Well guys, it’s now finally a little bit warmer and that can only mean one thing. The birds and the bees will be out once again and the glitter of a new season shall begin. It’s the perfect time to dust off your refreshment recipe book and add some new recipes to it.
But there are so many choices, as a cultural shift during lock-down has taken place. We don’t just want tea and coffee in their basic forms, we don’t just want milkshakes and or beer either.
We want special novelty drinks that provide us with a new experience and here you will find a few new ideas:
A Bit Beety
Beet juice has always been mocked for its nerdy vibes. But actually beets are a great vegetable for juices served ice cold. It’s sharp flavor is ‘deadened’ when it’s been in the fridge for an hour or so, and it can be mixed with lots of refreshing fruits.
This can be done with lemon juice, oranges, prunes, peaches, plums and or the humble lychee. Throw in some ice cubes and enjoy!
A Bubblicious Experience
Tea is so versatile. It’s probably just as if not more versatile than coffee. For one thing it doesn’t always need a lot of sugar to offset the bitter flavor you get in coffee drinks sometimes.
Bubble tea is one such example. This is a drink with small starch balls that make for a chewy sweet experience. It comes from East Asia which as you know, has the richest tea heritage in the world.
You just knew we were going to have to put some form of lemonade on this list! Lemonade is just the quintessential refreshment that hits the spot every single time.
But, we believe strawberry-lemonade is the one to go with for this year. A pop of fruitiness, a dash of sweetness and a fizzle of lemon. Oh yes please!
Move over strawberry, banana or mango milkshake, the new kid on the block is the peach choc! It’s an amazing refreshing milkshake with lots of flavour and a delicate mix of dark chocolate that creates a silky smooth texture when properly blended together.
You can mix peach juice or fresh peaches with pineapple juice or just tonic water to give it some body. Then mix in some liquefied chocolate and drop some shavings on top.
Cherry is a bit of an acquired taste. However, in a cherry and tonic drink, with a slice of lemon or lime to go with it, it takes the edge off and makes the cherry very refreshing.
We recommend that you also try some orange peel in the glass so you get a little hint of springtime freshness. Of course, this can also be drunk with some raw cherries for an extra hit.