With sunny very warm weather forecast for England on Father’s day, we decided that it would be best to dine at home in the evening rather than brave the energy-sapping weather. Hence we bought plenty of finger food to munch on. But we also wanted to be refreshed by a lovely non-alcoholic cocktail, similar to the ones we had in Jamie’s Italian.
The non-alcoholic cocktail we made was the refresher – made from fresh lemon, elderflower cordial& cranberry juice, topped with lemonade. All served in a tall glass full of ice.
I added 30 mls of Elderflower cordial (bottle green cordial is my daughter’s favourite) and 60 mls of cranberry juice to a tall glass full of ice. Then lemonade is added to fill the glass up. A slice of lemon is added in to the cocktail, and it is ready to serve.
Living up to its name, it is truly refreshing and thirst-quenching. Each of us had a glass of this to rehydrate us after such a hot day. A very simple non-alcoholic cocktail to make and lovely to drink – even my youngest daughter who does not like cranberry juice enjoyed it immensely. In fact when we had finished our individual glass of this drink, I made a fifth glass for us to share – and it went very quickly as well.
For dinner, we decided to have some finger food which was bought from the Co-op store nearby. Having finger food in my air-conditioned bedroom where we could beat the heat, was certainly a great way to celebrate Father’s day. As usual, we finished nearly all of the food fairly quickly.
I really enjoyed the day, even with the very hot weather. And my family had bought me an electric water flosser for Father’s day, which I will review at a later date – I can’t emphasise the importance of good dental hygiene.