I need...no, I mean NEED my morning coffee! Plus, I enjoy my morning coffee. I do not believe it is just a caffeine addiction...though I admit, I do not see the point of decaf. And while it is routine, I look at it as more of a ritual...soothing, comforting, necessary. Yup, greeting the morning... just me & my joe (although mexichef joins us if he's not working). Morning breezes, a fresh newspaper, time for brain to wake up. The only downside is when it turns really hot in the mornings. It's hard for me to drink hot coffee when I'm already sweating. So, I do what any coffee-lover does...turn to iced coffee!! This coffee was cool and refreshing...and it still got my motor running! Chilled Coffee-Mint Cooler from girlichef's kitchen Coffee Ice Cubes (pour your leftover coffee into ice cube molds & freeze...it won't water your coffee down!!) Minty Simple Syrup (recipe here) Cream or Half & Half Fresh Brewed Coffee Mint leaves for garnish Place coffee ice cubes about 3/4 of the way up your glass. Add minty simple syrup and some cream (these are both to your liking). Pour in freshly brewed coffee, leaving about 1/2" to top of glass. Stir. Add more coffee ice cubes to fill glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint. I am sending this over to Rebecca of Chow & Chatter for her Coffee Giveaway Contest!! ***p.s....don't forget to eat your greens (and then send me a link)!!
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.