Orange Blossom and Bombay Sapphire

Happy Friday!!!
A very sweet friend of mine sent me a fun text this afternoon, we always send each other crazy texts, greeting each other in the morning at precisely 7 am. with things like “good morning my little forest fairy” or “good morning my little meadow muffin” you get the idea…

CRAZY!
but fun!!
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Friday Poem

“Your week is done as is mine.
Time for some beer maybe some wine.
The sun it shines on your heart and mine.
We embrace our free time with beer and wine.
Have a great weekend my friend.”

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Orange Blossom & Bombay Sapphire

This delicious orange blossom and gin cocktail recipe has been exclusively designed by Bombay Sapphire and florist Robbie Honey to celebrate the start of spring.

The days are getting longer and those cold winter nights shorter, so why not celebrate with a cocktail in hand? Renowned florist Robbie Honey and iconic gin brand, Bombay Sapphire have teamed up to create this deliciously refreshing orange infused tipple.

A fresh take on the classic G&T.

What You’ll Need:

  • 50ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 100ml Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic Water
  • 10ml Orange Blossom Honey
  • Cubed Ice
  • Garnish: 1 straw, 1 very long orange peel twist spritzed over the glass for aroma

What To Do:

  1. Drizzle the honey into the bottom of a tall glass an add the Bombay Sapphire.
  2. Stir to mix fully then add plenty of cubed ice.
  3. Top with the Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic Water and stir to combine.
  4. Finish by spritzing the orange peel over the top and sides of the glass then feed the peel into the glass around the ice creating an imaginative spiral effect

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Kahluaccino

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Kahluaccino

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua, or Frangelico
  • 3 cups ice
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • Shaved chocolate, for garnish

Preparation

Combine milk and coffee in a blender. Add Kahlua (or Frangelico), ice and sugar. Puree until frothy. Divide among 4 glasses and garnish with shaved chocolate.   Non-alcoholic variation: Omit the alcohol and add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.

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Firewater Friday

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Cinnamon Sparkler

Ingredients

1.5 oz  Kahlúa
Cinnamon Spice
3 oz Sparkling Apple Cider Small squeeze of lemon

Directions

Shake Kahlúa Cinnamon Spice and lemon. Top with sparkling cider. Garnish with dash of nutmeg or cinnamon

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Woo Hoo It’s Friday

Oh wait

I’m a Mom….

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FUn FriDaY SwiTchy

Well guys….I’m still alcohol free…well except for last night I shared a beer with a friend and it was a Blue Light so it doesn’t really count! 😀

Here is another awesome alcohol free summer cocktail,this ginger punch is flavored with lemon juice and sweetened with honey and molasses for a refreshing drink that quenches even the fiercest summer thirst.  (Could add vodka) 😀

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Haymaker’s Ginger Switchel

Ingredients

  • 9 cup(s) water, divided
  • 1/4 cup(s) minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup(s) honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup(s) molasses
  • 3/4 cup(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup(s) cider vinegar
  • Fresh berries, mint sprigs or lemon slices for garnish

Directions

  1. Combine 3 cups water with ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let infuse for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the ginger-infused water into a pitcher, pressing on the ginger solids to extract all the liquid. Add honey (or maple syrup) and molasses; stir until dissolved. Stir in lemon juice, vinegar and the remaining 6 cups water. Chill until very cold, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Stir the punch and serve in tall glasses over ice cubes. Garnish with berries, mint sprigs or lemon slices, if desired.

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A Fun Friday with the Bronx Cocktail and a Fun Fact

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Bronx Cocktail

  • 30 ml Beefeater Gin
  • 15 ml Italian sweet vermouth
  • 15 ml freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 10 ml French dry vermouth
  • Shake ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Fun Friday Fact:

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

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Watermelon Cocktails

Full of juicy watermelon, fresh mint and a dash of cherry, this refreshing cocktail would make a great drink any day!!

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The ingredients can be increased to suit the number of servings needed.

Watermelon Mojitos

Makes 1 serving

3 fresh mint sprigs

¼ cup (60 mL) watermelon purée

1 tsp (5 mL) cherry-flavoured syrup OR grenadine

3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice

¼ cup (60 mL) light rum

Ice cubes

2 tbsp (30 mL) chilled sparkling water OR club soda

Sugar cane stirrer AND lime wedge (optional)

In a tall glass, place mint. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle to release oil.

In a blender, purée watermelon for 20 seconds. In a cocktail glass, combine watermelon, cherry syrup, lime juice and rum. Stir well. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge, if desired, and serve immediately.

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It’s supposed to be sunny all weekend so remember that there is no stronger sunscreen than sitting in a bar!

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A little Sassy

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This is my favorite way to drink water it tastes delicious and is great for your digestive system! 

 The Flat Belly part … not seeing that so much. 😀 😀

I suppose if I were to exercise regularly and lay of the vino for a while….

 

Sassy Water

2 liters water (about 8 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves.

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight.

Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day.

This is a recipe from the  Flat Belly Diet….

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I will be making a pot of this tea, this afternoon!!!

Global Grazers

Ginger Tea, A Medicinal Treat from IndiaMy first visit to India in 1995 was an unforgettable experience.  For me, it was a revelation and I loved every bit of it — the color, the culture, the contrasts and the food.  Unfortunately, as so often happens when we are working hard and playing hard, I came down with one of the worst chest colds I have ever had.

My work schedule was incredibly full and, with only a few weeks to do about three months worth of work, downtime was not an option.  Fortunately, one of my Indian colleagues also happened to be a medical doctor.  So, I turned to her for advice.

To my surprise, she recommended two therapies:  (a) inhaling medicinal steam from a neti pot; and (b) ginger tea.  Coming from the United States and having no knowledge of ayurvedic medicine, these recommendations did not make me feel particularly optimistic.  However, desperation compelled…

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Copy Cat Day!! – Lemon Honey Tea Mix

Just before Christmas I found a recipe for a Lemon Honey Tea Mix.

This is the best cold and flu drink I think I’ve ever had, I was looking for tea recipes and came across this one from the Lightly Crunchy blog site.

In a previous post my sister had made a similar tea .

 whole lemon and ginger tea with honey

I made up quite a few jars of this for Christmas gifts, my whole family loves it, and we’ve refilled our jar many times over the last couple of weeks.

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The following is what I found on Lightly Crunchy:

You can find a similar product to the pre-mix that I made in Asian or Korean markets, called Yuja Cha. It’s like a citrus marmelade, but is used for hot teas or mixed with cold water for a summer drink. You can easily make some up yourself and because honey never goes bad, is antibacterial and a natural preservative, this will keep for months in the fridge. The components will break down over time and become more marmelade-like. I’ve read that some Korean households keep topping up the honey and lemon and keep the jar going continuously.

Honey Ginger Lemon Tea Mix

  • 1/4 to 1/2 of an organic lemon
  • fresh ginger
  • honey (raw)

Thinly slice the lemon and peel and thinly slice or mince the ginger (I used between 1-2 tsp of minced ginger, you can use your judgement about how much you’d like). I cut the slices into quarters to help them break down faster in the honey. Arrange the lemons (take out the seeds first) and ginger in layers in a clean, sterile jar and cover with honey. Refrigerate until needed. Use a large tbsp of the mixture in a mug of hot water to make tea.

Or if you just want to make yourself a quick mug of tea, you can use these measurements:

Honey Lemon Ginger Tea (1 mug)

  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey

Put ginger in a small bowl and pour 1 cup boiling water over it. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Strain into a mug and add in lemon juice and honey. Add more honey, to taste, if needed.

To further kick it up a notch, add a shot of whisky and a pinch of cayenne. If it doesn’t cure what ails you, it might at least help you go to sleep.

Fun Friday Cocktail – Corona-Ritas

I was perousing through Pinterest a few nights ago and came across this amazing looking drink, clicked, clicked again and came to this website called exhaustedmomdiary.blogspot.com , she’s got a great website unfortunately not a wordpress.com simply awesome site. 🙂 I can’t wait to try this

Corona-Ritas

In a pitcher, combine equal parts (use the limeade can to measure):

Frozen limeade concentrate
water
Sprite
tequila

add one Corona

Stir, serve, and be careful, ’cause these guys go down waaaay too easy!