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Drink of the week

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Cucumber Citrus Mocktail

Friday 8 Dec, 2017, 1:25pm by Mrs D Share your ideas

OMG this is absolutely delicious! I made this when hosting some girlfriends the other night and it was insanely popular. It’ll probably be my Christmas Day mocktail. I use bottled lemon and lime juice to make it easy, and if you don’t have a juicer you can blitz cucumber chunks in a blender and then strain […]

Turmeric Orange Pineapple Delight

Friday 24 Nov, 2017, 12:56pm by Mrs D 2 comments

This yummy looking recipe comes from @morgan. She has been raving about how delicious this smoothie drink is! Ingredients: Half a fresh pineapple or a small tin 5 thumb-sized pieces of fresh tumeric peeled and chopped 2 tbsp chia seeds (soaked overnight in water) 1-2 oranges (peeled) Thumb sized piece of ginger peeled and chopped (optional) […]

Mexican Limeade

Friday 10 Nov, 2017, 10:00am by Mrs D

This was a bit messy to make but worth the effort – it’s really tart and delicious! You can play around with the amounts, there’s no exact science here. Ingredients: 6-10 lemons or limes (I used lemons) 3 cups water 4 cups lemonade (I used Sprite Zero) 1/4 cup powdered lemonade or sugar (I used […]

Ginger, Basil & Grapefruit Spritzer

Friday 27 Oct, 2017, 1:00am by Mrs D

Lovely subtle flavours in this drink. There are a few steps to go through but the syrup is enough for at least ten drinks and it will last for ages in the fridge. Just add fresh soda water and grapefruit juice any day you feel like a delicious & refreshing mocktail! Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup […]

Traffic Light!

Thursday 12 Oct, 2017, 11:39pm by Mrs D

This is a very festive drink! Our sons were offered these at a family-friendly pub we visited recently and they were super-impressed! Am recreating it here using the method the bartender taught me. It’s a bit fiddly to make and sugary as all hell but fun nonetheless. Ingredients: Orange juice Raspberry cordial Green food colouring […]

Just The Tonic

Friday 29 Sep, 2017, 10:00am by Mrs D

This is simple with only two ingredients and a couple of garnishes but even the simple act of combining two liquids over ice and adding a slice of lemon can feel very treaty! Tonic is sweet but it has a tart edge thanks to the quinine in it. Ingredients: Fruit juice Tonic water Ice cubes Lemon slices Method: * Put […]

Virgin Mojito

Friday 15 Sep, 2017, 10:47am by Mrs D

There are a few steps to go through in making this drink but it’s pretty simple and very refreshing. Delicious in fact! Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 6 ice cubes Handful fresh mint leaves Soda water Fresh lime or lemon Method: * Make a simple syrup by warming 1/2 cup sugar with 1 […]

White Russian

Friday 1 Sep, 2017, 1:26am by Mrs D

This mocktail is super delicious and good if you needed an ‘event’ drink for some sort of celebration or toast. The following ingredients list is for one serve so multiply by the number of drinks you need. Ingredients: 150 ml milk (cow, almond, soy or coconut) 1 tsp instant coffee granules 1tsp cocoa powder Small pinch […]

Ginger Beer

Friday 25 Aug, 2017, 7:00am by Mrs D

This is a really lovely way to make authentic ginger beer. It takes a bit of effort but it’s totally worth it! Very delicious. Ingredients: Big piece of fresh ginger 3 lemons 4 tbsp demerara sugar (or muscavado, brown or raw sugar) Fizzy water Ice cubes Fresh mint Method: Grate the ginger (skin on) into a […]

Peppermint Iced Tea

Saturday 12 Aug, 2017, 1:03pm by Mrs D

A cool, calm blend for your chilling out pleasure. This drink is really refreshing, and leaves a lovely cool, minty taste in your mouth. Ingredients: Peppermint tea Soda water Fresh mint Slice of lemon or lime Lime cordial (optional) Method: Brew a pot of triple-strength peppermint tea Leave it in the pot to go cold. […]