Pan left: Coffee!
Even if you don't take it black, shared qualities with the staple color (or shade, as my middle school art teacher would correct) are undeniable. But with warm weather at last upon us, the thought of cool drinks are so much more appealing.
Pan right: Iced coffee!
Gracing the grips of hipsters across the country, the chilled java fave has become a summer standard. Next to avocados, coffee pretty well epitomizes life force, but who knew its iced variety is so easy to make?
Within mixing lies the magic; Put fresh grounds in water to sit covered in the fridge. After about 12 hours (or overnight), strain the liquid into a container and discard the grounds.
Simple as that! Pour and add whatever creamer or sweetener your heart desires.
Like any recipe, ratio is key. Going with a stronger, bolder brew is best, since it will likely water down. I personally used 1 adorably mini bag (2 oz. or 1/4 cup) of World Market's Italian roast with about 28 oz. of water.
Caffeinated and cool--we are officially psyched for summer!