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This 'n' That

By: Elizabeth Hinds - Updated: 25 Jun 2012 | comments*Discuss
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Hangover cures, a traditional Christmas drink, a summer refresher and something a bit different have all found their way onto this page!

Egg Nog
Traditionally served at Christmas

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • ½ pt milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat the egg yolk with the sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk the egg white until fluffy. Fold the egg white into the yolk mixture. Serve in tumblers, sprinkled with a little cinnamon.

Fill a tumbler with ice. Half-fill with lemon barley water and top up with ice-cold lemonade. Serve while watching Wimbledon or at any other time!

Chocolate Mint

  • 1 part peppermint cordial
  • 4 parts single cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-made coffee
  • Chocolate, grated
Pour the peppermint cordial and cream into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Add the coffee and shake again. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Sprinkle a little grated chocolate on top.

These two are traditional cures for a hangover but they can also be enjoyed as drinks in their own rights.

Virgin Mary

  • 200 ml tomato juice
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
Put the tomato juice in a tumbler and add a couple of drops of tabasco, a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. If you like it hot, increase the amount of Tabasco. Serve with a wedge of lemon.

Prairie Oyster
This recipe is from Duffy's (1934) Official Mixer's Manual.

  • 1 tablespoon tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • pepper
  • vinegar
  • 1 egg yolk
Put the tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce in a small glass. Add a grind of pepper and 2 dashes of vinegar. Float the egg yolk on top. Swallow in one gulp. You might want to close your eyes and hold your nose at the same time!

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