Recipe 002: Iced Earl Grey Americano

Summer is coming to an end but that will not stop us from making and enjoying iced coffees. This recipe for an Iced Earl Grey Americano was inspired by the coffee itself, Tesfaye by PPP Coffee. It's an Ethiopian coffee that displays floral notes as your sip. We wanted to be able to replicate that experience and make a refreshing beverage for you to enjoy at home.

All you need here is a cocktail shaker and some pre-prepped chilled Earl Grey tea and you're good to go.

Ingredients:

  • 60g espresso (brewed from 2 coffee capsules, 30g of espresso per coffee capsule)
  • 80ml of the chilled Earl Grey tea (see the steps below)
  • 25-30ml of simple sugar syrup
  • Ice cubes for shaking and serving
  • A lemon twist for garnish

Chilled Earl Grey Tea: Steep some of your favourite Earl Grey tea bags in hot water for 20 minutes. We recommend a ratio of 1:8, tea bags to water. If you wish to have a stronger tea flavour, a 1:6 ratio is perfect. After 20 minutes, remove the tea bags and place the brewed Earl Grey tea in the refrigerator to chill.

Brew the two capsules and let them cool aside in a cup. Get a hold of a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Add all ingredients into the shaker - espresso, chilled Earl Grey tea and the sugar syrup. Shake it like you mean it but don't dilute all the ice inside. Serve and pour all into a tall drinking glass that's filled with ice. Garnish with that lemon twist to impress your friends.

Recommended CapsuleTesfaye by PPP Coffee. Pick up a box here.

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