Tuesday, September 15, 2015

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH GREEN TEA | MOCKTAIL RECIPES WITH LIPTON

There are two kinds of people in this world, those who live a healthy lifestyle and those who gobble down whatever food they can get their hands on. Sadly, yours truly falls into the latter category. But even with the junk food fueled lifestyle of mine, I can proudly say that I have the healthy habit of drinking green tea regularly and indulging in an active lifestyle.

On the other hand I am always surprised when I find my fruit-eating, yoga-loving friends excluding green tea from their healthy regimes, only because they think it tastes blah. Well if you are one of those people who is keeping themselves from the innumerable health benefits of green tea just because it does not titillate your taste buds, this post is for you my friend.

At Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 15, the Lipton Tea Stall served green tea mocktails that were so delicious that they will surely make anyone fall in love with green tea. Here I am sharing with you the recipes of these super drinks served at the LFW Lipton tea stall, so that you can try them for yourself!


Lipton Tea Mojito
Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Number of Servings:  1

Ingredients:

      •        ½ teaspoon honey
        ¼ Cucumber (small dice)
        1 lemon (cut into 4 wedges)
        4-5 Fresh Mint leaves
        Crushed Ice
        1 cup of Lipton Mint Burst Tea (prepared as per instructions on pack & cooled)
        Soda to top

Method:

In a tall glass, add honey, cucumber, lemon and mint. Fill the glass half way with crushed ice and pour the cooled Lipton tea over it. Top with chilled soda and serve with a straw.


Tip: To ensure the lemony flavor is extracted in the recipe, first muddle the lemon wedges and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Green Tea and Orange Collard

Preparation time: 30 minutes to prepare extract + 10 minutes to assemble the drink
Number of servings:2

Ingredients:

·         375 ml Green tea extract
·         Juice of 1 fresh Orange
·         Juice of 1 Lemon
·         Sugar syrup- to taste
·         Vanilla essence


Method:

Preparation of Green Tea Extract - For preparing 375ml of green tea extract, Add 55g of green tea leaves and allow it to boil. Then, simmer the gas and leave it for half an hour to get concentrated green tea extract.


Take 100 ml of concentrated green tea extract:

        Add orange juice ,lemon juice and 1 drop of vanilla essence.

        Blend with  250 mlcold water.

        Add sugar syrup or honey to taste*

        To garnish, Add 2 thin slices of a fresh orange .

        Keep it in the refrigerator for an hour and serve cold



*Tip: Remember that addition of sugar/honey will definitely increase the calorific content of this lovely mocktail. It is suggested that you savor the flavour of this beverage with the natural sweetness which is rendered by the orange juice. 




Lipton Pomegranate Mar’tea’ni
Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Number of servings: 2

Ingredients

        2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds
        10 ml lemon juice
        5-6 ginger juliennes
        Ice cubes
        1 cup of Lipton TulsiNaturaGreenTea (prepared as per instructions on pack & cooled)
        60 ml pomegranate juice
        1 sprig of tulsi for garnish


Method

In a cocktail shaker; muddle pomegranate seeds, lemon juice and ginger.  Fill the shaker with ice cubes and add the Lipton tea and pomegranate juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

Tip:Garnish the mocktail with Tulsi leaves to give it that extra punch!


Lipton Hot Tea Cider
Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Number of servings: Serves 2

Ingredients:
        1 cup water
        1 cup Apple juice
        1 Cinnamon stick
        2 Star anise
        2 Cloves
        2 Lipton Honey Lemon Tea Bags
        2 Lemon slices


Method:

Add water, apple juice, cinnamon stick, star aniseand cloves to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Steep the Lipton tea bags in the mixture for 2 minutes. Serve warm in tea cups and garnish with lemon slices. 



Harvest Sangria
PreparationTime :10 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Ingredients:

        3 cups (750 mL) boiling water
        6 Lipton Green Tea Bags
        1 cup chilled cranberry juice [or pomegranate juice]
        1 medium apple, cored and sliced
        1 medium orange, cut into wedges

Method:

Pour boiling water over Lipton Green Tea Bags in teapot; cover and brew 2 minutes. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze; stir in sugar and cool. Combine tea, cranberry juice and fruit in large pitcher. Chill at least 2 hours. Serve in ice-filled glasses.
Tip: Pomegranate juice can also be used instead of Cranberry juice to give it the sweet yet tart taste. 
Karishma
xoxo

1 comment:

  1. I'l be trying the Pomegranat Mar-tea-ni, even though not a fan of lipton's green tea this sound interesting. :)

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