Category: Beverages, Teas, Waters, Smoothies, etc.

A beverage is any type of drink. It’s something you might offer a guest in your house; it’s also the favorite moniker of companies that manufacture both soda and juice — they call themselves beverage companies.

Summertime orange ice

This is another recipe from my handwritten 1950s collection and is a companion recipe to my previous post lemon ice. This also seems to be a very appropriate recipe summertime unlike lemon ice is very simple to create. Ingredients for Orange ice 1 cup of water 2 cups orange juice 1 cup of sugar 1 tablespoon grated orange rind 1/4 cup lemon juice Directions for Orange ice Make a syrup of 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar Boil water and sugar 5 minutes Add 2 cups orange juice, orange rind, and ¼ cup lemon juice, and stir Cool and

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Summertime lemon ice recipe

This recipe came to me via a collection of handwritten recipes from the 1950s. It does seem like a simple enough recipe and it seems very appropriate for something cool to have for dessert during the hot summer months. So, before I lose this recipe and its companion recipe orange ice here it is. Ingredients for lemon ice 1 quart water 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind ¾ cup lemon juice Directions for lemon ice Boil water, and sugar 5 minutes Add lemon rind and juice Cool and strain to remove lemon rind Pour the mixture in a

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Recipe – Argentine Coffee

With summer weather setting on in hot temperatures rolling in, it’s time to consider those cool beverages which will help keep the heat off you at least make you happy and come more comfortable as you enjoy the days. This recipe comes from the 1940s. It is a simple easy way to combine a couple of favorites, namely coffee, and ice cream while staying cool at the same time. Ingredients 1 1/2 pints chocolate ice cream 1-quart strong coffee 1 cup heavy whipping cream  (whipped ) or commercial whipped cream (optional) Nutmeg Preparation Directions Place a generous scoop of ice

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Recipe – Hibiscus Tea (Agua De Jamaica)

I know this tea from the Mexican with cooking tradition and it is a favorite summertime drink around our home.  The flowers used for Hibiscus tea are easily obtained online or in your local grocery, at least in the Southwest. In the Mexican tradition, it is known as Agua or Water, but it is actually a tea made from the flowers of the Hibiscus plant. While usually drank chilled and/or on ice, it makes a perfectly fine hot beverage, as well. Hibiscus scarlet colored tea is a flavorful and versatile drink, which can be used in a multitude of ways,

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Recipe – To Make Refreshing Cucumber Water

If you’re looking for something to do with all those summer cucumbers here’s an option, cucumber water. Our family recipe is outlined below: pick five or six medium-sized cucumbers and wash thoroughly peel, if desired – we like to leave the peel on for the extra color and nutrition. dice into medium to small pieces place in blender add water Add the juice of 10 or 12 small limes – optional add a few leaves of fresh Mint – optional blend well pour into a two-quart pitcher and top off with water add your favorite sweetener to taste serve over ice or

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