Monday, July 11, 2016

Snowy Plover ~~Mocktail recipes

A bubbly caffeinated treat for an enjoyable get together or before a refreshing night out party,  Snowy Plover is a tasty coffee-based mocktail which is morning-friendly and can also replace your hot coffee!

It is time for yet another blog hop and oh! how the time flies! I hardly blog these days and though the reason for my absence is pretty personal, I do want to say that I miss blogging often and miss it more when I see those amazing posts from fellow bloggers. So, I decided to make sure that I post some for this blog hop. The theme for this month's blog hop is Mocktails. It was fun searching for a unique and easy mocktail that I can do, shoot and post in very little time that I have.

I came across this website when I was searching frantically for a mocktail long time ago when we stayed in Norway. We had bought some aromatic Coffee Arabica and wanted to make something different with it. Though it is a different kind of mocktail, it is not unusual and is actually very, very tasty. The brown sugar makes it tastier and believe me, It's heavenly.

I personally do not like mocktails and cocktails too sweet but if you do want them to be on the sweeter side, just inncrease the quantity of sugar in the coffee syrup. Also, it is best not to replace the sparkling water with anything else since that will overpower the coffee flavor. I have used my French press to make the coffee but you can use the normal filter or the coffee maker instead. Make sure you do not use the instant coffee powder, it might not taste as good.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  48.3 Calories
Fat 0.9 %
Carbohydrates 9.9 %
Dietary Fiber 0 %
Sodium 34.3 mg
Vitamin A 0.4 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium  0.9 %
Iron  0.6 %
Protein 0.1 Grams
Sugar 8 Grams

Coffee powder 1 tablespoon
Water (Boiling) 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 2 teaspoons
Sparkling water as needed
Ice cubes a few
Sweetened Whipped cream 1 scoop

Add Coffee powder and boiling water in your coffee maker or french press to get fresh coffee. Pour the fresh coffee over brown sugar to make the syrup. Let the syrup cool completely. You can also refrigerate it.

In a serving glass, add ice cubes and pour sparkling water over it till the glass is half filled. Pour the coffee syrup over the sparkling water and ice cubes to the full.

Top it up with the sweetened whipped cream, place a straw and serve. Enjoy!

* Add Vodka to make this a refreshing and tasty cocktail.
* Increase and decrease the quantity of brown sugar as per your taste.
* Top it with Vanilla ice cream for a filling and heavier version.
* Increase the amount of coffee powder in your french press to make the coffee syrup strong for stronger mocktail.
* You can make this decaff too.

Check out these links for amazing mocktails from my fellow culinary hoppers:

Marudhus Kitchen

Anupama Nagarajakumar

Padma Veeranki

Shubha Acharya

Swati NeerajGoyal

Jayashree Trao

Piyali Muthha

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