This weekend I made something so damn delicious and I just had to share it. No fancy schmancy names - just a straight up recipe. Give it a try then come to me on IG or Twitter and tell me how much it changed your life. Don't eeeem lie.
2 ozs Basil and Mint Simple Syrup
3 ozs C.R.E.A.M. Tea, brewed and chilled
3 ozs Mango juice or Mango puree
Mint and basil leaves for garnish (optional)
Mango slice for garnish (optional)
- Make your basil and mint syrup simple syrup. Equal parts water + sugar + 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves roughly chopped + 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves roughly chopped. Bring to a boil, stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Strain out the liquid. Save it - you just made simple syrup. It's delicious. Dead ass.
- Grab a cocktail shaker, add the simple syrup, tea, and mango juice. Shake it up.
- Get ya glass, add ice to it. Decorate it by add some lime slices or mint leaves. And yo, make sure it's a fancy glass too. Not the regular ones, get the pretty glasses you only bring out when you wanna impress somebody - the type of glasses Ricky's mother brought out to the recruiter in Boyz In the Hood. Pour the mix into the glass. Be classy. You better have some nice glasses. You gettin too old to have cheap shxt.
- If you're real fancy, go the extra mile and use some sphere molds to get some creative ice "cubes" or rim the glass with our new cayenne sugar.
Drink tea like an adult.