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I'm Madeleine Dee. I cook, travel, write, & eat everything I can find while dreaming up show concepts, creating a gourmet product line called Fond Originals, & running Fond, the restaurant of my dreams, in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Easy Elegance: Cambodian Breeze

Easy Elegance: Cambodian Breeze

Today, I’m going to show you the only magic trick I know! It’s really just a fun bit of science, but it’s impressive and makes for a great cocktail. Butterfly Pea Flowers come from southeast Asia. I first saw them in Cambodia where they’re used to make a refreshing and vibrantly-colored tea. They’re not difficult to find - I order mine on Amazon!

To start, you simply make some tea. For every 8 oz of boiling water, add 1 tsp. of dried pea flowers and 1 tbsp. of honey. Stir well and allow to steep for about 20 minutes. Remove the flowers and chill the tea until it’s ice cold.

Once your tea is chilled, pour 3/4 of a cup into a glass with some ice, preferably one large cube so that it melts slowly and doesn’t dilute your drink. Add 1.5 oz. of vodka or gin. Now for the fun - stir in 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice and watch the color change!

Lastly, a tiny umbrella and a straw. Time to kick back with your exotic refreshment. Simple, elegant, and no one has to know how easy it was!

The Seasoned Cynic’s Cambodian Breeze

Ingredients:

Dried Butterfly Pea Flowers

Honey

Boiling water

Vodka or gin

Fresh lime juice

Ice

Instructions:

  1. Combine hot water with the dried pea flowers and honey. For every 8 ounces of water, add 1 tbsp. honey and 1 tsp. pea flowers. Steep for 20 minutes. Remove the flowers and chill until ice cold.

  2. Pour 3/4 cup of tea into a glass with a large ice cube. For every serving, add 1.5 ounces vodka or gin, then stir in 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice.

  3. Top off with a straw and a tiny umbrella. Enjoy!

Madeleine Dee prepares her beautiful Cambodian Breeze cocktail with fresh lime, butterfly pea flowers, and honey! Refreshing, easy, and elegant. Recipe: theseasonedcynic.com/home/cambodianbreeze Read Madeleine's article about the Cambodian Breeze and Hyland Glass at TheSeasonedCynic.com or in the July 2019 issue of Today's Woman Magazine!
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El Celler de Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca