Drinks 1 Comment
Jan 12, 2009
Before, during or after, what you serve as a drink can add to the flavor of any meal. Find some suggestions here and in the recipe index.
+ When serving spicy food, serve a hot drink, such as tea, to help with a hot mouth. Drinks such as water actually add to the heat.
+ Add some pizazz to your water with a sprinkle of ginger, or flavor your water with mint, lemongrass or parsley.
+ Use allspice, cinnamon and cloves to turn regular table wine into a wonderful mulled wine.
+ To create a warm apple cider, add allspice, cloves and a dash of nutmeg.
+ Spice up your Bloody Mary by adding Tabasco sauce, Spanish smoked paprika and black pepper.
+ A slice of orange helps to bring out the flavor of wheat beer.
+ When adding herbs and spices to tea, use the leaves not a ground variety when possible. The leaves release flavor as they boil while a ground spice will not.
+ To create sage tea add sage leaves, sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice to boiling water. Simmer for 30 minutes and then strain.
+ Create your own herbal tea by adding different herbs and spices. Common spices are cinnamon, ginger, chamomile and peppermint.