Friday, August 07, 2009

Mate Shots? From the Blog

Ever have one of those days when a shot makes more sense than a glass? What is it about concentrated beverages that makes us so wild? What about something a little more practical (and healthier), like a shot of mate? Sure, why not, I thought to myself and figured out a little trick shot recipe to make it possible...

To start, I learned it is all about the looseleaf type. I'm sure you could make something wonderful with tea bags, but the loose stuff is easier to concentrate. Next, you'll need a french press or some sort of container and strainer. Yes, the system isn't that complex and you probably know where I'm going with this, but there is one more element. Go here and buy one of your favorite mate concentrates. This is the most, super secret ingredient - it is the drop in the lemon drop. Now that you have all the ingredients, it is time to start the process...

1. Add A LOT of scoops of mate to the french press - 5 or 8 tablespoons

2. Boil water

3. Add hot water to mate

4. Let steep for a long time - about 15 minutes

5. Strain

6. Add mate concentrate - about 1 cup to average french press

7. Stir

8. Serve, with honey or other for flavor

9. Shoot

10. WATCH OUT!!!

Thank you to for all great saki shot glass picture!

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