Hester’s Royal Dock Iced Tea
Hester’s Royal Dock Iced Tea is a sumptuous and rather luxurious cocktail with cleansing properties, guaranteed to warm you up and provide a fresh contrast to rich, Christmas food. Alternatively, serve as a New Year’s Eve tipple!
Christmas would not be the same without mince pies, bursting with rich dried fruits, spices and citrus notes. After a glut of quince one year, I decided to add them to the mix, rather than the usual grated apple, and this was the delicious result, giving the mix a sweet, tart twist. Freshly chopped ginger lifts all the flavours up.
Far from being one of those awful paleo substitutions, Cauliflower Couscous actually originates from the kitchen of the great chef Ferran Adria. A useful addition to paleo cookery, it lends its fairly neutral flavour and slightly chewy texture as a decent stand in for grains. Here we mix the cauliflower with almonds, mint and pomegranate seeds to make an excellent accompaniment to our cumin lamb chops but you could leave it plain or add any bits that you wish. It would suit a little chopped crispy bacon really well.