Pumpkin Punch

Pumpkin Punch

Happy Halloween everyone! Here’s our new pumpkin punch recipe just in time for the festive celebrations.

We serve our punch in a large pumpkin to make it extra special, but you can serve it in whatever you fancy.

You can find canned pumpkin puree in most supermarkets or you can make your own. Simply peel and deseed a small pumpkin, dice it into chunks, boil until soft then blend or mash. It’s that easy.

Enjoy, Roxy & Ben.

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Pumpkin Punch
Pumpkin Punch
Servings
14 double servings
Ingredients
  • 425 g pumpkin puree
  • 700 ml spiced rum
  • 1 litre orange juice
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 1 apple diced
  • 4 handfuls of ice
  • nutmeg for serving
  • 1 large pumpkin for serving
Servings
14 double servings
Ingredients
  • 425 g pumpkin puree
  • 700 ml spiced rum
  • 1 litre orange juice
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 1 apple diced
  • 4 handfuls of ice
  • nutmeg for serving
  • 1 large pumpkin for serving
Pumpkin Punch
Instructions
  1. Toast the cinnamon sticks in a frying pan on a medium heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut the top off the pumpkin to create a lid.
  3. Next, prepare the pumpkin by using your hands to remove as many seeds as possible. Then use a spoon or an ice cream scoop to scrape down the sides to remove the loose flesh.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree, spiced rum, orange juice, juice of 2 lemons, maple syrup, and cinnamon sticks into the pumpkin and stir to combine.
  5. Add the orange and apple pieces, then finally add the ice.
  6. Use a ladle to pour the punch into glasses and grate nutmeg on top to serve.

Vodka Peach Iced Tea

Vodka Peach Iced Tea

Summer is officially in full swing here at the So Vegan HQ!

We’ve had fun trialing and testing a number of summery cocktails for our So Thirsty channel and we’ll be dropping our favourites on Facebook, so make sure you keep an eye out.

And here’s our recipe for vodka peach iced tea!

It’s awesomely sweet and refreshing, and it’s become a staple in our household. We use English breakfast black tea, but go ahead and use your favourite style of black tea if you want to add your own twist to the recipe.

Enjoy!

Vodka Peach Iced Tea

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Vodka Peach Iced Tea
Vodka Peach Iced Tea
Servings
10 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 peaches
  • 1/2 cup light agave syrup
  • 3 tea bags (black tea)
  • 150 ml vodka
For serving
  • ice cubes
  • slices of peach
Servings
10 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 peaches
  • 1/2 cup light agave syrup
  • 3 tea bags (black tea)
  • 150 ml vodka
For serving
  • ice cubes
  • slices of peach
Vodka Peach Iced Tea
Instructions
  1. Deseed and roughly chop the peaches. Add the chopped peaches, 2 cups of water and the agave syrup in a pan over a medium heat, and simmer for 25 - 30 minutes. A few minutes before the end, crush the peaches with the back of a wooden spoon or a masher.
  2. Meanwhile, brew the tea by placing the tea bags to a large bowl and adding 5 cups of boiling water. Leave to brew for 5 minutes, then remove and discard the tea bags.
  3. When the peaches have finished cooking, drain the mixture through a sieve, pushing the peach pieces through to retain as much syrup as possible. Discard the remaining flesh from the peaches (try using in a cake or serve for breakfast) so you’re left with the tasty peach syrup.
  4. In a big bowl, combine the tea with the peach syrup, then leave to cool completely.
  5. As soon as the liquid has cooled, add the vodka.
  6. Keep the vodka peach tea in the fridge. When ready to serve, serve in a glass over lots of ice and a slice of peach.
Recipe Notes

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Perfect Pina Colada

Perfect Pina Colada

OK, we admit…we had lots of fun testing this recipe! We got through quite a few pineapples and just about enough rum, and we’re really happy with the final result.

This piña colada recipe is sweet, creamy and frothy, and is a great show-stopping cocktail for parties. You don’t need to use all of the pineapple chunks in the cocktail, so we recommend using them to make a quick fruit salad, or put them on the end of cocktail sticks if you’re entertaining at a party.

Enjoy!

Pina Colada

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Perfect Pina Colada
Perfect Pina Colada
Servings
1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 pineapple
  • 150ml pineapple juice
  • 50ml coconut cream
  • 50ml light rum
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup ice
Servings
1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 pineapple
  • 150ml pineapple juice
  • 50ml coconut cream
  • 50ml light rum
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 3/4 cup ice
Perfect Pina Colada
Instructions
  1. Slice the top off the pineapple and run a knife along the inside edge. Then use the knife to slice the inside of the pineapple into chunks and remove as much of the fruit as possible.
  2. Place 1/2 cup of the pineapple chunks in a blender with the pineapple juice, coconut cream, agave syrup, rum and ice, and blend until smooth and frothy. You can save the remaining pineapple chunks to use for something else.
  3. Pour the liquid from the blender into the pineapple and serve with a straw. Garnish with pieces of pineapple, orange and cherry served on a cocktail stick.