Monday, October 22, 2012

Vegan MoFo, Day 22: Tasty Drinks--Week Four!

Holy cow, week FOUR! How did this happen? This month has absolutely flown by, dontcha think?

It's Monday, so that means tasty drinks from Meatless Meals. Here's what's in store for this week that you must try.

Tomato Sauerkraut Cocktail
adapted from Meatless Meals, page 34
serves 2--supplies protective vitamins

1 cup tomato juice
4 Tbsp sauerkraut juice
black pepper

Mix together tomato and sauerkraut juices. Serve in chilled glasses or on ice. Sprinkle with black pepper.

 The verdict: Interesting taste. The two juices worked well together, though I wouldn't drink this every day. Might take some more getting used to. Also, I'm not a big fan of Bloody Mary drinks (I know, what?!?).

Next up!

Hot Spiced Cider
adapted from Meatless Meals, page 2N
serves 4--supplies mineral salts and sugar

3 packets apple cider drink mix
6 cups water
1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1 slice lemon peel
1 slice orange peel

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook until heated and fragrant. Serve hot.

{peels added!}

The verdict: YUM. Yum, yum, yum.

{my mother-in-law made a Depression-era spice cake from a recipe by my husband's grandmother.
DELICIOUS!!! I just ate another slice!}


VMF 2011 Day 22: Curried Corn Soup
VMF 2010 Day 22: Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese Sandys