Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Osmanthus Tea Soda Mocktail

'A' Famosa', The most beautiful historical landmark of Malaysia, State of Melaka.

Everyone knows Malaysia is a multiracial country and when comes to food you'll be amazed by how's everything turned out to be like. We celebrate almost all kind of festivals here. At this moment the Muslims are celebrating their 'Raya'. And the Chinese will be celebrating the Mooncake Festival in another 2 weeks time. Whatever the celebration, we love tea on our dining table! It simply refreshing and it can also helps in our digestion system after a heavy meal. More over, it's inexpensive! So, why not tea mocktail to be served in a party!

And here's what I did.

Ingredients :
2 Lipton tea bags
1 tspn dried osmanthus
1 mug boiling water (about 200ml)
1 cups cream soda soft drinks
some ice cube & sliced lemon

Method :
- add Lipton tea bags & dried osmanthus into boiling water and leave aside to cool.
- filled two empty glasses with ice cubes and pour in soda drinks up to 80% full.
- then gently pour in 5 tbsp cooled osmanthus tea, do not stir the mixture.
- decorate the glasses with sliced lemon and serve chilled.

As a result, you'll notice two different layers!

It's a quickie cocktail drinks! As usual, you'll be busy preparing the party food the whole day and always have very limited time when comes to drinks! And this would come in handy to serve the crowd in no time. Hope you will enjoy the drinks & have fun!

I'm sending this to Denise @ Quickies on the dinner table for the Quickie : Morning, Noon & Night Cooking Challenge .


MaryMoh said...

Mmm...that looks refreshing. Great for hot weather. But I have to make it hot here as the weather is getting cold fast. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely day, Kristy.

patissierement-votre said...

I was searching for homemade ice tea recipe and this one is very original

alwayswinner786 said...

This tea looks very fresh and healthy!
Dried osmanthus is something I doubt to get in my area can you refer any substitute!

My Little Space said...

MaryMoh : Is it still very very cold at your side? So, can only enjoy hot lemon tea! hehe... So, next trip back to M'sia, must eat lots of ice kacang huh! haha...

P-Votre : Thanks! Hope you will like the recipe.

Sutapa : Emm... maybe jasmine! Must be very very fragrant! But the aroma of osmanthus is much lighter. Or You can always come up with your own version. Looking forward to it.

Thanks ladies for visiting and spending your time here with me. Hope you will enjoy the drinks & have a wonderful day.

Cheers, Kristy

reanaclaire said...

yes...i love the lemon tea too..cooling to the body.. one sip lemon tea, one small bite of the mooncake.. hmmmmm....

Emily Malloy said...

Great photos! The tea looks delightful!

Anncoo said...

This is so refreshing and I just bought a packet of osmanthus at Kwong Cheong Thye. So now I got two choices ~ osmanthus tea or osmanthus jelly ;D

BTW ~ your link to Denise site is not probably linked :)

penny aka jeroxie said...

Usually make loads of this in summer. Nice and refreshing.

My Little Space said...

Claire : It tastes a little like lemon tea but more aromatic because you've all the fragrant combo at the same time.

Emily : Thank you. Hope you will like it too!

Anncoo : Thanks alot, Ann! Just retype everthing because unable to save the link already.

Penny : But this tastes a little different from what we usually having. Too bad that the gasses only lasted for a few seconds!

Thanks guys for stopping by and spending your time here. Hope you to see you at the cocktail party too! Have a great day.

Cheers, Kristy

Mary said...

What a wonderful site to be able to see. Your tea looks wonderfully refreshing. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jeannie said...

I love to drink tea too, especially after eating oily food. Not easy to get osmanthus tea huh? Should be very fragrant and refreshing!

ChrisAu said...

hahaha ..i just had ice lemon tea but from McDonald.... ;(

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Thanks Kristy for your delightful entry into the Quickies Cocktail Challenge :)

This looks so wonderfully refreshing - perfect for the still uncomfortably warm weather we are still having *sigh*

Fimère said...

de jolies photos de Malaisie
un cocktail bien frais j'adore
bonne soirée

Juliana said...

Kristy, what a lovely and refreshing drink...

myfrenchkitchen said...

Love the colors of your cocktail...looks so fresh and cool!

Reeni said...

This is so creative Kristy! Would love to try it - osmanthus is something new to me.

citronetvanille said...

Now I want to come to Malaysia! What a great drink you've made! you made me thirsty!

3 hungry tummies said...

That is a very refreshing drink on hot days indeed!

MacKenzie @ Fighting the Pudge said...

Kristy, the tea looks fabulous and easy to make, too! Another awesome spotlight on your amazing work m'dear! The photos of the fanmosa are especially beautiful. xx

My Little Space said...

Mary : Glad that you like the photos!

Jeannie : Great to serve this on the coming celebration!

ChrisAu : Haha... still very nice though!

Denise : You're most welcome! Hope you will like this.

Fimere : Thank you and great that you enjoy the photos!

Juliana : Thank you!

Ronelle : Merci! Nice to see you around. Hope to hear from you more often.

Reeni : Osmanthus is a very light flavour flowers, lighter than Jasmine!

Silvia : Reminds you of Mexico!

3HungryTummies : Thanks! Should be nice to your throut!

Mac : Thank you for your nice words and glad that you like it!

Thanks all for stopping by and spending your time here. Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Cheers, Kristy

MacKenzie @ Fighting the Pudge said...

PS ... I have a present for you! Please check my blog when you get a chance. Have a fab day lady!

Lyndsey said...

This does look so refreshing! I think I have some osmanthus! :D
It is still hot here...perfect for such a refreshing drink!
Enjoy all your celebrations!

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