If you’ve been an avid reader of this humble food blog (and of course, you have, right? Right???), then you would be familiar with one of our most popular recipes ever, Kori Coffee. Many of you loved the concept of ice coffee (not “iced”!) so today we’re introducing a new fizzy friend: Kori Ginger Coke.
What seems like an odd pairing of salabat (ginger tea) and the popular soda may raise a few eyebrows, but we’re not just playing around. Ginger tea is best known for its soothing properties, and has been used to treat clogged noses, sore throats and upset stomachs. Its flavor also has a kick of spice that can jolt you awake and improve your appetite.
Once mixed with Coke, the healing powers of ginger tea may no longer be effective, but its distinctive zing works its magic on the soda. After trying this recipe, you may not be able to enjoy your regular cola the same way again. The subtle hint of ginger brings a refreshing flavor to the sugary-sweet cola, and it’s really a wonder that makers of Coca Cola haven’t included this as variant in their flavor roster.
It may not have the “ageless immortality” effect of ambrosia, but it’s a great pick-me-up for the start of the new week.
Kori Ginger Coke
Total Time: 6 hours and 10 minutes / Yield: 3 servings
- 3 cans regular Coca Cola
- 2 bags English Breakfast tea
- 3 pieces thumb-sized peeled ginger (about 2 Tbsp)
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 2 cups water
- In a pot, put tea bags, ginger, lemon and water.
- Heat and boil for 2 minutes. (Start count when it begins to boil.)
- Let cool. When ready, pour into ice trays and freeze for 6 hours or until frozen.
- Put ice cubes in a glass and add soda. Serve immediately.