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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

No, mint won't dissolve in water (leaves are mostly cellulose), but it does make excellent tea. Boiling water, steep 5-6 minutes. For best results, I recommending purchasing whole leaf mint intended ...
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Israeli soda type drink

What you're describing sounds like jallab. From Will Travel For Food: Jallab is a very popular drink in the Middle East. It’s made by diluting the syrup made of grape molasses, dates and rose water ...
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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

The white rind of the lemon is what causes the bitter flavour. To get simply the lemon flavour you just want the zest. Use a zester, microplane, or fine grater to scrape off only the yellow bit of the ...
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What does '1 unit of lemon juice' mean in a grandma's drink recipe?

It is to show you the ratio of juice to water, but leave the quantity up to you. This way you can make different amounts: for example 1 unit lemon juice to 3 units water. You could sub in pints or ...
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Israeli soda type drink

That's most likely Jallab though not a quintessential Israeli drink it is part of the middle eastern cuisine. Jallab (Arabic: جلاب / ALA-LC: jallāb) is a type of fruit syrup popular in the Middle ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

Mint leaves, and plant matter in general, won’t dissolve in water no matter how finely you grind them. They are largely made of substances which are simply not (very) soluble in water. At best you’ll ...
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How to make syrup mix with milk/water when making drinks?

These sugar-heavy syrups sink because they're denser than the drink you're mixing them with (an effect that's used for visual effect in some cocktails). However they should mix fairly easily. With hot ...
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How to add lemon flavor to tea?

Four additional options: Lemon oil - be sure to get one intended for cooking, not an essential oil Lemon extract - made from alcohol, lemon zest, and sometimes lemon oil; you can buy this or make it ...
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Can I dissolve mint in water and drink it?

You have several options for mint-flavored water, and none of them includes dissolving dried mint leaves in it. As others said, leaves don't dissolve in water (plants would be in a lot of trouble if ...
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What is the opposite of cuvée?

A cuvée usually means that the wine if made from the same batch of grapes, harvested at the same time (year), from a particular plot of land. A cuvée can either be a single grape varietal , which is ...
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Poisonous Escoffier recipe?

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a chemist. The recipe does not tell you to ingest the crushed pits themselves, just the juice that you extracted. The question then is whether you will extract a ...
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Poisonous Escoffier recipe?

Summary: as you infered from the practice, it is fine. If you are nevertheless concerned, you could skip the stone crushing and instead try to add a tiny little amount of almond arome (benzaldehyde, ...
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Irish Coffee harder to get right than Baileys Coffee?

Some preparations for Irish coffee demand that the whiskey and sugar be caramelized together by heating them in a heat-proof glass over a burner and then topped with hot coffee and thick liquid cream. ...
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What is the opposite of cuvée?

A varietal is a wine made from a single type of grape.
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What does '1 unit of lemon juice' mean in a grandma's drink recipe?

it is for a weight loss, eat healthy program These programs usually define their own "units". They try to simplify the calculation of calories, vitamins, and whatever they prescribe to you to eat, ...
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How to stop Xanthan Gum from clumping?

I use an immersion blender angle @ about 45 degrees to create a vortex. I gently and slowly sprinkle the xanthan gum into the vortex then use the blender to make sure all of it is incorporated. I have ...
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What kind of reaction is this?

It is certainly a fermentation. A simple chemical neutralization wouldn't need that much time, and wouldn't produce lasting fizz. You can be certain that there are wild yeasts everywhere: in the air ...
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What is (was) cocavello?

TL;DR: There is some chance that the drink, if it existed, had a taste combining coconut and chocolate. It is far from clear though, since that usage might be newer. I agree with Thomas Carroll's ...
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What is (was) cocavello?

Not a final resolution of this truely Babylonian mystery, but some additional pointers. Using Google Book search to also consider historical sources, it seems the word cocavello can be found mostly in ...
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Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks?

None of these answers is actually quite right (though some come close). First, it has nothing to do with simulating natural fermentation products or naturally occurring liquids. Nor does it have ...
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English term to describe "kompot", an Eastern European beverage made from berries

UK English would call it a cordial. Though typically strained as below: Place 300g mixed fresh or frozen berries, 1½ cups white sugar and ¼ cup lemon juice in a heatproof bowl. Add 1 cup boiling ...
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Recipes of Turkish drinks in Voltaire's Novel

First, let me clarify a linguistic point: Nowadays, both words "sherbet" and "sorbet" have entered the English language as loanwords. They both describe frozen desserts, and I have ...
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Why is matcha whisked?

Because matcha is ground so fine, whisking helps break up clumps; usually with a matcha whisk (chasen). If you were to try with a spoon or a normal metal balloon whisk you would find that clumps form. ...
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Why is matcha whisked?

There's a second reason: tradition. Matcha drunk in formal tea ceremony is made with a lot of matcha, more than you'd generally use, and drunk with little or no steeping time. As such, the whisking ...
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Would it be possible to brew cacao powder using a pour over method à la coffee grounds?

You'd need to disperse the powder in (probably hot, or cold, then heat it) water first, then filter, so not a pour-over method but perhaps close enough. That's because coffee ground wet better than ...
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Can Guava seeds be used to make a coffee-like drink?

I tried making some today with seeds I collected by blending, straining and separating with water. Then roasting using a method I have seen used with coffee beans. Honestly was not that great, it was ...
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Where to source Tapioca balls for Homemade Milk Tea?

I would personally go buy them at an Asian grocery or online (Amazon or something similar), but you can make them. It seems fairly straightforward if you have the tapioca powder. Recipe One Recipe ...
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Condensed milk doesn't mix well into iced coffee

It definitely works if everything is room temperature or a bit warmer, maybe 20-30C (68-86F), and it definitely won't work if it's all pretty cold. It sounds like you may be a little too far on the ...
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Is it safe to store unopened Gatorade in 78 degrees Fahrenheit?

Firstly, Gatorade is shelf stable. The product is pasteurized, so no pathogens are present in an unopened container. That means it does not need to be refrigerated. So, unopened, in your home is fine. ...
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English term to describe "kompot", an Eastern European beverage made from berries

I would call it a raspberry pressé as in this recipe or raspberryade as in this recipe. Pressés and drinks with names ending in 'ade' are most usually sparkling these days but both terms originally to ...
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