I heard earlier today that we are in an “excessive heat” warning for the next few days, all the way through July 4th and beyond. Ugh. While I love the July 4th weekend, I am dreading the thought of being outside for hours while my makeup runs off my face, my hair falls flat and pit stains form under the arms of my non-black shirt (Because who wears black in the middle of summer?! Unless it’s a bikini??). Lovely. So I thought I could perhaps cheer myself up by finding some delicious, cold drinks to share on here. It’s worth a try!
(I want one of these…whatever it is.)
First, I have a recipe for a Thai Tea that is out of this world! If you’ve never had Thai Tea before, now is your chance. This recipe is so delicious…sweet, spicy (as in cinnamon/clove spicy) and creamy. Unfortunately, I don’t have photo but I’m sure it’s not too hard to imagine a glass of tea with half-and-half poured in. Delicious.
I also linked to a few more yummy summer drinks below, in case you need more beverage inspiration. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making that Sour Cherry Fizz concoction this weekend…sounds ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
6 c. Water
1 c. Thai Tea Leaves (found at Asian market)
4 Cardamom Pods, crushed
1 Whole Clove, crushed
1/4 t. Cinnamon
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1 c. Half-and-Half
Bring water to a boil in a large pan. Stir in tea leaves and next 3 ingredients and cover. Remove from heat and steep 5 minutes.
Pour tea through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding tea leaves. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Cover and chill.
Pour into a glass 3/4 tea and 1/4 half-and half.
More Summer Drinks