This is the kind of drink that I wish I had on tap on cold days. It’s probably a good thing that a drink like this takes a little bit of preparation, otherwise I’d drink it like water! It’s simple to make, but should be made a few hours in advance just to make sure that it’s set in time. Continue reading “Berry slushies and hot Summer days”
Anzac day and passionfruit mint cocktails
I’ve already posted an Anzac biscuit recipe. It’s my dad’s recipe and they are delicious. He’s in the kitchen making them as I type. The smell of melted butter combined with the oats and brown sugar is such a simple delight. The mixture is to die for, raw or baked.
Instead of posting another Anzac-based recipe, however, I’m sharing a cocktail today. Sharing a drink with friends is so deeply ingrained in the Australian culture, that I’m pretty sure my entire long weekend consists of pub catch ups.
This cocktail is a far cry from the usual macho feel of Anzac day, where beer and two up are king, but it’s a gorgeous way to brighten up your rainy Anzac day. I also got most of my ingredients from my farm visit last weekend, so this cocktail is a little celebration of Australia in a glass.
With fresh, zesty flavours, it’s also pretty delicious. Enjoy your Anzac day!
Passionfruit mint fizz:
- 8 passionfruit
- 5cm chunk of ginger
- 2 small lemons, juice and zest
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups water
- White rum
- 2 cups soda water or lemonade
Slice the skin off your ginger, then score it lightly to ensure it releases lots of flavour. Pop the ginger in a heavy based, medium-sized saucepan with the passionfruit pulp and seeds, juice and zest of the lemons, sugar, and water.
Put the mixture of a medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set to one side to cool. You should end up with about 2 cups of syrup, which will make four cocktails.
When the syrup is cooled, pour about ¼ cup into a tumbler, add 30ml (or more) or rum and top up with soda water or lemonade. You can always omit the alcohol and serve it as a home made cordial if you please.