Pomegranate & Davidson Plum

Pomegranate & Davidson Plum

Ingredients

  • A bottle of Wood Lane Pomegranate & Davidson Plum
  • Cinnamon stick to garnish

Instructions

  • Pour over ice and garnish

I really wish I could find this drink again. It’s listed on Dan Murphy’s at https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_ER_1000007467_WLPDP24/wood-lane-beverages-non-alcoholic-relaxation-botanicals-pomegranate-davidson-plum-275ml but seems not available for delivery. And the website for Wood Lane has disappeared.

So I may be fated to try and grow the ingredients to make it at home.

Wish me luck!

Espresso Martini Mocktail

Espresso Martini Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 50ml Seedlip Spice
  • 50ml Cold Brew Concentrate
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • Coffee bean to garnish

These are the official ingredients from Seedlip at https://seedlipdrinks.com/uk/cocktails/espresso-martino. However I have a habit of substituting agave syrup for sugar syrup in my mocktails – it has a longer shelf life and I don’t have to plan ahead as much.

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake.
  • Pour slowly into glass, and the components will separate.
  • Garnish with a coffee bean.

It did look nice, but somehow I missed the mark. Seedlip is gorgeous – I adore it with tonic water – but I think the exact combination of cold brew and agave need to be well-rehearsed.

Pomegranate mojito mocktail

Pomegranate mojito mocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 mint leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Dash agave syrup
  • 60 ml pomegranate juice
  • 120 ml lemonade
  • Optional Pomegranate seeds and mint sprig to garnish

Instructions

  • Muddle the mint leaves, syrup and lime in the bottom of a glass.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with ice
  • Add the juice and lemonade and stir.
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint.

Drinks like this make you remember:
– How good lime is
– How important it is to muddle.

The flavour lasts right until the end when you muddle. So you start with a cool refreshing fizz, and end with a delicious sweetness. Yum.

Hot mulled cider

Hot mulled cider

Ingredients

  • 1 litre apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • orange slices to garnish

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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Grapefruit fizz

Grapefruit fizz

This is so addictive. Pink grapefruit cordial mixed with soda water, it’s the perfect pre-dinner drink. Just get some.

Ingredients

  • Bickfords pink grapefruit cordial
  • Soda water
  • Garnish with slice of pink grapefruit and sugar-rimmed glass

Instructions

  • 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!

Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Pina Colada

A thick, refreshing, flavoursome, creamy mocktail. Perfect for summer by the pool.

Ingredients

  • 120ml coconut cream
  • 3 slices pineapple
  • a dash of agave syrup
  • Half cup of ice
  • shredded coconut to garnish

Instructions

  • 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.

 

 

Here are some other alternatives:

Pineapple Coconut Cooler {Virgin Pina Colada}

Pina Colada Mocktail


https://www.ourpaleolife.com/pina-colada-smoothie/

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