No matter how much I try to drink water I am simply not good at it! It is the taste, it is boring, thus adding a bit of squash solves the problem for non-water drinkers like me, adding squash allows you to drink more water. And, Robinsons is the perfect staple drink for refreshment, a way to make water a bit more interesting.
Robinsons, the iconic makers of fruit squash has been a family favourite for me; a brand I grew up with and now a brand I buy for my children. We always drink it in the traditional way, pour a little squash, add cold water and drink. But, never had I considered adding a twist to making a squash, not until I was sent a pack of Robinsons Real Fruit juices, along with a recipe book.
With the idea to encourage us to all drink more water this winter Robinsons have created a selection of seasonal recipes using their Real Fruit squashes, and I picked two of my favorite recipes to try out - and they did not disappoint.
Mulled Apple and Blackcurrant
200ml Robinsons Apple and Blackcurrant squash
4 black peppercorns 2 star anise
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 cinnamon stick used for stirring.
In a hot pan mix the squash with the water. Then add all the spices, and allow to simmer. Pour into a glass, add the cinnamon stick to stir in the glass - enjoy.
The taste and the aroma are very warming, festive, and relaxing. The drink is bursting full or flavour and character.
Warming Lemon and Ginger
200ml Robinsons Lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoons of finely grated ginger
First heat the water in a kettle then mix it with the juice in a glass, adding the fresh lemon juice, along with the grated ginger. Serve with extra lemon slices.
I chose this recipe, Warming Lemon and Ginger because Robinsons Lemon is my staple drink (for as long as I remember), it is my favorite, and I was excited to give it a twist- it was surprisingly nice. Warm, zingy, spicy - to me this Lemon squash with a spicy twist is the perfect comforting, evening drink.
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