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 ✨
1 cup water
1/4 tsp butterfly pea flower powder
This is the one that I got: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XP5YBTF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_CsObFbZAWHF1
2 tbsp sugar (I use xylitol sugar)
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 😉
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
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tea bags
You can use any tea you like; I used black tea for mine :)
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 ☀️
1 cup watermelon chunks
1/4 cup ice
couple sprigs of mint
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 :)