Now, I rarely touch alcohol, and when I do have that one glass of red wine, it literally will write me off for that entire week. My body rejects alcohol, I hate feeling hungover and so I never really drink. But for those of you who do enjoy an alcoholic beverage or three, I imagine you are familiar with the term Dry January.
I thought it would be fun to put something different together today, and so I have spent my Saturday playing around with these Organic Mocktails. If you want to give these a go you will need both a juicer and a blender.
First up is the Strawberry Daiquiri. I got inspiration for this recipe from this website here.
1/2 Cup of Coconut Water
1/2 Cup of Strawberries
1/2 Organic Cloudy Lemonade
Juice of 1/2 a Lime
Highland Spring Water ice cubes
Peel and chop a lime in half. Take one half and juice this. Add strawberries, lemonade, lime juice, coconut water, and icecubes and stick it all in a blender. Pour into a tumbler or cocktail glass. Garnish with a piece of lime – a little better than my poor attempt. This tastes so, so yummy. I am going to try this but with Watermelon next, which is sat in my fridge waiting for me.
When I lived in Mallorca the one thing I did like to drink is Sangria, but this used to give me the worst ever headaches. I did a little research for a non alcoholic version and found a fab recipe online, which I have amended slightly due to what I could pick up in the supermarket. It still tastes just as yummy and is a great drink to make for you and your friends.
4 Sicilian Oranges
2 Small Apples
Cup of Blackberries
Peel and juice the oranges and the limes. Then chop up the beets and apples and add those to a juicer. Pour this all straight into a serving jug. Add the lemonade and the pomegranate juice. It will go frothy like in the photograph above, but when you put this into your fridge to chill it will settle. Drop in fruit such as blackberries, raspberries, orange and lemon slices. Stick this in the fridge and then serve.
If you don’t like the taste of beetroot, then maybe just use one, or use grenadine to add the red colouring.
So there you go, some fab drinks to try during Dry January. Do let me know if you liked this kind of post and if you would like to see more drinks and juicing recipes in the future. I better go clean my kitchen now. Have a great weekend.