It will happen, I am determined!
When it does we plan on christening our new-ish garden with a barbecue. Every barbecue needs a good beverage however as I will be in charge of the tongs, numerous animals and George I've been researching some fruity non-alcoholic cocktails that George and I can make together. Here are our two favourites which we've doctored to suit our own needs.
IMPORTANT: No cocktail is complete without an umbrella and a twisty straw.
The Banana Margarita
For this recipe you will need:
3 peeled bananas,
A freshly squeezed lime
Sugar to taste (we add it to taste until we are happy depending on how much of a sugar high is required)
450ml fresh milk
This recipe couldn't be easier as it is a chop and whizz-up job. Our smoothie whizzer doesn't really like ice cubes so we add these at the end however if you have a fancy machine I would blend it all together. The lime and banana works really well together surprisingly.
This is a drink for enjoying straight away as it needs to be enjoyed icy cold and is not as yummy if left.
Fresh pineapple (cut into chunks)
1 tablespoon of honey
flaked coconut or almond essence.
This is another chop and blend cocktail which is absolutely delicious. I've deliberately not given you amount for the pineapple and coconut milk as this is very much a trial and error recipe according to your own tastes. I would suggest whizzing the pineapple and other ingredients first and then adding the coconut milk gradually until you have the volume and taste that you want.
These are tried, tested and delicious.
Do you have any fresh fruity non-alcoholic cocktail recipes to share?