Albert: “Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.”
― Terry Pratchett
I am so tired of restaurants and bars serving up offensively syrupy, chemically fuchsia drinks as appropriate for female customers. If one more bartender tries to coax me into ordering some impossibly sweet concoction I will wallop them.
I’m tossing the gaudy pink theme bartenders use for “girly” drinks because I hate that color and frankyly, I don’t why women got saddled with it. Here’s a drink that human beings should be drinking. Lovely peach, iced guava juice with the tang of black salt and some effervescence to lighten the whole thing up with a dash of vodka or white rum.
Recipe made out of ingredients found in the fridge
3/4 cup guava juice
1/4 cup Sprite
Sprinkle of Black Salt
Combine all ingredients and pour into glass. Sprinkle some more black salt on top. Serve chilled.
Foodnote: Alternatively you can rim the glass with Black Salt.
― David Sedaris, Naked
Trust me to spike something health gurus are falling over themselves trying to advocate. This crisp, golden cocktail is the perfect light and minty cocktail for brunch and lunch drinking and easy to put together in large batches.
In fact if you omit the dash of white rum/vodka you’ll have a very nutritious drink on your hands.
Makes 1 drink
Recipe from Sweet Paul
What you’ll need:
30 ml white rum
3/4 cup green tea (prepared and chilled)
2 tsp powdered sugar or honey
Juice of 1 lime
Smash together lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Add ice and rum. Pour in tea.
These are so simple, they’re perfect to put together for a movie night or any other low-fuss occassion. Either make a big batch and stick it in the fridge or lay out all the ingredients and let your guests fend for themselves. The addition of oranges and vanilla essence adds an interesting kick to the old favourite, the Rum and Coke.
What you’ll need:
Pile ice into a glass, pour Coke, add a tiny, tiny bit of vanilla essence and a squeeze of citrus. Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange and serve.