Three Ginger Vodka Spritzer
One of our absolute favourites for helping to stoke your inner fires, ginger root is a dream come true for mixologists too. Both spicy and sweet, ginger can be just the ingredient to give a cocktail recipe a fiery zing and really bring it to life. We've taken things to the next step, by creating a cocktail syrup using our Three Ginger tea. This blend of sweet galangal, ginger and golden turmeric is both refreshing and warming so can be enjoyed come rain or shine. Serve up and enjoy with bourbon, tequila or (like below) vodka.
Golden Turmeric Crispbreads
Our passion for organic has brought us together with our friends at River Cottage, who have cooked up these delicious festive recipes inspired by our range of organic herbal lattes. Serve up these elegant cracker crispbreads at a Christmas party or drinks reception with a selection of dips to level-up your party snacks.
Golden Milk of Bliss
A warm nectar to nourish you deep inside. It helps to replenish your nervous and sexual energies. It is literally bliss in a cup. It’s a great relaxant so drink this one warm before bed. This has all the benefits of Nourishing Almond Saffron Elixir, but with the deeper calming properties of warm milk, nutmeg and ashwagandha. Almond - This delicious nut is sweet to taste, heating, heavy and oily in quality. It builds, strengthens and has aphrodisiac qualities that boost fertility. Cardamom pod - The aromatic essential oils in cardamom are used to help digest the highly nutritious fats in this replenishing elixir. Saffron - One of the remarkable things about saffron is that the colourful pigments are both water- and fat-soluble meaning its depression-lifting, blood-circulating, aphrodisiac qualities are easily extracted and only small amounts are needed. Turmeric root - A sprinkle of this golden magic helps bring warmth to your digestion and a little more life to your life. Because turmeric helps increase the flow of blood deep into your tissues and organs, it brings more nutrition and health to your whole body and mind. Nutmeg - Believed to ‘hold the energy in’, nutmeg is calming and helps to break the tiring sleep-awake-sleep-awake pattern of transient insomnia. Ashwagandha root - This is one of nature’s greatest gifts – it helps us sleep well, therefore giving us more energy. Its Latin name is Withania somnifera, alluding to its gentle soporific effects, which are accentuated when it’s used at night and with milk. Ashwagandha means ‘the smell of a horse’ – you won’t smell like a horse the next day, but you will wake with the grace, elegance and vigour of one.
Lentil Dal and Spiced Roast Cauliflower
This recipe was written by Hollie Grant, Owner of Pilates PT and author of The Model Method. I love Indian food, and the more fragrant it is, the better. This dhal has a few components but they are all well worth the effort. I love serving this on a large platter so people can help themselves to the accompaniments. Lentils are an incredible source of fibre, which helps to maintain a healthy digestive system. This recipe also contributes two portions of vegetables to your five-a-day and is a high source of fibre and a source of protein. The mint yoghurt cuts through the spices of the dal beautifully.
Turmeric and Avocado Beauty Face Mask
For centuries, turmeric beauty masks have been used across Asia, helping to brighten the skin and make it look and feel fresh and clean. As a strong antibacterial, this wonderspice is effective against acne and eczema. It’s antioxidant properties also help support skin rejuvenation, helping to soften lines and wrinkles and give your face a more youthful appearance. Our own beauty mask recipe also includes avocado which contains natural oils that penetrate deep into the skin, helping to soften and hydrate.
Nourishing Bowl of Kicharee
Nourishing and delicious, this Food of the Gods, aka kicharee, recipe is fantastic with a teaspoon of organic ghee.
Turmeric Glow Cocktail
Turmeric is one of our absolute favourite herbal superheroes. The potential benefits of this super-spice for our own wellbeing are so vast, which is why we created an entire range of teas and supplements in our Turmeric family. In India, the turmeric (Curcuma longa) root is known as the ‘Golden Goddess’. It has been used for centuries as a naturally powerful way to nourish and support the body. We've captured this golden goodness in our refreshing (not to mention delicious) Pukka-infused cocktail recipe, using our Turmeric Glow blend. Think classic mojito with a Pukka twist, this little beauty is the perfect cocktail (or 'mocktail' if you so wish) to serve up at social occasions or to enjoy on a warm, lazy day in the garden.
Deliciously Different Drinks from Pukka
At Pukka, all of our teas are created with quality in mind: the quality of the herbs and spices that we use, the quality of life that we help the farmers to achieve, and the quality of the flavour when brewed. But why should this quality be restricted to the time-honoured tradition of simply steeping tea in boiling water? Here are some ideas for non-alcoholic drinks that may lead you to see the humble Pukka tea bag in a completely different light.
Warming Cacao Maca Majesty Molé
In this series of festive recipes, we’ve called upon our friends at River Cottage for some decadent winter food inspiration. We’ve brought together the expertise of their head chefs with the delicious flavours of our organic herbal lattes. Curl up with a steaming bowl of this delicious, healthy molé made extra special with the addition of our Cacao Maca Majesty herbal latte.