My mom always keeps a pitcher of this in her fridge. Every time I visit her, I have some of this and quickly became addicted! I finally got the recipe from her so I can always have a pitcher in my house. :)
Created in Venice, Italy, then promoted in restaurants such as the Olive Garden, this drink is now widely popular in the US, particularly in the New York area. This is a non alcoholic version of the classic bellini.
I'm not really a tea drinker but the tea in this punch is so subtle that I really enjoy it. The blackcurrant & vanilla mix really well with the apple juice & the mineral water gives it a slight tingle which is really refreshing.
A yummy drink makiing good use of the mango! Adapted from Cooking With Too Hot Tamales cookbook. I have put this under Southwestern and Mexican catagories, but it also is very Southern and Carribean! Love that mango!
This is adapted from Smoothies & Summer Drinks. Freezing the bananas ahead of time makes for a thicker smoothie. To freeze the bananas I usually peel, slice, and then place them in an airtight container and then freeze. This can be made in a blender or in a large pitcher and puree using an immersion blender.
From Cooking Light magazine. Spanish for "fresh water", agua fresca is a refreshing, fruit-infused drink that is served throughout Mexico. Depending on the ripeness of the berries, adjust the amount of sugar for desired sweetness. Frozen strawberries would be fine in this. I like this with 2-3 times the water or seltzer water for a thinner drink. I also increase the sugar.
Ahh, summer and iced tea. This is a perfect way to enjoy both. The 1 hr cook time is stand time. As written this is quite a mild tea. If you would like a stronger flavor please feel free to use more tea bags.
I found this recipe on another site over 5 years ago and have been making it every summer. The added fruits really make a difference in taste. It does, however, get a bit bitter near the end of the pitcher--if you don't finish it all quickly, you may want to remove the sliced fruit.
ZWT 3: U.S. (oranges and grapefruits) and Australia (oranges, grapefruits, limes, lemons)
I love having this as a snack, dessert, or even for breakfast. I have at least ONE a day. It gets me energized and ready for the day. I use one Scoop of ground flaxseed that I purchased from www.flaxusa.com and a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream Flavored Whey Protein. These two ingredients are optional.
This recipe came from a friend in my gourmet class from college. We did a beverage unit and we were to make a family favorite. She was from the southwest and her dad's family was from Mexico. I had never heard the word "licuado" used in a recipe before. I enjoyed the drink, but haven't made it in a while.