With summer in full swing and the days hitting 90s or more, it’s time for a picnic! Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations is hosting a virtual picnic and I’ve been invited! And to balance out all of the lovely food, I am bringing Iced Coffee with two options, straight for daytime and an iced coffee martini–in case the picnic lasts into the evening!
“I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing:
A-Artichokes, steamed and dressed with mayonnaise
D-Dunkin’ Donuts with maple syrup and honey frosting
F-Frosty Summer Salad with Cranberry, Pineapple & Beets
G-Goat Cheese Mixed Green Salad with Cocoa Nibs
H-Halibut and Salsa Verde
I-Iced Coffee (See Below!!)
- 1 quart cold water (cold water is supposed to produce a mellower, less bitter coffee)
- 1 cup finely ground coffee
- sweetened condensed milk (optional for serving)
- maple syrup or liquid stevia (optional for serving)
1. Combine ground coffee and cold water in half gallon container (ideally glass).
2. Let sit between 5 and 8 hours (the Good Housekeeping Research Institute reports that coffee may become bitter if left too long).
3. After steeping, strain through coffee filters or cheesecloth. Store in refrigerator.
4. To serve, pour strained coffee over ice. Add up to a tablespoon (I used 1/2 T) of sweetened condensed milk and added sweetener to taste. Stir to combine.
And if that isn’t enough, you can take the iced coffee into the evening as a martini. Hmmm, perhaps I should have made a double batch!
Iced Coffee Martini
- 1 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1 1/2 ounce kahlua
- 1 1/2 ounce iced coffee
1. Fill shaker with ice
2. Add vodka, kahlua and iced coffee
3. Shake well to combine
4. Strain ice and serve in chilled glass
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