Friday, July 10, 2009

Designer Drinks

Cocktail al Cetriolo
With the help of a juicer mix 1/2 cup tomato juice, 1/4 cup cucumber juice, 1/4 cup carrot juice, Italian parsley.
Serve in a glass like "Diamante" by Driade.

La Menta
Previously infused mint can be served in a glass like "Cilindro" by Ichendorf Milano with ice or with milk, garnished with mint leaves.

Caffè Frappé
2 teaspoons of instant coffee, 1 teaspoon of sugar, ice cubes. In the Shaker "Chiringuito" designed by Ron Arad for Alessi add 15 ml. water, better if at room temperature, coffee and sugar. Shake until water becomes foamy. Pour in a 250 ml glass.
Add ice cubes for a "frappé Nero" or milk for a "frappé Bianco".

Shake al Cocco
1/2 liter milk, 125 ml. coconut milk, 1 coconut.
Grate 1/2 coconut and mix with the two milks. Shake for 1/2 minute and serve with ice cubes in this silverplated tumbler designed by Bellini for Armanicasa.

500 grams plain yogurt, 250 ml. water, 2 teaspoons sugar, cardamom powder.
Mix well yogurt, water and sugar to obtain a liquid drink, add cardamom and serve with ice cubes (mango juice can be added and a dollop of thick cream) or put in the fridge in a jug like "La Tina" by Guzzini until ready to serve.

Acqua allo Zenzero
Thin slices of ginger and water.
Boil the water and pour it over ginger, infuse for 30 minutes in a Thermos like "Impulse" by Ikea.

Ahhhhh!...Stay cool with style!

And the winner of "A gift for you" is...
I am happy to announce that Kelly from the great Design Ties has won the Mediterraneo Alessi bowl generously given to us by All Modern (worth a click to see the fantastic assortment of modern and contemporary design they offer).
I could not believe my eyes when the #1 came up, and # 1 she was (the first to comment).
Congratulations Kelly, it must be your lucky month since you just won also a gorgeous rendering by Michelle Morelan... I would push my luck further if I was you!
To all the others who left a comment, please try again, I will have more giveaways soon.
Thank you all for participating and leaving interesting comments.


qerat said...

You would really drink your cocktails in style in these beauties

Anonymous said...

just made and sipped in style your al cetriolo cocktail..very refreshing! Thanx MV Pat

Michelle said...

Acqua allo Zenzero looks like just what I need right now...I feel like plastic left in the sun. I love this post Albarosa! I love the "boards" you have created for each drink!!


...and thanks for the link my friend:) Kelly is lucky for sure.

Maria Killam said...

Albarosa, I love those images, where ever did you find them? Makes me want to start a little file of them.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Beautifully done post. The graphics and content are terrific. I adore a great drink as much as a fabulous meal. I have never heard of any of those & cannot wait to give them a try. Many thanks! Deborah

DesignTies said...

How terrific that Kelly won this lovely bowl!! And how lucky is she?! HaHa!! I'll definitely watch for and enter any future giveaways you have Albarosa... thanks for the chance!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Albarosa
What a 'refreshing' post! As I am a coffee lover I am drawn to try your recipe for Caffè Frappé. Having an appealing drink out of a well designed glass is a double bonus.

DesignTies said...

OMG!! Albarosa, are you serious?! Wow!! :-D I think I need to buy a 6/49 ticket this week!! ;-)

I'm sorry I didn't comment sooner -- I'm at the cottage with dial-up, and more or less out of touch with the blogging world. Everything online here is so slow.... I'm lucky I was able to get onto Gmail and then your blog tonight.

Thank you so much for the gorgeous bowl!! It's the perfect red accent for my soon-to-be renovated kitchen :-)

I'm truly thrilled and honoured to have won two fabulous gifts from two of my favourite Canadian bloggers :-)



Su said...

You have one of the coolest blogs I've found in a while. I hope you don't mind if I "steal" from you often (with credit, of course) for my Sucasa design sites.

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