Welcome to the Drinks section on Cooking with Vivi!

Coffee, lemonade with freshly squeezed fruit, smoothies and many other juices and drinks in one place! A few minutes of your time spent wisely can bring a bright atmosphere to your home. Follow my tips and tricks and put love and passion in your cooking, the two ingredients that never fail!

My daughter loves lemonade! And I love making her happy. So here is my Granny’s recipe of homemade lemonade that I’ve been using for years and now I am sharing with you, dear friends!

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Huckleberry smoothies

by viviana on July 12, 2012 in Drinks,Guests

 This is a new guest post from my dear friend and wonderful cook, Octavian, who wrote the recipe and took all photos. Enjoy!

I like all berries, but huckleberries are by far my favorites. Except for gorging which is by far the healthiest activity you could do with berries, here’s a refreshing idea for a smooth and fresh drink to assort your breakfast or for combating the thirst of summer.

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Coffee boiled in a pot (granny TM)

by viviana on March 15, 2012 in Drinks

Another recipe that makes me remember my childhood… Sunday mornings in Ceausescu’s time, my granny waking up at 7 and making coffee boiled in a pot, the smell taking over the entire home >D<. I remember her ritual of making the coffee, with the pot, the stirring and the sugar and the cooling down before you pour it in the cups…Those wonderful moments will stay in my heart forever. Here is her recipe:

Ingredients: water (100 or 200 ml), cardamon/hell (1 pod), sugar (1 or 2 teaspoons), ground coffee (1.5 or 3 teaspoons)

Yield: 2 servings.

Time: 10 – 15 min.


I boil the water (low heat) in a special coffee pot. I add the sugar. I stir.