Drinks

Calamari with Tomatoes & Freekeh – for Smith Journal

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Over the next few months we are going to be doing some articles for Smith Journal.

The first follows a successful morning out on the kayak catching calamari.

See some more snaps and find the recipe here.

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Blackberry, Blueberry & Raspberry Smoothie on Anthology

Another breakfast recipe from our series on Anthology Magazine’s blog.

Full recipe here.

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Champagne & Elderflower Cocktails

This is the last one from our series of Christmas cards. We are having a bit of an Island Menu Christmas lunch/party tomorrow so hopefully there will be a few more Christmassy things on the blog next week.

Hope everyone has a good weekend and enjoy plenty of these:

Ingredients
2/3 Cup Champagne
1/3 Cup Soda Water
15mL Vodka
15mL Elderflower Cordial
6-8 Fresh Raspberries

This makes 1 glass. Multiply out for larger quantities.

Method
Mix all the ingredients in a jug except the raspberries. Have a bit of a taste – and add more of the mixes to suit you.

Place raspberries in individual glasses, then pour in the drink and serve.

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Hot Spiced Apple & Brandy Drink

Sunday morning was magnificent – flat calm on the river and sunny – so we put our driving hats on and went for a Sunday drive down the channel. We stopped at the Woodbridge jetty for a fish, but I didn’t even look like catching anything so I soon canned that and went looking lunch. It is a real larder down there, we found honey, jams, cheese, trout and heaps more. We stopped in at Grandvewe Cheeses for a quick look around – but more on that later.

Coincidentally this week Catherine and I used pretty much the same ingredients to make different things. We have been wanting to do a drink of the site for a while now and being winter this seemed like the perfect option.

Ingredients
4x Cups of Apple Juice
1x Cinnamon Stick
3x Slithers of Ginger (about the size of a 20 cent coin)
3x Cloves
1x Zest of a Lemon (about 1 strip the length of the lemon)
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
1x Tsp Honey
4 Decent shots/lugs of Brandy

Method
1. Throw every thing apart from the brandy into a pot and simmer for 45-60mins – or until the flavors of the spices come out.
2. Add the brandy and serve hot.

Too easy.

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