[{"id":"dark-chocolate-cream-liqueur/","title":"Dark Chocolate Cream Liqueur","category":"8","thumbnail":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/chocliq1-2z8j5qk5cyut50nbkx2z9c.jpg","image":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/chocliqrecipe.jpg","description":{"body":"Sometimes everyone loves a naughty indulgence. One taste of my dark chocolate cream liqueur and you will be hooked. The smooth chocolatey taste with a hint of whisky in the background, has been a favourite with my family for many years. The liqueur will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and tastes great over ice or mixed with milk as an after dinner treat."},"ingredients":["31⁄2oz/100g dark chocolate (70%)","8fl. oz/235ml heavy cream","3 eggs","1⁄2 tsp/5ml vanilla extract","1 (14 oz/400g) can condensed milk","1 cup Scotch whiskey","1 shot brewed espresso (cooled to room temperature)"],"method":["Melt the chocolate with the cream in a double boiler over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth.","Remove from heat and set aside to cool.","Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until combined.","Stir the condensed milk into the mixture.","Slowly pour the whiskey into the mixture.","Stir until completely incorporated.","Add the chocolate mixture and the espresso.","Beat with a whisk until the mixture is uniform in colour.","Pour into a bottle, cap, and chill in refrigerator before enjoying over ice."]},{"id":"the-sour-grape/","title":"The Sour Grape","category":"8","thumbnail":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/IMG_2331-e1425150153653-2zzsop4cktegwujk7x5gjk.jpg","image":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IMG_2331.jpg","description":{"body":"A wonderful sparkling verjuice cocktail that has a wonderful hint of orange and is not too sweet or tart. I recommend enjoying with my oysters verjuice or the canapés of your choice."},"ingredients":["100mls verjuice","1 teaspoon icing sugar","30mls vodka","30mls Cointreau","100mls sparkling water","Orange zest for garnish"],"method":["Add verjuice & icing sugar to a cocktail mixer and stir until combined.","Add ice to cocktail mixer.","Add vodka & Cointreau and stir through.","Strain using cocktail mixer into a cocktail glass.","Top up with sparkling water.","Garnish with Orange zest."]},{"id":"iced-latte/","title":"Whisky & Spice Iced Latte","category":"8","thumbnail":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/IMG_2395-2zzj8bfct6t09sjzxy2c5c.jpg","image":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_2395.jpg","description":{"body":"My iced latte is perfect for a sunny spring day, when you would rather not have a warm coffee. The pinch of mixed spice and the whisky really make this an indulgent treat."},"ingredients":["30ml expresso coffee","50ml of cold milk","2 teaspoons sugar","1 tablespoon whisky","pinch of mixed spice"],"method":["Prepare the cold milk froth using the steam nozzle milk whisk and set aside so froth separates.","Add sugar and whisky to a high ball glass.","Poor hot expresso into glass and stir until sugar has dissolved.","Top up glass with cold milk until approximately 1 cm from the top.","Scoop milk froth onto glass is full.","Finish off with a pinch of mixed spice."]},{"id":"gulkand-milkshake/","title":"Gulkand Milkshake","category":"8","thumbnail":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/7b922b09cc3d024a9105b5fd8c57f471-2zzjcb1klm18t8qh72dslc.jpg","image":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/7b922b09cc3d024a9105b5fd8c57f471.jpg","description":{"body":"Gulkand Milkshake is perfect on a hot summer day. Gulkand is a sweet preserve of rose petals. Gulkand Milkshake is a cooling tonic according to Ayurveda and has many health benefits such as improving digestion, purifying the blood, curing acidity, good for the eyes and skin. It also has a tantalizing flavour and aroma."},"ingredients":["2-3 Tablespoons of Gulkand (Gulkand, or Gulqand, is a sweet preserve of rose petals from Indian Subcontinent and is available from many continental and speciality food stores.)","2-3 Tablespoons of rose syrup","1 scoop of ice cream","500ml milk"],"method":["Make sure milk is well chilled","Add 2–3 Tablespoons of Gulkand and rose syrup to the chilled milk","Mix with a blender until nice and frothy","Serve your Gulkand Milkshake with scoop of ice cream"]},{"id":"chai-smoothie/","title":"Chai Smoothie","category":"8","thumbnail":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Spicy-Chai-Smoothie-620x315-e1438614790728-2zzjezah5qbhmeia8m01z4.png","image":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Spicy-Chai-Smoothie-620x315-e1438614790728.png","description":{"body":"This smoothie serves as the ultimate morning pick-me-up, it is both energising and refreshing, making it the perfect way to start your day."},"ingredients":["1/4 cup of brewed Chai tea","1/2 Banana","1/2 cup coconut milk","2 Tablespoons of Scottish Heather honey","Pinch of ground cinnamon","Pinch of ground ginger","Ice"],"method":["Brew Chai tea and allow to cool to room temperature.","Combine all ingredients in blender.","Blend ingredients together until smooth.","Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and serve."]},{"id":"verjuice-spritzer/","title":"Verjuice Spritzer","category":"8","thumbnail":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/IMG_0749-2-302ukr1n7f6h7ai9gewbgg.jpg","image":"https://www.adampittaway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IMG_0749-2.jpg","description":{"body":"When hosting a dinner party not all guests will want to drink cocktails with alcohol, perhaps they are driving or have a medical condition. Verjuice is perfect for using in non-alcoholic cocktails. Thirst quenching, delicious and suitable for everyone!"},"ingredients":["30ml/1fl.oz of Verjuice","1 slice of orange","2 slices of cucumber","1 strawberry, sliced","1 sprig of mint","1 tsp of icing sugar","sparkling water","ice"],"method":["In a tall glass mix 30ml/1fl.oz of Verjuice and ice.","Add one slice of orange, one slice of cucumber and the sliced strawberry.","Top up with sparkling water.","Serve with the sprig of mint.","Add the teaspoon of icing sugar if you like things a little sweeter."]}]