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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?

Raspberry & Lime Slushie

Friday 5 Oct, 2018, 1:53am by Mrs D 1 comment

Frosty cold! But super-delicious. And if you can’t finish it in one sitting you can always put it in the freezer and have it later. Ingredients (for 4 large servings): 1 cup lime juice 1 cup raspberries 1 cup water 4 cups ice 2 tbsp sugar (optional) 1 cup of soda water Method: Put all ingredients […]

Pear Sparkler

Friday 28 Sep, 2018, 12:41am by Mrs D Share your ideas

This drink is lovely! The syrup base makes enough for quite a few drinks and will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Ingredients: 1 cup pear juice (or apple & pear) 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp honey 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 small piece of ginger peeled and sliced into rounds Small […]

Chai-tai

Friday 14 Sep, 2018, 2:08am by Mrs D

This is an elegant spicy drink for a winter Friday night, but if it’s summer where you are, pour it over ice. Ingredients: 3-4 chai tea bags (or make your own chai tea with loose ingredients) Orange juice (plus a slice of fresh orange for garnish) Cinnamon stick Sprig of rosemary Method: First make a pot […]

Mulled Pear & Ginger

Friday 24 Aug, 2018, 7:43am by Mrs D 1 comment

Enjoy this concoction warm straight off the stove or leave it to cool and pour it over ice with a bit of fizzy water added on top. You can play around with the quantities of ingredients depending on how spicy or sweet you like it. Ingredients: * 700ml pear or apple & pear juice * 1 thumb-sized […]

Lavender Coconut Lemonade

Friday 10 Aug, 2018, 12:39am by Mrs D Share your ideas

Something a little bit fancy! I had great fun making this drink. It does take a bit of work, but the lavender sugar syrup will make you loads of drinks and you can always leave off the toasted coconut rim if you can’t be bothered. Ingredients: (for the lavender sugar syrup) 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 […]

Sprig & Citris

Friday 27 Jul, 2018, 9:53am by Mrs D Share your ideas

Drink of the Week: Sprig & Citris The first step in making this drink is to brew a ‘simple syrup’ (sometimes known as ‘sugar syrup’) but the difference here is that there is hardly any sugar! So the drink when finished doesn’t taste sweet at all – just a tiny bit. I really enjoyed it. […]

The ‘AAOK’ mocktail

Thursday 12 Jul, 2018, 8:23pm by Mrs D Share your ideas

This recipe comes from ‘Dr Mock’ a.k.a my brother-in-law who has much fun concocting fancy non-alcoholic drinks! He used a store bought basil and cucumber syrup but given I can’t find it where I live I’ve devised a way to make it at home. If you can’t source lingonberry syrup cranberry will suffice. Ingredients: Handful […]

Booze free Sangria

Wednesday 20 Jun, 2018, 12:08am by Mrs D 2 comments

Apparently topping sangria with ginger beer is authentically Spanish. It’s certainly very scrumptuous! This is lovely on a long hot summer afternoon. Ingredients: Grape juice (sparkling or still) Juice of 3 oranges 1 green apple finely diced 1 orange finely diced 1 cinnamon stick Method: First 3/4 fill a large jug with grape juice Then add the […]

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 […]