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Wimbledon Juice

Classic early summer ingredients combine to make this Wimbledon celebration juice. So if you can tear yourself away from strawberries and cream with Champagne, you might want to give this one a try!
 
 

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 10 fresh strawberries
  • 1 dessert apple (if available) or 150ml apple juice from a carton
  • 2-3 tablespoons blackcurrants
  • ½ cm fresh root ginger (optional)
 

Method

  1. Wash all the fruits carefully.

  2. Remove any blackcurrant stalks. Hull the strawberries.

  3. If using, chop the apple into 4 chunks.

  4. Peel the ginger root.

  5. Juice the strawberries, then the blackcurrants, then the ginger and finally wash through with the apple / apple juice.

  6. Serve poured over crushed ice with a straw. Looks great in cocktail glasses!

 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 10 minutes
 

Notes & Variations on Wimbledon Juice

This is a good way of using up strawberries that are slightly over-ripe and verging on the mushy!

 
 
 

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