If you are someone who loves the rainy season and suffers a significant burnout in work just because the weather takes your heart and soul away from you, then this article is going to add to that.
Some good food served warm from a casserole, a great drink served hot in an insulated tumbler, and some soulful music are all you need to enjoy the weather to the fullest. The monsoon season is absolutely on its peak, and if you miss it this time, then just imagine waiting for a year, again. So, read this article if you want to know some amazing, delicious and out of the box monsoon drinks that you can have this evening when it starts to rain.
A Full-Blown List of Some Amazing Monsoon Drinks
1. Adrak Elaichi Chai
People say that ‘good things come in small packages’ but maybe they forgot that they come in cups as well. So, how about a little good time with an English classic, the wind blowing by, and a cup of adrak elaichi tea in your hands? Sounds perfect! Boil some milk, and add your tea leaves along with an inch of ginger (or more if you like) and a few pods of elaichi into the pot. Transfer it into a tea cup and sip it hot and dip some jeera cookies, maybe?
Nothing goes wrong when coffee is around. Your cup of coffee can make you fall in love all over again, and everything will fall in place even if you have a few deadlines due in half an hour. You do not have to go all over the top with robusta or arabica, just cut through a packet of instant coffee, a few spoons of sugar and pour some hot milk. If you like, you can add some cream to take the taste on another level altogether.
3. Peppermint Tea
Freshness and peppermint are just different words but in reality they are just synonyms of each other. If you have been under a lot of stress and tension, then a cup of peppermint tea can calm you down and retract your energy back, so that you can dive deep into work with your maximum productivity. Prepare your normal tea, and just when it is on the last few boils, add a few strands of peppermint leaves and you are done. Sip!
4. Star Apple Delight
If you are a lover of exotic fruits then Star Apple Delight is here to win you over. Are you having a day off, and you just want to chill with some salad and a good movie, then this drink will just add onto your glorious day-off. Peel and cut some star apples, put them into a mixer and get a fine juice. You can drink it straight away but it is best when you add some raisins, a little lemon juice into it.
5. Strawberry Milkshake
Love strawberries? Then this recipe is perfect for you. In a mixer, add a few cups of full cream milk, a handful of strawberries or more, and a sweetener if you need it. Mix everything till you get a good fine consistency, pour it into a tall glass and maybe add some more chopped strawberries.
6. Kesar Doodh
Is it almost 10 and you just wrapped up work so that you can wrap yourself in a blanket? Then kesar doodh is all that you need right now to swiftly dive deep into the world of dreams in a jiffy. Boil some milk, add a few spoons of sugar and about 3 strands of kesar and give it a good mix. You would be in love with the taste and most importantly it helps you to sleep better. Plus, the rainy season is on your side as well. What more can you ask for?
Coffee, cream, ice cream and some chocolate syrup is all that you need in order to make the perfect affogato. It is both a drink and a desert at the same time. In a glass, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and pour over some hot espresso, and a little baileys cream on top. Swirl it around and drink it or eat it, there is no wrong way to have affogato.
8. Spicy Almond Milk
Take some almond milk, add a stick of cinnamon, maple syrup and a pinch of nutmeg powder, Bring it to a boil till you get a soft and spicy aroma filling your kitchen and turn off the flame. Pour it into cups and enjoy the taste.
9. Ginger Tea
The hint of ginger on a cold rainy evening can give you a lot of energy and clear your clogged up brain. The classic ginger tea with no add ons is everyone’s favourite at all times, you just need to boil the tea leaves with a good amount of ginger and serve it hot and fresh. If you want a boost as it is raining, then ginger tea is your calling towards the kitchen.
10. Lemon Honey Tea
The tanginess of lemon mingled with the sweet flavour of honey in your tea can lift up your spirits. You can practically have it all day from your insulated tumbler, no one will ever object to the amazing taste of this drink. If you want to cheer yourself up and make your friend a warm cup of goodness, then this lemon honey tea is surely there to help you win the battle.
If you are having a bad day and it starts to rain, then just know that it is a sign for you to make your drink and relax because the good part of your day is about to get started. You can make a cup of your most favourite beverage and keep it in an insulated tumbler in case you have a feeling that it is about to rain. So, the next time it starts to rain, you know what to do! Grab your cuppa in an insulated tumbler, sit back and relax to a fine melody of rain, wind and probably a little bit of Kishore Kumar!