If you’re still starting your day with a regular old cup of coffee, take note: there’s a new latte in town, and it’s powered by roses. That’s right, summer’s buzziest caffeinated treat is a delicious concoction of coffee, rosewater, honey and steamed milk, with rose petals sprinkled across the top. The drink caught on at Bia Coffee in L.A (of course), where petals are steeped in sugar for three days to create a concentrated floral syrup.
Getting our buzz on with a flowery, beautiful drink is the ultmate summer indulgence — and something we absoluely plan to serve at our next girl’s brunch — so naturally we needed to sort out how to make them ourselves. The recipe below (spotted on our fave cold brew coffee’s Instagram feed) is an easy at-home replica — don’t skimp on the rose petals, as they totally add a lovely floral texture to the whole thing.
While we’ll be making this drink on the reg all summer, we also have to share another caffeine hack we have up our sleeve: Viter Energy Mints. When an iced coffee or rose latte isn’t easily within reach, we’ve been finding ourselves tossing back one or two of these high-powered minty pick-me-ups, which also contain B12 vitamins. A fun addition to The Wanderlust, our subscription box, the mints are the way to beat your post-gym, pre-work slump without jacking yourself up to jittery, over-espresso’d levels, or a genius way to make sure you make it to the end of that Netflix Bloodline binge without keeping yourself awake all night. A tin in your purse means a boost of healthy energy is always close at hand. OK — now go make that pretty latte!
⅛ – ¼ teaspoon rosewater
1 teaspoon raw honey
½ cup Chameleon Cold-Brew vanilla coffee
Top with ½ cup steamed milk of your choosing
Garnish with edible rose petals
1. In your mug stir together rosewater, heated coffee and honey until honey dissolves.
2. Top with steamed milk and rose petals