Nojito cocktail

The Nojito cocktail is a mocktail (non-alcoholic) version of the popular cocktail Mojito. We saw the Nojito somewhere and though, let's try how this tastes. And to be honest, it tastes very good. It is like an Mojito but sweeter and without alcohol, duhh.

It is a very fun drink to serve, it looks good and everybody from the age of 4 to 99 can drink it!

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Here is what you will need to make one Nojito cocktail:

  • Around 10 mint leaves 
  • Juice half a lime
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • Sprite or Club soda

Put the mint leaves, lime juice and brown sugar in a beautiful but firm cocktail glass. Muddle and crush the leaves. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the Sprite or Club Soda until the glass if full. Stir wel in order to get the sugar to resolve. Use a mint leave on top of the glass as decoration.

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Then your Nojito mocktail will look like this! Enjoy!

Perfect Fruit Smoothie

I love smoothies, even so bad I made one this morning , I thought I would share it with you guys. This is really good for you and will provide you with a lot of energy during the day 🙂

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Apple
  • Half a cup of frozen red fruits
  • 1 Banana
  • 10 Grapes
  • Some ice (optional, to make it colder) and some water
  • A teaspoon of Chia seeds

I put little pieces of melon in the snack area of my smoothie cup. Then I put it in my backpack and enjoyed it while I was at school. Hmmmm, so fresh, fruity and energising.

I made this with almond milk yesterday, which is also very very yummie. Now just blend it all up and enjoy!

Christmas Dinner – Perestroika spring cocktail

Christmas dinner 2015, fifth course, Perestroika spring cocktail!

Christmas and spring don’t totally match, I know, but this sounded like a fresh drink so we decided to go with it any way. We had spring weather during Christmas so the combo wasn’t that wrong.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 75 ml pear juice (2.5 parts)
  • 30 ml vodka (1 part)
  • 15 ml champagne
  • Fresh lime juice

PREPARATIONS:

Use a shaker with ice. Put here vodka, champagne and pear juice and squeezed juice for a hint of fresh lime. Shake well and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of pear or drop in a white spring flower.

(Sinterklaas) Speculaas Liquor

In the Netherlands we celebrate Sinterklaas on the 5th of December, in my family we do this with both my dads and my moms side of the family. I wanted something special to bring the hosts of this great Dutch celebration and remembered I had saved a speculaas liquor on Pinterest. Speculaas is a traditional Dutch cookie.

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This is how you make your speculaas liquor:
Put half a liter of vodka or gin in a nice clean bottle, add that to a cut vanilla bean, 60 coffee beans, 8 grams of speculaas spices and 160 grams of sugar, close the bottle, shake and leave it for about six weeks stand in a dark place, shake occasionally.

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The only thing you have to remember when making a liquor you have to make it at least 4/6 weeks in advance. Or you can put it in a sealed jar and let it run in your dishwasher on the program that is 55-65 degrees. This method of cooking is called “sous – vide”, this is cooking on a specific temperature.

4 weeks later, the liquor is ready. Now you’ll have to sieve the whole thing in order to get a “clear” substance.

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Finish it off with a great tag and a speculaas cookie! Enjoy!

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