Three Fruity Cocktails to Get your Friday Started

I’m not sure whether this year is going fast because I’m getting old or because I have my wedding coming up. Best not think about it.

This fridays drinks (unless you’re going to do this on a Thursday night) main ingredient will be Fresh As freeze dried powders. This gives you a quick and easy way of getting Fresh As fruit into your drinks with minimum fuss. I’m sure they’re probably meant to be put in muffins or something as well, but I prefer to take my fruits garnished with alcohol.

In addition to tried-and-true tipplers like vodka and soda or gin and tonic, there are loads of cocktails featuring Fresh As freeze dried powders and fruits that will liven up your happy hour. And for those expecting or abstaining, these fruit-based summer coolers are equally as refreshing without an added spike of alcohol. The three we have today are sugar laden and make use of raspberry, passionfruit and plums.

Raspberry Caprioska

For the Vodka fiends out there.

Ingredients

  • 60ml Vodka
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 tsp Caster Sugar
  • Handful Fresh As Raspberries

Method

  1. Muddle lime, raspberry & sugar
  2. Add vodka & stir
  3. Top with crushed ice.

Passionfruit Mojito

Get your white rum read

Ingredients

  • 60ml white rum
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Fresh As Passionfruit Powder
  • Handful fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water

Method

  1. Muddle lime, sugar & mint
  2. Add passionfruit powder & white rum
  3. Pour in glass
  4. Fill with ice
  5. Top with soda

Plum Daquiri

Pretty much the Mojito except sans the mint leaves and a dash of shaking the hell out of it.

Ingredients

  • 60ml white rum
  • 60ml lime juice
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp Fresh As Plum Powder

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker with ice
  2. Shake vigorously
  3. Strain into martini glass

Have a good one, my forest children! I trust that at least one of these cocktails will take your fancy.


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