MINT & ORANGE HOT TODDY
For those of you unaware a hot toddy is an alcoholic drink traditionally made using whiskey and served hot. The original recipe requires lemon juice and cinnamon but I decided to mix it up a bit and use orange juice and mint leaves. The result was a refreshingly unusual drink that sure is tasty! Here’s what to do if you wish to make your own; Combine together 2 shots (~60ml) of Whiskey (I used Jack Daniels) with 2 shots of orange juice, 1 cup of boiling water and a teaspoon of honey. Stir until the honey have disolved. Serve with an orange slice (or 2) and a small bunch of mint leaves. This recipe makes 2 drinks. Enjoy!
BANANA & PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
Ok so I don’t think this post really classifies as a recipe but nevertheless I wanted to share with you my favourite smoothie concoction which combines 2 of my favourite fruits bananas and pineapple. If you want to give it a go simply combine together 1/2 ice with 1 cup of pineapple juice and a banana. Pulse in a blender until smooth and you’re done! If you like your smoothies a little sweeter but don’t want to add artificial sweetener or a heap of sugar add a dash of agave nectar.
BLOODY MARY. BLOODY MARY…
The thought of a chilled tomato and tabasco cocktail isn’t something that I would usually find appealing. Having said this after finally taking the plunge and trying a Bloody Mary for the first time this past weekend I was left pleasantly suprised. Who would have thought that I, the biggest sweet-tooth (Check out all these recipes!) would much prefer a crisp spicy bloody mary over a fruity cocktail. I got a tad experimental and had a crack at concocting my own recipe. Here’s what I came up with;
In a cocktail shaker with ice combine 1 cup of fresh tomato juice with 2 shots of vodka, a dash of tabasco sauce, a sprinkle of celery salt, the juice of 1/2 a lime and teaspoon of worcestershire sauce. Shake until well combined. Strain into a glass and garnish with a stalk of celery and/or a wedge of lime. Enjoy!
SPICED ORANGE HOT CHOCOLATE
What you will need:
4 cups of milk
3/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped
2 teaspoons orange essence
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon Dutch cocoa
What to do:
In a large saucepan on a low heat, slowly melt your chocolate. Remove your pan from the heat and gradually pour in your milk whilst whisking. Add your orange essence, cocoa, nutmeg and cinnamon. Return to the heat and continue to whisk until well combined and heated. Serves 4.
EASY WHITE RUM CHERRY COCKTAIL
I love cherries and I love white rum so it makes sense that this white rum cherry cocktail is one of my favourite drinks. To make your very own simply combine 1 shot of white rum (I love Bacardi), 1 shot of cherry brandy, a dash of simple syrup, a squeeze of fresh lime with 1 cup of mineral water, some mint leaves and fresh cherries. Stir until combined and enjoy. This tasty cocktail has less than 150 calories per serve so you can indulge without breaking any New Years Resolutions. Enjoy!
*One shot = 30mL or 1.5 Oz