September Cooking Club: Party Drinks

This month’s cooking challenge was all about the party drink:

Party drink – think fruit drinks/syrups, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, milkshakes etc. It’s Spring in the southern hemisphere and Autumn in the northern so let’s celebrate with fun drinks.”

I’ve been a little obsessed with green tea recently, so I thought I’d do two variations on the iced green tea (since it’s getting closer to summer here) – an iced green tea punch and a green tea mojito.

The iced green tea punch I basically just made up. I brewed some green tea, chilled it, then added some ginger ale and some mint.  I also added some peaches because there’s been some really delicious looking peach drinks and desserts show up on pinterest recently and I also wanted to do something with peaches. They are so pretty and juicy! Unfortunately, it’s not peach season here, so I had to used canned peaches which are not as pretty. But I threw them in anyway. It all sounds a little random, but the end result was lovely and refreshing. I put the punch in a canister and took it to a picnic in the park. Swell.

I actually used a recipe for the Iced Green Tea Mojito, which I found here.

Basically, brew and chill tea as per above. In a tall glass, muddle lime juice, mint, some arugula (rocket) leaves and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Fill glass 3/4 full with ice, then add green tea and a shot of white rum (or not if you want to keep it virgin). And some extra slices of lime to make it look pretty.

Don’t forget to see what everyone else did:

Lucent Imagery  // Down by the Sea  //  Explody Full  //  Chi Garden  //  Under Lock & Key  //  Adventures of the Ordinary  //  Polka Dot Pearls  //  Juanita Tortilla

(A big welcome to newcomers, Polka Dot Pearls and Juanita Tortilla!)

 


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16 Responses to September Cooking Club: Party Drinks

  1. Explody Full says:

    I like how you actually made these drinks for a party! Was that at West End last weekend? Wish I was there!

  2. Chisa says:

    YUM! I love green tea, and these combinations look awesome.

  3. Sarah says:

    I haven’t had green tea for ages, your drinks looks so refreshing and healthy.
    Sarah x

  4. meg says:

    Saving this for future making! Love green tea and mojitos – so it is a match made in heaven!

  5. Juanita says:

    Wow, I *heart* green tea, and these 2 version look so refreshing.
    I’d have a cup of punch, please.

    Thank you for the welcome!
    I am so happy to be in the club.

  6. Oooh I love the sound of your iced green tea. I love fresh mint leaves. xx

  7. trishie says:

    Sounds like a delicious concoction! Looks great and I love the addition of peaches.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the welcome! These both sound so good – I am a green tea addict so perfect for me. I am loving all these ideas for summer drinks, so interesting and creative! :)

  9. Monica says:

    isn’t it fun when you throw things in together and it works!?
    sans mint, i would enjoy both.

  10. Hope Johnson says:

    Iced Green Tea Mojito!? Yes please. I hope you are having a good week! I’ve been thinking about you a lot while applying for postgrad next year!

    • Kylie says:

      Oh wow, that’s exciting! I hope it’s all going well. Feel free to shoot me an email if you need a hand with anything! x

  11. Georgia says:

    I feel refreshed just looking at these! Look forward to getting back into cooking club this month:)

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