A drink, or beverage, is a kind of liquid which is specifically prepared for human consumption. There are many groups for drinks. It can be divided into various groups such as plain water, alcohol, non alcoholic drinks, soft drinks (carbonated drinks), fruit or vegetable juices and hot drinks. In addition to fulfilling a basic need, drinks form part of the culture of human society.
An affogato (Italian, drowned) is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur.
Plantains are firmer and lower in sugar than regular bananas, and while bananas are usually eaten raw, plantains are mostly cooked. You can use green plantain to make tostones, but the riper the fruit, the sweeter the taste of this Caribbean and Latin American cuisine staple. In the case of Atol de Platano, use ripe plantains. You’ll know they are ready to use when the peel turns black. This beverage can be served at any time of day.
Ayran is a cold yoghurt beverage mixed with salt. In addition to Turkey, where it is considered a national drink, ayran is found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and across the Caucasus.
A Caesar or Bloody Caesar is a cocktail created and primarily consumed in Canada. It typically contains vodka, Clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and is served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime.
Yoghurt is not just for smoothies or frozen treats. In the Middle-East and Mediterranean, yoghurt is a staple in the diet. It is served as a side dish, appetiser, marinade and dessert. It is consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And, it is also used in drinks.
Mango Lassi is a thick, sweet and creamy mango and yoghurt drink, a refreshing Indian summer drink, that can also be used as a dessert after and Indian meal. You can add extra sweetness to it, if you like, with sugar or honey. If you’re making it for kids and want to avoid the sugar, use unsweetened fruit juice or pulp.
One of the great pleasures of the warming weather is the pleasant smell of summer fruits. Combine a few fresh peaches and a scoop or two of ice cream, add some peach soda and you have a truly remarkable drink to enjoy on a hot summers day.
Measurements can differ from country to country, so below we have outlined the measurements that we use at Aussie Taste. There is a dropdown selector you can use to have the recipe converted between metric and imperial. Most recipes have temperatures converted also.
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20°C.
Australian spoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 dessertspoon equals 15 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml.
All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed.
All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified.