Posted: Oct 16 2014
So Ladies, we are coming into the festive season and if you are in need of a few recipes that will keep your taste buds dancing (and possibly you), then here are our recommendations.
Something fresh and fruity, something delicious and a decadent and something with a bit of fresh zing.
WATERMELON, GIN & MINT COCKTAIL
(sourced from http://pratos-e-travessas.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/cocktail-de-melancia-gin-e-hortela.html)
4 dl watermelon pulp, blitzed
2 dl gin
1 tbs sugar
Small pepper mint leaves
Lots of cruched ice
I used 500 g of watermelon ( it had no seeds) that after peeled and blitzed, gave 4 dl of pulp.
*Mix the watermelon pulp, gin, sugar and pepper mint leaves.
*Fill medium glasses with cruched ice to the middle, and top with the cocktail.
*Serve on a hot late afternoon with a pepper mint leaf on top.
ESPRESSO MARTINI GRANITA
(sourced from http://chewtown.com/2014/03/espresso-martini-granita/)
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup Mr Black Cold Drip Coffee Liqueur
1/3 cup espresso coffee
1/3 cup vodka
Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and heat over medium high heat, stirring until sugar has melted. Reduce to a simmer and continue to heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Once cool, place in a medium baking dish and add Mr Black liqueur, espresso coffee and vodka. Place in the freezer and each hour, take a fork, and fluff up the ice crystals freezing for at least 4 hours.
HERBED BLACKBERRY COCKTAIL (On the Rocks)
(sourced from http://www.bhg.com/blogs/delish-dish/2013/08/15/lets-party-herbed-blackberry-cocktail/)
- 4 blackberries
- 2 sprigsfresh rosemary
- 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) tequila
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) lime juice
- 4 teaspoons (about 3/4 ounce) Simple Syrup
- Ice cubes
- Blackberries (optional)
- Fresh rosemary sprig (optional)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water