Did you guys have a great 4th? I hope so. We didn't do anything this year but I sure do love BBQ's and cookouts. Growing up we always had huge family get together on the 4th. Those don't happen anymore but I can still remember them. There would be lots of food, the kids would be playing volleyball or swimming while the adults played horseshoes.. At night we'd sometimes get a fire going and all us kids would be given sparklers while fireworks were being set off in the backgrounds. And one of my favorite things were those teeny drinks, that were shaped like barrels with the foil cap. Since my mother never gave us those kinds of drinks at home, having them at the party was such a treat. Ahh, the memories.
I bet after all that partying and staying up late you're going to need some coffee. Well, I've got the perfect recipe for you. After trying every recipe combination under the sun I finally discovered how to make the perfect cup of refreshing iced coffee. I love coffee in general. You should see my kitchen. :) It's decorated, tastefully with coffee themed décor. So, coffee is no joke. *wink* This method is super simple. All you need is water, coffee maker and your preferred coffee.
First you add 1 1/2 cups of water to your coffee maker. Then add 3/4 cups of your favorite coffee grounds to the filter. I actually use two different types of coffee. I don't like the flavor of them separately but when I combine the two together, it's pure bliss. But you use whichever coffee you like.
Brew as you normally would. Then immediately remove from the warming plate. No one likes burnt coffee! Let it cool for a few minute, then add another 1 1/2 cups of cold water to the coffee you just made. Stir and let sit until room temp.
Once it's cooled, prepare to your liking. Any leftovers you can store in the fridge for up to 3 days. I usually store it in glass because plastic tends to give the coffee a funky taste. Your can store it for longer, but after 3 days it starts to develop a funny flavor. I store it in a glass container for the same reason. I don't like funky flavors.
Not only does this taste great, it also will save some money too.