Pear Moscow Mule

Pear Moscow Mule
Pear Moscow Mule

With this freezing weather we might as well be in the snow!

I thought I would share this recipe of a pear Moscow mule with you guys to try and warm the cockles of your hearts with vodka. I mean isn’t that the way to do it?

Quick and easy to make and using pears which are in season this recipe will leave you wanting a fireplace and more vodka Russian style! 


Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 shots Vodka
  • ½ lime Juice
  • 1 sparkling pear juice or Peartiser  
  • 1 Ginger beer
  • Dash of bitters
  • Pears as garnish, thinly sliced

Instructions:

To prepare the cocktail, fill a glass with ice,

Add the vodka and the lime juice.

Fill the glass generously with sparkling pear juice about three quarter way, then top off with a splash of ginger beer and a dash of bitters. Stir to combine and serve with slices of pear!

-Melissa 

Source: www.thetrufflejournal.com/pear-moscow-mule

The Bee's Knees

Anyone who knows anything about me knows I love a dinner party. The food, the people and of course the wine are major key points to throwing a successful dinner party (that and staying sober whilst cooking) 

I recently started playing around with a few cocktail recipes. I think that they are a lot of fun and bring a little something extra to the table. They are quick and simple and you can serve them as a welcome drink! They really are a great way to start the evening. Not to mention that they will get all your guests tipsy and that way everyone will think your food is amazing no matter what! 


Ingredients:

  • 2 shots of Gin
  • 30ml lavender honey syrup
  • 30ml lemon juice

Lavender Honey Syrup:

  • 125ml honey
  • 60ml boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender

Instructions:

To make the lavender honey syrup, combine hot water with honey and stir until evenly mixed. Add lavender, stirring to combine.
Let cool, approximately 30 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove lavender.

For the cocktail, combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice.
Shake vigorously for 10 full seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lavender sprig.

-Melissa

Passion Fruit Summer Drink

One of my favourite things to do in summer is to go down to the beach with my friends and have picnics at sunset. I am lucky enough to not only have marvellous friends but to live in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, Cape Town. Our beaches are pristine and summer sunsets are around 8pm so it allows for extra time after work to really enjoy the evening!  There are few things as beautiful as watching the sun go down and seeing the colour palette explode over the sky.

This cocktail is great for summer because of its fresh flavours. You can take it down to the beach or simply enjoy it with friends over lunch. It's the perfect start to the weekend! 


serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 125ml mint leaves
  • 2 limes, cut into 1cm-pieces
  • 3 fresh ginger (cut into thin sticks)
  • 8 passion fruits
  • 4 oranges, juiced
  • ice cubes
  • Sparkling soda
  • vodka (optional)

Instructions:

Muddle mint leaves, the lime pieces and half of the ginger sticks in a bowl, then pour it into a pitcher.

Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out the flesh into the pitcher.

Add juice from the oranges and ice cubes and stir around.

Top it with sparkling soda, a couple of ginger sticks and a mint leaf.

If you have opted for vodka add a single shot per glass or stronger if that is your vibe!

Cheers to the weekend!

-Melissa

Source: www.thetrufflejournal.com/passion-fruit-summer-drink