We’ve created some yummy mocktail recipes so you don’t miss the hard stuff this January.
To make four glasses you’ll need
(fresh or frozen)
2 ripe bananas
800ml semi skimmed milk.
Make a delicious smoothie with fresh or frozen blueberries blended with bananas and semi-skimmed milk. Tip the blueberries into a blender and slice in the bananas. Add the milk. Whizz together for a few seconds until smooth and blended, then pour into 4 glasses.
1. Homemade Coconut Coffee Frappe
- 1 small carton coconut water
- 1/2 a can of organic coconut milk (note if its good quality it should be separated so give it a stir up in the can first)
- 1 cup of ice
- 1 fresh double espresso
- 1 table spoon organic coconut oil
Instructions for preparation:Optional: unpasteurised double cream for those ok with dairy
- Get all the ingredients out and ready, brew your double espresso then start to prepare the ingredients
Empty the coconut water and half can of coconut milk into a blender
- Add the coconut oil
- Add the ice
- Optional: add a few good dollops of organic, unpasteurised double cream.
- Add the espresso last
- Blend for 30 seconds and serve straight away in a cold pint glass, dress with a fresh sprig of mint if you fancy.
2. The Pina-nolada
- Add everything to a blender, making sure that the ice is at the bottom for easier blending.
- Blend until smooth, approximately one minute, then pour into serving cups immediately.
3. The No-jito
- 1x 1 litre coconut water
- 1x fresh organic lime
- 1 x good handful of fresh mint
- 1x handful of organic desiccated coconut
- Smidge of organic honey
- A bag of ice
- 2 x cocktail glasses of your choice
- 1 x cocktail shaker
How to assemble the No-jito
- Add a touch of honey round the rim of the glasses & dip them into the dessicated coconut
- Fill a blender with a few handfuls of ice & blend until small chunks
- Fill cocktail shaker glass with the crushed ice & top up with coconut water
- Smash a few fresh tender mint leaves in your hands (clap them together & twist) & throw into cocktail shaker glass
- Put a few most smashed sprigs of mint in the bottom of the cocktail glasses
- Fill cocktail glasses with more crushed ice & pour over the now chilled cocnut water/ice mix from the shaker.
- Load it right up with a small mountain of ice to allow for a bit of meltage
- Dress the glass with a sprig of mint, a slice of lime & squeeze a chunk of lime over the top of the drink
Options – Blend some fresh fruit (berries) into a purée & drizzle over the top for added colour & flavour, dress with a slice of whatever berry you use. Add a squeeze of honey if you have a sweet tooth when you shake the mix, or squeeze over the top
4. Banana & Cinnamon Smoothie
A really simple and delicious recipe! To whisk yourself up a glass you’ll need:
1 banana, sliced or mashed.
½ pint semi skimmed milk
2 tbsp clear honey
A dash of cinnamon
Place the banana, milk, ice and honey in a blender and then blend until smooth. Transfer to a serving glass and finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon
5. Dry January Spicy Apple Punch…
Dry January Spicy Apple Punch
- 2 parts apple juice
- 1 part apple and cinnamon tea
- 1 part pomegranate juice
- 1/2 part red grape juice
- splash elderflower cordial
- 1/2 an apple sliced
- orange zest and juice of half an orange
- cinnamon stick, 5 cloves, 2 cardamon pods, 1 aniseed in a spice bag
Put all ingredients in a pan and warm slowly, letting all the spices infuse. Pour into your Dry January mug and garnish with an apple slice.
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