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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?

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 […]

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 & […]