Summer drinks cooking at the cottage with his own hands.
Perhaps every gardener wants to try to cook a hot summer day, and ripened in the country, fruits and berries are not familiar compotes, and any original refreshing summer drink . But where to “spy” a prescription for something new that can not only quench thirst, but also tastes good? Can calm down, the necessary information for you to search, most likely, don’t have to! We suggest you to try to make their own berry and fruit drinks, which are annually prepare at the cottage . Hope you also will be thrilled
Summer drinks – cooking recipes
Suggest you try the strawberry lemonade, smoothies gooseberry, cherry sbiten and a cocktail of plum and black currant. And of course, cook «the hit of the season» summer compote of all that is ripe and mineral water. From the familiar and favorite berries you will get a perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day at the cottage.
Prepare the strawberry lemonade
To prepare the strawberry lemonade take 500 grams of strawberries, 5 sprigs of mint leaves, 1 large lemon and 4 tablespoons of honey. Strawberries grind in a blender along with the lemon (with peel), honey and mint. Pour into a large saucepan and cover with hot water. Water take 2 liters. Date drink to cool and infuse for 5 hours. Then in a jug pour half a Cup of ice and pour the strained drink.
You can serve it to the table. This delicious homemade lemonade will become an alternative to sweet, fizzy drinks and soft drinks. It does not contain food additives and dyes, absolutely harmless and useful to both adults and children.
Prepare smoothies from gooseberry
From the ripe gooseberries prepare useful smoothies — is not only a drink but also a full afternoon tea for your children. Take 1 kg of gooseberry, 200 grams of dry biscuit type «Mary», 200 grams of sugar and a liter of low fat milk. In a blender, mix the gooseberries and sugar until smooth. Add the milk and mix in a blender for three minutes. Biscuits broken into small pieces and mix with the mixture, pour smoothies in bowls or cocktail glasses. Vitamin drink-dessert is ready!
How to make sbiten honey cherry
For traditional Mead characteristic spicy aroma and refreshing taste. To prepare this old Russian drink, take 500 grams of buckwheat honey, 3 tablespoons of dry yeast and 1 pound of cherries with the pits. First, prepare the situ — the basis for Mead. Dissolve the honey in three liters of hot water, add cherries and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the yeast. Cover the pot with gauze and leave in a warm place for a day. Then strain. Sbiten can bring to the table, both cold and hot. On a hot day, serve it with ice. A rainy day with spices and hot.
Prepare a cocktail of black currant
To prepare the creamy cocktail of black currant, take 500 grams of ripe berries, 1 liter of yogurt, 200 grams of whipping cream, 50 grams of pine nuts and a thin plate of ginger root — no more than 2 centimeters. Also you will need powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream, nuts and currants to decorate the cocktail.
In a blender or with a mixer crush the currants and pine nuts with ginger. Add cream and yogurt, continue whisking until the teachings of homogeneous mass. In portion of high scans pour ice, then berry — a creamy mass. And sprinkle top generously with powdered sugar and garnish with berries, currants and pine nuts. Serve with a cocktail straw and peanut or ginger cookies for dessert.
So we cooked and tasted fancy drinks made with seasonal berries, and completely disregarded the traditional compote.
How to cook a compote of berries
Take a walk through your garden and gather a handful of berries that are ripe. Cook ordinary, but very concentrated and sweet compote of them. Allow the compote to cool. At this time, chill the bottle of unsweetened carbonated mineral water. Compote strain. In a tall pitcher, combine sparkling water and juice in the ratio of 2 to 1, i.e., 2 parts of water take one part of the compote. That’s such an unusual culinary composition turned out at us from the usual berry compote.
All of these refreshing summer drink that we prepare at the cottage with his own hands, I think, and will give you vitamin energy boost and taste. Besides, compotes, cocktails, jelly and smoothies made from seasonal berries, as you certainly noticed, easy to prepare. They are perfect for quenching thirst, serving and light of the summer afternoon.
But for gardeners who wish to do summer drink, and, for example, the house red wine. we also have the recipes.
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