After 2 days of sunny weather I feel as if summer really is on its way and it’s not just pretending like it has previously, then gracing us with torrents of rain. No, this time the sun is going to stay, I’m 89% sure (it is Cornwall after all).
To kick off the summer I thought I would show you my favourite, refreshing, summer drink. Originally from Costa Coffee, this Mint green tea cooler which blew my mind last year, has since been discontinued (at least where I am) so I’ve had to find an alternative. I have to say it is both refreshing and tasty and easy to make at home, cheaper too!
I used this blog’s recipe for a basic reference and found that I did not entirely agree with the amount of the ingredients (only by a very small amount) and so changed it slightly, but it’s pretty much the same.
Ingredients: 1 person
- 1 ½ mug of green tea
- 3-5 Cap fullof lemon juice (depending on preference)
- 3-5 Cap full of lime juice
- 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
- 3 cups of ice
- Ripped up mint leaves
- Step 1: Boil the kettle and pour boiling hot water on the green tea bags. Leave to brew
- Step 2: Once brewed for a bit, take the tea bags out and pour in the sugar in, mix well until dissolved
- Step 3: Leave to cool
- Step 4: Then add the lime and lemon juice and pour into a blender
- Sep 5: Add ice to the mixture and blend until it reaches a slushy-consistency
- Step 6: Next add the ripped-up mint leaves (if you do not mind the bitt-y consistency)
- Step 7: Finally pour into glass and enjoy!
Alternatively the syrups they use are available on Amazon if your willing to splash out: Matcha Green Tea, Green Mint and Lime. Add a little bit of these syrups to water and add ice and blended mint leaves!