Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    Trying2Save
    Recipes for Soft Drinks
    • #1
    • 1st Jul 05, 10:49 PM
    Recipes for Soft Drinks 1st Jul 05 at 10:49 PM
    Thrifty Apple Drink
    Peelings & cores from 4lb apples, 4 pints boiling water, 1 lemon, 12 lumps of sugar.

    Put the peelings and cores in a bowl and pour on boiling water. Rub the sugar lumps over the rind of the lemon to extract the flavour, and add these to the liquid. cut the lemon in thin slices and add. Cover and leave overnight. Strain & sweeten. Do not keep.

    Rhubarb Drink

    3 sticks of rhubarb, 1 lemon, 8oz sugar.
    Cut the rhubarb in very small pieces and pounr on one gallon boiling water. Add the lemon cut in small slices and the sugar. Stir until dissolve and leave until cold. This is a very refreshing drink on a hot day. Do not keep.
Page 1
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 1st Jul 05, 11:02 PM
    • 17,431 Posts
    • 40,365 Thanks
    Pink.
    • #2
    • 1st Jul 05, 11:02 PM
    • #2
    • 1st Jul 05, 11:02 PM
    Thanks Trying2Save,

    I've got an abundance of rhubarb at the moment, so I'll give that one a go tomorrow.

    Pink
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 3rd Jul 05, 12:38 PM
    • 5,809 Posts
    • 40,355 Thanks
    Caterina
    • #3
    • 3rd Jul 05, 12:38 PM
    • #3
    • 3rd Jul 05, 12:38 PM
    Solar tea (for the rare sun-filled days)

    ON a nice sunny morning, put a teabag, 4 tbsps sugar and a good squirt of lemon juice in a 2 lt transparent plastic bottle (e.g. empty soft drink bottle scrounged from non-mse-minded neighbours!), fill with tap water and leave in the sun from morning to evening, hoping that the sun shines for the rest of the day.

    In the evening, put in smaller bottles or jugs and put in the fridge. The next day you have solar iced tea!

    Caterina
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
  • mink35
    • #4
    • 3rd Jul 05, 3:04 PM
    • #4
    • 3rd Jul 05, 3:04 PM
    Made the rhubarb drink twice - Friday night and this morning. I think the gallon is an American gallon (about 6 pints rather than 8) as the one on Friday was a little watery until I added more rhubarb.

    The one today I've altered slightly - I lightly cooked the rhubarb (4 sticks), lemon and sugar then added all to 6 pints of water. I've strained it through muslin as there's lots of bits after cooking. It's a lovely pale pink colour and we're going to have some with baby strawberries in it, topped up with ice!
    Mink
  • Trying2Save
    • #5
    • 4th Jul 05, 2:05 PM
    • #5
    • 4th Jul 05, 2:05 PM
    Hi Mink 35, thanks for trying the rhubarb drink, I never actually got round to making it as I had unexpected visitors and put the rhubarb in a crumble! Thinking about it, yours sounds the more logical and I've just looked at the recipe but its just as I typed. :confused: Think I'll make it your way, sounds much nicer especially with the strawberries!
  • mink35
    • #6
    • 4th Jul 05, 3:03 PM
    • #6
    • 4th Jul 05, 3:03 PM
    Hiya T2S - it was lovely, thanks for the recipe!

    Decided to cook it slightly because the first one was a little weak, even with extra rhubarb. It did work tho - perhaps they just used huge sticks of rhubarb!
    Mink
    • pol
    • By pol 6th Jul 05, 4:32 PM
    • 644 Posts
    • 1,563 Thanks
    pol
    • #7
    • 6th Jul 05, 4:32 PM
    • #7
    • 6th Jul 05, 4:32 PM
    Got overripe bananas and a sweet tooth? Put a couple in a blender with two teaspoons of honey and a pint of milk and mix. Add as much ice as possible and enjoy!
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

541Posts Today

5,721Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Delighted people are pushing @BorisJohnson on getting proper financial ed in schools. He says not enough resourc? https://t.co/c8Eb6BAwgU

  • RT @MartinSLewis: I sued Facebook for defamation over scam ads & settled in return for 2 things that LAUNCH TODAY -1on1 scam help at new C?

  • Bizzare German twitter mash article has called me "MARTIN LEWIS, der Geldsparexperte," Any german speakers out the? https://t.co/1tXEzCe4Y3

  • Follow Martin