Markterei & Verjus

At the last Markterei the Mister and me stuffed our faces with delicious pulled pork burgers from Hy Kitchen and cupcakes from Brass Monkey.

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After the burger and a cupcake it was shopping time and we bought Verjus, which is juice made of immature green grapes.
It can be used for marinades, soups, sauces or risotto and many more, just need to find out!
Verjus has a mild acidity and can be used as a substitute for vinegar, lemon and more obviously, wine.

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We also bought a Verglüher which is Verjus with christmas spices and amaretto and it was the best Glühwein I ever had!
The flavours worked perfectly together and I can’t wait to open the bottle of ours and use that cute enamel cup.

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I am not sure where you can buy them in Vienna but you can check out their shop online www.verjus-shop.com  and they will probably attend the next Markterei again.

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Drinks in Summer

The temperatures which have been quite pleasant so far rose and we have around 30-33°C here in Vienna.

I am far more comfortable with temperatures around 20-25°C and shy away from the heat as much as I can.
Since keeping yourself hydrated in summer is very important I thought I’d make a short post about different drinks that are perfect for my summer!
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The first drinks I want to mention are the biological (alcohol-free) cocktails from Voelkel, which can be found at Denn’s Biomarkt. I especially love the flavour of Caipirinha and Chai Mango, so refreshing and authentic! Pina Colada did not taste that great though, better to make it yourself!

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My favourite Fentimans drink is the CherryTree Cola. It is super sweet and reminds me of my favourite cherry coke gummi bears from Bärenland.

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You gotta try them, half a kilo is just about 3,8€ and they have the perfect soft texture.

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Qcucumber water is not something I can drink pure since the cucumber taste is too strong for my liking but it is great for cocktails. Especially great for cucumber enthusiasts ;)
I have seen it being sold at the Pie Factory and 12munchies.

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Last but not least, cooled down Korean barley tea. I can’t give up on tea no matter the temperature! Got mine from Coco but you can get barley tea from Nakwon, the korean supermarket in Vienna. I just love the nutty flavour it has.