This recipe was based on one at http://pallensmith.com/recipes/recipe/hot-mulled-cider/ – basically halved the recipe and Australianised it. Paul has a fantastic range of recipes on his site, with YouTube videos so you can watch him make it.
Simply mix all the ingredients (except the garnish) in a saucepan
Stir over medium heat until it begins to boil
Reduce the heat and let it simmer about 15 minutes.
Garnish with orange slices to serve
Luckily Woolies has the juices in 1 litre boxes
Make sure it doesn’t boil too long or you’ll lose the clarity. Reduce heat and simmer.
It really was hard to just have one of these. A lot better than expected – this is a great recipe.
This is so addictive. Pink grapefruit cordial mixed with soda water, it’s the perfect pre-dinner drink. Just get some.
Bickfords pink grapefruit cordial
Garnish with slice of pink grapefruit and sugar-rimmed glass
Decorate the glass by pressing the rim of the glass into your grapefruit to wet it (or a lemon, or water, if you don’t have one)
Then press the rim into a plate of sugar, to make pretty
Fill glass halfway with ice cubes
Prepare your soda water – either bottled, or fizz it in a sodastream
Add cordial and soda water to taste – roughly 1 part cordial to 4 parts water
Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
Woolworths, Coles and specialty stores all now have fantastic ranges of fruit cordials these days.
I started taking cordials seriously after discovering a ginger and rhubarb cordial at an exotic deli in Crows Nest and then discovered the pleasures of elderflower and pomegranate cordial from Woolies! Discovering this pink grapefruit flavour was a happy day, as I’ve always loved pink grapefruit, since having a tree in the backyard growing up. Heavenly!
A thick, refreshing, flavoursome, creamy mocktail. Perfect for summer by the pool.
120ml coconut cream
3 slices pineapple
a dash of agave syrup
Half cup of ice
shredded coconut to garnish
Throw the coconut cream, pineapple, syrup and ice into a gutsy blender and blend until smooth
Pour into glass and garnish with shredded coconut
There are so many variations on this recipe, it was a toss of the coin as to which one to start from. Most used coconut milk and pineapple juice for a light effect, but I think the ice has the same effect, and cools it down even further.
The shredded coconut garnish was a little distracting, when drinking from the glass, but the straw would have fixed that. Mind you, Millie said the garnish was the best part, so it’s definitely got to stay, even if it’s just for the looks.
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