Cocktail Of The Week: Mojito

It is still lovely and warm in the UK and my sister and I have created another popular delicious cocktail. We have both an alcoholic and non alcoholic version. Do remember to keep hydrating yourself with plenty of water during the warm weather. Always have a glass of water per every alcoholic beverage.

Ingredients

Alcoholic mojito

10 fresh meat mint leaves

2 heaped teaspoons of xylitol

1/2 fresh lime cut into wedges

1 shot of white rum

Soda water

Crushed ice

Cube ice

Non alcoholic mojito

10 fresh meat mint leaves

2 heaped teaspoons of xylitol

1/2 fresh lime cut into wedges

Splash of apple juice

Splash of sparkling water

Crushed ice

Cube ice

Place the lime wedges in a tall glass. Add the xylitol and squish them together using a muddler. This is to release the lime juice. Add the mint leaves and press them down into the lime juice. Then add the ice cubes and add either the rum or the apple juice. With a tall spoon stir all the ingredients. Add the crushed ice and add either the soda water or sparkling water. Garnish with some mint leaves and enjoy!

Cocktail Of The Week: Strawberry Daiquiri

My sister and I can't believe how warm it has been and we hope you have been enjoying the sun as much as we have. Summertime is not only about salads and ice cream, it is also about yummy summer cocktails. This frozen strawberry daiquiri is refreshing and delicious. So easy to make.

Ingredients

500g strawberries hulled

Juice of 1/2 a lime

Rum (we recommend a little)

Ice ( how much ice you use depends on how slushy you like it)

To make it a non alcoholic cocktail omit the rum.

Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until lovely and slushy. Pour into two tall glasses like martini glasses. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf. Enjoy!

Recipe Of The Week: Strawberry Ice Lollies

With the summer weather still going strong my sister and I decided to make more ice lollies. These are yummy strawberry lollies sprinkled with dark chocolate. These are super easy to make. For this recipe we used Silkomart silcone moulds. You can purchase these from amazon. These are yummy, creamy and super easy to make.

Ingredients

1 punnet of strawberries

3 bananas

2 tablespoons of coyo coconut

Yoghurt.

Melted dark chocolate to sprinkle on top

Optional

Sweetener of your choice. We didn't use any but feel fee to taste and see if you would like the lolly mixture sweeter before you pour them into the moulds.

Wash the strawberries and remove the tops. Peel the bananas, chop them and place in the blender with the strawberries and coconut yoghurt. Blend until lovely and smooth. Since our moulds are open we place the lolly sticks in the moulds first, then we pour in the mixture. Once poured into the moulds place in the freezer. They should be ready in 5 hours. If you have normal moulds you do not need to insert the sticks in before pouring the mixture. After 30 minutes in the freezer you can insert the sticks. Once ready melt some dark chocolate and pour onto the lollies. Enjoy!