I love going on holidays as much as the next person. When you live in England, the annual holiday is normally the most reliable way to get your dose of vitamin D and anything that resembles a healthy glow.
And for me having been raised in the Middle East, I like a lot of sun and a lot of warmth. However, there is something so charming about staying at home in the UK to enjoy the few flecks of sunshine that we do get. And sunny British summer days are divine. The best way to enjoy this is with friends, and some good food cooked over a BBQ while enjoying some drinks.
I find that people can be a bit unimaginative when it comes to non-alcoholic drinks and often make such an effort with BBQ food and then just resort to opening a bottle of pop which can let the meal down. I can’t drink alcohol with the medicines for my rheumatoid arthritis, so I have created these two exciting, delicious and healthy drinks to go with your delicious BBQ.
These drinks are fresh and refreshing, as flavoursome and exciting as they are healthy. I can assure you that the Lemon Apple Sherbet with Raspberry Ices will be so popular that everyone will be drinking it and you’ll be back in the kitchen in now time to juice some more apples and lemons. The apple and lemon combination provides perfect zing with a touch of sweet which complements summer evenings perfectly.
Summer Ice cubes and ice hearts
1 handful of shopped raspberries and strawberries
12 small sprigs or individual leaves of fresh mint
Filtered/ mineral water
divide the chopped berries between the sections in the ice cube tray
divide the mint between the individual sections in an ice cube tray
fill the trays with the water and put in the freezer overnight
Lemon Apple Sherbet with Raspberry Ices
12 golden delicious apples
3 organic un-waxed lemons
1 scoop of crushed ice
put the whole apples and lemons through a juicer
strain off the foam and put in a jug with crushed ice
serve the juice in with a pretty glass with a sprig of mint and a raspberry ice
Summer Water Infusion
1 handful raspberries
1 handful of fresh mint sprigs
1 scoop of crushed Ice
Mineral water or sparkling water
slice the cucumber and lime thinly and layer in a jug along with the raspberries, crushed ice and mint
fill the jug with a water of your choice
serve in glasses decorated with limes and raspberries