Enhance Your Beverages
Saffron has impressive health benefits and can be used as a medicinal remedy available right in your kitchen cabinet. Regular consumption of saffron water has benefits that include weight loss and improvement of memory. With its powerful antioxidant content, saffron water can fight stress. The distinct color can brighten mood and can be served as a mood boosting drink. It does wonders for a glowing skin. Saffron infused water is very easy to make and can be stored refrigerated for few days.
• 1 tsp Zaran Saffron
• 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
• 1-2 tbsp warm water
• 16 fl oz (1/2 liter) drinking water
Using a mortar pestle, grind together the saffron and sugar to a fine powder. Add warm water and let infuse for 5 minutes. Pour over a jug filled with 16 fl oz water and mix to combine. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Can be served iced or at room temperature. Consume within 2-3 days, keep refrigerated.
Saffron ice cubes made by freezing saffron infused water are an instant way to add exotic flair to lemonade, fruit juices and cocktails. With summers approaching, a stash of these in the freezer comes really handy to pep up the beverages in no time. The recipe is pretty easy and these retain saffron flavor for months.
Pour the saffron water prepared above into ice cube trays. Add a few strands of saffron. Freeze for 24 hours and store for up to 1-2 months.