World Famous Blue Penguin Coffee Shrub Recipe

Jun 30, 2017 @ 2:47 am

Tom here again with an awesome summertime treat I want to share with you. I don’t know where you are in the world, but if you’re in the states like us penguins, it’s getting hot out here. And when it’s hot, it’s the perfect time for our world famous Blue Penguin coffee shrub recipe!

 

Blue Penguin Coffee Shrub Recipe - blue penguin coffee

 

Maybe it’s climate change that’s going on because it seems like in Minnesota, the temperature is getting more humid, hotter, and muggier each year.

 

And for those of you non-believers, (well at least I hope there are none who read this) climate change is real! No questions about it.

 

Not to get political here, but it’s pretty unbelievable how this administration decided it’s best for our country to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.

 

I mean, come on, really?

 

The Paris Climate Deal was a bad deal for American jobs?

 

Yeah, OK. Very not true.

 

I’m going to use one example and one example only. California is the 6th largest economy in the entire world.

 

Although, yes, when you factor in the cost of living, California might not be exactly the 6th largest economy (it’s the 7th)

 

That’s not the point, though and is a completely different subject.

 

The point is they have some of the strictest environmental regulations in the US, not to mention the world and are still continually able to grow their economy.

 

You heard that right Mr. President.

 

Are you curious to hear how much they’ve grown?

 

From 2012 – 2015 their GDP grew at 15.9%, 4.3% higher than the entire US.

 

A statistic which largely crushes the myth that environmental regulations destroy jobs.

 

If that was, in fact, true, how does one of the most environmentally regulated states keep such an intense pace?

 

And this is where Blue Penguin drops the mic.

 

Enough politics, let’s get back to what I wanted to share with you in the first place.

 

Our world famous, always popular, and timeless Blue Penguin Coffee shrub recipe.

 

Blue Penguin coffee shrub recipe on ice - blue penguin coffee

 

Now, instead of paying the usual $4 per cup at our pop-up, you can make it for free at home!

 

Or if you own a coffee shop, or coffee cart, or pop-up like us, you can tailor it for your own menu.

 

Let’s get started with the coffee shrub recipe! Here’s what you need to create your very own at home.

 

I promise it’s super easy to make. All you need is some good cold brew (which you could even brew at home with a French press), a couple of ingredients and creativity!

 

Print Recipe
Blue Penguin Coffee Shrub Spritzer
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 16 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup cold brew concentrate we like to brew our cold brew at the minimum 16 hours but its up to your own taste!
  • 1 1/2 cup sparkling water we use a sparkling water without flavor. In addition, the amount of sparkling water you use will depend on your cup size.
  • 2 tbs local honey
  • 1 tbs simple syrup we like to use big ice cubes on hot days to slow the melt during the hot summer months.
  • 5 large ice cubes we like to use big ice cubes on hot days to slow the melt during the hot summer months.
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 16 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup cold brew concentrate we like to brew our cold brew at the minimum 16 hours but its up to your own taste!
  • 1 1/2 cup sparkling water we use a sparkling water without flavor. In addition, the amount of sparkling water you use will depend on your cup size.
  • 2 tbs local honey
  • 1 tbs simple syrup we like to use big ice cubes on hot days to slow the melt during the hot summer months.
  • 5 large ice cubes we like to use big ice cubes on hot days to slow the melt during the hot summer months.
Instructions
  1. Brew up some cold brew concentrate or buy some at your local coffee shop or store. We like to brew ours for 16 hours using a coarse Baratza grind using 12oz of coffee to 9 cups of water in a Toddy. The Toddy recipe only calls for 7 cups, but we have found the additional 2 cups of water do not dilute the final strength of the brew and you get more concentrate to use.
  2. Put the cold brew concentrate on ice. By chilling the cold brew concentrate first it will prevent the ice from melting too fast when you start mixing your coffee shrub.
  3. Now its time to get to mixing!
  4. Ok, time to grab that cocktail shaker! And again, if you don't have a cocktail shaker with you any old mason jar will do.
  5. Now throw in the cold brew concentrate, local honey, simple syrup, and two large ice cubes into the shaker. You know what comes next, right? Get to shaking. When you think you've shaken enough, shake a little more.
  6. When you open the cocktail shaker, you'll notice that now, the sweet sweet cold brew concentrate mixture has a nice foamy consistency; almost like a soda. You want this foam. The foam is good 🙂
  7. Pour the sweetened and foamy cold brew concentrate into the cup you're using.
  8. At this point, some of you might be thinking why don't you pour the cold brew concentrate into the sparkling water like many other recipes out there. One word, the foam! By doing it this way and pouring the sparkling water into the cold brew mixture, you'll get a final drink that is not only fizzy but creamy and delicious.
  9. Back to the recipie. Now it's time to plop the rest of the ice cubes into the cup you're using and into the cold brew mixture.
  10. Almost there. It's time for the magical moment when sparkling fizzy watery glory meets the sweet foamy cold brew concentrate. Here's a tip, though. To maximize the amount of foam you create, hold your cup at an angle and slowly pour the sparkling water onto the side of the cup so it flows down into the cold brew concentrate like a steady stream. Remember, be like a slow stream not like a waterfall.
  11. Cheers! Enjoy your fizzy creation and remember to let us know what you think. Feel free to tailor the recipe to own tastes too as the possibilities are endless!
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