Bringing Together Amazing Flavors Through Wine, Tea, and Coffee
It doesn’t matter what you like to drink in your free time. It may be wine, coffee, or tea after some time it doesn’t taste the same, and when that happens it’s time to try mixing it up a little.
In this article, we are going to go over what to do when your favorite drink of choice just becomes a little bit bland or you just felt more adventurous today and want to try new things. Whatever the case it’s sure that you will find something new and exciting.
Flavors That Go Amazing With Wine
A lot of people love to go for a glass of wine whether that be on a casual dinner at home, or a weekend night out. But, that can get boring and repetitive and that’s why you should maybe consider mixing some of the flavors with wine and experience new and amazing flavors.
1. Sparkling Water
Sparkling water is not going to alter the taste so much as it’s going to change the texture of the mix. This is great for someone who is looking for the same taste with a little fizz. Sparkling water is carbonated water so there are no chemicals or anything you need to worry about.
Here are some examples of wine with sparkling water mixes:
- Skinny Sangria Spritzer
Best choice for people that are looking for a sweet drink and a little buzz. There is plenty of sodas on the market, which means that you can experiment until you find the one that suits you the best. Also, there are carbonated sodas which are carbonated, which means you can get a different texture like sparkling water but sweeter.
Here are some mixes you may like:
- Red Wine Spritzer
- White Wine Spritzer
There are some fruits that go well with wine but our best pick is lemon. Lemonade can enrich wine’s flavor and be an ideal mix with it.
We recommend you try this mix:
- Rosé Lemonade Coctail
Wine and tea are some of the most popular everyday drinks(Of course, coffee is up there too). Many will be surprised to hear that tea and wine are actually a good mix and can get a lot of amazing flavors.
We are sure you are going to be surprised if you try our recommended mix:
- Iced Tea Sangria
5. Mulling Spices
It’s not often that you serve or were served hot wine. But it’s good and if you decide to try it, you should get some mulling spices. Mulling spices are a mix of different spices usually involving cinnamon and cloves, but they can be different variations as well.
With that being said there is one type we can recommend, and because of variations of spices it can be more than one:
- Mulled Wine
Flavors That Go Amazing With Coffee
There are some of the usual additives that you already put in your coffee like milk or sugar, but today we are going to go over some additives that you probably haven’t put in your coffee mug.
Some of those additives can bring you amazing flavors and it just might be your best espresso cup.
If you like a little buzz with your coffee or you are at a party and want to start to slow these are your best option. You certainly already heard about Irish coffee, the most popular alcoholic drink mixed with coffee.
Here is some more alcohol that you can mix your coffee with:
- Liquor (hazelnut or orange)
A lot of people love mocha lattes because coffee already has flavor notes of chocolate and mixing it with more chocolate makes a great pair. You can try adding melted chocolate to your coffee to enrich its flavor. We recommend dark chocolate or chocolate syrup.
Keep in mind that it has a lot of sugar and sweetness and if you do not want that you can add cocoa nibs when grinding your beans. That way you will get that taste of chocolate without being too sweet and sugary.
If you are looking to boost your energy and add a little fat and oil to your coffee, you should try adding butter. Besides an energy boost, it also has an amazing taste and can be a great substitute for creamer.
If you do not want to use spices in your coffee you may like extracts that you most likely already have in your home. These are great ways to enrich your coffee with amazing flavors.
Some of our favorites that we encourage you to try are:
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Extract
- Peppermint Extract
This should be your go-to option if you want to change the taste of your coffee. It’s very easy and cheap to implement it into your coffee-making routine.
Here are some spices that you could try and how to use each one:
- Cinnamon Stick: Add it to your pot while you are brewing coffee.
- Nutmeg: Sprinkle on the foam.
- Cardamom: Be sure to only sprinkle a little bit.
- Ginger: You can add fresh slices directly or sprinkle.
- Star Anise: Add a pod while you brew.
- Clove: Add to coffee grounds before brewing.
Flavors That Go Amazing With Tea
Out of these three beverages (Wine, Tea, and Coffee) tea is most likely to get bland over time. When that happens you need something to enrich the flavor and bring that desire for tee.
Here are our recommended picks that are universal with every type of tea. Be sure to experiment a little until you find your favorite additive.
You might think it’s odd to put berries in your tea but throwing a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries is going to add a lot of amazing flavor to your tea. Aside from that it will leave you less hungry and it brings more texture and sugar into your tea.
They have the best effect in the spring and summer months and its best mixed with blueberry, peach, hibiscus, or lavender tea.
2. Mint or Peppermint
Mint or peppermint is best consumed with green or mint tea. It brings a strong smell and it overcomes boring herbs in green tea.
Ginger is a great way to add spice and zing to your tea. It will help you clean your sinuses and flu symptoms. We recommend including a large amount of ginger with your tea and waiting for it to dissolve, that way you will get a great taste.
It’s best when mixed with pomegranate, citrus, or chai tea.
4. Almond or Coconut Milk
Almond and coconut milk are great substitutes for whole milk especially when it comes to mixing it with tea. Almond and coconut milk are much lighter than whole milk which makes it way better for mixing with tea.
The mix of these two will have an amazing flavor and it will be much easier to drink. We recommend you try it with pumpkin, cinnamon, green, or chocolate tea.
5. Maple Syrup
These are great to enrich any type of tea that you might find flavorless. Just drop a shot or two into your cup of tea and you will find that tasteless tea is something magical.
We are especially recommending trying it with green, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, or cinnamon tea.
There are a bunch of ways to enrich your beverage with amazing flavors, be sure to try everything we put on this list, you just might find your next favorite drink.
If you choose to try anything from this article, we are sure you will never have a bland and tasteless experience again in your life.