Happy Saturday readers!
If you’re wondering what beverage to select to wet your whistle with today…. then I ask you: do these advertisements interest you?
If so, then I urge you to run out and buy a bottle of ginger wine. But first, stop by at the ginger wine blogspot I found these beauties at (the link below the picture above will get you there), because there are many more vintage ads on that site (some even more inappropriate by today’s standards than those I’ve cross-posted here!).
And before you run out to buy your bottle of ginger wine – let me tell you what you can do with it when you bring it home.
While you can drink ginger wine neat, or on the rocks, it does mix particularly well. Some people otherwise find the hot ginger taste a bit strong. At 13.25% alcohol though, once mixed with a soft beverage, it’s a very refreshing drink regardless of the season.
Gingerade, as I like to call it, is one of the simpler concoctions:
1 part ginger wine
2 parts lemonade
a squeeze of lime
a few mint sprigs
Stir together over ice.
Alternatives: mix ginger wine with ginger ale or with apple juice and cinnamon.
Ginger wine has been said to increase virility in men, stimulate appetite, cure coughs and colds, restore lost energy and increase blood flow. So really, every gingerade you don’t drink may be doing you harm.
In conclusion, this concoction may (or may not) be good for you… but it tasted good!
Ok, now you can run out and buy your bottle of ginger wine.
I should note, that I am in no way being sponsored by any ginger wine companies.
Apple Season in Canberra
Before I sign off, I just wanted to share with you a few photos I took this afternoon at the Loriendale Apple Day. We had a glorious time prancing through the orchard to live music.
And… I picked up a beautiful bag of Topaz Apples to eat, and a bag of Bramley Apples to cook with! So watch this space … I hope to do some apple baking tomorrow – if you have any ideas of what I should bake with the Bramleys, I’m open to suggestion!