktails
You can drink our Botanical Cold Brew straight out of the bottle - over ice or from the fridge. That said, if you wanted to jazz it up a little though, we’ve got some ideas for you.
Blending delicious drinks at home is the most reasonable thing to do when British summer time comes calling. We’ve all done some crazy things in the name of keeping cool & hydrated in British summers: wet cold cloth on top of a fan for ‘mist’, spray bottle intended for the ironing now a permanent fixture on the sofa, ice cubes - all the ice cubes.
In the absence of air conditioning and soon to be scorching, long days - how to stay hydrated will be the focus of the nation come summer. If the recent week’s 27 degree April days were anything to go by, we’re in for a zinger and since we’re all going to be indoors for a while longer - away from the respite of cool breezes - hydration is going to be key. If you’re fasting for Ramadan, or doing any outdoor work - this is doubly important.
Refreshing summer drinks with Botanical Cold Brew Tea - Quick Spritzers
Blend your favourite Cold Brew Elixir with sparkling water or your best tonic. Lots of ice, a bit of mint - easy as that. Thirst quenching, minimal calories and one bottle of Elixir makes multiple drinks this way.
The best thing about this Spritzer is that it satisfies the mood for an effervescent drink while still being low calorie. If you want to double the hydration and Vitamin C you can add some muddled fruit (assuming you have any spare these days!)
Long Drinks : no and low alcohol cocktails
Delicious drinks are meant to be a treat, so while the Spritzers are refreshing and low calorie - long drinks call for a bit of extra sweetness. Grab your favourite syrup and let’s imagine we’re by the pool under the sunshine.
Recipe using Rose Elixir
A tall collins glass or goblet (or whatever you have at home really)
Syrup of choice : a flavoured one, I really recommend cardamom syrup to go with the Rose Elixir (like this homemade one), you could also use agave nectar, organic maple syrup or honey.
Add the ice and pour the sweetener over it, blend or muddle, and then cover with Rose Elixir - top with fresh mint or those adorable cocktail umbrellas and voila! A delicious, easy thirst quencher.
Recipe using Saffron Elixir
Saffron, grapefruit, agave nectar, use a wine glass for this (or something with a wide mouth)
Start with the ice, add the sweetener to taste - I use Agave nectar but you can also use honey, maple syrup or simple brown sugar
Top with the Saffron Elixir, slide a thin slice of grapefruit between the ice and the side of the glass. Garnish with mint.
I’d love to hear how you’re blending your Elixirs! Share some ideas below.
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