During my FructMal journey I’ve learned the hard way that gin is the only alcoholic drink that doesn’t give me problems. Although I appreciate the natural flavors on the rocks, I found a bright red gin cocktail which looks so beautiful for Xmas. In the original recipe, the gin is infused with cranberries for a week to give it taste and color, and although the red berries are tolerated rather well in small amounts, you understand that soaking gin in 2 cups of fruit is not a good idea for us.
To make a festive FructMal cocktail, use unsweetened cranberry juice – check the label for ingredients -, top it with gin and ice and decorate with a rosemary sprig.
Please note that intolerances vary, always adjust recipes to your own personal needs.
Today is the shortest day and the longest night, this means the sun is coming back and to me that truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Let’s celebrate the winter solstice known by the Celts as Yule by enjoying Billie Holiday‘s “Summertime” and a cocktail.
When it’s served like this, we FructMal Foodies will soon forget that it isn’t chocolate pudding or ice cream; coconut panna cotta with passion fruit to serve 6;
Place 500 ml lactose free cream, 400 ml unsweetened coconut milk, 4 tbs rice syrup and scraped seeds of 1 vanilla pod in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling, add 3/4 ts agar agar, turn down the heat, stir until dissolved and then pour the mixture into square moulds. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours until firm with a slight wobble, serve on a slate and decorate with the pulp of 2 passion fruits and mint. Decorate with a FructMal safe cookie and a good espresso on the side.
Please note that intolerances vary, always adjust recipes to your personal needs.
Original recipe and image borrowed from Ateliers Des Chefs