Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Valentine's Day Recipes from Bottlegreen


Valentine’s day is fast approaching, so why not spoil your special someone with this sumptuous mocktail from bottlegreen. Made with sweet raspberries, a splash of fresh lime and Bottlegreen's pomegranate & elderflower sparkling pressé, this pink drink will certainly have your Valentine blushing. To give it an extra explosion, try adding a splash of gin or vodka.



And why not serve something sweet to finish the night, with some elderflower and lime shortbread stars. These melt in your mouth bites will get your taste buds tingling and will really impress your loved one. Try using a heart shaped cutter and adding a drop of pink food colouring to the icing for that perfect romantic treat.

Super Blush Mocktail


Ingredients:

75g fresh raspberries
2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Chilled bottlegreen pomegranate & elderflower sparkling pressé


 
Method:

Press the raspberries through a sieve to make a puree.
Discard the seeds.
Add the lime juice and then pour into a large glass.
Pour in the bottlegreen pomegranate & elderflower sparkling pressé and serve.

Elderflower & Lime Shortbread Stars






Ready in: 30 minutes

Makes: 18

100g softened butter
50g caster sugar
3tbsps bottlegreen elderflower cordial
1 lime
200g plain flour
150g icing sugar
Silver balls and ribbon



· Pre-heat oven to 180c (160c for fan assisted oven) gas mark 4.
· Cream together the butter, caster sugar and 2tbsps of the bottlegreen elderflower cordial, add the grated rind of the lime.
· Sift in the flour and mix to a dough, knead lightly.
· Roll out on a lightly floured work surface, cut into stars approximately 7-8cm diameter. Place on lightly greased baking trays, cook for approximately 10-15 minutes until pale golden, cool on a wire rack.
· Mix together the sieved icing sugar, remaining 1tbsp of bottlegreen elderflower cordial and enough lime juice to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Ice the biscuits and decorate with silver balls. Leave to set for several hours.
 
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6 comments:

  1. Lucy @pied_wagtail26 January 2011 at 11:35

    wow the superblush mocktail looks so delicious! i wouldn't feel like i was missing out on a proper drink with one of those!

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  2. Ooh i am going to save the recipe for Elderflower & Lime Shortbread Stars. Sounds very unusual and yummy. I'll get back to you once I've tried it! x
    karen s

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  3. Those shortbread stars look beautiful! Wish I'd have seen this before Christmas!

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  4. The Super Blush Mocktail look delicious, a treat to make with homegrown raspberries on summer days in the garden!

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  5. I love both these recipes... I had not even thought to use these in anything but drinks.

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  6. that super blush mocktail looks divine...yum yum!!!

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