13 November 2019

Kolibri Cardamom & Chilli (Degusta) By @SpectreUK

Keeping with the theme of trying to warm myself up with food and drink, I thought I'd try this Kolibri Cardamom & Chilli drink. This carbonated spring water drink is blended with Cardamom and Chilli natural extracts, and lemon juice. There is also a fun, or a slightly complex, depending on how you look at it, Kolibri Drops container to tailer your drink with added syrupy sweetness. As you can see from the photo below, you have to use the screw top of the glass bottle to push down on the top of the Kolibri Drops container to release the syrup. Make sure you tip the carbonated blended water from the bottle into a glass first and then tailor it with the amount of Kolibri Drops you want to add. As you may have guessed, I'm an all or nothing kind of person, so I dumped the whole container into my waiting blended spring water filled glass.

I tasted the transparent blended carbonated spring water first before adding the syrup, and it tasted like liquidised curry. Or rather like those weird shaped things that flavour the rice before you add the curry sauce. I have a habit of burying the cardamom pods in the rice by mistake and then biting into them when I least expect it. The intense flavour always catches me and makes my face twist and I always say "Blurrgh!" when it happens.

The transparent blended spring water changed into a rather pleasing golden colour once I had added all of the Kolibri Drops. The added syrupy sweetness changed the flavour markedly to a much sweeter curry type flavour, which was instantly rather refreshing. Being alcohol free and at only 36 calories with all the Kolibri Drops added, this drink would be really ideal to wash down a good curry and popadoms meal. I can see myself routing out another bottle or two to try that out.

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