Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Top Five: Favourite drinks!

 Lemonade (with or without vodka!)

1(ish) cups sugar
4-5 cups water, divided
 6-7 lemons
1 lime

*In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water and sugar to a slow boil until syrupy
*Juice lemons and lime into a pitcher
*Add remaining water and cooled syrup mixture

This is especially good with lime flavoured vodka

Hot Chocolate

1 cup water
2-3 tbsp cocoa, sifted
2-3 tbsp sugar
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
freshly whipped cream

*In a saucepan, whisk together water, cocoa and sugar until disolved
*Add milk and vanilla and bring to a slow boil
*Serve immediately topped with freshly whipped cream

The Pink Fizzy (from Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook)

Handful of pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
2/3 cup pink grapefruit juice
1 cup sparkling wine

*Divide the pomegranate seeds among 4 champagne flutes
*Mix together juices and divide among flutes
*Top each glass with 2 oz of sparkling wine

Berry Avocado Smoothie (also posted here)

1 cup frozen berries
2 tbsp ground flax
1 scoop protein powder
1 very ripe avocado
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup raspberry juice

*Combine all ingredients to a blender and process well

Lime and Blueberry Margarita
I think I originally got this recipe froma n Eatinig Well magazine

2 cups ice
1/2 cup blueberry nectar
1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup 7-up
2 tbsp frozen limeade
3 oz of tequila (or not)

*Combine all ingredietns in a blender and process until smooth

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