Drink

Saffron Drink

Saffron Tea

This is a rich and yellow-hued spice. Saffron threads are a deep reddish orange. But, turn golden yellow when cooked, or brewed as a saffron drink.

Generally, Saffron has been used since ancient times to add color and flavor to foods. Also, saffron has benefits when brewed as a tea. It was prized by the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians as a medicinal remedy.

Obviously, Brewing the golden spice into a soothing tea may have a number of benefits. here, are just a few.

While, larger scale studies would help confirm saffron’s efficacy as an antidepressant, current research looks promising. So, feel free to enjoy some tea each day to help up your mood, and reduce the urge to snack. In fact, Prepping some saffron tea is simple. In short, add a few strands to some hot water. Next, steep for about 20 minutes. Finally, give it a good stir, and sip.

Indeed, the deep, golden color of saffron tea comes from the crocin compound. A chemical component found in the flower. As a result, Recent studies show that crocin have potent anti-carcinogenic effects in lung, breast, pancreatic, and leukemic cells, and also liver, skin, and cervical cancers.

While, it’s true that saffron can be pricey, its potential health benefits are pretty amazing. It only takes a few strands to brew a cup of tea. Because saffron is so expensive, tea bags can be low in actual saffron content. Honestly, your best bet is to source saffron threads online, and steep them in hot water to make a therapeutic tea. With so many potential health perks to adding a daily cup (or three) to your routine.

  • http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/ginger-saffron-tea-329450
  • https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/saffron-tea-benefits

Saffron vodka cocktail

Simple Saffron vodka cocktail recipes – minimal ingredients

This is a collection of easy Saffron vodka cocktail recipes that you can make at home or in a bar with minimal ingredients. The bold spices of Sub Rosa Saffron vodka benefit from the addition of some sort of juice. While, Saffron Martini is the best. Have fun.

 

Ginger Snap

1 1/2 oz. Sub Rosa Saffron vodka

1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (just a pinch)

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. orange juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

To emphasize, Shake vigorously in a mixing glass filled with ice. Then, pour over crushed ice in a short glass. While, Garnish with a sprig of fresh Cilantro. Very gingery and on the tart side, but quite nice. “Spanking” the cilantro garnish between your palms releases some great aromatics for this drink.

 

Moscow [Mumbai] Mule

2 oz. Sub Rosa Saffron vodka

1/2 oz. lime juice

4 oz. ginger beer

lime wedge for garnish

Pour the vodka and lime juice into a highball glass with ice cubes.  Top off with the high quality ginger beer such as Stewarts or Cock ‘n Bull, not the sweet ginger ales. Garnish with the lime wedge.   I’ve also dropped a Kaffir lime leaf in the drink that has been spanked between you fingers.  You can also muddles a Kaffir lime leaf in the ice before adding the ingredients. Our take on the famous Moscow Mule.

 

Mexican Standoff

1 1/2 oz. Sub Rosa Saffron vodka

3 oz. pineapple juice

1/2 oz. Cointreau or Patron Citronge orange liqueur

Chipotle powder

Pour the Saffron vodka and pineapple juice into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes, and stir well. Drop the orange liqueur into the center of the drink, dust with chipotle powder and serve.

 

Saffron Martini

2 oz. Sub Rosa Saffron vodka

1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 oz. Cointreau or other high quality orange liqueur

Chill in shaker filled with ice. Strain into martini glass or rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with long lime twist.

 

Persian Saffron Milkshake

Saffron Milkshake tastes like an Iranian traditional ice cream called bastani sonnati which literally means “traditional ice cream”. This delicious Persian concoction is full of saffron and rose water and is perfect for summer. This milkshake recipe has the exact same flavor and it’s so refreshing as well as flavorful.

  • https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Persian-Saffron-Milkshake-2088887

MILK WITH SAFFRON

When I was a small child and was coming down with a cold or the flu, my mother would serve me warm milk with saffron. The saffron made the milk a bright yellow/orange color, which I thought was neat as a child. Saffron is thought to have medicinal properties and is often given to children who are ill in the Middle East and India. Consult your doctor before giving your child an herb for medicinal purposes.

This is a delicious nighttime beverage and is also terrific over ice for a cooler.

  • http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/milk-with-saffron-233150

Saffron Lemonade (cold saffron drink)

This is actually saffron limeade. Iranian has been making this drink for many years. Lemonades and limeades provide a wonderful canvas upon which other flavors can be layered. The addition of saffron to the drink imparts a luxurious fragrance and flavor, as well as an exotic orange-yellow tint.

If you’re looking for something special to serve at a summer lunch or barbeque, saffron limeade would be the perfect choice. Consider pairing it with Spanish paella, where saffron is also used in the preparation of the rice. Enjoy this amazing saffron drink.

  • https://www.spicejungle.com/the-jungle/saffron-lemonade