It is hot outside, one barely wants to move to prevent any sweating…today´s recipe focusses on exactly these days of the year. Besides drinking liters of water, I find it very nice to vary here and there. Maybe sometimes with a little twist to pour it for kids but adults too. Looking at the trees and markets these days, cherry was the ultimate fruit to go with, besides being a cherry kid from the first day.
Back in the days, a friend and former colleague showed me a very tasty way to enjoy simple fruit ice tea, by rice infusing it. It ads this special flavor and got stuck in my mind until today. While using this method for foams and ice creams at work, I thought it would be a nice thing to add. Just thinking of cherry blossoms and Japan made me add a little sake, but of course one can skip this for the mocktail version.
Do you also think you have to hurry with your drink as soon as ice cubes are involved. I simply hate it when the whole flavor gets washed away by the melting ice cubes. This is why I thought to make it the opposite way. Instead of loosing flavor, I simply add another one. So while you enjoy the fruity cherry flavor, a soft scent of coconut will be evolved from the melting cherry & coconut water ice cubes.
Need more refreshment? Check out my Cucumber Lemonade or Ginja Sangria too!