Cocktails and Mocktails

Day 308 – Hemp Horchata

Hemp Horchata

Hemp Horchata

Oh so rich and so yum and I just drank too much… it was just tooooo good!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hempseeds

1 1/2 cups filtered water

2 Tbsp. agave nectar

3 Tsp. ground cinnamon

3 Tsp. mesquite powder

1/2 Tsp. lemon juice

pinch of sea salt

2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil

Method:

Combine all ingredients, except the coconut oil in a high speed blender and blend until nice and smooth.  Slowly drizzle in the melted coconut oil while the blender is running.  Refrigerate until well chilled, shake and serve!

Serves about 2 – unless you are greedy like my and have to drink the whole lot!

Ally x

 

Giving credit where credit is due…

Thanks Amber Shea – great recipe!

 

 

Day 220 – Mint Infused Sake

Sake Mint Infusion

Sake Mint Infusion

This is a lovely refreshing sake infusion for anyone who like a drink and might I say… so easy to make!

Ingredients:

500 mls sake

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Combine the mint and sake in a sealed glass jar.

Place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning strain off the mint.

The sake will be good to drink for 3 months if kept in a sealed glass jar..

You can make more or less as you please 🙂

Enjoy in moderation…

Ally x

Day 146 – Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop

Some Raw Foodies say no to any alcohol in their diet…

Others recommend only organic wines or alcohol that is processed in certain ways.  I have not quite got my head around the pros and cons but I tend to go with the sentiments of Dr Emoto (Japanese researcher who studies the effects of words, music, prayer etc… on the quality of water – amazing and fascinating) who said that a bit of sake is great for relaxing people and building relationships…  I agree…

So here is a raw food cocktail from Alissa Cohen – perfect for an afternoon in the sun or a balmy evening.  Zesty, fresh and will perky you right up!

Ingredients: … makes 2 drinks…

200ml sake

juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon (a large one)

2 Tbsp. agave nectar

a little sparkling wine, optional

garnish with a slice of lemon

Method:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add in the sake, lemon juice and agave and shake well.  Wipe the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon and dip rim in raw sugar (optional).  Strain the mixture into the glass, top with sparkling wine (if you like) and garnish with lemon juice.

Sip your afternoon away!

Ally x

Giving credit where credit is due…

Thanks Alissa Cohen from Raw Food for Everyone!