Did you ever think about making a special drink for Easter? Well, I have. Because as I’ve proofed many times: I love inventing drinks and I do have to trick myself into drinking more. I’m like a camel otherwise and drink way less than I should.
Ok, ok, I have to admit: I didn’t invent this drink totally on my own. I saw a recipe for something similar in a magazine and thought: this could work with ginger and as a syrup. Steal like an artist, right? Nobody creates ideas out of thin air – but that’s a story for a whole new blogpost.
Back to the topic at hand: the carrot apple ginger juice. I wanted to create something without a juicer. My boyfriend has one and although you can put almost every part into the dishwasher, I hesitate using it because I shy away from cleaning the whole thing. That’s how lazy I am. Or that’s how inventive I am when it comes to making stuff that’s easy to clean up after. I depends which way you look at it. And I do have a slight tendency to like the latter explanation more. Everybody has his/her own kind of motivation to do stuff.
- 3 large carrots
- 2 big sourly apples
- a piece of ginger (about the size of your thumb)
- 250 ml water
- 500 g sugar
- Cut the carrots, apples and ginger into pieces. The smaller, the better. We want to get as much juice and flavour out of them as possible.
- Put the water into a pot and bring it to the boil. Add the sugar and cut carrots, apples and ginger and cook for about 20 mins or until the carrots are really soft.
- Take a cotton clothes and sieve the juice through into a jug.
- Pour the syrup into a bottle and let it cool down completely.
- For a cool drink, dilute the syrup with about 7 parts of cold water to one part syrup.
So because I’m this
lazy inventive, you get to enjoy this recipe. If you plan an Easter brunch or even a get-together, this could really surprise your guests – everybody brings devil eggs and egg liqueur but healthy (or at least not as rich) Easter themed drinks are a rare luxury! (If I wouldn’t work in Marketing already, I’d consider a career change just now. I’m really good at sales! And very modest. 😉 ).
Anyway, it’s a fun little recipe and easily done.
What are your plans for Easter? For me it’s almost my birthday as well and with the move, I’m pondering a birthday-house-warming-Easter party. We’ll see how fast the new home is ready to move in…
Now. Carry on!