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
1 Ltr. Apple Juice
1 Ltr. Unsweetened (strong) Mint Tea
1/2 Ltr. Watermelon Juice
1/2 Cup Rainforest Lime Shrub
- 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?!
Dry July may be finished but we still ❤️ mocktails! Refreshing and alcohol-free they’re always a favourite thirst quencher. It’s fun to give a classic a local new ‘look and here’s our translation of the timeless Lemon Lime & Bitters combo with a ‘Down Under’ twist!
We start with the traditional LLB 101 recipe. With 3 basic ingredients it’s a quick and easy drink too. Our special ‘flavour difference’ comes from our local Aussie ingredient ‘modifications’. 😋
We have swapped basic lime cordial for very own Rainforest Lime Shrub. Based on a historical recipe and made with the indigenous Australian Bush Limes, its taste is flavourful and uniquely vibrant.
We’ve picked a local (OK Melbourne) instead of the traditional lemonade too. It's a multi-cultural choice, Capi’s Yuzu soda, for a ‘same/same but different’ finish. The Japanese fruit flavoured drink has a lighter taste while still citrus 'tart'.
Our bitters however, are the classic and timeless Angostura. Why play with perfection?! 😍
LLB OZ ‘ified’
20ml Rainforest Lime Shrub (AU tbsp)
4 - 5 dashes Angostura Bitters
30 – 40ml CAPI Yuzu ‘Lemonade’/soda (approx.)
- Add ice to a tall glass.
- Add Angostura Bitters + Rainforest Lime Shrub to ice-filled
- Top with CAPI Yuzu soda.
- Add swizzle stick to stir.
It’s September and time to officially welcome Spring to Oz! The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of weather, sometimes hot, sometimes cold. Well now it’s Spring and time to think positively about the longer days and warmer weather.
Our contribution to the new season is the G&T Muddle. Quick and easy (our mantra) it tastes fabulous! A touch herbal, sweet and tart it’s bound to put you into the right mood for this time of the year.
30 ml Poor Toms Gin (We love it’s light, fresh flavour and label)
15 ml Rainforest Lime Shrub
60 ml Tonic Water
3-4 Mint Leaves
3-4 Cucumber Slices
- Muddle Cucumber Slices, Mint Leaves and Rainforest Lime Shrub in cocktail shaker.
- Add Gin into cocktail shaker with ice and shake to mix
- Strain into glass with ice cubes.
- Top with Tonic Water.
- Add Cucumber and Mint to garnish.
What better way to say ‘Hello Sunshine’!
We’re totally ecstatic about our newest product accolades!
This year we were awarded three medals by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).
These Australian Food Awards celebrate excellence among Australian food producers. Products are judged across eight major classifications and our awards were in the pantry goods category.
Blind tested, the products were judged on the criteria of:
Flavour and Aroma Colour Texture and Body True to Description Finish
We’re honoured with receiving these awards and the industry acknowledgment and recognition of our products. (We look forward to having the opportunity to win even more honours as we introduce people to the unique flavours of Australian native foods!)
Our 2016 Australian Food Awards:
Riberry Shrub Score: 94
Rainforest Lime Shrub Score: 97
Rainforest Lime & Mango Chutney Score: 84
We hope you’ve had the opportunity to personally try our products and would love to hear your feedback. Please stop by and say Hi at our regular markets and upcoming special events before the New Year.
We’re also working on a few new recipes so you might even be able to taste a pre-release ‘sneak preview’ of our newest products.
See you soon!
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
30ml Crazy Uncle Moonshine (Whipper Snapper)
15ml Rainforest Lime Shrub
45ml (approx.) Winter Melon Tea (Yeo’s)
- Combine Moonshine, Midori and Rainforest Lime Shrub in cocktail shaker and shake to mix.
- Strain into glass with ice.
- 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!