British Poultry Awards 2017
This post is a little different from my usual posts, which contain mainly recipes. A few months ago I entered a blogging competition, sponsored by Red Tractor and Elanco, which involved creating an innovative family friendly recipe using British poultry. I entered my Cauliflower Bulgur Wheat Casserole with Honey Chicken and Peaches, which looked like this↓
Get the < RECIPE HERE >.
Last week I attended a very special event celebrating British Poultry Awards 2017, where I learned that my recipe actually won and I am now a proud recipient of a certificate and trophy for Best Blogger Recipe! PLUS I was presented my certificate and trophy by celebrity chef Brian Turner! I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least:)
The guests were treated to a superb 3-course meal (with a strong focus on poultry of course) including Asian Style Turkey Picnic, which was the winning starter in the Student Chef of the Year Award category (here is a list of all the AWARDS, 13 in total, handed out that evening). All the dishes were very interesting, creative and delicious, just as fine dining should be.
Mojito with Mastika
It really was a special evening and to celebrate my fabulous award I made my favourite cocktail – mojito! Actually my husband made it and I wrote down the ingredients, although the idea of adding a splash of mastika was mine! Mastika is a Greek liqueur, which I discovered during my recent holiday in Kos, Greece. Mastika tastes of pine trees, forest and fresh air! It’s delicious and I thought would go really well with the mint and lime of the mojito. And it does:)
Thanks to Red Tractor and Elanco for sponsoring this award – I feel truly honoured to be the lucky recipient of Best Blogger Recipe Award at this year’s British Poultry Awards!
Yields 1 large portion
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 40 ml rum
- 30 ml Mastika (optional)
- 90 ml sparkling water
- 6 sprigs fresh mint (4-5 small leaves each, use leaves only)
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4-5 ice cubes
- Finely chop up the mint leaves with the lime zest, place in a cocktail glass, add sugar and lime juice and stir. Let infuse for a minute. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and enjoy!
- Makes 1 large cocktail.