To celebrate this rush of spring fever, I have made caffe lattes. Iced, of course, you can go back to your hot drinks next October.
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, FoodNetwork.com
* 4 shots espresso (about 1 1/2 ounces each)
1/4 cup Cinnamon Simple Syrup, recipe follows
* 1 1/3 cups whole milk
* Crushed ice, for serving
Combine the espresso, flavored simple syrup, and milk in a small pitcher. Fill each of the mason jars with crushed ice. Pour the latte mixture over the ice and serve immediately.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup:
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup water
* 4 cinnamon sticks
In a saucepan combine water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and cool the syrup. Any extra cooled syrup can be saved in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Yield: 1 cup