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Kava Recipe Kava on the rocks

Discussion in 'Kava Lounge' started by Piper Methysticum, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Piper Methysticum

    Piper Methysticum Let Kava Take The Wheel

    For the last 3 nights I've added lots of ice to my Kava shell and does that ever make it easier to get down. I don't need a chaser when I do this.
  2. kavadude

    kavadude ❦ॐ tanuki tamer

    I always throw some ice chips in my big cup (I drink kava out of a giant cup) when I start making it. By the time I'm done it's all melted and nice and cold.
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  3. KavaGurl

    KavaGurl The Original Kava Forum Mama

    Annnd wouldn't ya know it...not a damn ice cube in the house! o_O
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  4. Piper Methysticum

    Piper Methysticum Let Kava Take The Wheel

    It's a whole different experience when it's cold- sticking it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so works well too.
  5. infraredz

    infraredz BULA!

    I definitely concur. I always drink it cold (haven't tried ice cubes, just the fridge/freezer).

    I worry I would choke on a half melted ice cube because I chug my bowl down as fast as possible :D
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  6. KavaGurl

    KavaGurl The Original Kava Forum Mama

    I do usually have it chilled in the fridge for a few hours before I even get to it..Always have my batches prepared in constant rotation. I'm usually finishing up one batch so that I can squeeze another.:oops: Is that bad? lol Anyhoo, icing it may be even better..:D
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  7. infraredz

    infraredz BULA!

    That's pretty much what I do. I drink it in the evening, then prepare my kava for the next day and let it sit overnight in the fridge.

    When I end up pouring out the kava to strain it, sometimes it's so cold that I need to take a break because my hands get too cold :oops:
  8. Vekta

    Vekta Notorious Lightweight Review Maestro

    Tried it...wasn't a fan. I make it with whatever water is on hand, room temperature bottled water or bottled water from the fridge. Either one is fine with me.
  9. kavadude

    kavadude ❦ॐ tanuki tamer

    No, that's pretty smart...I make it every night and drink it immediately, I'm too impatient to chill it in the fridge.
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  10. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    @KavaGurl Same process here, except just one batch per day. I've found placing it further down the shelves in the fridge cools it off faster than the top shelf. I got impatient a few nights and put it in the freezer....and promptly forgot about it. Kava ice is hard to drink.
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  11. KavaGurl

    KavaGurl The Original Kava Forum Mama

    *waves* Hi my name is KavaGurl..and I'm a kavaholic...LOL...just kidding

    Stop giving me the eye @Vekta:p
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  12. Ed!

    Ed! Kava Enthusiast

    I wish I could make a batch ahead, but if I make it I'm pretty sure I'm going to drink it.

    I also add ice though. You guys will probably find this blasphemous but I pour my kava into an ice filled cup even after it's been chilled and drink it up with a straw.
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  13. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    Blasphemy!

    Actually sounds like a good idea. I'd have to have one of those "BK Pipe" straws with the half inch inside diameter though. I'd hate to find it getting thicker as I drank. I remember that one guy who tried it like Mate with the bombilla which turned out not so good.
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  14. Dan

    Dan Kava Enthusiast

    Same, though I figured I was the only one who preferred room temp. The shock of cold brew hitting my throat always makes me gag a little.
  15. Piper Methysticum

    Piper Methysticum Let Kava Take The Wheel

    Great minds think a like. Same sorta thing as frozen fruit- for whatever reason it's just better chilled- maybe it numbs the taste buds so you don't taste it as much. Right now for me w/o ice means Kava in 1 hand chaser in the other.
  16. kavadude

    kavadude ❦ॐ tanuki tamer

    It absolutely does...the colder something is, the less you perceive the taste. (This is why ice cream has a buttload of sugar in it)
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