Mayan Hot Chocolate (4)

On a recent trip to Mexico I was introduced to Chocolateria and discovered their delightful hot chocolate.And as they invented the drink I would expect nothing less. Here’s a version from ” Bold” by Nisha Katoona.

Beetroot Kvas

An ancient recipe for an addictive Ukranian drink which can also be used to add a sour note to Borsch and other dishes. The recipe is from ” Summer Kitchens” by Olia Hercules and makes 3 x 700 ml bottles.

Jallab (6)

A refreshing drink which is popular during Ramadan from ” Sumac” by Anas Atassi. If you have a good Middle Eastern store nearby you may be able to buy ready made Jallab syrup, but if not you need to mix the grape and date molasses in equal amounts yourself.

Glogg (8)

A very good version of this Scandinavian style mulled wine from ” Roast Figs Sugar Snow” by Diana Henry. Just what we need for this cold weather hitting us in the UK at the moment.

Cider Sangria (4)

I first discovered cider sangria in a little tapas bar cum sidreria in Llanes, Asturias. Many of you will already know that Asturias is the region where spanish cider is made and consumed in great quantity and the area is therefore very close to my heart. On my brief and unexpected return visit to Llanes I went straight back to that bar and Tony and i shared two litres of this very refreshing and quaffable nectar over a relaxed afternoon. Fortunately we didn’t have to do anything after other than get into a minibus and be driven to our accommodation in the Picos de Europa …

This version is from ” Apple ” by James Rich.