I made an Ancient Roman beverage, posca, on a whim at midnight this one time. It’s made of vinegar, water, honey, and coriander. It was surprisingly alright. It’s supposed to be drunk at room temperature, and it was ok like that. I did try it with ice as well (most Ancient Romans couldn’t afford freezers) and that way, it was pretty great. It almost had some lemonade vibes going.
I decided to keep the historic beverage adventure going the next night and made xocolātl, the original, Aztec way to eat chocolate (aka hipster chocolate). It’s kind of like hot chocolate with jalapeños instead of milk. Spicy and bitter. You can add honey but I don’t think that helped it. The cooking process also produces tear gas that’ll clear out a kitchen fast.