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Cocktails & Mocktails with Bickford’s Premium Juices

“Cocktails, mocktails, make them all with Bickford's Premium Super Fruit Juices! This post has 6 recipes for you to try with the large variety of juices on offer.”

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Cocktails & Mocktails with Bickford’s Premium Juices

Cocktails & Mocktails with Bickford’s Premium Juices

This post was sponsored by Nuffnang.

You’ve probably heard the name Bickford’s before. In fact, you’ve probably even bought it before and didn’t really notice.

I used to buy the lime cordial all the time when I was in an extreme Lemon, Lime & Bitters phase. I’ve since moved on from LL&B, and started dabbling my hand in cocktails. Some cocktails need juice, and turns out, I was actually buying Bickford’s Premium Juices when I went down the supermarket aisle without even realising. What I didn’t realise is how many different kinds of juices they made:

Not only are they good to drink on their own, but they are great as a mixer at parties, or use them as a base and turn them into fabulous mocktails and cocktails that will dazzle your friends.

Bickford’s was the first to launch a pomegranate juice in Australia back in 2006. It is 100% pomegranate juice with no added sugar, preservatives, colours or flavours. It is naturally high in antioxidants and vitamin C; so grab a bottle of this instead of orange juice the next time you are down with a cold. The cranberry juice is also a natural source of vitamin C and antioxidants.

I recently hosted a retro party and made big bowl of party fruit punch. I didn’t spike it as we had a pregnant lady among us, and a few people that didn’t drink alcohol. It worked out great, everyone could help themselves to the punch, then head over to the liquor station and spike their own punch… as little or as much as they liked! …. a few more than others.. you know who you are!

So a great party punch idea would be this one. If you want you can add a bottle of Prosecco, or just add a bottle of soda water to give the fizz. Chuck in a whole heap of brightly coloured chopped up fruit, and you’ll be wowing people in no time!

Pomegranate & Cranberry Punch

Empty everything in a large punch bowl (or stock pot if you don’t want to spend extra money!) and stir to combine.

Another great mocktail to make with the pomegranate juice is one with either ginger beer, or ginger beer and some orange juice. If you feel like boozing it up, add some Cointreau instead!

Pomegranate, Ginger & Orange Mocktail

  1. Fill a glass ⅓ of the way up with orange juice, ⅓ of the way with pomegranate juice, and top up with ginger beer.
  2. Garnish with a slice of orange, and stir with a straw.

Why not give the traditional Pimms cup a twist with pomegranate?

Pomegranate Pimms

Recipe from taste.com.au

  • 200ml Pimms No.1 Cup
  • 200ml Bickford’s Pomegranate Juice
  • ice cubes
  • 1 cup (250ml) soda water
  • 1 cup (250ml) lemonade
  • ¼ telegraph cucumber, halved cut into long thin slices
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup mint leaves

Place Pimms, Pomegranate Juice and ice cubes into a jug. Fill with soda water and lemonade. Stir in the cucumber, orange and mint. Serves 6.

 

If pomegranate ain’t your thing, maybe you should try the coconut juice. Bickford’s launched their Coconut Juice back in 2010 and is an excellent source of potassium, an essential electrolyte for rehydration. It is 99% juice (contains preservative), but has no artificial colours or added sugar.

This drink can be mocktail or cocktail, either way, it looks fancy pants! Omit the vodka if you don’t want the booze, and it tastes just as great!

Coconut & Lychee

Place 1 lychee in a martini glass, if using vodka, add ½ shot, then top up with coconut juice. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serves 4.

This one is a bit more old school, but a smooth drink to knock back.

Coconut & Gin

Place sugar cube at the bottom of a lowball glass. Add a few dashes of Bitters, ½ shot of gin and muddle together. Top up with coconut juice and garnish with lime zest. Serves 1.

This one might be too sweet for some of you, but you can add less honey if you want. It’s a great flavour combo, and whisks you away to a sunset beach straight away. (warning; not literally!)

Coconut, Honey & Rum

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until combine. Serve in a martini or margarita glass, garnish with a cocktail umbrella if you so choose. Serves 1.

The possibilities don’t end here though. You can check out the Bickford’s website for more cocktail and mocktail ideas. http://www.bickfords.net/products/premium_1lt_juice.html

Don’t forget, they are refreshing and delicious on their own as well. A glass with your breakfast will help perk you up. If you need help to get things moving, perhaps try their prune juice… pour it over your All-Bran and you’ll really be in business. 😉

Their Super Berry Antioxidant Juice was launched in May 2011 and contains a unique blend of 5 super fruits; grape, cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry and strawberry. What better way to start the day than with a glass of that? … or end it with a splash of vodka. It’s still healthy … right?

Bickford’s Premium Juices and other products are available at all good supermarkets.

Giveaway:

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For your chance to win a Bickford’s prize pack (worth $150 RSP), which includes:

  • 6 Bottles of Bickford’s Premium Super Fruit Juices (one of each flavour)
  • A Crystal Set of 6 Cocktail Glasses from Wheel & Barrow
  • Ice Bucket Double Wall S/S 1.3L Black/Silver from Wheel & Barrow
  • Ice Tongs from Wheel & Barrow
  • Straw Spoon from Wheel & Barrow

All you need to do is tell me what cocktail you would make with any of the Bickford’s juices.

Entries close 5:00 pm AEST on Tuesday 11 June, 2013.

For terms and conditions, please go to: http://blog.nuffnang.com.au/terms-and-conditions-of-bickfords-juice-giveaway

 COMPETITION CLOSED:

Congratulations to Agnes! I will be in contact to arrange delivery of your prize :)


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16 comments on “Cocktails & Mocktails with Bickford’s Premium Juices
  1. Brenda - June 4, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Morning!

    An amazing drink to kick of a girls night out is to have a super refreshing ‘healthy’ cocktail!

    I’ll call it ‘SBA Refresher’ – Super Berry Antioxidant Juice with lemonade, soda water, Vodka & Lemon Bacardi served w a couple of fresh lemon & lime slices.

    Slurpp! Healthy with alcohol :)

    Thanks in advance for this opportunity!
    An excellent way to start the day w ‘Giveaways’!

  2. Catherine - June 4, 2013 at 8:53 am

    My guy friends actually love Bickford’s cranberry flavour haha they always insist that it has to be the Bockford’s cranberry flavour otherwise they won’t finish it, so picky! I love the sound of the Pomegranate Pimms, usually most cocktails are too sweet for my tastes but pimms is always so refreshing and light :)

  3. Katherine - June 4, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I would love to make a Coconut and Lychee mocktail. I’m not a big fan of drinking though

  4. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - June 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

    This is such an awesome giveaway yay!!! I haven’t really made cocktails at home before except the usual easy drinks like Gin and Tonic and lol Screwdriver (Orange Juice and Vodka). But if I won this pack I’d definitely use to it make that coconut, honey and rub cocktail 😀

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - June 4, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I love Bickford’s but I don’t think I’ve ever seen their juice. Obviously not paying attention. I love all of these flavours!

  6. Theresa - June 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I’d go with the coconut/honey/rum!

  7. Jolie - June 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    They ALL look amazing – although l would like to try and make the Pomegranate Pimms. Drinking Pimms takes me back to my London days…. Also where did you get the punch bowl from? LOVE it. P.S Loving your stunning photography as always – great post x

  8. Agnes - June 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Super pretty photos, Maz! And that drink container – what a buy.

    I’d make up my own cocktail using Bickford’s Blueberry and Coconut juices plus rum and pretend that I was on a sunny island somewhere. I might even throw some sand around my living room to complete the illusion. Oh, and of course a tiny cocktail umbrella in my drink is a must.

  9. msihua - June 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    What brilliant photo’s Michele! And lovely to see that you have a wide range of glasses too!

  10. Lianne - June 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    OMG! All the drinks you made looked so good and the coconut and lychee has my name written all over it! hehe A huge fan of coconut juice as well, this is definitely the mocktail (or cocktail, but I would add gin to mine haha) of my choice! Beautiful pictures! I want that punch bowl!!! xx

  11. soph (owl vs. dove) - June 4, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Pomegranate Pimms sounds like it would be the perfect summery cocktail. Actually these all do, but I never say no to Pimms 😀

  12. Carmelia - June 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    What a brilliant idea having liquor station and big bowl of fruits punch. I love drinking pure coconut water. For very special occasion, I’ll make a “Coco Cobra” cocktail – using Bickford’s coconut juices, white rum, Midori, flesh of young coconut (for texture & freshness) .. and served with colourful cocktail umbrellas for more fun :)

  13. Tina @ bitemeshowme - June 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

    that coconut and lychee mocktail (with potential to be cocktail) sounds divine! If I could, I’d do a coconut and pandan cocktail.. i dont think the gel would work but perhaps the extract? I really want to try that idea now. Hahaha!

  14. Gourmet Getaways - June 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

    What a delicious assortment of cocktails!! I wish I had organised some for our picnic tomorrow… nevermind I am sure there will be plenty of occasions for these :)

  15. Ling - June 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    How good is your food styling!
    Bickfords Pomegranate and Vodka please… yeah just add vodka to everything girl!

  16. Sally - June 19, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I love cranberry juice of bickford. It tastes great and is one of the best cranberry juices I’ve ever tasted.


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