This will be the last Wednesday Moodboard as, from next week onward, our managing director Nigel Ellis will be sharing his thoughts (and years of experience) on the local property market.
Here he is standing next to two important characters in the history of Prickett & Ellis at our 250th anniversary party in Kenwood House. Pretty cool – but not the summer cooler I have promised you so here they are, five easy-to-make drinks for hot and happy days.
I have just described the method in principle – you will have to work out what suits you or look at a similar recipe.
Watermelon Cooler – is so easy to make and is very low in calories. The basic recipe is equal measures of de-seeded watermelon and crushed ice with lime juice and sugar (not very much) to taste. Pimp the glass up and there you have it.
Cucumber Cooler– this sounds really amazing. Blend cumber and sieve. Then add lemon juice (quite a lot), sugar to taste and a pinch of Black Salt, an Indian condiment known also as Kala Namak. If you’ve never had black salt before you’re in for a taste surprise. It has an unusual slightly sulphur-like taste and a really addictive quality. To serve add ice cubes and decorate with thin slices of cucumber cut lengthwise.
Minty Ginger Ale– sounds wonderful and looks amazing. This one is a bit trickier to guess at the balance so here are the ingredients:
- 1/2 cup, chopped or grated fresh ginger
- Juice of 1 medium lemon
- Handful of fresh mint leaves, and a few more for serving
- 1 cup crystal sugar
- 3 cups water
- 1 and ½ cup Soda
- A couple of wedges of lime to serve
St Clements Cooler – you get it don’t you? Orange and Lemon squash is mixed together in this nursery rhyme drink and let down with water of soda or fizzy water. Add some frozen slices of orange and lemon and the picture is complete.
Mango Lassi – I love this Indian yogurt drink – plain, with salt or sugar – or fruity like this mango flavoured recipe. Just stick everything in a blender and top with the spice.
- 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Pinch cardamom and or ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
Here’s to summer – cheers!
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