I’ve blatantly copied the image off the Belvoir site (http://www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk/) as this is far better than any picture I can conjure up! We are going to our village Christmas carol concert today and they will be offering mulled wine and mince pies. The only thing we can possibly have tonight is therefore mulled winter punch 🙂
This contains red grape juice, elderberry juice, blackcurrant juice and orange juice spiced up with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Pour and gently warm in a pan and serve or serve in a mug and microwave for a lovely winter warmer.
This is my hubby’s choice and mixology skills and is taken from the book Preggatini’s: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be by Natalie Bovis-Nelsen. Oh and monkey is called Fred and belongs to my daughter 🙂
1/4 glass of milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 scoop chocolate ice-cream
Blend all ingredients and serve.
Edited to add: hubby’s on funky monkey no 2 and this time has added 1/2 a banana blitzed up in it.
Today is Winter Solstice eve. In my favourite UK city, where I used to live, this is known as ‘Burning the Clocks’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_the_Clocks) and is a good opportunity to celebrate and release things from the past year. As part of this celebration I have written a good-bye letter to alcohol which will be burned on our fire and I will toast my new found sobriety with this tasty mocktail 🙂
30ml or 1fl oz fresh lime juice
30ml or 1fl oz fresh lemon juice
30ml or 1 fl oz fresh orange juice
Grenadine, to taste
Maraschino cherry, for decoration
Mix all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker already packed with ice and then strain into a glass. Add a cherry for a final flourish. Cheers! Day 90
PS I will share the good-bye letter around New Year time.
It was the last working day for me today prior to Christmas and I now have 16 days off. That usually would have prompted the biggest of sessions tonight and the brakes being taken off from here. The Christmas mocktail bar is an act of self-preservation for me and if it helps someone else all the better 🙂
I large pear, peeled and quartered (or if you’re lazy like me and don’t want to juice it just buy the juice ready done)
100mls or 3 1/2 fl oz’s cranberry juice
Juice the pear and mix it with the cranberry juice. Serve with ice.
I will be taking the longest bath and then sipping this rather than getting sh*tfaced 😉 Day 89 Enjoy!
All of these mocktails are taken from the book ‘How to Cure a Hangover’ by Andrew Irving. This one was recommended by Oliff, the head barman at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Sydney, Australia and also the barman at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London.
I thought I’d start with something nice and simple to warm up my skills slowly and the picture is pretty self explanatory:
Glass of tonic water
Drop of Angostura bitters
Drop the bitters into the tonic water and stir.