Drinks Recipes

Recipes for hot and cold drinks. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Includes cocktail drinks, hot coffee drinks, coffee cocktails, tea, infusions and fruit-based smoothies.

Cafe dulce de leche macchiato

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It rained after lunch and I thought that the rest of the afternoon would be cool and cloudy -- the kind of weather that makes me want to curl up on the couch with my iPad and read one of the oh, so many! books on my Kindle for iPad. Coffee and reading are … [Read more...]

Green tea with ginger, lemon and mint

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Unlike other tea concoctions where everything begins by infusing the tea leaves, this green tea with ginger, lemon and mint starts with a ginger brew. The tea leaves are added after the ginger slices have simmered for 20 minutes so the resulting drink has … [Read more...]

Hibiscus juice, inspired by the Negros Museum Cafe

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Our first afternoon in Negros Occidental found us at the Negros Museum. The suffocating heat left us feeling dehydrated, our parched mouths and throats led us to the Museum Cafe (or did our host suggest that we go there? I can't remember...) and we were … [Read more...]

Ginger and lemongrass fizz

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In cocktail drinks lingo, a fizz is a cocktail drink with acidic juice and carbonated water. In layman terms, a fizz is soda water or other effervescent water. So, a drink with soda water, even if it is non-alcoholic, is still a fizz.I say that to … [Read more...]

Affogato-style Silom Sunrise

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Imagine Tequila Sunrise without orange juice but with pureed sweet ripe mangoes instead. The resulting mixed drink is thicker, richer, sweeter and, quite frankly, mesmerizing. That was what I wrote the first time I made the cocktail drink called Silom … [Read more...]

Holiday cocktails? Try white sangria

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The first time I heard about white sangria, I thought of anemia. Sangria is derived from sangre, Spanish for blood, and sangria literally translates to bleeding. Anemia is when the body does not have enough red blood cells and one of the symptoms is … [Read more...]

Mango martini. Wow.

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Why this drink is labeled a martini is a mystery to me. A martini is a drink made with gin and vermouth but this cocktail drink has neither. The ingredients are fresh mango, Triple Sec, vodka and lime juice. No gin. No vermouth. But whatever. Even if it's … [Read more...]