Summer Cocktail Recipes

The sun is finally out and we couldn’t be happier! If you’re thinking of ditching the beer gardens and opting to catch some rays in your own back garden, you’ll need some delicious cocktails to quench your thirst.

p.s. All the glassware seen in the summer cocktail recipes can be purchased from the Utility website here, or from dozens of other retailers here.

Here’s four delicious concoctions:

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All of these recipes can be re-scaled to fit our 5L and 8L drinks dispensers so you can share them with the whole party!

Thanks to

@UtilityDesign.

 

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4th June 2015

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Homemade Lemonade in a Kilner featured on RTE Radio 1

Over the great Irish airwaves of RTÉ’s Radio 1, @TracysKitchenIE broadcasted a delectable homemade lemonade recipe— which she proudly
crafted to fit our popular Kilner 8 litre drinks dispenser.

Tracy was the winner of The Great Irish Bake Off 2014; she shared her excellent recipes for RTE’s ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ on May 1st 2015.

Here’s an excerpt from her blog that includes the recipe:

This is a brilliant recipe for parties where kids and adults gather – it has a great shot of vitamin C and is a far healthier alternative to commercial soft drinks, despite the sugar. I have geared up this recipe to fit
in Kilner’s 8 litre dispenser, which is always a conversation piece at my house parties…these can be bought in most hardware stores and Heatons always have them in stock!

What you need… (Makes about 8 Litres)

  • 900g White Sugar & 1.2 litres Hot Water for the sugar syrup
  • 14 lemons juiced
  • 8 oranges juiced
  • Additional 5.4 litres Cold Water
  • Lemon Slices to garnish and lots of ice

What you do…

  • Make the sugar syrup by dissolving the sugar in the 1.2 litres of hot water simmering in a pan if necessary and allow to cool.
  • Juice the lemons and oranges and strain the pips. Combine the fruit juice with the sugar syrup and the 5.4 litres of cold water and serve over ice in large jugs or in the dispenser jar as suggested.
  • More water and or lemon may be added to make this less sweet according to taste.
  • For a special treat use sparkling water for an extra zing!

Featured on: Today with
Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 (@TodaySOR)

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6th May 2015

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Cinco de Mayo – Lemon Lime Margarita

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this coming week? (…or just looking for an excuse to make delicious cocktails?!) With a slight summer twist on the traditional recipe, why not try this truly sensational lemon-lime margarita concoction?


Here’s what you’ll need to make 4 cocktails:

  • 4 Kilner preserve jars (0.5L)…The threaded rims hold the salt on the edges really well!
  • A large pitcher
  • A small shallow bowl
  • 2oz lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
  • 4oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 6oz Tequila
  • 3oz Triple Sec
  • Agave Nectar (You can also use sugar, but agave tastes better.)
  • Ice
  • Kosher salt

And if you feel like spicing things up a bit, add a little bit more Mexico to your cocktail…

  • 1 fresh Jalapeno (optional)
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Figure out how many of your guests want spicy margaritas and how many want mild.
  2. Pour salt into your shallow bowl.
  3. Using a slice of lemon or lime, moisten the edge of your Kilner jar drinking glasses.
  4. Dip the moistened rims of the glasses for the non-spicy margaritas in salt. Tap once and flip over.
  5. Now, add cayenne pepper to your salt.
  6. Moisten the edges of the glasses for your spicy margarita drinkers. Dip the glasses in the cayenne/salt mixture. Tap once and flip right side up.
  7. Add a healthy pinch of salt/cayenne mixture and a slice of fresh jalapeno to the spicy glasses.
  8. In a pitcher, combine the tequila, lemon juice, lime juice and triple sec.
  9. Taste and add agave nectar to sweeten to your taste.
  10. Put some ice cubes in each glass and pour your Margarita mix in carefully, so you don’t mess up those salted rims.
  11. Drink and enjoy!!

Pssstt…If you’re making margaritas for the whole party why not use a 5 litre Kilner dispenser so
your guests can drink all night long!


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1st May 2015

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Have a Killer Kilner Halloween

KILNER JARS

Have a Killer Kilner Halloween. From Kilner Jar treats to crafts and drinks, Kilner has everything to make your Halloween shockingly good.

Here are our top 5 Halloween ideas.

1) Devil’s Blood Punch

Keep the drinks flowing at your Halloween party with our stunning Kilner drinks dispenser, filled with delicious, adults only, Devil’s Blood Punch.

Devil’s Blood Punch

1 part lemonade

1 part raspberry juice

1 part blackberry juice

6 shots of vodka

2) Spicy Pumpkin Cake in Kilner Jars

Keep your guests hunger at bay with spicy pumpkin cake in Kilner jars. http://www.thecraftylarder.co.uk/2014/10/spiced-pumpkin-cake-in-jar.html

3) Bobbing for Apples

Take the first bite of the night, with bobbing for apples from your Kilner jam pan.

4) Pumpkin Chutney

Make the most of your pumpkin and serve spooky pumpkin chutney with crackers and popadoms. http://www.thecraftylarder.co.uk/2014/10/pumpkin-chutney.html

5) Mummified Kilner Jars

Entertain the little ones with mummified Kilner jars, guaranteed to make them scream with delight. http://www.thecraftylarder.co.uk/2014/10/mummy-lantern-jars.html

Happy Halloween, love Kilner.

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20th October 2014

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Kilner Jars are Frightfully Good for Halloween

Kilner jars are perfect for Halloween crafts and decorations.

This Halloween, serve up some pumpkin chutney in cute Kilner jars:

Pumpkin Chutney

by Kevin Chambers-Paston October-6-2014

http://www.thecraftylarder.co.uk/

Based on a classic mango chutney, this is sure to go down a storm with a curry at Halloween!

Ingredients

• 1kg pumpkin or butternut squash, diced (prepared weight) • 1 medium onion • 1 inch piece ginger, grated • 3 cloves garlic, grated/crushed • 500g sugar • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes • 3 cardamom pods • 5 peppercorns • 250ml cider vinegar • 1 tsp black onion seeds

Instructions

1. Crack the cardamom pods open to remove the seeds and discard the shells. Grind the seeds, together with the chilli flakes and peppercorns then toast in a preserving pan or other large heavy-bottomed pan until warm and fragrant.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients except the sugar to the pan along with 250ml water and simmer over a medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add the sugar to the pan and stir until completely dissolved. Leave to simmer for a further hour, stirring every now and then. If the chutney looks too dry, add a little extra water. If too watery, simmer for longer.

4. The pumpkin should be tender at this stage, so now you can decide the texture of the finished chutney. Left as it is, it will be fairly chunky but if you want it to be completely smooth, use a blender to puree it. I wanted it somewhere in the middle, so used a potato masher to break down some of the chunks but left some in.

5. Pot up into sterilised jars and leave to cool completely. Store for 2 weeks or so before eating to allow the flavours to mature.

Details Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 45 mins Yield: Around 1l of finished chutney

Make mummified Kilner jar lanterns for the little ones.

Mummy Lantern Jars

by Kevin Chambers-Paston October-12-2014

Cute mummified lanterns, great as a Halloween display or a party centrepiece.

Materials

• 1l Kilner Jar • A stretch bandage (approx 5cm x 4m stretched length) • A pair of googly eyes • 1 teabag (optional) • Fake blood (optional) • Craft glue

Instructions

1. If you want your mummy to have a stained effect, brew the teabag in a small amount of boiling water and allow to cool completely. Dip the bandage in the tea and squeeze out the excess before unravelling and leaving to dry.

2. Starting at the bottom, wind the bandage up the jar until it is completely covered. Tuck the top and bottom in, the tension of the bandage should keep it in place.

3. Add the googly eyes with some craft glue and leave to dry.

4. If desired, fake blood can now be added. You could also dab or rub the bandage with the teabag to develop some darker staining.

5. Leave to dry completely before popping in a battery-operated tealight and enjoy!

Happy Halloween Love Kilner

14th October 2014

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