Attempt This: Espresso Lemonade is my New Summer time Drink!!

I can’t consider it’s AUGUST. It’s additionally Nationwide Espresso Month, so I nonetheless have time to bask in my new summer time drink Espresso Lemonade.

You say, Lianne, have you ever LOST YOUR MIND? Espresso and Lemonade…TOGETHER?  Nope.  Let me inform you why…it’s refreshing, it tastes AMAZING and it’s tremendous straightforward to make.

Now, let me preface all of this by saying – I’m NOT a espresso drinker.  I’m not the sort of person who will get up within the morning and fires up the espresso machine in the hunt for that espresso repair.  Even once I do go to Starbucks, I get a tall…the smallest measurement of all.  I used to like the espresso drinks (which have little or no espresso in them or the frappucinos (principally a one thousand calorie espresso milkshake with little or no espresso in any respect, disguised as some type of espresso choice).  I ended consuming these years in the past.  Apart from the holidaze….I do love a superb egg nog or gingerbread latte (I nonetheless get the tall).  All of that being stated, this new development of espresso hybrid drinks is shortly altering my thoughts.

These drinks are lighter, brisker and simpler to make than you assume.  Espresso Lemonade is aptly named the Thunderbolt and it originated in Sweden.  Once I traveled in France, espresso was all the time served with lemon or a lemon twist – so this is sensible.  The lemon compliments the espresso superbly.

To make this scrumptious concoction together with your espresso maker, I’ve a FANTASTIC recipe for a flash chilly brew from Krups ambassador and barista champion Sam Lewontin under on your enjoyment.

Flash Chilly Brew (this recipe is for six cups)

Brew scorching espresso as you usually would, however with about half as a lot water, putting an equal quantity of ice immediately within the carafe into which you’re brewing. The over-concentrated scorching espresso will soften the ice because it brews, instantly chilling and diluting it to the right power, and locking in its flavors– supplying you with iced espresso with all the depth, complexity, and nuance of scorching espresso, and which may be made in a fraction of the time that it takes to organize chilly-brew.

  • 6 scoops of your favourite espresso
  • three cups of water
  • three cups of ice

It comes out the PERFECT power and it’s NOT diluted AT ALL.

Now for the lemonade half.  You need to use common lemonade (I’m a fan of Newman’s as a result of it’s not overly candy and doesn’t have excessive fructose sweeteners, however do you…okay?) OR you can also make a lemon easy syrup.

Lemon Easy Syrup

Components:
1 cup natural sugar
1 cup water
Zest and juice of 1 medium-sized lemon

Preparation:
In a saucepan, mix the sugar, water, and lemon juice and zest and place on low/medium warmth. You actually simply need to dissolve the sugar into the water.  Stir with a big picket or non-reactive spoon till the sugar has dissolved, then take away from warmth. Let cool, then pour right into a mason jar and retailer within the fridge.  It can hold for a few week and you may all the time double or triple the recipe to make extra.  It’s also possible to use Agave to style as an alternative of sugar (Agave is MUCH sweeter so you will have quite a bit much less).  Additionally, Agave dissloves into any temperature water so you possibly can ditch the saucepan technique, make it in a mason jar and shake to mix.

Iced Espresso Lemonade

Components:
three elements brewed chilly brewed espresso
2 elements Lemon syrup (Or lemonade)
Ice cubes (watch out with the ice cubes as you don’t need to dilute.  I recommend you make some espresso ice cubes forward of time with the identical chilly brew recipe)

In case you are fancy like that, use a cocktail shaker.  I’m a mason jar woman (I’ve all sizes for all issues) so I put every little thing in there, screw the lid on and shake it up.  You then simply pour right into a tall glass, with probably a sprig of mint, go sit in your patio and bask within the glow of a simple summer time libation.

There are additionally OTHER espresso concoctions on the market you’ll be able to attempt with this chilly brew (the chances are infinite, actually).  Some fascinating mixtures I’ve present in my analysis are:

  • Chilly Brew with Mineral Water and mint easy syrup
  • Chilly Brew with Mexican Coca-Cola (as a result of it’s made with actual sugar as an alternative of excessive fructose corn syrup) aspect observe:  the caffeine increase on this one is not any joke so tread rigorously
  • Chilly Brew with Tonic Water and grapefruit easy syrup
  • Chilly Brew and bourbon with lemon/mint easy syrup (Hmmmmm…)

I’ve been utilizing the Krups Savoy espresso maker to do mine and as espresso makers go – it’s fairly easy (and cute on my counter).  I additionally love the truth that it has adjustable maintain heat temperatures so it doesn’t burn (I hate that…), an built-in water filtration system, a cleansing perform and  1-four cup perform for small batch brewing (who wants 12 cups of espresso???).

IMG_3948 Attempt This:  Espresso Lemonade is my New Summer time Drink!!

I used to be on Let’s Speak Stay right here in DC chatting about chilly brew and my new love for Espresso Lemonade the opposite day in honor of Nationwide Espresso Month. You possibly can examine that out under.
What do you consider these new tendencies?  Would you attempt them?  What would you add to your chilly brew?  As all the time, hit me up within the feedback as I really like to listen to from you!  I promise to submit extra typically (engaged on a schedule for that RIGHT NOW!)
xo Lianne

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