All posts tagged: cocktail

Grandad’s Gingerbread Eggnog

It’s not very often that we talk about booze on Cate in the Kitchen. Not often enough at all, actually, now that I think about it. I dabbled in a few cocktail recipes when I first kicked off the blog in 2014 but since then alcohol has had almost no mention on my corner of the Internet. I feel like Christmas is a very good time to get back into the swing of having virtual drinks together every now and then, what do you think? We’re doing it anyway, whether you like it or not, we’re starting here. This post is my entry into Aldi’s Christmas Cocktail Challenge, myself and a few other bloggers are putting forward a festive cocktail creation to be judged by an actual proper drinks expert. So, no pressure, right? I surprised myself with how quickly I decided on my cocktail ingredients. I had to use advocaat, I mean there just wasn’t choice involved, it’s my Christmas alcohol obsession. Despite being too creamy and too sweet and too sickly, I find it …

Carrot and Orange Cleanse Cocktail

It’s a beautiful day here in Brighton, I’d forgotten what colour the sky was! Having had an alcohol free evening last night I was thankfully lacking a hangover this morning, although it being a bank holiday weekend I know some of you may not be so lucky. And so, whether you’re in desperate need of some hair of the dog or you’ve waited til Saturday to indulge in some alcohol, this is the perfect cocktail for you. I bought some carrot juice at the supermarket last week, I tried it and I have to be honest, I did not love it. But there’s no bigger crime than waste and so I had to think of how to finish it up, which thankfully led me to the discovery that it tastes amazing with a few additions.. namely gin. In addition to its taste when prepared correctly, the amount of vitamin A in carrot juice is enough to cure your skin of 50 nights of binge drinking (340% of your recommended daily dose!) check out this page for …

Green Tea, Melon and Ginger Cocktail

Before I begin with the details of this recipe, I will admit that I am not a fan of Green Tea, I tried it when the hype began and it just wasn’t my cup of tea (excuse the pun – actually don’t excuse the pun it’s a great pun.) So when approaching the task of creating this recipe I was somewhat apprehensive, but I promise hand on heart that this tastes fantastic. The reason I forced the challenge of green tea upon myself is, of course, this week’s theme: metabolism boosters. Having done a little research on ingredients that really get the metabolism in gear, I literally could not escape it, it appears everywhere you look. Countless studies have been made to work out what’s going on in that mug, it contains caffeine which in itself has been proven to increase metabolic rates, and the antioxidant catechin – those two working together appears to be what’s making the magic happen. You can learn more about the benefits of green tea from our beloved National Health …