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Our GINLET Gimlet– Cocktails 101

April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

We’re living in unusual (dare we say crazy) times 🤪.  In-home isolation with an ad-hoc schedule, my days seem to fluctuate from being very slow or very fast. 

To put the time to good use, I’m doing a bit of personal ‘homeschooling’.  Since cafes and bars are out, my books of choice over the next few weeks will be my cocktail recipe collection...I’ve commencing with the classic Gimlet. 


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Tagged: Australian native foods, Cocktail, cocktails, easy, Easy Entertaining, Gimlet, Gin, Ginlet, Manly Spirits, Quick & Easy, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Rainforest Limes

MMMS = 3MS

September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Spring (officially YES, weatherwise NO)!

In honour of the season (let’s think positive) here’s our latest cocktail creation. Super easy to make with only four ingredients and a nice, light flavour that’s not too sweet or alcoholic, just thirst-quenching. Refreshing and even beautiful to look at, you’ll be enjoying the 3MS for the next six months and beyond!

We weren’t sure what to call it so in honour of its components  we named it (for now at least) the:

MMMS = 3MS 

Moonshine, Midori, Winter Melon Tea

& Rainforest Lime Shrub

 

Ingredients:

30ml   Crazy Uncle Moonshine (Whipper Snapper)

15ml   Midori

15ml   Rainforest Lime Shrub

45ml   (approx.) Winter Melon Tea (Yeo’s)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine Moonshine, Midori and Rainforest Lime Shrub in cocktail shaker and shake to mix.
  2. Strain into glass with ice.
  3. Top with Winter Melon Tea and stir to mix.

 

Beyond politics we also like the fact that the 3MS flavours are multi-cultural.

  • Moonshine is traditionally an American spirit. Our Crazy Uncle is from the Whipper Snapper Distillery in WA with a unique and very personal history.
  • Midori is a melon flavoured Japanese liqueur with a disco heritage.
  • Our Rainforest Lime Shrub which is based on a historical American recipe is made from indigenous Australian fruits.
  • The mixer is Winter Melon Tea is a popular Asian beverage and ideal for Australian summers.

If only life could be more like our cocktails!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Tagged: 3MS, Australian native foods, cocktails, Crazy Uncle Moonshine, Easy Entertaining, Midori, Quick & Easy, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Whipper Snapper Distillery, Winter Melon Tea

‘The’ Perfect Marinade

August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Want to add quick and easy flavour to your meals? Here’s a very simple, taste booster that’s a favourite on fish and chicken and it works for both grilling and roasting methods. What’s the secret ingredient? Our very own Rainforest Lime Shrub!

 

Combine equal parts of:

Soy Sauce = ‘salty’ element and heightened flavour

Olive Oil = moistness

Rainforest Lime Shrub = slightly sweet and tart flavours

 

How much should you make? A simple rule is: 1 tablespoon of each ingredient for each piece of ‘meat’ plus one for the pan. This will make enough marinade to prevent your food drying out while cooking. You can then decide on using ‘as much or as little’ of the pan ‘juices’ as you want on the finished plated dish.

 

  1. Add your 3 ingredients to a jar/bottle and shake to mix.
  2. Pour over your ‘meat/fish’ and let it stand for as much time as available. (This does not need to marinate for any special length of time. Just prepare and leave until you’re ready to cook.)
  3. Before cooking dust the meat with your favourite herbs for added seasoning (optional).
  4. If roasting just put the whole pan into the oven and cook as required. (Grilling? Just cook as usual on the grill.)

 

This was last night’s salmon dinner in 5 VERY Easy Steps

 

#1 Our 3 marinade ingredients.

CC Marinade ingredients

The mixture - Equal parts: Soy Sauce, Rainforest Lime Shrub and Olive Oil.  Shake to combine.

 

CC Marinade mix (Rainforest Lime Shrub + Soy Sauce and Olive Oil)

 

 

    #2 Here’s the salmon ‘au natural’.     

#3 Here it is with the marinade and ready for the final ‘spice sprinkle’.                 

 

   #4 Ready for the oven.

 

Bon Appetite and plate up!

#5 Voila!  Salmon flavoured with our Perfect Marinade plus (instant) Couscous and sautéed Broccolini. (Ready in under 20 minutes!)

Tagged: chicken, Easy Entertaining, grill, main course, marinade, olive oil, Quick & Easy, Rainforest Lime Shrub, roast, salmon, soy sauce