Hot Ginger Turmeric Toddy

Hot Ginger Turmeric Toddy

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Hot Ginger Turmeric Toddy

  • Author: chris
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail, tea
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Foggy winter night, huddled around the fireplace?  This goes perfectly – and is super healthy


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tspn ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tspn chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Lemon zest to garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil in a small saucepan
  2. Add turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, honey, lemon
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Strain into large glass, add lemon zest as a garnish

Keywords: honey, lemon, turmeric, ginger

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A lovely alternative to mulled-wine flavours – it really was a foggy evening.

Italian Spritz

Italian Spritz

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Lyre’s Amalfi Spritz

  • Author: chris
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: pour
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

I’ll never win awards for my presentation – but I’ll have fun and a lovely taste in my mouth, and that’s what really matters.  

This one wins for convenience – if you’ve got a stash of some Lyres non-alcoholic Classico (prosecco) cans and Lyre’s Italian Spritz in the cupboard, all you need to do is remember to put the Classico in the fridge.   Can’t hurt to have an orange for garnishing, as well. Next time.


Ingredients

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The offical proportions at https://lyres.com.au/recipes/non-alcoholic-aperol-spritz-mocktail-recipe are as per traditional spritzes – equal parts prosecco and spritz, with soda water for additional fizz:  

  • 60mL Lyre’s Italian Spritz
  • 60mL Lyre’s Classico (a homage to prosecco)
  • 30mL premium bottled soda water

I lean towards more prosecco and general laziness, so I used:

  • 2/3 Classico
  • 1/3 Italian Spritz

Instructions

  1. Add ice cubes to your glass until almost full
  2. Add 1/3 Lyre’s Italian Spritz
  3. Full with Lyre’s Classico to taste
  4. Garnish with orange slice

Keywords: aperol, spritz, prosecco, amalfi

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The easy-as ingredients:

Mandarin Agua Fresca

Mandarin Agua Fresca

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Mandarin Agua Fresca

  • Author: chris
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This one came from a glut of mandarins at home – we bought a bag two weeks in a row and were a little slow in eating them, ending up with a surplus that had to be used quickly.
Using the basic agua fresca approach detailed at https://www.mistressofmocktails.com/agua-fresca/, the ingredients were simply  mandarins, water, agave syrup, lime – and I try to have limes around whenever I can.

Too nice to have alone, this is a recipe for 2.


Ingredients

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  • Reserve 2 mandarin segments as a garnish
  • 4 medium mandarins – enough to make 2 cupfuls
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tspn agave syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Blend the fruit, water and sweetener
  2. Sieve, if it looks too pulpy (I didn’t)
  3. Test for sweetness first and adjust if necessary
  4. Server over ice.

Keywords: mocktail, mandarin, agua fresca

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Here are the starting ingredients:

I used the glass I was serving in, as the measure for how many mandarins were required.

Seedlip Grove Margarita

Seedlip Grove Margarita

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Seedlip Grove Margarita

  • Author: chris
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This is actually pretty good – the lime/syrup/salt combination is fantastic.

The recipe from the UK Seedlip site suggests using 50ml Seedlip to 20ml lime juice, but I found that a bit weak.
It’s also important to shake really well, to make sure the agave syrup mixes in.
I ended up with a final mouthful of strong lime, syrup and salt that was mind-blowingly awesome and authentic. Love that salt!

This is an excellent pre-dinner mocktail.


Ingredients

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  • 50ml Seedlip Grove
  • 50ml lime juice
  • 1 tbspn agave syrup
  • Ice to shake
  • Ice to serve
  • Salt to rim the glass

Instructions

  • Squeeze the limes until you have a good 50ml of juice.
  • Use the left-over lime half to moisten the rim of your serving glass
  • Dip the rim of the glass in a saucer of salt
  • Mix the ice, lime juice, agave syrup and Seedlip in a cocktail shaker and shake well
  • Strain and pour over fresh ice in a glass

Notes

Seriously – that combination of salt, lime and agave syrup is mind-blowing

Keywords: margarita

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Sans Drinks

Sans Drinks

I found out about Sans Drinks via an article in either SMH or Guardian – about the new popularity of non-alcoholic drinks.
So the major newspapers are finally waking up.

But I’m happy. SansDrinks have a huge range of all of my favourite mixers, non-alcoholic wines and non-alcoholic spirits, all in one place. So I can place a single order and have it arrive in one hit. It’s a lot better than my experience in ordering direct from Lyres, where it took weeks to arrive. Yes, I’m in a small country town, but seriously, it’s only 20mins to Byron Bay. Australia Post comes past every day – and once I build a bigger letter box I’m sure they’ll leave more than just a delivery note. /endrant.

It’s an easy shopping experience. They have a HUGE range of wines, bubbles and spirits. So it’s a great way to broaden your horizons by ordering a bundle pack.

Despite never liking beer, I’m really tempted to order some of the Sobah range – it’s pretty hard to go past the idea of a Davidson Plum Gluten-Free Ale – and the customer reviews are positive. One for my next order….

Yes, I’m an affiliate, and if the moon and tides are in alignment I may even get a commission 🙂