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Drink of the week

Alcohol has no power to make an occasion more or less special. Here are some beautiful mocktail recipes to keep you inspired. Do you have a recipe to share?

Herbal infusions

Friday 8 Jun, 2018, 12:32pm by Mrs D 1 comment

I was in the mood for warm & soothing drinks this week. Probably because the weather is freezing cold in my city. I made both of these infusions twice. The first time I drank them both warm (delish), the second time I left them to cool and then mixed them with soda water & ice cubes to […]

Virgin Long Island Iced Tea

Thursday 24 May, 2018, 1:30pm by Mrs D 4 comments

This drink is really refreshing, is easy to make and has very few ingredients. You could play around with the quantities of each ingredient to find the taste you like. Ingredients: * 1 cup of strong tea (I used Red Bush but you could use any gumboot tea or English Breakfast etc) * Ginger beer * Lemon […]

Black Sparrow special

Friday 11 May, 2018, 2:00am by Mrs D Share your ideas

So named after the bar in Wellington who shared this recipe with me. This is very delicious, I love tea-based drinks and making it with frozen berries gives it a lovely frosty edge. Ingredients (per person): 60ml iced tea (English Breakfast) 15ml peach or mango puree (can actually use the baby food stuff) 30ml lime […]

Apple Crumble Mocktail

Friday 27 Apr, 2018, 10:49am by Mrs D Share your ideas

My brother-in-law made so many fancy mocktails when visiting recently we gave him the nickname ‘Dr Mock’! This one was a standout. Really fun to drink something so rich with flavours and with many garnishes! Ingredients: 1 prune sliced in two 2 slices of apple Salt Sprig rosemary Apple juice 4 cardamom pods Cinnamon Ice […]

Ruby Red

Friday 13 Apr, 2018, 2:36pm by Mrs D Share your ideas

A girlfriend made this for us when we visited her place for a roast dinner on Easter Sunday. It was very delicious – an easy and tasty mocktail idea to serve to a group! She used ‘The Real McCoy’ cranberry juice and their Ruby Red grapefruit juice but you could use any brand…. Ingredients: Cranberry […]

Chai Blossom

Friday 30 Mar, 2018, 9:00am by Mrs D 1 comment

This is the perfect drink for Easter. Spicy, delicious and easy to make. You can find chai teabags easily at the supermarket. Ingredients: 3 Chai tea bags 2 cups boiling water Small amount of sugar, honey, stevia or whatever sweeter you like (to taste) 1/2 cup fresh lime or lemon juice Soda water Ice, star anise & […]

Yogurt Lassi

Monday 19 Mar, 2018, 12:01am by Mrs D Share your ideas

This is ridiculously easy to make and incredibly delicious.  A little taste of India! There are many variations of this drink, but I’ve opted for a fairly simple version. Ingredients: 1 cup plain unsweetened yogurt 1/2 cup milk 5 ice cubes 1/2 tsp ground cardamom powder 2tsp sugar, agave or honey (to taste) 1 tsp […]

Honeydew Lemonade

Thursday 1 Mar, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D Share your ideas

This is a little fiddly to make but worth the effort! Makes plenty – enough for many drinks - and would keep for a few days in the fridge. Ingredients: * 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (approx 2 lemons) * 3 1/2 cups of water * 2 dessert spoons of honey (or to taste) * 2 cups […]

Virgin Pina Colada

Thursday 15 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D

This drink is totally yummy! Really creamy and exotic tasting. If you don’t have fresh pineapple just use tinned. Ingredients: 1 cup  frozen pineapple chunks 1 1/2 cups ice 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup coconut water Method: Put all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy Pour […]

Virgin Rosebud

Friday 2 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 2 comments

A lovely friend made this drink for me. I was amazed at how frothy the mixture was when it came out of the blender! If you wanted it to be less sweet just half fill your glass with the mixture and top with soda water. Ingredients: One entire tray of ice (approx 12 cubes) 500 mls […]