Parties, adult fun and treats
If I choose to have a drink it is usually 1-2 tall glass of vodka, soda with a little Roar Living Cordial, normally Cool Mint as this has replaced the commercial lime cordial that has an unpleasant aftertaste and additives.
What I actually prefer are adult jelly shots and ice blocks. Not only is it refreshing but more importantly to me, little or no effect from alcohol. I do feel with maturity and being a parent comes the responsibility of being alert should an unfortunate emergency arise.
You can't actually over exaggerate alcohol content in ice blocks as it simply will not freeze.
I will share my successful jelly shot recipe, they all went within minutes. The ice blocks are a challenge as we all own different moulds, various capacity but I will give you tips.
Malibu & Pineapple Paradise Jelly Shot Recipe
1 1/2 scoop Nutra Organics Gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
80mls Roar Living Pineapple Paradise Cordial
1 cup hot water
1. In a jug, 'Bloom' gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Mix until it thickens.
2. Pour Malibu and Pineapple Cordial into 'bloomed' gelatine mixture, mix really well.
3. Add 1 cup hot water, stir thoroughly.
4. Pour into shot glasses.
5. Place in fridge until set. 45min to an hour.
Prior to serving run a knife around the edge of shot glass to encourage ease of getting it out.
Adult ice blocks
Weather your using Zip Pops or hard plastic moulds, add water to one mould to find how much liquid it holds. Multiply this by the capacity of moulds, usually it is 6-8. From this total you can then make diluted cordial with the addition of alcohol without any wastage. Please remember if you add too much alcohol your ice blocks will not freeze.
When frozen, slowly run mould under water for about 1 minute, this will help ease ice blocks out. I used clear cellophane bags for each adult ice block. Take ice blocks out place in cellophane then pop them back into freezer until needed. Should your ice blocks not freeze then you will need to serve in small cups with a spoon. Adult slushies:)
For some time my favourite cocktail has been Mojito, love lime and mint with that hint of either Bacardi or Vodka.
You will need:
Bacardi or Vodka
Roar Living Cool Mint cordial
Optional fresh mint.
Dilute cordial to taste, a little on sweet side. Start adding 50mls of either Bacardi or Vodka first, stir, taste, then add 20 mls at a time until desired taste. Stir add chopped mint then pour into moulds. Freeze.
Cointreau, Passion Power Adult Ice blocks
Mmmm Orange and Passionfruit again flavours that are so refreshing. I did add fresh passionfruit to my liquid for texture.
Dilute Roar Living Passion Power Cordial to taste. Start with 50mls Cointreau, stir taste. Cointreau tends to be strong so add small amounts until desired taste.
Optional add fresh passionfruit if you have. Pour into moulds. Freeze.
Choose lighter reds for your Frozen Sangria, rose or pinot noir. Lighter reds are much more successful in flavour than heavier reds like Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignons which are higher in tannins.
I used zip pops for third variation of adult ice pops.
Pour half a bottle of red in a jug with a spout, add 80-100mls of Roar Living Plum Pudding Cordial, stir, taste. Adjust either with more wine or Plum Pudding Cordial which has a hint of cinnamon. Freeze. I bought out the Frozen Sangrias about 10 mins before serving so they were slushy like.
Even the beer drinkers enjoyed the selection of adult treats.
I'm looking forward to the next party, possible Matts which is coming up mid September.