Category Archives: Drinks

Making Ginger Beer

A refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day served cool with ice and a sprig of mint. Ingredients 1 Tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp dried yeast 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup caster sugar 1.25 L boiling water … Continue reading

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Iced Tea with Guava

Mum was always looking for ways to cool us down. This is a tea with a difference as she would use what we had. Our nearest shop , an African dukka, was 5 miles away and our nearest shopping centre … Continue reading

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Mango, Carrot and Orange Smoothie

It is getting hot in Queensland and cool drinks are a must. Also mangoes are in season. Thank you Olive for this refreshing drink. Ingredients 1 mango 1 cup of unsweetened carrot juice, chilled 1 cup of unsweetened almond and … Continue reading

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Raspberry Champagne

We had a small celebration on Saturday and this is what we drank. I remembered today because I found the champagne cork in the garden! I also remembered how delicious it was. Ingredients 1 bottle of champagne or sparkling white … Continue reading

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Sparkling Red Wine and Peach Cocktail

Ingredients crushed ice to serve 2 peaches, sliced 2 cups of peach nectar 2 cups of sparkling shiraz Method Divide the ice, peaches and nectar between 4 glasses and pour over the shiraz. Serve. there will be enough for seconds!

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Melon Ball Drinks

I had not thought to include drinks in my blog but the Refreshing Apple Drink was so well received that I am writing a second. Ingredients 1/2 rockmelon 1/2 honeydew melon 1/4 watermelon bamboo skewers melon scoop 4 tall glasses … Continue reading

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Refreshing Apple Drink

This drink is non alcoholic. The alcohol burns off as steam before the water evaporates. Ingredients 2 fl oz 60 ml apple brandy 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped 1 cinnamon stick 2 oz 50 g caster sugar 1 red … Continue reading

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