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Christmas Punch

I love to create delicious non-alcoholic drinks for our parties/gatherings.  This Christmas Punch is so good, filled with delicious cold fruit, it’s a must have on your Christmas table.  It’s really easy to prepare, so easy my Mr 11 made this for us! This is a 2L jug, Mr 11 made enough to fill the jug (as per recipe […]

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Easy Tropical Punch

Memories of punch goes way back for me, it used to be my Aunty’s speciality every Christmas she would bring all her ingredients and make the kids our very own special drink!! My punch version is very simple. Pour all your ingredients into a bowl or dispenser, then fill with ice. You can use a punch bowl, […]

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  • Ruey Enanoria

    Great recipe! Punch was a big hit with our family and guests last Christmas. To make things more colourful, I made a big ice ring out of juice, fruits and mint leaves in a tupperware jelly ring mould…that way the punch doesn’t get diluted. I used a bowl last year and it was very pretty with the ice ring floating but I am very tempted to get one of these drink dispensers. Can I ask if the fruits get in the way of the punch flowing out of the tap?ReplyCancel

  • Oooh YUM!! That looks great and so easy to make! Definitely bookmarking this for the festive season – and I bought a drink dispenser a couple of months ago – so perfect!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Fantastic Charlene! It is so yummy and easy to make, everyone really enjoys it.:)ReplyCancel

  • I can imagine what an easy crowd pleaser this punch is Kat! :DReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It sure is Lorraine.:) So refreshing and yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Love this idea for Chrissy Day – we get champers so the kidetes should have a special drink, too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I absolutely agree with you The Hungry Mum.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Where did you get the mason jars from?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Amanda, i got my mason jars from Big W.ReplyCancel

  • Hey is v that aka fruit cocktail here in usaReplyCancel

Berry Punch

I was chatting to my friend Maria from Roar Living recently and she told me about the Berry Punch she just made, it sounded so good so I cheekily asked her if she could photograph it and send me details so I can share it with you all.  She happily obliged, over to Maria. Today I […]

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Tim Tam Frappe

Naughty, but a nice ‘treat’.  We added a whole packet of tim tams, it gave the frappe a delicious biscuit crunch, use less if you don’t want a crunch to your drink.   Tim Tam Frappe   Print Author: Katrina Serves: 4 Ingredients 12 ice cubes 3 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 packet of Tim […]

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Thermomix Pink Lemonade

We have been having a great play with the Thermomix over the school holidays, making loads of smoothies, desserts, dinners and we made homemade lemonade.  Usually when we go out to dinner we get the kids a jug of ‘pink’ lemonade, they love it, so I used some raspberries for some added colour to our […]

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  • Kate

    Yum!! That sounds delicious! I’m going to make some this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • KP

    do you think I could do it in the blender, without a Thermomix? Ingredients would be the same, wouldn’t they?ReplyCancel

  • SuzC

    4 and 2 year old not so keen on this as lemonade (we used soda stream water, maybe that was the difference) BUT I halved the amount of soda water and made the most delicious icypoles. They love them! Thanks for the inspiration :-)ReplyCancel

Kid Friendly Green Smoothie

I make the kids and I fruit juice in my thermomix nearly every second day, we love it, so refreshing, tasty and really healthy.  I have been wanting to try a green smoothie for a while now but have been worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it.  We had family stay with us over Christmas and […]

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  • Thanks for sharing lovely Kat! And I am definitely inspired to try and get my little one to try (and LIKE) a green smoothie. As you say, when it comes to veggies, we have to persist!ReplyCancel

  • […] have been having a great play with the Thermomix over the school holidays, making loads of smoothies, desserts, dinners and we made homemade lemonade.  Usually when we go out to dinner we get the […]ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I cut, wash and freeze spinach, kale or whichever greens I buy, in zip lock bags, peel, chop and freeze bananas and keep a bag of frozen mixed berries in the freezer.
    Each morning I simply pour into my blender 500ml orange juice and 250ml almond milk, two large handfuls of greens (I started with a smaller amount, and have worked my way up!) and mix. Then add a handful of berries and half a handful of banana and a teaspoon of vital greens powder and mix again.

    Very, very quick and very, very easy. It blends to a lovely dark reddish-purple colour and my 4.5 year old will drink as much as me. Having trouble getting my 3 year old to even look at it but maybe one day! I can’t believe how flat I feel if I don’t have a smoothie now- I particularly missed my blender when on holidays!ReplyCancel

  • […] and passed the glass back each time, it was far too sweet.  Now all I drink is water, coffee or homemade juice, I don’t feel the need for anything more.  I am truly proud of myself for quitting Coke and […]ReplyCancel

A refreshingly delicious Fruity Coconut Mocktail

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang On the weekend I had an endless list of jobs I wanted to complete around the house, it was a Sunday, which I normally like to keep housework free and relax, but they were jobs that needed to be done.  Last on my list was to relax and enjoy a […]

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  • TheSadEyedLady

    Oh boo, now I’m wishing I was Australian so I could enter this contest. I guess I’m the next best thing: Texan. ;-) Hello from San Antonio anyway. Good luck to everyone eligible.ReplyCancel

  • $52876371

    yum! my all time favourite cocktail is a Baileys Chocolatini :)
    50ml Baileys Original
    10ml Smirnoff Vodka
    15ml chocolate liqueur

    It’s something I have on special occasions. Like you I am not a big drinker of alcohol. It is also awesome frozen like ice cream yum!

    Shell :)

  • Sam

    I’m normally a big fan of straight up Gin Martinis with a twist however I don’t mind something a bit fruit driven from time to time as long as it’s not too sweet. I’d jump straight into the Bickfords Pomegranite juice with 1 part Hendricks gin, a touch of elderflower cordial, fresh mint, a slice of cucumber topped with soda. delish!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Baker

    These sound perfect! There is nothing worse than being lumped with housework on a Sunday, but nothing more satisfying than when it is done…made more perfect with a mocktail in hand!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Matheson

    So many cocktails have vodka in them and I cant drink it – (it makes me violently ill) so mocktails are perfect. My favourite is a Pomegranate Spritzer
    Pomegranate Juice – Bickford’s of course

    ½ Sparkling Mineral Water

    Slice of Lime

    Combine ingredients in a chilled highball glass

    over ice.ReplyCancel

  • Simone Jolly

    Virgin Cosmopolitan

    2 cups of Bickford’s Cranberry Juice
    1 cup of Bickford’s Coconut Juice
    2 cups of diet lemon-lime soda
    0.25 cup of white sugar (or sweeten to suit taste)
    Juice of 1 lime
    2 cups of crushed ice

    Mix all ingredients in large pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved.
    Decorate glasses with Hibiscus flowers for a taste of the tropics. Serve and enjoy while watching the sun set.
    Serves 6

  • Nicole White


    * 60ml Rebellion Bay Spiced Rum
    * 15ml VOK Triple Sec Liqueur
    * 15ml sugar
    * 30ml Bickford’s lime juice cordial
    * Mint leaves
    * Soda water

    ~ Tear mint leaves, add ingredients, add crushed ice, stir vigorously and top with soda water ~ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Cole

    Can’t go past a good Margarita.

    45ml Tequila
    30ml Triple sec
    45ml lime juiceReplyCancel

  • KA

    Remember the Fate Favourite ‘Coconut Ice’ ….here’s a new twist:

    Add crushed ice, milk rose water and Bickford’s Coconut Juice. Shake, pour. sit back and relax.ReplyCancel

  • beth j simpson

    frozen banana mocktail
    1 frozen banana
    1/2 cup yogurt (vanilla or fruit )
    shake of cinnamon and nutmeg
    enough coconut juice/or milk to your liking
    blend all together using enough coconut juice/or milk to blend to desired consistancyReplyCancel

  • Siti Syed

    I always loved making shirley temples. Very easy, all you need to do is pour a little bit of red cordial into a glass and lemonade. Serve with some whipped cream on top with a cherry. Mmm, so delicous.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Gray

    Mine is simple, fresh strawberries blended with icing sugar, lemon juice and lots of ice, yum!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Falconer

    My favourite is actually really simple…Kahlua over ice with a nice fat slice of real orange in it…I discovered it recently and it certainly makes for a great flavour. Much better than just Kahlua and milk!ReplyCancel

  • Strawberry Coconut Spritz

    150g watermelon flesh, chopped

    150g strawberries, frozen

    with 1 cup crushed ice blended for bottom layer

    150ml Bickford’s coconut juice
    150ml Soda water 1 cups of crushed ice for top layer

    serve with whipped cream if you likeReplyCancel

  • Sascha Foley

    3 rd time lucky I Hope!!
    skittles cocktail MMMMMmmmmm
    2 parts Taboo®

    1 part Vodka

    1 part Blue curaçao

    3 parts Orange juice

    3 parts Lemonade

    Ooooh &


    1 part Crème de cacao (dark)

    1 part Kahlua

    1 part Hazelnut liqueur

    1 part Cream

    1 teaspoon Honey

    3 parts MilkReplyCancel

  • Angie Boylan

    1 cup frozen raspberries
    Juice 1 lime
    15ml sugar syrup
    2 tablespoons Bickfords pomegranate juice
    Extra raspberries for garnish
    Lime or lemon zest to garnish

  • Yvette @ Little Bento Blog

    crushed ice
    8 mint leaves
    80ml lime juice
    40mls sugar syrup (sugar water)
    60mls Soda Water

    Fill a glass 1/3 full with ice, then add mint leaves. Lightly mash the leaves together with the liquid using a muddle stick or wooden pestle, being careful not to tear the leaves. Fill the glass with more ice, then add soda water, lime juice and sugar syrup. Garnish with mint, and drink!ReplyCancel

  • Simona Meli

    Tropical Getaway Layered Slushy

    – Tinned Crushed Pineapple in Natural Juice
    – Juice from the Crushed Pineapple
    – Pineapple flavoured syrup (to dress the inside of the glass)
    – Coconut Cream
    – Fresh Cream (for on top)
    – Toasted Shredded Coconut (as a garnish on top of the fresh cream)
    – Ice Cubes

    Dress the glass with drizzles of pineapple syrup
    Add some crushed pineapple
    Then a layer of thick coconut cream
    Buzz up ice cubes & pineapple juice (think slushy)

    More pineapple, more coconut cream, more slushy
    Finally, top off with a little whipped fresh cream and sprinkle on some toasted shredded coconut!ReplyCancel

  • Nici Perriam

    My favourite drink of all time is Lychee liquor with cranberry juice, so yum! But in the spirit of this competition, here is my recipe!

    The Desperate Housewife

    1 ounce lemon juice
    1 Granny Smith apple
    12 fresh basil
    Fresh ginger
    2 ounces Molinari Sambuca Extra
    1 1/2 ounces
    sparkling water

    Mash first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
    Add Molinari Extra and shake well with crushed ice. Filter twice, pour into a margarita glass, and top with sparkling water.ReplyCancel

  • Sahrita Williams

    My favourite cocktail is a Tia Maria Spider

    1 (or 2 lol) nips of Tia Maria
    1 glass of coke
    1 scoop of vanilla ice cream

    Absolutely delicious, just keep away from the kids lolReplyCancel

  • Tess Thomson

    A simple one I do at home a lot over Summer contains Vanilla vokda, cranberry juice and lime. I don’t have any fancy cocktail tools with which to do much more!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Golding Lowe

    Simple but so yummy – in a jug place some ice cubes and add fresh apple juice, ginger ale or ginger beer and top with soda or lemonade. Quantities will depend on individual taste. Throw in some slices of lime and lemon. Great as a mocktail or add to a shot of vodka or a glass of sparkling wine.ReplyCancel

  • Maryanne


    My husband created this mocktail for me when I was
    on a 3 and 1/2 month juice fast. The quantities are a guide. Adjust to
    your own personal taste.

    Splash of Coconut juice
    Pulp of 3 or 4 large mangos
    Juice of 2 oranges
    Juice of 1/2 a large sweet pineapple
    Juice of 1 or 2 limes depending upon size

    like buggery pour in a glass and what the hell, tizz it up with a
    little umbrella. Sink back into a comfy chair or lounge and simply have a
    foodgasm without the food

  • Lisa Bright

    I can’t go past a good fruit punch. Ginger beer, tropical fruit juice and some fruit pieces (from a can if running short on time). For extra fanciness, I like to make pretty ice cubes. Use large-ish containers (depending on what you’re going to serve the drink in) and fill with cut up pieces of fruit. I like strawberries and fresh mint. Add water and freeze. Instant drink prettiness! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Swift

    Blueberry Blast Cocktail!

    Stuff you’ll need:
    Blue Curacao Liquer
    Sugar Syrup
    Blueberry Juice or Puree
    Crushed Ice Cubes
    Fruit Tingle Lollies
    Fancy Cocktail Glasses (or plastic ones if you’re planning on getting plastered!)
    A Babysitter (Either for your kids or excessively drunk guests?)

    How to do it:
    1. Grab all the ingredients in whichever quantity desired (depending on the amount of people you’re serving and how blotto you all wanna get!) and chuck them in a blender.

    2. Give it a good shuzzing then pour into your fancy (or plastic) glasses. If you’ve got any Fruit Tingles left crush them up and sprinkle over the top. Or before serving the drinks you can even dip the edge of the glasses in sugar syrup then Fruit Tingles to make them look all pretty and give an awesome fizzy tingle with every sip you take.

    3. Enjoy by sipping delicately or scull the whole thing in one shot, woohoo!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karly

    I was a Sex and the City addict in the late 90s and drank so many Cosmopolitans at seedy bars and friend’s places I’m surprised I can still stomach them. LOL

    1 shot of vodka

    1 shot of Cointreau

    A squeeze of lime

    Top up with ice and cranberry juice (these days good for UTIs!)


  • Mandy Seeger

    This is my own recipe, a flash of inspiration from some leftover custard in a carton, can be non-alcoholic or a cocktail, simply add Kahlua or Tia Maria for the “adult” version.

    Tiramisu Milkshake

    1/4 cup espresso coffee
    1/2 cup prepared low-fat custard
    100 g vanilla cheesecake frozen yogurt
    whipped cream (optional)
    cocoa, to dust (optional)

    1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
    2. Top with whipped cream & dust with cocoa.ReplyCancel

  • melanie whittle

    A pink elephant

    1/4 cup watermelon juice
    1/4 cup apple juice
    30ml Watermelon liqueur
    30ml Green apple vodka
    15ml grenadine

    Shake it up and pour over ice.ReplyCancel

  • Danni Robertson

    Vodka Cranberry with a lime wedge YUMMO!!!! Cant wait to not be pregnant and have a cocktail or 2 :)ReplyCancel