Cranberry and Orange Summer Punch

Try this simple non-alcoholic recipe and make a simple yet refreshing summer punch for parties in no time! All you need is 3-ingredients and 5 minutes to make it!

Orange and Cranberry Summer Punch

Hello hello! So summer is here and so am I with a really simple recipe to make punch at home with only 3 ingredients! This Cranberry and Orange Punch is seriously summery and is oh-so easy to make. If you’re having a party this summer then you NEED to have this (with a splash of Vodka of course). It’s really refreshing and I’m sure will go down really well with all your guests..especially the girls!

Summer Punch Recipe

RECIPE: Cranberry and Orange Summer Punch

Makes: 1.5 L/1 jug       Time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Cranberry Juice, 3 cups or 720 ml
  • Orange Juice, 1/2 cup or 120 ml
  • Ginger Ale, 500 ml
  • Sliced Oranges and Lemons

METHOD

In a jug mix cranberry juice, orange juice and ginger ale and give it a stir.

Line the bottom of a serving bowl with sliced oranges and lemons. Pour the punch from the jug on top and serve immediately.

If you’re going to make it before a party, then mix cranberry and orange juice beforehand but pour ginger ale right before serving so that it doesn’t lose it’s fizz.

TIP: Make ice cubes from the punch to keep it cold without watering it down.

Summer Punch Recipe

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Masala Coke Cocktail

Masala Coke Cocktail

 

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

 

Masala Coke Cocktail

Try this simple recipe and turn around a humble glass of coke into something SO good and SO Indian! This Masala Coke cocktail is just what you need at every summer party this year! 🙂

Masala Coke Cocktail

 

Now before I’m judged let me tell you that I’m almost embarrassed to share this recipe because it’s just too easy to even qualify as a recipe and I bet a lot of Indians even drink your coke this way. This really simple Masala Coke Cocktail recipe is one way to turn around a humble glass of Coke into a refreshing cocktail. It takes less than 5 minutes to put together and less than 5 ingredients..so get started and make it already!

Masala Coke Cocktail Masala Coke Cocktail

 

RECIPE: Masala Coke Cocktail

Serves: 2      Time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Coca Cola, 500 ml
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Chaat Masala, 2 teaspoons
  • Pepper Powder (preferably homemade), 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder (preferably homemade), 1/4 teaspoon
  • Vodka, 60ml (optional)

METHOD

Fill a glass with ice, squeeze lemon juice in it and add vodka, chaat masala, pepper powder and cumin powder to it. Top it with coke. Put some lemon slices in and enjoy!

Note: This recipe is very forgiving so you can add (or not add) ingredients. Start with a little bit of everything and see how you like it, and adjust it according to your taste. 

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Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

A simple recipe to make frozen strawberry daquiris at home in no time! It’s fruity, zingy and sweet, just how we girls like our cocktails! Save this one for a girls night in 🙂

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Who doesn’t love a good cocktail and if it comes with strawberries..I’m all set for a good night! This frozen strawberry daiquiri is great to make on a girls night in and I can assure you that all your girls are going to love it even the ones who detest the taste of alcohol, I swear. It’s made of real strawberries (no flavour) so it tastes every bit fruity and not at all artificial. I froze the strawberries before adding them so I got the really nice crushed ice texture, do not skip this step, I promise you’ll feel you’ve been rewarded for your patience once you taste it. There are a lot of party places in Delhi but when I do feel like going out and experiencing the nightlife in Delhi there are only a handful of places that I absolutely love. Social offline is great for cocktails, and so is PCO, Hungry monkey and Fio but my current favourite has to be Farzi Cafe with it’s innovative drinks like Chuski Margarita and Santa Banta. Well, it was after a night at Farzi Cafe that I decided to whip up some delicious cocktails and as a result made this ever so delicious Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri.

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
This Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri tastes every bit fabulous as it looks..and you must must must give it a shot! Now, the only downside to this is, because this cocktail is frozen you cannot make it beforehand. You’re going to have to make it on the spot, but that could be fun, right? Play bartender for the night, shake up some drinks, I’m sure you’ll love it! Just get the ingredients ready – freeze your strawberries, juice your lemons and you’re all set to go!

RECIPE: Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Serves: 2     Time: 5-10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

• Frozen Strawberries, 8-10 (preferably ripe; take fresh strawberries and freeze them until rock solid)
• Sugar Syrup, 3-4 tablespoons
• Lemon Juice, 1 tablespoon
• Vodka, 30 ml (or more if you prefer)
• Ice cubes, 5-6
• Club Soda*, 60ml
• Salt and Lemon Wedge, for rimming

*Daiquiris are tradionally not made with club soda but I add some to thin down my cocktail, you can skip it if you like.

METHOD

Prepare the glasses by moistening the rim with lemon juice. To do so, rub a lemon wedge on the rim of the glass and then dip the glass (rim side down) on a plate sprinkled with lots of salt. The salt will instantly stick to the moist rim and a perfectly rimmed glass will be ready. Set the prepared glasses aside.

In a blender, mix the sugar syrup, lemon juice, and vodka. Add in the frozen strawberries and ice blend until the ice is crushed and so are the strawberries. Taste and adjust lemon juice and sugar syrup as per your taste. If you need more vodka, add more now along with the club soda.

Mix the cocktails and pour in the prepared glasses! Finally..enjoy!

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12 Valentine’s Day Special Recipes

Thinking of what to make for your loved one? Here are 12 recipes perfect for Valentine’s Day!

12 Valentine's Day Special Recipes

  • Marshmallow Brownies – These toasted marshmallow topped with super fudgy chocolate brownies will win over anyone. Try these out and you will not go back to eating a regular brownie again..and yes they’re eggless!Marshmallow Brownies
  • Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl Brownies – Is your better half a red velvet fan? YES? Then you need to give these red velvet chocolate swirl brownies a shot this Valentine’s day. Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl "Brownie" Bars
  • Red Pepper Pomodoro Pasta – You do need something savory for dinner, don’t you? Try this red pepper pomodoro pasta and wow your other half with this really easy recipe! Roasted Red Pepper Pomodoro Pasta
  • Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting – Not exactly valentine-y but I’ll still included it in the list because of the strawberry frosting. If not the lemon cupcakes, you can make a regular vanilla or a dark chocolate cake and top it with this frosting to make for the perfect valentine day dessert! Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
  • Strawberry and Banana Smoothie – Start your day by serving this healthy strawberry and banana smoothie to your valentine. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the effort, especially if they’re health conscious!Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting – How about something other than just strawberries? This Heshey’s Chocolate Cake is topped with the best chocolate frosting in the world! Make it and get ready for all the praises..<3Hershey's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
  • Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins – An oldie but a goodie, make these strawberry and chocolate chip muffins with melted chocolate and juicy strawberries! strawberry and chocolate chip muffins
  • Cinnamon  French Toast – Another breakfast favourite, make these cinnamon french toasts and impress your love with some brekkie in bed. They’ll love you for it!Cinnamon French Toast
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies – Make these totally irresistible Dark Chocolate Brownies with fresh Raspberries this festive season! They’re perfect to be served as a dessert with some ice cream or on its own with some tea or coffee!Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
  • Chocolate Crepes – These chocolate crepes filled with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate chips are a perfect way  to end your day! Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
  • Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies -These cranberry and white chocolate chip cookies are a great way to say – I love you! White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
  • Dessert Kebabs – Last but definitely my favourite of the lot – dessert kebabs are not just easy to put together but also look super fancy! It has strawberries, chocolate brownies and marshmallows..this combo screams love!

Dessert Kebabs

 

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Perfect breakfast accompaniment, this Strawberry and Banana Smoothie is something everyone will love! Try this quick and healthy recipe that’s full on taste! 

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

I’m a sucker for strawberries and anything that’s remotely strawberry-like, call me a girly girl but that’s how it is! I cannot refuse strawberries..so when they’re in season I go mad and I mean seriously MAD. I start my day with some muesli with yogurt and strawberries and try to end my day with these dessert kebabs  (again strawberries 😉 ) So how could I let this season pass on without me trying my hand on my fav smoothie in the whole wide world (after my snickers smoothie of course)! This is my first attempt and I’m proud to report that it was a success! This smoothie was smooth, thick and delicious!

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

If you follow my blog you’ll know that I used to hate smoothies with yogurt in them..well, that has changed. YES. I’ve started loving yogurt and I used that in this smoothie recipe too! What’s great about this recipe is that apart from yogurt, it has frozen bananas (which make your smoothie SUPER thick) and also ripe bananas so this smoothie is just the thickest one out there. Don’t worry you’ll still be able to drink it with a straw but I can assure you that it’s nothing like a shake..this is the real thing.

Why I use a frozen banana, you ask!? It’s because it just thickens up your smoothie like nothing else! All you need to do is  freeze a banana overnight and whizz it in a blender the next day..you will witness something super cool. The banana actually turns into this creamy frozen yogurt and when you add it to the other ingredients, together they make super trooper thick smoothies! Try  it this time and let me know what you think.. if you wanna see how the frozen banana thing works (with pictures) check this out. You can make lots of stuff with it like this Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Coming back to this smoothie, it’s thick and delicious! Give it a shot before the season ends and let me know what you think! Here’s the recipe for this delicious smoothie..Try it and enjoy!

RECIPE: Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Serves: 2     Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Ripe Strawberries, 8-10
  • Ripe Bananas, 3 (1 frozen and 2 ripe)
  • Yogurt, 4 tablespoons
  • Milk, 1/3 cup or 80 ml
  • Sugar syrup or honey, as per taste

METHOD

Whizz frozen banana in a blender, once it’s smooth and creamy add in the other ingredients and some ice and whizz again until you reach a smooth creamy consistancy. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste and enjoy this smoothie for breakfast!

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

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Kiwi Basil Lemonade

This kiwi basil lemonade is just what you need on a really hot day! Not too tangy, not too sweet…its something everyone will love!

Kiwi Basil LemonadeKiwi Basil Lemonade

Summers in Delhi can be too hot to handle..and its not even raining yet, so it gets pretty unbearable. If you’re a Delhiite you know what I mean and you probably have a refrigerator full of lemons, tang and coconut water to beat the heat too. I keep my refrigerator stocked with plenty of fluids but sometimes a simple lemonade is not enough to quench that thirst, I had no intention of coming up with this brilliant idea but I had a few kiwis lying around that were super ripe and needed to be used asap, so I pureed them and added the puree to my lemonade and It tasted like pure *BLISS*.

Basil is something I added to add a kick to the lemonade, I wanted to use it in my drinks for quite sometime now so I did here..and it tasted spectacular. The flavour wasn’t overpowering and it tasted great against the tanginess of the kiwi and lemons.This Kiwi Basil Lemonade really is perfect for this weather and so easy, you can just make it anytime you want ! As a bonus, this lemonade looks fancy too..so if you’re having guests over, I’m sure they’d appreciate a glass  pitcher full of this stuff. :p

RECIPE: Kiwi Basil Lemonade

Makes: 2 glasses    Time: 5-10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar Syrup, 2-3 tablespoons
  • Black Salt, 2 pinches
  • Water, 2 glasses
  • Kiwi Fruit, 2 (make sure its ripe)
  • Basil Leaves, a few
  • Ice Cubes

METHOD

Peel the kiwis and puree them along with a few basil leaves.

In a jar mix together lemon juice, sugar syrup, black salt and water. Add in the kiwi basil puree and ice cubes. Mix it up and its ready!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie aka Snickers Smoothie

Yes..This super healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie tastes like Snickers (the chocolate) in a liquid form..FYI It has no snickers in it or sugar laden chocolate syrup. This smoothie is low fat and really healthy..So all those who want a dessert but not the calories..read on, you’re in for a treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

You know at times when you’ve got so many great ideas running through your head and you put them together to create something that blows your mind..and you wonder how you did it!? That’s exactly what happened to me here. This smoothie idea is a result of frivolous pinning and uncontrollable urges of putting together chocolate and peanut butter into something that would make everyone go crazy like I did when I ate my super delicious Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. I sooo wanted to replicate that but without the extra cals. Enter Super Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie that tastes almost like Snickers. No kidding..Try it and you’ll know! FYI Snickers is my favorite chocolate or candy..or whatever you like to call it, so I’ll be extra generous with compliments this time.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie had me craving for more..which is rare considering how thick chocolate smoothies make you feel so full and almost sick to your stomach. That’s probably because it doesn’t have anything unhealthy in it. Before you say peanut butter is unhealthy why don’t you read this. I had no clue 2 tablespoons of peanut butter a day are actually good for you..just like olive oil..and that’s how much I’ve used in 1 serving of my smoothie..So drink away guys..this is health food! 😀 Chocolate Peanut Butter SmoothieChocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Besides being healthy, this smoothie is really easy to put together like most smoothies. But don’t confuse this one for “just another smoothie recipe” because my darlings..you can easily have this for dessert! It tastes sooo rich and almost like a bar of chocolate, you won’t miss cake, I promise. It’s really versatile too..solves many purposes. Let’s assume you’ve got a sudden chocolate cravings.. what do you do? You make THIS. You’ve got no flour but need dessert..what do you do? You make THIS. You just need something to make you feel that health food can taste good..what do you do?  YOU MAKE THIS! So many reasons to make it so just head down to your kitchen and make it already..!! If you try it out, let me know what you think as soon as you’re done licking the life out of that glass..! 😀

RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie aka Snicker Smoothie

INGREDIENTS Serves: 1            Time: 5 minutes

  • Frozen Banana, 1 large or 2 small
  • Creamy Peanut Butter, 2 tablespoons (If you’re not health crazy add 3 for extra flavor..I did 😉
  • Cocoa Powder, 2 tablespoons
  • Milk, 1/2 cup or 120 ml  (skimmed or whole/toned or full cream)
  • Honey or Sugar Syrup, 1-2 tablespoons (depends on how sweet you like your smoothies)

*If you like your smoothies really thick, double the frozen bananas in the recipe.

METHOD:

In a blender, blend the frozen banana until it becomes creamy like a soft serve. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Drink immediately or chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before consuming.

Lick the glass when done..I’m sure you’ll be tempted to :p

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