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Sober October

October 6th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge
Sober October

This month thousands of people around the UK have signed up to Sober October in order to raise money for Macmillan cancer research, and also to experience some personal health benefits, such as losing weight and feeling better.
 
Basically by signing up to this year’s Sober October you are stating that you will not be drinking any alcoholic beverages for a month - but it doesn’t mean that you can’t create lovely non-alcoholic drinks, we have found this recipe from the Good Food website which uses seasonal fruit:
 
Driver’s Punch:
 
You will need
 
100g cranberries
100ml/3½fl oz cranberry juice
500ml blood orange juice (Sanguinello)
juice of 1 lime
thin wedges of lime
thin wedges of orange
mint sprigs
600ml Appletise, sparkling apple juice drink
 
Put the cranberries into a medium size, rigid freezer container, cover with water (by about 2.5cm), freeze until solid.
 
Mix the cranberry juice in a large jug (about 1.5 litre) with the orange and lime juices.
 
To serve, smash the sheet of frozen cranberries into shards and put in the bottom of eight highball glasses. Put a wedge of lime and orange and a mint sprig in each glass, then pour in the mixed fruit juices and top up with Appletise.
 
If you know someone who is taking part in this year’s Sober October, then why not visit their website to make a donation https://www.gosober.org.uk/donate/
 
Source: BBC Good Food website