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Day 5: Berry Lime Sub…lemon?


Given the astronomical amout of juice we appear to get through in our flat, it’s no surprise we are big fans of smoothies.

Kai mentioned a wonderful sounding concoction from Jamba Juice’s secret menu, known to those in the know as a Berry Lime Sublime.
Berries? Citrus? Smoothie? Ticking boxes left right and centre with this one..

The hunt for a recipe did infact chuck a real one our way, but how much “a scoop” really measures is anyones guess. This recipe, however, provided us with much more of an idea of how things should be going… but in true 365NORTH style, we made it up a bit:

  • As the title suggests we substituted all the lime ingredients with lemony equivalents.
  • Working with what we had, frozen Strawberries became a frozen Rasberries, and therefore the smaller ¼C measurement became frozen Mixed Berries.
  • Rather than using tinned manderins we used fresh oranges.  Probably could have used Orange Juice even… Good to remember.
  • Peach? Why a peach? We didn’t have any anyways… Goodbye peach.
  • Definitely used less than ¼C of sugar, but the exact amount I could not tell you.  Sort of just sprinkled some in.
  • And as for icecubes… meh, truth be told they were completely forgotten about until after serving but with the sorbet and frozen berries it was more than cold enough.

Noone needs a step by step of smoothie making, surely.

  1. Chuck stuff in blender
  2. Blend
  3. Serve (And elaborately garnish and photograph, if you’re us)

Although, I did completely blend the oranges first and consider straining out any remaining pulpy bits.  Seeing as we lack any way to have done that, I skipped that part too.

Also… adjust amounts to personal taste of course, that’s the beauty of smoothie making.  I am a huge fan of citrus fruits so added a lot more lemon juice than was recommended in the recipe.

Conclusion: Berries + Lemon = Win!

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Day 3: Midnight cocktails

So, we decided that making ourselves a delicious cocktail just after midnight would totally count as a new recipe on a new day.  Given that tomorrow evening for us means a night out at the pub quiz, I think that’s fair!
Go with it ;]

This is our take on The Kentucky Apple found in Jane Rocca’s The Cocktail: 200 Fabulous Drinks  (which happens to be the most adorable cocktail book in the WORLD, we’ll have you know!)
We switched the ingredients around somewhat to suit what was available to us at the time, so here we present to you:

The Tenessee Apple
(makes 2 cocktails)

Ingredients:

  • 1 double shot (50ml) of elderflower cordial
  • 2 double shots (100ml) of Jack Daniels
  • 1 double shot (50ml) of Bacardi white rum
  • ½ an apple, chopped
  • Apple juice
  • Ice and apple slices to serve

Method

  1. In bottom of cocktail shaker, crush chopped apple pieces (we used a hand held lemon juicer) to release juice and combine with elderflower cordial, leaving apple pulp in the shaker.
  2. Add the shots of Jack Daniels and white rum, and top up with apple juice.
  3. Get shaking!
  4. Strain into glass, over ice and with a slice of apple to garnish

Tips:

  • We found that given the mixture ended up being strained off, there was no need to peel the apples – much less fuss!
  • After the first mix, if you don’t intend to change cocktail you do not need to throw the apple pulp away as it will sufficiently last a couple more mixes. It may need recrushing, depending on how thoroughly it was done the first time.
  • In hindsight, there’s probably a better way to crush apples… once we find it we might share, but this worked sufficiently.

Soooo there’s that.
Totally simple, totally tasty, totally easy to have a couple too many.

Enjoy :]

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