Saturday, June 9, 2012


If you've ever given a party, or simply asked friends in for the evening you know there are times you would like to serve something special to drink...but what? Here's a refreshing solution: Mock versions of classic drinks....from the Non drinkers Drink Book. Mix these up for any occasion, they are bound to lift some spirits...!
1 1/2 cups canned tomatoes
1/2 cup heavy cream
dash salt
dash pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
ice cubes
water cress
Strain tomaotes through a sieve into a cocoktail shaker. Add cream, salt, pepper, basil and several ice cubes Shake vigorously. Strain. Serve in juice glasses (4-6 ounces) Garnish with water cress.
Serves 3
may add a skewered lime slice and a small cherry tomatoe.

LEMONESCENCE ( old fashioned)
1/4 tespoon dried tarragon leaves
1/4 cup hot water
1/3 cup peach nectar
1/3 cup pineapple juice
ice cubes
simmer tarragon in water for 2-3 minutes . Cool. Strain. Mix liquid with juices. Pour over ice cubes in a tall glass. fill with bitter lemon. Stir briefly.
Serves 1

4 tbs thawed frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup crushed ice
3 drops mint extract
maraschino cherry
blend limeade , ice and mint extract in blender for a few seconds on high speed. blend until fine "snow" is formed. Serve in cocktail glasses short staw. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
serves 1


Pet said...

Bloody Marys! You might like to read this Post of mine about Bloody Marys in London (and other places)

cookingvarieties said...

hi dear, as usual your punch and cocktail recipes are so unique..unlike many i have come across... hmmm, always tempted to try out. bookmarked with thanks . have a great week.

Glamour Drops said...

Well hello and delighted you left a comment for me this morning - as it lead me back to your own blog. Lots of fab recipes here! I have a couple of vintage punch bowls, so am always hunting for recipes to fill them. You have plenty of ideas!