Saturday, July 21, 2012

Minty Cranberry with Apple Drink

It was extremely hot last month and I kept making drinks for my family and this was one of them.

This is something I learned from a magazine many years ago. Unlike most fruit juices, which are usually thick  and rich in flavours, this is very light but refreshing. Not too heavy. I love it's pretty colour too, which came from the cranberry. No artificial colour used here.

But the plants in the background is artificial though. ;P

  • 5 tablespoon Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Red Apple, cored, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 sprig Mint, use leaves only (use more if you like it more minty)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Fine Sugar or to taste
  • 400ml Freshly Boiled Water

How to do it:
  1. Put all ingredients except sugar in a preferably in coffee press. A jug works fine too.
  2. Make sure you crush the mint leave a little.
  3. Let it stand for a hour.
  4. Press to let the flavours from the ingredients release. If you are using a jug, use a large spoon to do the pressing.
  5. Stir in sugar to taste.
  6. Make sure sugar is totally melted.
  7. Filter and chill till ready to serve.


  1. Nice! I probably can try this for my bbq this coming weekend :) by the way, does that mean that we crush the apple also? will the apple slices turn yellow?

  2. The drink looks very refreshing and I love the color too.