Mocktail Hour

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I have been having lots of fun experimenting with mocktails lately. This is my ginger concoction…. Belvoir Ginger cordial, ginger ale, a squeeze of lime and fresh mint.

http://www.belvoirfruitfarms.co.uk/

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Equal parts 100% pink grapefruit juice, 100% pineapple juice, the juice of half a lime and a sprig of mint blended with lots and lots of ice. The grapefruit and lime cut through the sweetness of the pineapple juice very nicely.

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This was an attempt at the mocktail I had at The Mess last week. I boiled fresh lavender leaves and a sprig of rosemary with a cup of sugar until I had a herb-infused sugar syrup. I added 75 ml of the syrup to a glass of ice cold tonic water and added thinly sliced cucumber. It was delicious, but not as fragrant as The Mess’s original version so tweaking will be needed!

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