Ground Under: Episode 4 – 4 Times as Fun on the Second Take
Deeflash, Dave Richards & Dj Raskal
Published on: July 16, 2015
Shakespeare coined the phrase “comedy of errors”. This week’s show is a prime example of that. After talking for 40 minutes, Chris let us know that he never hit record. After a brief, but severe flogging, Chris hit record and we make a second take. Amazingly, despite our own doubts, the version you are about to hear is about a thousand times better.
Ground Under Cafe Menu Item
This week’s Ground Under Café menu item is a Digweed tea, named after John Digweed of course. Nobody had all of the ingredients for Ronnie’s recipe, so we ended up with three versions. You can check each out below and then vote on Facebook for your choice. The winner will be the official Digweed Tea. For the record, lavender is a hard to find ingredient in Atlanta.
Raskal’s Digweed Earl Grey Cocktail
- 6 ounces cold Earl Grey tea
- 1 1/4 ounces gin
- 1 1/4 ounces honey simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 2 lavender sprigs
Brew 4 cups Earl Grey tea. This will give you enough to make a few cocktails. Store in the refrigerator to keep cold.
Make a batch of honey simple syrup to store in the fridge as well. 5 cups water, 1 cup honey. Bring to a simmer until honey has dissolved. Then cool in the fridge.
Add all of the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with 2 sprigs lavender and ice. Shake several times. Then strain the cocktail into a glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with lavender.
Chris’ Digweed Tea Latte
- 1 cup (8 oz.) strongly-brewed earl grey tea, brewed with 1/2 tsp. dried lavender
- 1/2 cup (4 oz.) steamed milk* (any kind)
- 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar**, or more or less to taste
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Brew earl grey tea and lavender together, and steep for 3 minutes (or according to tea instructions). Remove tea bag and strain out the lavender. Stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Serve warm.
*If you — like me — do not have a milk steamer, you can just heat the milk in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium-low heat until it is simmering but not boiling. (Very important – do not let the milk boil!)
**You can use any kind of sweetener for this tea
Dave’s Digweed Passion Iced Tea
(Measurements are guestimates)
- 2 cup (16 oz.) of double brewed earl grey tea (aka 2 tea bags)
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
- ½ lime
- 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of Black Raspberry sparkling soda
Double brew the tea. Squeeze in ¼ of a lime. Mix in the vanilla and sugar. Add the black raspberry sparkling soda until glass is full. Chill in freeze or carefully add ice. Serve when chilled with the other ¼ lime and a crazy straw.
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