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quaran-TEA-ne: summer home cafe 🧊

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

Hello, friends! Sorry it’s been a while since I last posted, but I am back with a LOT of new ideas :) If you guys saw my last home cafe post (If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the link: https://www.innicco.com/post/quaran-tea-ne-home-café-and-the-tea-on-covid-19-s-impact), you would know that I’ve been pretending to be a barista for the past three months, and nothing has changed since then. In this post, I will be showing you guys my recipes for THREE super summery drinks that I’ve perfected. I hope you enjoy these, and if you try them out for yourself, PLEASE tag @innicco on Instagram! I would love to see your recreations 🥰


Like before, each recipe, except the sweet tea, makes one large drink!




 

Butterfly Pea Flower Limeade 🦋

This drink has easily become one of my favorites because of how easy it is to make, and I can’t get over the color 😍 This is just a regular limeade, but the butterfly pea flower powder gives it a beautiful and natural (!) blue color that turns a pinkish purple when the lime juice is added! Pure magic ✨


Ingredients:



Directions:

1) Stir water, sugar, and butterfly pea flower powder together.

2) Pour mixture into glass over ice, add lime juice, stir, and enjoy ✨


I tried inserting a video here of the color change but technology is uncooperative sometimes 😔 Check out @innicco on Instagram for the video!


 

Orange Honey Sweet Tea 🍊

Sweet tea: you either love it or hate it, but if you’re a sweet tea fan like I am, this recipe puts a summery twist on a Southern classic. This one takes some time, but I think it is so worth it :) This recipe makes enough for 4... or 2... or 1; I don’t judge 😉


Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water

  • 1/4 - 3/4 cup honey, depending on how sweet you like yours

  • I used 1/2 cup, and it is just right for those who just want a hint of sweetness that isn‘t too overpowering

  • 2 oranges

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 4 tea bags

  • You can use any tea you like; I used black tea for mine :)


Directions:

1) In a pot, bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel oranges, and save the peels. Make sure that you wash the oranges well!

2) Once water is boiling, add in honey, stir, and bring to a boil again.

3) Add in orange peels and let simmer on low heat until orange peels are soft. I let mine summer for around 30 minutes.

4) Let cool for about 10 minutes.

5) Steep tea bags for around 5 minutes.

6) Remove orange peels and tea bags and add vanilla extract. Stir well.

7) Serve over ice and enjoy 🥰



 

Watermelon Mint Juice 🍉

Watermelon is a summer staple that I couldn’t just skip out on. Plus mint in combination with watermelon is a classic and refreshing combination that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying. This slushie isn’t heavy at all, making it the perfect drink for the summer ☀️


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon chunks

  • 1/4 cup ice

  • couple sprigs of mint



Directions:

1) Separate mint leaves from stem and finely chop leaves

2) Blend everything together in a blender

3) Pass the blended watermelon through a strainer and into a glass to remove any chunks

4) Enjoy 🤩



 

And that is all for this week’s blog post! Let me know what you guys think, and if you try any of these out, I would love to see it! See you guys next Saturday with a new blog :)


- Yune



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