Like the chic black cocktail dress, there are some old-fashioned cocktails that never go out of style. The retro-drink culture is definitely in vogue today. From speakeasy-style bars and celebrity-style clubs to popular TV shows like “Mad Men,” old-fashioned cocktails have once again taken centre stage. Some of these popular cocktails originated up to 200 years ago and often serve up an ice-cold taste of history.
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When the weather is hot and steamy, as it often is in Noosa at this time of the year, I sometimes find I don’t have much of an appetite for food. Plus the thought of preparing something to eat in the heat and humidity all seems like too much hard work. When hunger strikes in these conditions, the perfect solution is a big refreshing drink that not only quenches the thirst but also satisfies the appetite.
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It’s always exciting to try a new food, and last weekend I tasted for the first time a fruit called an Achacha. What an amazing taste sensation! A cousin of the mangosteen, Achachas are tangy and refreshing, the taste vaguely resembling that of a passionfruit although the texture is completely different. Continue Reading →
Pomegranate juice is rapidly becoming a popular drink in Australia, thanks to the importation of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice from California. Now available in Woolworths, POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is packed full of antioxidants and has no added sugar or additives. You can drink it straight up, use it in cooking or for making drinks and cocktails. Continue Reading →
This is my favourite summer cocktail, and I particularly enjoy it on Christmas morning. If mangoes are out of season, you can use thawed frozen mangoes, available from most supermarkets. Cheers! Continue Reading →