July 14, 2015

Cocktails ›


A classic lime cocktail from Mexico.

90 ml Celebracion Margarita pre-mixed cocktail
50 ml Ronsin (non-alcoholic rum)
30 ml Lime Juice
10 ml Triple Sec
Crushed ice 

In a separate container add the pre-mix, Ronsin and Triple Sec. Squeeze the lime and strain the juice before adding to the mix and stirring. If you want, dip the rim of the cocktail glass in water and then in salt or sugar (depending on your taste) to get the distinct Margarita rim. Pour in the mixed cocktail and fill with crushed ice.  Garnish with a slice of lime. 

You can substitute sugar for the Triple Sec. Also you could cut down on the pre-mix and add a fruit juice such as grapefruit or even mango to make it distinctly fruity.  

This recipe makes a glass (250 ml) of cocktail.

July 14, 2015

Cocktails ›

Sex on the Beach

This is a melon flavoured cocktail that is fresh and perfect for summer afternoons and evenings.

70 ml Celebracion Sex on the Beach pre-mixed cocktail
70 ml Cranberry Juice
50 ml Ronsin (non-alcoholic rum)
Crushed ice

Build all the first 3 ingredients in a highball glass and then fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of orange or melon and a cherry.

The original recipe calls for Vodka, but the Ronsin adds a depth of flavour as an alternative. Also, alternatives to Cranberry Juice are Orange or Orange and Passionfruit or a mixture, but be careful not to overpower the delightful taste of melon in the pre-mix (similar to Midori).

This recipe makes a glass (250 ml) of cocktail.

July 14, 2015

Cocktails ›


This is the national drink of Brazil and pronounced in Aussie as kie-peer-in-ya (my pronunciation).  

It is similar to a Mojito as lime is the champion of this cocktail, only it does not contain mint and the brazilians use Chachaca (a distilled spirit made from sugar cane juice) rather than rum (which is distilled from sugar can by products such as molasses).  But Ronsin does go well and is included in this recipe.

80 ml Celebracion Caipirinha pre-mixed cocktail                                                              40 ml Ronsin (non-alcoholic rum)
¼ Lime sliced
Lime peel
40 ml Lime Juice
1 tsp sugar
Crushed ice

Put the Cairprinha cocktail and sliced lime, lime juice and sugar into a glass and mash together (only 3-4 hard crushes – too many crushes and it will taste a little bitter). Add the Ronsin and lime peel and top with crushed ice (you can vary the amount of lime juice and sugar to suit your palate). Garnish with a slice of lime.  

As an alternative to Ronsin you could try 20 ml of our 1883 Triple Sec syrup and leave out the sugar.  

Variations on this theme to create capirifrutas include using kiwifruit, pineapple, passionfruit and mango instead of lime.

This recipe makes a glass (250 ml) of cocktail.

Mulled Wine


2 bottles Alcofree red wine
2 oranges
1 lemon
1 lime
200 g castor sugar or maple syrup
6 whole cloves
3 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole nutmeg, for grating
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 star anise
Lemon & orange peel from one lemon/orange (take out after 5 mins)


Peel large sections of peel from the oranges, lemon & lime.

Put the sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the juice from the oranges.

Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 - 12 grating of nutmeg. Add the vanilla essence to the pan, then stir just enough Alcofree red wine to cover the sugar.

Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine, then bring to the boil.  Keep on rolling boil for about 4 - 5 minutes.  The reason for this is to create a wonderful flavor base by really getting the sugar and spices to infuse and blend well with the wine.  

When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and at this stage you add rest of the wine.

Continue to gently heat the wine and after approx. 5 mins, when it's soul-warming and delectable, ladle it into glasses and serve.  

I like to leave my mulled wine on a low heat, allowing our visitors to ladle some into their own glasses when they pop in. 


July 14, 2015

Winter Warmers ›

Rochester Organic Mulled Berry Punch


A unique recipe of mulled organic elderberry, blackcurrant & apple juice, blended with a secret recipe of mulling spices and orange.  The Times in England called it "A knockout Punch".

Served hot it is the perfect winter warmer, an ideal welcoming drink for your guests during the winter season.  Simply heat (do not boil) and serve piping hot.  Garnish each glass with a slice of orange.

Served cold it is the perfect summer festive drink.

This drink is non alcoholic and you can add apple juice or your favorite non alcoholic wine (Billabong is Alcofree's cheapest) if desired.  This drink contains whole, ground, organic spices - just shake the bottle before pouring and stir before serving.