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!

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.

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!

Blackberry Honey Mint Mocktail

Blackberry Honey Mint Mocktail

Ooh yeah. A little fussy, but great great flavour. There is a lot of honey in this one, but blends nicely with the lemon and blackberries. Worth it.

From http://www.bowlofdelicious.com/2016/04/21/honey-blackberry-mint-mocktails/
This makes two mocktails.

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) honey
  • a handful fresh mint leaves (about 10)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well blended.
  • Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix.
  • Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice
  • Top each glass with 1 cup of soda water
  • Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves

I almost followed the recipe correctly.


Muddled everything together in a steel bowl, so that I had more room.
In hindsight, using a shaker would have worked better, getting all of the flavours together.
But it looked pretty.


I tasted it at this step and it was divine.
But went ahead and topped it up with soda water.

Still divine.
Definitely worth repeating.

Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

Others have like this, but maybe I was a little heavy handed with the vanilla. A poor second to the honey blackberry mint mocktail.  This recipe was based on https://www.lafujimama.com/blackberry-vanilla-mocktail/, with its beautiful imagery.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle the blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla and honey, in the bottom of a glass
  • Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer, and again through a coffee filter until clear
  • Pour over ice, and fill glass with soda water
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint leaves

It really depends on the ingredients. I think this vanilla extract was quite strong, compared to the standard vanilla essence, and I put a bit too much in, overpowering everything else.


It looked nice, after muddling, but you could still smell the vanilla strangely.


Persevered and made it, but somehow it wasn’t quite there.
Check out the honey blackberry mint mocktail instead.

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