Alcohol harms ourselves.Instead of drinking God knows what alcoholic drinks, you should try some new tastes.
Here are my favorites:
Carrot and Cranberry Cocktail
An ideal concoction for the body-conscious guest.
100ml carrot juice
100ml cranberry juice
2 teaspoons of honey (or 2 teaspoons of sweetener)
Simply pour all the ingredients into a shaker, mix with ice and shake well to let ingredients combine well. Strain into a glass and serve.
Serve in the summer months as a refreshing treat.
100ml natural apple juice
50ml pear juice
100ml ginger ale (diet is acceptable)
Juice of half a lemon
1 small piece of ginger root
Pout the apple, pear and lemon juice into a shaker. Grate the ginger root to release the flavour. Put the ingredients into a glass and top up the mixture with the ginger ale. Stir and garnish with some grated ginger root.
The alcoholic version has a strong kick. This alternative is all sweetness and light.
Half a lime
Half a lemon
Half an orange
Dice the lime, lemon and orange into small pieces. Place the pieces in the bottom of a glass. Add a sugar cube to the mix and plenty of crushed ice. Top the glass with the ginger ale and garnish with a sprig of mint after some stirring the mixture thoroughly.
Bring a bit of Caribbean flavour to your home – without the rum!
50ml coconut milk
80ml pineapple juice
80ml mango juice
1 small banana
Peel the banana and place in a blender with the juice and coconut milk. Add in some ice and blend for 10 seconds. Pour in a large glass and serve with a straw with a garnish of sliced pineapple on the rim.
The pretty colour of this low fat cocktail is reason enough to prepare it. Add to the mix the fact that it is packed with antioxidants and is fairly low in calories and you have a winner!
2 generous tablespoons of low-fat plain yoghurt
150ml grape juice
One punnet of fresh blueberries
Handful of fresh blackberries
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and lilac in colour. Add water or more juice if you want a thinner consistency. Pour into a glass and garnish with one or two berries on top.
Not for the faint-hearted, this is a famous hangover cure and a drink in its own right: worth trying at least once!
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 egg yolk
A sprinkle of salt
A sprinkle of black pepper
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
Dash of white wine vinegar
Rinse a glass with the olive oil and discard the excess. Add the ketchup and the egg yolk before seasoning the Worcestershire sauce and white wine vinegar with the salt and pepper. Then its time to close your eyes and send it down the hatch!
And the winner is:
Non-alcoholic Pina Colada–>
First invented in Puerto Rico, the Piña Colada is a sweet drink made from coconut milk. In the alcoholic version, one adds rum. But, for those who want a virgin option, you can still enjoy this sweet treat anytime of the year, or preferably on the beach in sun. Read on to learn how to make a Piña Colada.
Combine the milk, ice and crushed pineapple into a blender
Blend on high-speed until smooth. Add water to the mix to smooth the consistency.
Pour the mix into a decorative glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.