Sunday, August 7, 2011
I've never even heard of a cold brew method before but since it didn't take any special equipment, and makes a huge batch, I was giddy to try it.
Then, when I came across a rosemary flavored simple syrup on The Novice Chef (and anything rosemary catches my attention!) I knew it was meant to be.
I found the iced coffee cold brew method on The Pioneer Woman. When it says to use a large container, it's not lying. I pulled out the largest container I had at home which was my huge stock pot. It just barely fit:
The syrup is a basic simple syrup (a must for sweetening iced beverages!) that you just add fresh rosemary to. It's very good; I really loved the rosemary flavor in the coffee.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
3-5 fresh Rosemary Sprigs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup water
Bring sugar and water to a light boil, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved. Add Rosemary and allow water to still slightly boil for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low for another 10 minutes, continuing to stir frequently. Turn off heat and allow rosemary to sit in mixture for another 15-30 minutes. The more you let it sit, the more potent the flavor will be. Place in mason jar and keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
1 pound Ground Coffee (good, Rich Roast)
8 quarts Cold Water
Whatever cream, milk, syrup you like
In a large container, mix ground coffee with water. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature eight hours or overnight.
Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set over a pitcher or other container. Pour coffee/water mixture through the strainer, allowing all liquid to run through. Discard grounds.
Place coffee liquid in the fridge and allow to cool. Use as needed.
Posted by Aimee ~ See Aimee Cook at 6:50 PM