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POSTED ON 16 JUNE 2017

Think of Wimbledon and you’ll no doubt conjure up images of strawberries (as well as tennis). The Championships start at the beginning of July so what better way to pay homage to this iconic event than with these strawberry themed drinks!

CURRANTY CORDIAL – Non-alcoholic

Preparation: 1-2 hours Cooking time: 10 to 30 mins Makes: 400ml/ 14fl oz

Ingredients

• 225g/8oz redcurrants • 225g/8oz blackcurrants • 100g/3½oz strawberries • 250g/9oz granulated sugar • 1 lemon, juice only

Method

  1. Wash and de-stalk all the fruit and put it into a medium-sized pan
  2. Add the sugar, 250ml/9fl oz water and lemon juice to the pan
  3. Bring all of the ingredients to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Tie a jelly bag or a clean sheet of muslin to something appropriate so it can dangle over a bowl. Pour the ingredients into the jelly bag (or muslin) and leave to drip. Do not squeeze the bag to prevent the cordial going cloudy
  5. Once all the liquid has dripped through (about an hour), pour the syrup into a sterilised jar

TOP TIP: Store the cordial in the fridge and drink within a week

Did you know? To ensure the utmost freshness, strawberries for sale at Wimbledon tennis Championships are picked at 4am, collected from the packing plant at 9am and are delivered to the Club by 11am for inspection and hulling. They are then enjoyed by guests on the same day!

STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI

Ingredients

• 4 fresh strawberries, plus ½ strawberry to garnish • 2 tsp white sugar • 35ml/1½fl oz white rum • 1 tbsp strawberry liqueur • 25ml/1fl oz lime juice

Method

  1. Place the strawberries, sugar, rum, strawberry liqueur and lime juice into the base of a cocktail shaker and mash (muddle) with the end of a clean rolling pin
  2. Place the lid onto the cocktail shaker and shake well
  3. Strain the mixture into a Martini glass and garnish with half a strawberry

Both recipes can be found on the BBC Food website at www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes Images copyright bbc.co.uk

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