Ginger Rhubarb Fizz

Ginger Rhubarb Fizz

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ginger rhubarb fizz

Ginger Rhubarb Fizz

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Found a fantastic ginger-rhubarb syrup yesterday. With soda water, this makes for a fantastic pre-dinner drink, or a cooler for long hot summer afternoons.

I’m in heaven. Both my local Woolworths, and the fancy natural health store at Crows Nest are now stocking some awesome fruit syrups from New Zealand. This is a whole new ball game. We’ve gone light years past the unnatural green, red and orange sugar cordials of our youth, to combinations made from real fruit, that can save you hours of preparation.

Combined with my Soda Stream to always have fizzy water, this is a fantastic pre-dinner drink. It could be the alternative to gin and tonic I was looking for.

Both my local Woolworths, and the fancy natural health store at Crows Nest are now stocking some awesome fruit syrups from New Zealand. This is a whole new ball game. We’ve gone light years past the unnatural green, red and orange sugar cordials of our youth, to combinations made from real fruit, that can save you hours of preparation.

Combined with my Soda Stream to always have fizzy water, this is a fantastic pre-dinner drink. It could be the alternative to gin and tonic I was looking for.


Ingredients

  • Ginger-rhubarb syrup
  • Still or sparkling water
  • Garnish – rhubarb stick, mint or strawberries

Instructions

  • Pour syrup into base of glass – either a tumbler or tall glass
  • Fill glass with still or sparkling water
  • Add ice and garnish

Keywords: ginger rhubarb fizz

I did have intentions of making this look prettier with ice cubes and mint or lime, but with Sydney forecast for 42 degrees today, I couldn’t wait. These guys used mint and strawberries to decorate http://www.kitchenbowl.com/recipe/hN0BTg9rri/rhubarb-and-ginger-syrup

ginger rhubarb fizz ingredients
Cranberry lime rickey

Cranberry lime rickey

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cranberry lime rickey

Cranberry lime rickey

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Lots of lovely tart lime, with cranberry juice and grenadine for extra colour and flavour. This disappears quickly!

This really works. A solid 30ml of lime juice neatly balances the cranberry juice, and when the fizz is added, becomes something special. Very easy to guzzle down, it’s hard to resist. Definitely recommended.

The combination of cranberry juice and grenadine also makes for a strong colour. Bring out the colour further with some berries on a cocktail stick too.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 30ml grenadine
  • Top with soda water

Instructions

  • Half fill a tall glass with crushed ice
  • Add cranberry juice, lime juice and grenadine and stir
  • Top with soda water
  • Garnish with a slice of lime

Keywords: cranberry lime rickey

cranberry lime rickey ingredients
Mint Julep

Mint Julep

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mint julep

Mint Julep

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: muddle, stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

There seem to be two main variations on mint julep mocktails: the basic one, focusing on the mint, with a little lemon and sugar; and one that tries to be closer to the adult cocktail, using ginger ale and lemon to mimic the bourbon of the original adult drink. This is the basic one.

There are two versions here: a lazy way for a single serve, and the proper way, making a jug full for friends.


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Ingredients

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 12 teaspoons of sugar (to taste)
  • 56 mint leaves
  • soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle the lemon juice, sugar and mint leaves at the bottom of your glass.
  • Add lots of ice cubes.
  • Fill glass to the top with soda water.
  • Stir well, then garnish with extra mint leaves.

Notes

As with the lime rickey, it’s important to stir the drink after adding the soda water, to ensure the flavour goes all through the drink. This is a good opportunity to taste whether you have enough sugar.

Keywords: mint julep

Or a jug for friends

Ingredients

1 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves
1 cup water
750ml soda water
Ice cubes
Additional mint leaves to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, mint leaves and water in a small saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for five minutes.
  • Place in the fridge until chilled.
  • Pour into jug, add soda water and ice cubes.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.
Berry mint punch

Berry mint punch

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Berry mint punch

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Includes my perennial favourite raspberry cranberry juice – always in my fridge, with berries, lime and mint.


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Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres raspberry cranberry juice
  • 750ml soda water
  • 60ml cup lime juice
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 1 punnet blueberries or strawberries
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • crushed ice

Instructions

  • Mix cranberry juice, soda water, lime juice, berries, mint leaves and lime slices together in punchbowl or jug.
  • Half fill glass with crushed ice.
  • Fill glass with punch and stir

Keywords: berry mint punch, raspberry cranberry juice, mint

The best thing about this drink is that it’s a punch.

That means lots of lovely fruit at the bottom when you’ve finished. As you get close to the end, the flavour gets more intense – particularly the lime and the raspberries. And rather than let them go to waste, keep a long skewer handy so you can spear the berries.

Again, you can make a cut down version for 1:

  • 1 lime
  • Handful of berries and mint leaves
  • About 125ml raspberry cranberry juice
  • About 125ml soda water
  • Ice cubes

I used frozen raspberries and some blueberries and strawberries that really needed using up.

Mint leaves are growing nicely in my garden – the possum has been ignoring them lately.

And I cut a slice of lime for decoration, then juiced the rest.

Stir and serve. Another great recipe that didn’t need any special preparation.

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