Recipe Royal: Cooling Sundowner

Who would have thought that caffeine-free coffee, lime and mint were such an ideal match? We did of course! Our Cooling Sundowner has everything it takes to cool you down after a hot summer's day.

Hot, hotter, high summer: those of you melting in the office would like nothing more than to end the day basking in the setting sun. Preferably with a cold, fresh drink in your hand. That's why our recipe for the Cooling Sundowner is perfectly timed.

Cool off with decaf, lime and co.

As you know, a Sundowner is a drink best served at sundown. That's how you bid a refreshing farewell to the end of another day. Our variety with Espresso Decaffeinato will tickle the taste buds of the most discerning coffee nerds. All the pleasure without the caffeine. So you will still be able to drift off and wake up revitalised for the next summer's day. Lime, mint and tonic water make this drink the most invigorating way to end a hot day. One glass of coolness please!

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Ingredients for a Cooling Sundowner:

Ingredients for the lime syrup:

  • Juice and peel of 6 limes (natural)
  • ca. 150 g sugar

Preparation time:

  • Lime syrup: approx. 25 minutes,
  • Cooling Sundowner: approx. 5 minutes

Equipment:

  • Pan
  • fine sieve
  • zester or peeler
  • bottle
  • long drink glass

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Preparation: lime syrup

  1. Wash the limes in hot water, brush off and leave to dry.
  2. Remove fine strips from the lime peel with a so-called zester. Alternatively you can use a peeler to remove the fine strips.
  3. Press the juice from the limes and add the same amount of sugar. In other words, if you squeeze out 150 ml of lime juice, add 150 g of sugar.
  4. Slowly heat up lime juice, sugar and zest in a pan for around 5 minutes.
  5. Pass the syrup through a sieve, fill it in a bottle and leave to cool down.

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Preparation: Cooling Sundowner

  1. Pour 30 ml of the lime syrup into a long drink glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Fill with tonic water and stir.
  3. Now pour the freshly brewed Espresso Decaffeinato on top.
  4. Place some mint on top.
  5. Shortly before the real "sundowning", give the drink a good stir so that all the flavours infuse.

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But if you do want to welcome the sunset with a small yet delightful dash of caffeine: simply replace the decaf with our Lungo or Owemba.