Bee Sting iced coffee keeps me going. It's ultra refreshing in the unfathomably hot and humid Florida summer weather as well. I have been putting cayenne pepper powder in all kinds of things that it doesn't seemingly belong. I found that I really enjoyed the kick it gave when adding it to oatmeal as well.
Bee Sting coffee is very easy to make. You'll simply need:
1. Black, preferably room temperature coffee. This is a great use for leftover a.m. coffee as well. I make one cup of black coffee in a French press in the morning and have recently been only drinking a few sips, then switching it over to an iced coffee once it becomes room temp.
2. Honey. I use the Mesquite Honey from Trader Joe's as I find it is very light in color and neutral in flavor so that it sweetens without adding too strong of a honey flavor. Whatever your favorite honey is will do.
3. Red pepper powder
4. Cream. I use Organic Valley heavy whipping cream. Heavy Whipping Cream is recommended for best results and flavor but half and half or your favorite non-dairy creamer will work if you don't have or prefer not to use heavy whipping cream.
5. Ice cubes
In a tall glass add 1 Tbsp. honey, 3 shakes of cayenne pepper powder and your room temperature coffee. Stir well.
Add cream to desired color/taste. I like mine when it achieves a light tan shade. Stir again.
The key to this drink is to fill the rest of the glass generously with ice. Stir very well and be patient while ice chills the coffee perfectly.
The honey sweetens the coffee deliciously and the cayenne pepper gives an awesome spicy kick. The pepper will sink to the bottom so I prefer to drink mine with a straw or keep the spoon in the glass so I can stir it up periodically. This drink is highly addictive!