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Mocktails, Punches and Shrubs Book Review - DK Canada

Title: Mocktails, Punches & Shrubs
Author: Vikas Khanna
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, April 11, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4654-5698-4

Mocktails, Punches & Shrubs

Mocktails, Punches, and Shrubs includes more than 80 nonalcoholic recipes for tasty drinks you can enjoy all year round. Using fresh ingredients, these Mocktails, Punches and Shrubs include flavors and scents from many different cultures. These fun and versatile drinks can be enjoyed by both the young and the old. With so many fantastic flavor combinations included you are sure to find one you want to try.

Each recipe includes a list of ingredients with measurements in both cups and mL. The method includes written instructions and the total time to make the drink is included immediately following the name of the recipe. Chilling time is included separately and found within the method instructions. A description of the flavor combinations and special characteristics of the drink (like anti-oxidant properties) or storage options is included beneath the Method for every recipe.

Some of the recipes you will find are:

Fruity Flavors

  • Warm Mango, Pineapple and Chia Punch
  • Plum Punch with Cardamom
  • Grapefruit and Guava Squeeze
Grapefruit and Guava Squeeze -Mocktails, Punches and Shrubs Book Review - DK Canada
Grapefruit and Guava Squeeze
  • Cherry, Cherry Everywhere
  • Orange Cider with Cloves

Cool and refreshing

  • Lime to Lemons
  • Raspberry Lemonade
  • Cucumberade
  • Sassy Peach Karat

Sparkle and fizz

  • Cherry and Parsley Sherbet
  • Ice Blueberries with White Grapefruitade
  • Star Fruit Fizz with Agave

Superfood boost

  • Green Machine
  • Raspberry and Chia Drink
  • Beet and Celery Juice with Black Salt
  • Rocking Radish Booster
  • Fig Smash

Tangy shrubs

  • Beet and Rhubarb Shrub
  • Ginger-Orange Shrub
  • Raspberry and Peach Medley
  • Plum Chili Shrub
  • Elderflowr-Mango Shrub
Elderflower-Mango Shrub - Mocktails, Punches and Shrubs Book Review - DK Canada
Elderflower-Mango Shrub

Smoothies and slushies

  • Poolside Watermelon Slushie
  • Blackberry and Pineapple Crush
  • Vanilla and Yogurt Slush with Raspberries
  • Coconut and Raspberry Sorbet

Floral and fragrant

  • Lavender and Lime Sparkler
  • Rose Sunrise Refresher
  • Elderflower, Mango and Ginger Drink
  • Grenadine Spritzer

Sugar and spice

  • Cinderella’s Chocolate
  • Star Anise Coffee
  • Triple C Drink
  • Pomegranate Lassi with Chilli Powder

Time for tea

  • Lebanese Rose Tea
  • Pink Peppercorn Tea
  • Saffron and Rose Tea
  • Star Anise and Mint Iced Tea
  • Chinese Five-Spice Chai
  • Cinnamon and Lemon Comfort Tea
  • Butter Tea with Fennel

Tradition with a twist

  • Pomegranate Sangria
Pomegranate Sangria - Mocktails, Punches and Shrubs Book Review - DK Canada
Pomegranate Sangria
  • Orange Blossom Peartini
  • Sugar Hill
  • New York Delight
  • Grape Colada
  • Ginger-Honey Ale
  • Mint Julep Mocktail

Essential ingredients to have on hand include: citrus fruits, fresh ginger, grenadine, mint, peppercorns, pink peppercorns, pomegranate, sea salt, soda water, sugar and vanilla extract. They are explored in detail on pages 8-9. The importance of using fresh ingredients and the different flavor profiles of the essential ingredients is outlined in this section.

The Techniques Section includes instructions and visuals for the following essential techniques: Mixing, Muddling, Juicing, Zesting, Chiffonading and Shaking. An Equipment section (p 171) is also included with visual images for each item you might need to make the recipes.

Mocktails, Punches & Shrubs includes a exciting collection of different recipes for all age groups to enjoy. With the healthy use of fresh ingredients these recipes are a great way to add essential nutrients and even superfoods to your diet in a fun and creative way. Enjoy these beverages with your friends and family and safely serve them to your children too!

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