Category Archives: beverage

Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

This is really a lovely beverage, fresh, colorful and exotic! I’ve enjoyed this at the sun, behind the window /(its winter now) dreaming be in a tropical country drinking you Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea.
I did hot have a lime on hand, so I decided I could use and tangerine instead.


  • 2 c water
  • 1/4 c hibiscus, edible flower, fresh or dried
  • 1/4 c sugar cane, raw
  • 1 1/2 c cold water
  • 1/8 c white sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp lime juice (I used ready made juice)
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced (garnish), I used a tangerine slice instead

Source:   By Baby Kato @BabyKato


DIY Frappuccino

I love special coffee recipes and this is really an outstanding one!
I prepared the chocolate sauce myself as I did not have at home where I added some cardamom as well.
I enjoyed this recipe and now that I have the chocolate sauce on hand, I know that I can prepare this more often!


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup (plus more for drizzling)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream (optional topping)

Source and recipe description:  recipe by: TwisSis


Hot Mint Julep

I’ve prepared this recipe with epresso reducing all the quantities.

Pour the heavy cream over a spoon!

Delicious, super easy and it presents well!

Ingredients (for one person):

  • 10 ml Bourbon (or also any whiskey or brandy)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 60 ml espresso
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 spring fresh mint ( I used chocolate mint)

Source and recipedescription: 41 by TwisSis


Faroe Island – Coffee with Cardamom Cream

A superlative coffee, easy to prepare with great results!

Ingredients (for 2 persons)

  • 1  cup fresh prepared hot coffee
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch mace
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Source and description:  by By Baby Kato @BabyKato


Golden Turmeric Chai Latte


As I checked the ingredients I was not completely sure that fennel seeds would not be to strong for this beverage. At the end I decided to all all the spices and some brown sugar as sweetener. After boiling and letting this soak, I sieved the mixture into two cups and …. WOW…. this was delicious! I almost forgot to say that I used soy milk for this delicious beverage and we enjoyed it very much!


1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick (or quill)
1 star anise
1 teaspoon fennel seeds (crushed)
1 teaspoon bean paste (vanilla)
500 ml milk (or can use soy or almond milk, 2 cups)

+ brown sugar to taste

Source:  by I’m Pat


Viennese Spiced Espresso

A must for all coffee lovers! Super fast and great result. Enjoy slowly please!


  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • whipped cream

Source and recipe description: by momaphet


Elderberry Cocktail

I  love this recipe and having the ingredients on hand it’s very quick and spectacular to serve such a refreshing drink!
From time to time I prepare elderberry syrup (and other flowers syrups) and I store this in my pantry. We don’t drink very often sweetened drinks, but something like this is really irresistible!
For the children. simply sparkling water instead of prosecco!


  • prosecco (enough to fill 3/4 of a glass)
  • 1 Tbsp elderflower syrup
  • soda water (enough to fill the remainder of the glass)
  • mint leaves
  • 1 slice lime

Spiced Turkish Coffee

Read carefully the recipe description first and then prepare your coffee! It’s really delicious and the procedure perfect! Thanks a lot Annacia for this recipe, we enjoyed this very much! The quantity makes one big or two small Turkish coffees.


  • 6 oz cold water
  • 1 whole cardamom pod, or 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 whole clove, or 1/16 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 2 drops, pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp powdered coffee grounds

Source and recipe description:  By Annacia * @Annacia


Pumpkin Spice Mix

Athina is the author of the wonderful blog “Kicking back the pebbles” where you will find much more than only recipes, it’s like an open window from your desk directly to the vibrant Athens. She published a lot of interesting articles.

I just tried her awesome pumpkin spice recipe (about 1/8 teaspoon, but more is great as well 😉 ) with some sweetened and thickened (I used 1 teaspoon rice  glutinous flour) milk. The result is a wonderful pumpkin spice latte perfect for the cold and humid days like here now.

This mix can be used in many different ways; you will find the suggestions in her blog!

Thanks !


  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Source and description: by Athina


Golden Milk


Today I simply followed the steps of C G (@Celestina9000) who suggested us “Dr.Taz’s Golden Milk”. As her suggestions are always a great option I tried this one and …amazing, WOW ! I really did not expect such a great taste and delicious taste! Thanks a lot Celestina!


  • 2 c water
  • 1 cm piece of fresh ginger, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried ground ginger root ( used the fresh as well as the dry one, both half quantity)
  • 1-2 whole cloves (one clove for me!)
  •  1-2 tsp ground turmeric (I used 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tsp honey (best quality!) ( I added more)
  • 2 tsp milk (or dairy sub: coconut, almond, for ex.)

Source and recipe description: By C G @Celestina9000