A toast to all the bunnies out there! Those who were famous during my time and now almost forgotten for the new characters that have taken over the world of classic fairy tales, classic book characters and toons. Now when I see any rabbit featured in a movie or a book, it'll inevitably transform into some gadget wielding, alien fighting machine or sprout wings and fangs, flying off into the midnight hour looking for some luscious neck to sink their teeth into. Sigh .... Where have all the cute cuddly creatures gone? And people wonder why our society is getting more violent. Duh.
What brought this on?
Hmm .. well, let's see ...
~ It was supposed to be something with carrots and ginger for the Improv Challenge organised by Kristen.
~ There were so many ideas going on in my head and then I realised I don't have many beverage posts on this blog of mine.
~ I'm up to my eyeballs in mandarin oranges from Chinese New Year and getting tired of making marmalade.
~ I've some lovely ginger syrup from making Candied Ginger .
~ I have some very good apple juice from Vom Fass.
~ Oh, and a new bottle of Jamaican Rum that needs to be opened and used.
~ And to top it all off, my mother told me to eat more vegetables. I figured I'll drink mine.
[ I guess this post would be more appropriate on Easter, especially for the adults having to run after little kids during Easter egg hunt parties. Right, I shall repost this at Easter. ]
150 ml mandarin orange juice
150 ml carrot juice
150 ml ginger syrup
150 ml spiced apple juice (see recipe below)
50 ml rum
Combine all ingredients.
Refrigerate or put in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, baby, shake!
Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with ginger and carrot slices.
Or float a piece of candied ginger in it.
SPICED APPLE JUICE
1 cup apple juice ( I used Vom Fass apple juice)
3 - 4 allspice pods
1/2 cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients and refrigerate overnight.
(Personally, I prefer a stronger spiced flavor, so I left mine for 2 days before adding to the cocktail or alternatively, just double up the amount of spices if you can't wait).