Alcoholic drinks definitely taste better with friends. We like beer during barbecues with the family, and we drink wine with our friends on holiday. After all, holidays are not only for children. After a day full of sightseeing and sunbathing, we usually drink local wine or we prepare holiday drinks.


In Italy we prepared drinks with our beloved Aperol. It could be classical Aperol Spritz, but you can also add it to other fruit drinks. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a light holiday drink. I made it up as I went along, so I will just give you the ingredients without ratios. Add as many ingredients as you need for it to be as strong and sweet as you like. I usually add very cold watermelon to this drink. I don't like ice cubes because they thin the drink. You can add frozen pieces of orange or frozen grapes to cool down your drink.


Ingredients:
watermelon (without the skin and stones)
Aperol
lemon juice
orange juice
sparkling water (or other drink with gas)

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When I was a child around my home there were a lot of red currant and gooseberry bushes. I never liked fresh fruit. I didn't like eating it and picking it was even worse. Now the bushes are only memories and I buy fruit at the market.


Currants are a rich source of ascorbic acid, and they enhance the immune system and blood system. Not too many people know that red currants increase the appetite, which makes them a good option for parents of fussy eaters. Red currants used as a mask are recommended for people with oily skin and acne problems.


I usually use currants for cakes. Today, however, I was reminded of a simple dessert from my childhood, which my mum often prepared. I made kissel with red currants and gooseberries for my children.


Ingredients:
700g of red currants and gooseberries
6-8 tablespoons of sugar

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Caprese salad is one of the most popular dishes in the south of Europe. In Italy, where it comes from, it consists of slices of tomato interleaved with slices of mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, sprinkled olive oil and black pepper. The dish is supposed to resemble the Italian flag. Depending on the country, you can also find olives, red pepper or cucumber in it. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dinner version of caprese salad. It looks beautiful and tastes excellent. It is a suggestion for dinner on a hot day.


Ingredients (for 2 people)
100g of wholemeal macaroni
150g of mozzarella mini
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes (red and yellow)
a handful of black olives
a handful of pistachios
leaves of basil
4 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper

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Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a dessert which needs a little work, but I assure you it is worth it. It isn't difficult, but there are a few stages and you also need time to cool down the dessert in the fridge. You should start to make it the day before so you don't have to look nervously in the fridge, and so the dessert will meet your expectations on the table. You can ask you children to help with most of the work. In the holiday season, especially when it is raining, children get bored. A little work in the kitchen will lessen the boredom a bit.


Ingredients (9 muffins)
bottoms
150g of oreo cookies (opened and without filling)
50g of coconut oil
jelly
150g of raspberries
1 teaspoon of gelatine
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
cheese
200g of ricotta cheese
3 teaspoons of caster sugar
2 teaspoons of lime juice
fruit for decoration

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When it is hot outside and your family doesn't want to give up Saturday dessert, prepare panna cotta. Today I would like to share with you the recipe for a different, slightly lighter version of the classical Italian dessert. It is equally as yummy as the original. Prepare it the day before. You can be sure that even on a hot day your dessert will be excellent. The next day you need to prepare a fresh fruit mousse. This glamorous and very tasty dessert can be served almost at once.


Ingredients
400ml of coconut milk
100ml of almond milk
3 teaspoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2-3 teaspoons of gelatine
200g of raspberries
juice of half an orange

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