Spicy Foods for Summer

A cloudless summer day. It's hot. Really hot. The sun beats down mercilessly on everything and you can't even find a shadow. The perfect time for a refreshment! Here are a few summer refreshments to help you escape the summer sun.

Thai iced tea

You need:

1 ½ liters of water

60 g black tea

125 g sugar

375 ml milk

Star anise (to taste)

Tamarind (to taste)

Cardamom (to taste)

Cloves (to taste)

Ice as needed

Pour the boiling water over all the spices and the tea and leave for five minutes. Then remove the tea leaves. Stir in the sugar. Add the milk and stir. Let the tea mixture to cool for at least 20 minutes. Fill glasses with ice and the tea.

Punch (non-alcoholic)

You need:

750 ml white grape juice

250 ml mineral water

250 g melon

150 g cherries

2 kiwis

2 teaspoons chilli powder

2 teaspoons ground ginger

Cut the fruit into small pieces, pour in the grape juice and mineral water and season with chili and ginger.

Citrus-mint Syrup

You need:

5 organic lemons

4 limes

50g ginger, sliced

7 green cardamom pods

1 bunch mint

500 g sugar

500 ml of water

Wash the citrus in hot water, then peel. Squeeze the citrus and pour the juice into a pot. Peel the ginger and cut into thin slices. Press the cardamom pods until the grains become detached from the shells. Bring all ingredients except the mint to boil in a pot. Then add the mint and everything cook for one minute. Remove pot from the heat and let cool. Pour everything through a fine sieve and bring to a boil again. Cook for ten minutes and pour into sterilized bottles. Seal well, turn the bottles upside down and leave to cool.

The syrup keeps for several weeks and is a wonderful refreshment with water or mineral water on hot summer days.

Spiced Ice Tea

You need:

4 bags of black tea

Lemon juice of three lemons

1 lemon, sliced

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 stick cinnamon

4 cloves

150 g sugar

1.5 liters of water

Ice as needed

Bring water to a boil. Add the tea bags, cinnamon, cloves and ginger into the pot of boiling water and let sit for eight minutes. Strain through a sieve, drain and cool. Add lemon slices and season with sugar and lemon juice.

Nimbu Pani - Indian Lemonade

You need:

1 liter of water

50 ml lime juice

10 mint leaves

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon sugar

4 cardamom pods

1 Pinch Of Salt

Ice as needed

Mix all ingredients and leave for an hour in the refrigerator. Serve in a glass.

These recipes allows you to enjoy your summer!!