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Easy recipe: Sweet golden orchard

 Easy recipe: Sweet golden orchard (Photo: iStock)

When we talk recipes, everyone pictures a hot, delicious platter of enticing delicacies but this one is for all the cocktail and mocktail lovers. 

An exquisite masterpiece and creation by @Ndoto_cocktailian is going to blow your mind. Mr. Ndoto is the Luxury Spirit and Capability Brand Ambassador at East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and he has magic hands when it comes to mixology. 

Below is a recipe for a ‘Golden Orchard ‘cocktail.


60ml Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve.

60ml Homemade Apple Cordial.

Top up with Ginger ale.


In a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice, pour in Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, homemade apple cordial then shake vigorously for 30 secs.

Pour all the contents into a highball glass then top up with ginger ale.

Garnish with a dehydrated caramelized apple wheel and dashes of angostura bitters.

How to make the Homemade Apple Cordial.

2 Whole Apple (diced).

2 Cups Apple Juice.

2 cinnamon sticks (2inches).

60ml fresh lemon juice.

120ml Aqua faba (canned chick peas juice).


Place the diced apples, cinnamon stick and the juice on a sauce pan. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes, ensure to keep stirring gently until the diced apples are soft.

Place aside to cool then using a fine strain or a cheesecloth, filter the new liquid. Press the cooked apples gently to acquire as much apple flavours into your new liquid as possible.

Add in the lemon juice and aqua faba. Store in a sanitized air tight jar then refrigerate.

This cordial can last 3 months.

For a mocktail.

Pour 120ml of the cordial into a highball glass 3/4 full of ice. Top up with your favourite mixer, Sparkling water or a Ginger ale.

I hope you enjoy! Remember the 18yrs and above stand on alcohol consumption and drink responsibly.

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