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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

Lemon Lime & Bitters ‘Down Under’

August 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

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'

 LLB OZ ‘ified’

INGREDIENTS:

20ml                     Rainforest Lime Shrub (AU tbsp)

4 - 5 dashes        Angostura Bitters

30 – 40ml            CAPI Yuzu ‘Lemonade’/soda (approx.)

ICE

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add ice to a tall glass.
  2. Add Angostura Bitters + Rainforest Lime Shrub to ice-filled
  3. Top with CAPI Yuzu soda.
  4. Add swizzle stick to stir.

Enjoy!


                                            

    Tagged: Angostura Bitters, bitters, Capi, Dry July, mocktail, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Yuzu

    Hello Spring! It’s time to Muddle Up!

    September 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

    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.

     

    G&T Muddle  

         

    Ingredients:

    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

    Ice

     

    Directions:

    1. Muddle Cucumber Slices, Mint Leaves and Rainforest Lime Shrub in cocktail shaker.
    2. Add Gin into cocktail shaker with ice and shake to mix
    3. Strain into glass with ice cubes.
    4. Top with Tonic Water.
    5. Add Cucumber and Mint to garnish.

    What better way to say ‘Hello Sunshine’!

    Enjoy!

     

    Tagged: Cocktail, Cucumber, Easy Entertaining, G & T Muddle, Gin, Mint, Muddle, Poor Toms Gin, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Spring, Tonic

    We're Celebrating our Newest Awards!

    October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

    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

    GOLD:

    Riberry Shrub                                                       Score: 94

    Rainforest Lime Shrub                                        Score: 97

     

    SILVER
    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!

    Tagged: Australian Food Awards, Australian native foods, awards, Chutney, Gold, Rainforest Lime & Mango Chutney, Rainforest Lime Shrub, Riberry Shrub, Silver

    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