Contributor: Sarah B

Last week was quite tense in South Africa with South Africa facing England in the Rugby World Cup final with South Africa finally winning with a 32 12 score. Our loyalties were tested at Earth Wanderer due to our shared South African and English heritage. In honour of the occasion we would like to share two quintessential beverages recipes from both side – a Springbok shooter for South Africa and a Pimms and Lemonade recipe for England.

Springbok shooter

Also known as a Springbokkie, meaning ‘little springbok’ in Afrikaans. Downing one of these eye- catching shooters before dinner is a popular way to start a special night out. The cocktail layers mirror the green and gold colors of the jerseys worn by the country’s national rugby team, the Springboks

Ingredients:

25ml crème de menthe

25ml Amarula cream liqueur

Method:

Pour the crème de menthe very slowly over the back of a teaspoon into a shot glass, holding the teaspoon upright.

Repeat with the Amarula so it settles in an even layer on top of the crème de menthe. Serve at once.

Springbok shooter

Classic Pimms and Lemonade

A Pimms and Lemonade drink is a must for a summers day in England. You will find this light alcoholic drink during many summer events such as weddings and sporting events, especially the Wimbledon Tennis tournament. Here is the recipe below for you to make as summer is approaches.

Ingredients:

  • Pimm’s No. 1
  • Carbonated lemonade (chilled)
  • Ice (to fill the jug)
  • Cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • Orange slices
  • Strawberries (washed, hulled, and halved)

Method:

Gather the ingredients.

Take a pretty glass jug or drinking glass if you are making just one Pimms, and fill with ice.

Mix one part Pimm’s No. 1 with 3 parts chilled lemonade to fill either your jug or glass.

Now begins the creative part. Lightly crush the mint in your hand to release the scent, and add to the Pimms with the cucumber, orange and strawberry pieces in whatever proportions you like the best. The rule of thumb is 2 slices of cucumber to one of orange and strawberry, but you should make it how you want and the taste you prefer. 

Stir with a long-handled spoon and serve.

Pimms and Lemonade

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