Escoffier Celebrates Father’s Day With Iced Coffee!
My first taste of coffee was provided to me by my father. Starting at the age of three, I remember being allowed a few tiny droplets each morning from his heavily sweetened cup of Joe. It was our secret ritual and my mother undoubtedly would have been quite upset if she had discovered that her toddler was already acquiring a liking to the caffeinated drink.
Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to honor your nostalgia for childhood memories. Blow your dad away this year by preparing him something tasty that reminds him of certain moments the two of you have shared together. Maybe that’s pancakes with chocolate chips snuggled into the batter, hiding from your mother’s sight. Or perhaps it’s a tall glass of iced coffee.
Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee recipe from The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/dining/276drex.html
Makes Two Drinks
- 1/3 Cup Of Your Favorite Coffee, Medium Ground
- 1& ½ Cup Filtered Or Spring Water
- Milk and Sugar, Optional
In a large jar or bowl, combine your coffee grinds and 1 & ½ cups water. Cover and leave to rest overnight at room temperature. Once ready, strain mixture through a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Fill two glasses with desired amount of ice and equal parts coffee concentrate and water. If your dad is like mine and needs a good jolt to wake up, add 75% coffee concentrate to 25% water.
Add milk and sugar to your liking. Sip and smile.
By Kirsten Larsen