Indulged a bit too much this weekend? All your good intentions left you by Saturday evening while dining out? Do you need to up your veggie intake? Then this delicious detox green smoothie is just what you need.
Feeling a bit under the weather and want to boost your immunity? Want to help your skin with collagen production without having to buy an expensive cream? Then this Vitamin C booster smoothie is the perfect breakfast remedy for you.
If you are looking for something to put a zing in your Friday celabrations look no further. Help has arrived. This rose cordial gin and tonic will brighten up your weekend. It is a sure way help you relax and cool down on a hot Summer’s day. The red color makes me want to celebrate an early Valentine’s day – any reason to make this beautiful drink and one for your sweetheart too. For all my readers that are going into Winter season, save this recipe – this one will be great for your summer holidays still to come.
How to make a great gin and tonic:
Start with adding ice to a beautiful glass. Pour one shot of gin over the ice and then add a little fruit juice or fruit syrup of your choice. I bought a bottle of rose cordial syrup from Moroccan House Rooftop Café in Pretoria. It really is a sweet delight! Finally top up with your favorite tonic water. I used Fitch and Leedes pink sugar-free tonic water. They really have a great variety and you are sure to find a mixer you love. Finally add your best loved garnishes. Thyme is one of my favorites but mint, lemon or grapefruit will also taste delicious in this coctail. If it rocks your boat, and for that extra special effect, decorate your rose cordial gin and tonic with edible flowers and/or frozen rasberries as well.
- The Quinine in tonic apparantly helps to keep mosquitos at bay. Soldiers used to drink the tonic water with gin to mask the bitter taste of the tonic that was supposed to protect them from these pesky insects. So drink up boys and girls if you are Moz’s favorite food source.
- Lemon zest makes for a better choice of garnish than lemon slices. The zest releases far more of the fragrant citrus oils that pair so well with gin.
- Ice is an important ingredient in your G & T. Use big ice blocks that will not melt too fast and leave your coctail watery.
- South-Africa hosts more than 65 gin distillers and around 135 different local craft gins on the South-African market.
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This three ingredient shooter size drink is a great idea for a quick dessert at your next dinner party. It takes no time to put together but will satisfy any grown-ups’ sweet tooth. I suggest that you cool the Kahlúa and Amarula beforehand in your refrigerator to enhance the flavors of the two liqueurs. First pour the Kahlúa followed by the Amarula, tip the shot glass slightly and pour the Amarula very slowly against the side to prevent the liqueurs from mixing, thereby forming two layers. Decorate with your favorite chocolate truffles or Ferrero Rocher’s chocolate balls by resting the chocolate on the rim of the glass.
Takes: Less than 5 min. Ridiculously Easy
- Kahlúa Coffee liqueur
- Amarula Cream Liqueur
- Ferrero Rocher Chocolate balls or your favorite chocolate truffles. Make sure they are large enough to balance on the shot-glass’ rim.
Fill half of a single shot-glass with Kahlúa. Then slightly tipping the glass rest the Amarula bottle on the rim of the glass and pour the Amarula in very slowly to keep the two liqueurs separated. When the glass is filled place a chocolate ball on top of the rim of the glass and serve.