Liquid Refreshment Recipes


Dave's Chai

1 star of anise, crushed
1 cinnamon stick, smashed
10 pods cardamon, cracked
1/2 - 1 tsp powdered ginger
5 whole cloves
2-4 bags of black tea (pick your poison strength)
2 cups soy milk
2 cups water
1-3 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Bring soy milk, water, and dry spice ingredients to a boil. Lower temperature to minimum heat to continue boiling and then put in the tea. I usually swish the bags about for 30 seconds to a minute only, then remove them. Also it's a good idea to scrape the pot bottom with a spoon occasionally in case the soy milk wants to burn onto the bottom. Next add the honey and vanilla, stirring them around thoroughly. Serve by pouring chai through a strainer into cup.

Homebrew chai

2 tsp peppercorn not crushed
3 stars anise
4 cinnamon sticks crushed
2 tsp cardomon pod seeds
2 tsp corriander crushed
2 tsp cloves crushed
thumb of ginger shaved
dash of red pepper flakes

To make the core mixture, put all of the above in a big pot and bring it to a boil before simmering it for a good long while.
To serve, put a coffee cup's worth amount of the above mixture into a pot. Bring this to a boil, then throw in a black tea bag and some milk and and bring this to a boil again while moving the tea bag around a bit (like 30 seconds). Serve, adding honey to taste.

Colombian Lemonade

cane sugar

Put it all in a blender and let 'er rip.


Chilean Pisco Sour

3 oz. Chilean pisco
1 oz. lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 egg white
3-4 ice cubes

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


1 shot aquavit
1 shot vodka
1 shot lime juice

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