Friday, June 14, 2013

Espresso Summer Beverage

It is that time of year when the weather gets warmer and drinks such as espresso and cappuccino quickly become heavy to drink.

On this occasion I am about to share my own cold coffee favorites.

The traditional iced coffee:

The every time winner is a traditional iced coffee, I like it strong with just a little sweet.

Put three ice cubes in a 300 ml shaker, brew a double shot of espresso directly on top of the ice. 
Then add two teaspoons cane sugar and pour milk in the up to the 250 ml mark.
Now shake hard in a minute so that everything is mixed and not least cooled really well.

Of course you can increase or reduce the amount of milk to your taste.

Pour the iced coffee in a suitable sized glass, and add a few ice cubes more.

The above recipe makes a soft milk drink with a strong taste of coffee. It is perfect when you need your coffee kick in the heat.

The funny one:

This recipe I came across last year. When I read it I thought it sounded strange, and did not have high expectations. But I got pleasantly surprised.
Brew a double shot of espresso into a regular size water glass with a lot of ice cubes in. Fill up the glass with club soda.
It is a very simple recipe, and in its simplicity it’s basically a cold americano, just with club soda. It is incredibly fresh, and it tastes really good. One is tempted to believe the sparkles and espresso is too strange, but because it is cold it goes quite well together.

Have fun and a good summer