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Christmas already?! 🎁

December 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

How can it be December already 🤪?   With less than a fortnight to go, Christmas is literally around the corner!   But don’t panic about the menu.   Instead be pro-active and use multi task ingredients and recipes. 

 

Here’s a drink idea that sure to become a family favourite.  The initial recipe is a non-alcoholic mocktail that everyone will enjoy.  It’s a great holiday punch that’s light, refreshing and not too sweet.   Simple, easy and with only four ingredients this recipe is the perfect way to stay hydrated on lazy summer afternoons!

 

But don’t be fooled this recipe easily morphs into a delightful cocktail that works whatever the weather. 

 

Sydney Sunset Punch

 

Ingredients:

1          Ltr.       Apple Juice

1          Ltr.       Unsweetened (strong) Mint Tea

1/2      Ltr.       Watermelon Juice

1/2      Cup      Rainforest Lime Shrub

 

 

Directions:

  1. Mix well & chill.

 

The punch looks beautiful and is ideal to serve via a ‘help yourself’ punch bowl.   Feel free to add chunks of melon and strawberries.   (If you have the time ‘mix & refreeze’ and serve as a semi-slushie.   At the very least don’t forget the ice!)   

 

For a special touch serve in coupechampagne glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of edible flowers💐.    We love the festive Williams-Sonoma Vintage Etched Coupe photographed.

 

(Grownups can add up to 30ml Gin (personal favourite: Poor Tom’s Strawberry Gin) + (optional) 2 drops orange bitters per serving ‘topup’🍸.)

 

Quick, Easy and totally refreshing - Drinks organized with and without alcohol!   Next task?!

 

Happy Holidays!

Tagged: Apple Juice, Christmas, Easy Entertaining, Gin, Holiday, Mint Tea, mocktail, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Watermelon Juice

Christmas in July vs Dry July

July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

July is a VERY busy month. If you’re not into skiing, July can be all about short days and cold nights. Just when all you want to do is bundle up and binge watch TV in front of the heater, ‘events’ pop up.

Did you partake in this month’s Dry July for charity?   Were you invited to a ‘Christmas in July’ dinner or luncheon. Or maybe you were doing the organising for these events.   How did you go?

Our contribution to the menu works for both events. Mulled Apple Hot Toddy is perfect because:

  • It’s seasonal thanks to it’s traditional ‘holiday’ flavours and perfect for winter
  • It’s non alcoholic

 

Everyone can enjoy a cup from 4 to 104 (and beyond). Plus it’s quick, easy and inexpensive to make.

 

Mulled Apple Hot Toddie

1 Litre             Apple Juice

3 Tbls             Mulling Spices (Herbies)

3 Tbls              Riberry Shrub

3                      Lemon Myrtle Leaves (Herbies)

 

  1. Combine all ingredients and microwave for 15 minutes Medium/High
  2. Cool and refrigerate until needed.
  3. Reheat approx. 10 minutes on medium/high (microwave) or gently simmer on stove.
  4. Strain flavour elements out and serve warm.

  

 

This mocktail is the reworked traditional Mulled Wine favourite with an added touch of Oz.   Our base is  Apple Juice and the customary ‘mulling’ spices (cinnamon, allspice orange peel, etc.) thanks to Herbies.  We added dried Lemon Myrtle Leaves for their unique citrus flavour and our Riberry Shrub's clove spiciness for a bit of extra Australian flavour.  

Remember to serve it warm and don’t forget the presentation.  Our cup is the T2 Chai Henna Gold Mug

Seconds anyone?

 

 

Tagged: Apple Juice, Christmas, Christmas in July, Dry July, Lemon Myrtle, mocktail, Mulling Spices, Riberry Shrub

Sydney Sunset Punch

March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In honour of our in-store ‘tasting demo’ at Williams-Sonoma, Bondi Junction, we’ve created a new punch! It’s full of full of flavour and sure to be a winner with the whole family.

Super easy to make and inexpensive, you’ll find all of the ingredients (except for the Riberry Shrub) at your local supermarket. It has a refreshing taste without being too sweet and is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Have a taste and let us know. Here’s the recipe:

 

Sydney Sunset Punch

 2 Cups       Mint Tea (unsweetened)

 2 Cups       Apple Juice

 1 Cup         Ginger Ale

 1/2 Cup      Riberry Shrub

 Mix all of the ingredients and Enjoy!

 

Like it? We love it.  We’re just not sure what to call it.  Does it's golden colour reminded you of Sunrise, that first hint of sunlight over Bondi beach on a perfect autumn morning?   Or does it's amber shade seem more of a perfect Sunset?

Which would you call it ?     

Sydney Sunrise    or    Sydney Sunset

 

Make up a jug for yourself and let us know which name you prefer via info@currong.com.au

 

Tagged: Apple Juice, Bondi, Ginger Ale, Mint, Punch, Riberry Shrub, Sunrise, Sunset, Sydney, Tea, Williams-Sonoma