Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Another simple but scrumptious recipe from the October 2005 issue of the 'Australian Good Taste' magazine article featuring recipes using ouzo. This is a prepare ahead recipe: 5 minutes preparation, no cooking, then 2 hours chilling. The chilling time is not included in the preparation and cooking times below. The other two recipes using ouzo that I've posted from this article - for the 2005 Zaar World Tour - are Chocolate Bullets and Ouzo-Poached Cherries With Waffles.
- 6 green cardamom pods
- 1 (7 cm) cinnamon sticks
- 2 teaspoons caster sugar
- 2 cinnamon apple tea bags (Lipton brand)
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons ouzo
- ice cube, to serve
- Place the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, sugar and tea bags in a large heatproof jug, add the boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves; set aside for 3 minutes to infuse; remove the teabag and discard.
- Stir in the ouzo and place the tea in the fridge for 2 hours to chill.
- To serve: Place the ice cubes in serving glasses and pour over the chilled tea.
I really liked this before the Ouzo was added. Then I added 1 tablespoon and it was still really good. When I added the second tablespoon, that was too much of the anise taste for my taste buds. I was never an anise fan. I'll make this again. Made for *Zaar Stars 2008* game
Used one substitution when making this recipe ~ about 1 1/2 tablespoons of an anise flavored syrup (for sodas) for the ouzo, & had a very satisfying iced drink! Not something I'd make in lieu of my usual iced tea, but certainly something to make now & then to challenge the teast buds! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my vegan partners in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 3]
Very different recipe. Very hard for me to find the cardamom pods but I did it. :) Did not use the ouzo as dh doesnt like it. Also added more sugar as he likes it sweet. Very interesting recipe!