I have a very valid reason for disappearing from the Blogosphere this time, the big move from Seattle to San Francisco, Bay area happened recently. This was huge for me considering how much i love rainy Seattle which has been my home for 8+years. Change is sometimes inevitable and i hope i get to like the new place as much as i loved Seattle. Eat, live,burp kitchen is all set up and i have started cooking/baking in the new home. I am still trying to figure out the new oven temperature settings and even had a brownie fiasco but i have a killer banana bread recipe coming up real soon.
Coming from the land of Starbucks, i was quite skeptical about trying out a local coffee chain recommended by Yumjay. But Philz coffee did not disappoint, you are assigned a barista who is willing to customize your coffee very patiently (which in my case is important because i cant make up my mind when it comes to food) which is pretty cool. While i’m still partial to my skinny vanilla lattes at Starbucks, i wanted to check what the hype is all about the iced mint mojito at Philz. It was quite refreshing with the flavor of fresh mint leaves and fresh ground coffee. Its so simple to recreate this recipe at home so you can avoid those never ending long lines at Philz. The barista at Philz recommended brewing coffee at room temperature for this Iced mint mojito and i used coffee ice cubes to make sure the drink did not get watered down. I think this may be a new favorite of mine to make at home in this scorching heat.
1 cup coffee, brewed at room temperature
1 tablespoon sugar (add more or less according to preference)
10 mint leaves
1/4 cup milk or few tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup coffee or regular ice cubes
1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour freshly brewed coffee into ice cube tray and freeze.
2. Take mint and sugar in a bowl and muddle them together using the back of a spoon or a pestle till the mint leaves are crushed.
3. Pour coffee over the mint/sugar mixture and top with milk or cream.
4. Mix well, add ice and garnish with mint leaves.