Wine Slushy

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IMG_1017It’s hot out. This drink makes it not so horrible.

Ingredients:
Frozen fruit
Wine

Directions:
Blend.
Drink.

Tips:
I used blueberries, strawberries, and some pinot grigio I had left over from cooking.
It should go without saying that you shouldn’t use expensive wine.
It should also go without saying, don’t use shitty wine because you still have to taste it and consume it.

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Cold Brewed Coffee

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Cold brewed coffee is an amazing thing. I’ve been reading about it the last couple years and finally decided to make a go of it. The coffee is more concentrated, so it’s perfect for iced drinks and it’s great when you want milk in your coffee, but still want a strong drink. The bitterness that is often found in hot coffee, or in iced coffee drinks, is completely gone and the coffee is smooth and almost sweet.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Coffee Grounds
4 cups Water

Directions:
Soak the coffee grounds in the water for 8-12 hours.
Strain or remove the coffee grounds.
Drink delicious coffee

Tips:
This coffee is much stronger than your regular hot brewed coffee! Consider a concentrate that has to be diluted with something, whether that be water, milk, or whatever else you like in your coffee.
I use a large measuring cup to soak the grounds because it makes it easy to pour into a bottle.
Then strain the coffee grounds, you can use a fine mesh strainer, soak the grounds in a french press, or use cheese cloth. But I have fallen in love with using a nut bag for this. You just put the grounds in the bag, soak in the water and remove.
I’ve read that you can make hot coffee by diluting it 1:1 with boiling water, but I haven’t tried that yet.
This makes delicious iced lattes that taste like less sweet White Russians.

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