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Friday, 17th May 2013
On hot days (or rainy days, or snowy days), there’s nothing better than a nice cold cocktail. Tom agrees. These are perfect for non-drinking dinner party guests and summer evenings in general. The best part? You get all of the flavour without headaches or regret in the morning.
Cherry Lime Ricky (serves 1)
½ cup cherry juice
Juice of 1 lime
1 pack of sweetener
Lime Wedge (optional – for garnish)
Use a measuring cup to add the cherry juice, lime juice, and sweetener
Stir to dissolve the sweetener
Fill in a tall glass with ice – Pour in the cherry juice mixture.
Top up with the club soda, and serve with a straw (add a wedge of lime to garnish)
Cran-Dandy Cooler (serves 1)
¼ cup of cranberry juice
2 tablespoons of pineapple juice
2 tablespoons of orange juice
4 ounces of jar cherries
¾ teaspoon of lemon juice
12 fluid ounce of a can/bottle of ginger ale
Orange rounds to decorate
In a large glass, merge cranberry juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, cherry juice and lemon juice.
Just before serving, slowly add ginger ale; stir to then blend.
Serve over ice in cups or glasses and garnish with cherries and orange slices
Cucumber Punch (serves 1)
¾ of water
¾ of ice cubes
1 packet of sugar-free instant lemonade powder
1 can of white grape juice concentrate
1 sliced lemon
½ medium thinly sliced cucumber
In a punch bowl, stir the ice, lemonade powder, water and grape juice concentrate together and float slices of lemon and cucumber on top.
Lusty Lime Virgin (serves 4)
1 can of frozen lime concentrate
1 cup of diet cola flavoured carbonated beverage
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup of water
Combine the lime concentrate, carbonated beverage, orange juice, water and ice in a blender.
Cover and blend until it has turned slushy.