Watermelon Crush

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Add a bit of carnival-style fun to a barbecue or garden party with this refreshing minty lemonade drink served in a watermelon Ingredients 1 watermelon 4 lemons, juiced 3 tbsp caster sugar 100ml soda water 1 handful crushed ice 8 washed fresh mint leaves, to garnish Method 1To ensure the watermelon doesn’t wobble, slice the rounded edge off its base, being careful not to cut into the flesh. Carefully cut the top off using…

Raspberry Ripple Milkshake

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Ingredients 75 g frozen raspberries 2 tsp runny honey 75 ml apple juice 3 scoops vanilla ice cream 200 ml skimmed milk Method 1Put the frozen raspberries and the honey into a blender. Pour over the apple juice and blend until it forms a thick purée. Remove from the blender and set aside. 2Rinse out and dry the blender. Add the vanilla ice cream and milk, then whiz until smooth. 3Divide between glasses and drizzle over the…

Mulled ‘Wine’

This recipe is featured in Delia’s ‘Happy Christmas’ Ingredients 1 orange half a lemon 1 small orange 8 cloves 6 fl oz (175 ml) spiced winter berries cordial – or anything similar you can find 10 fl oz (300 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice half tbsp honey 4 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise half tsp ground ginger Method 1. Begin by cutting the orange into quarters and then slice the…

Mulled Wine

This recipe is courtesy of Tesco.com The essence of Christmas is captured in this mulled wine recipe. Fragrant spices, cinnamon and lemon are infused in this warming, seasonal drink that will go down a treat at any dinner party. Ingredients 1 lemon 2 oranges 8 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 4cm (1.5in) piece ginger, peeled and sliced 60g (2½oz) light brown sugar 60ml (2 1/2fl oz) ruby port 1 x 75cl bottle full-bodied red wine For…

Hot Apple and Rum Cocktail

Thanks to the lovely Mums at Crumbs Food for the image and recipe. Makes 6 large mugfuls Ingredients: 2 litres apple juice 1 large piece of ginger, sliced 2 pears, thinly sliced 2 cinnamon sticks 4 cardamom pods 2 tbsp brown sugar Juice of 4 limes, zest of 2 500ml golden rum Method: Pour the apple juice into a big pan, then add the ginger, pears, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. Add the lime zest and…

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

This recipe and image are courtesy of Foodnetwork.co.uk 120 Cook Time 5 Prep Time Psst, if you don’t like Peppermint, simply leave it out…or if you’d like a version just for adults, why not add a cheeky splash or two of peppermint schnapps…or amaretto…or bourbon…? Ingredients 3 cups icing sugar, sifted 2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 12 cups whole milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 8 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped 24…

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