P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:11:43    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH Christmas and alcohol are inextricably linked in many of our minds. This is no excuse, however, for whoever thought of the "Scroogedriver". They need to be told that calling a screwdriver something else in December does not alter the fact that it's still just vodka and orange juice. But there are loads of liquid ways of making the Yuletide gay without resorting to feeble puns. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Adam Hill Had an accident? Need Advice? See ITV1 p386 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index
P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:16:10    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH First off, you don't have to drink alcohol at Christmas. No, seriously. Al Pacino hasn't had a drink for 20 years and yet it doesn't seem to have done his credibility any harm. Have a go at a mock-champagne punch, mixing unsweetened pineapple juice, lemons, limes, sugar, ginger ale and soda to taste. It's so convincing that Auntie Doris will be going back for multiple refills. Al would approve. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Art Exhibitions has moved to 367 FREEPHONE HOLIDAYS BY PHONE p208 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index
P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:12:20    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH Most of us will be taking in far more food and drink in the next few weeks than we do over any part of the year. So it is worth having a healthy mixture in your fridge for a spot of detox. Whizz up apples and peeled oranges in a blender, adding some slices of seasonal ginger for that tangy zip and to feel refreshed. Then perhaps get off the hall floor, undress and go to bed. You can apologise to the neighbours later. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Can car clubs save you money? 344 HAD AN ACCIDENT? OWED COMPENSATION? FIND OUT ON ITV1 p386 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index
P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:16:27    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH Nightcaps are all very well at this time of year, but if you fancy a winter warmer that will not leave you with a Yuletide hangover, think hot chocolate. Not the packet variety, but this Mexican twist on the idea, which sees you combining milk, saffron, cinammon, vanilla, a chilli, sugar, orange zest. Bring that mixture to the boil, simmer, add a few ounces of chocolate then whisk it, strain and serve. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Art Exhibitions has moved to 367 TRAVELCITY p298 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index
P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:12:53    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH Some Christmas drinks (a snowball springs to mind) may be festive but are also shorthand for naff. But Simon Rimmer, TV presenter and owner of vegetarian restaurant Greens in Manchester, says he loves this 1970s combo, so perhaps this advocaat, lemonade and lime juice mix is coming back into fashion at last. Generally best to avoid anything which looks luminous, however. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— This week's star recipe 346 PSYCHIC TAROT REVELATIONS p654 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index
P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:19:10    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH You can't mention Christmas without saying "eggnog". And if you can, you shouldn't. This frankly horrid-sounding mixture knocks all other seasonal drinks into Santa's cocked hat. Who can resist any recipe which calls for you to separate egg yolk and white - only to then put them back together? And where else would you use sugar, rum and cream before chilling the lot and serving with grated nutmeg? Genius. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Art Exhibitions has moved to 367 GET YOUR CELEBRITY GOSSIP & PICS DAILY SEE p617 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index
P342 Teletext 342 Dec11 23:17:13    —————————————  ———————————————————— CHRISTMAS DRINKS TO MAKE A SPLASH While a drink is a wonderful addition to an evening, Lifestyle never tires of mentioning the words "be responsible". So if you are going to have a drink or two, then leave the car. Whether it's eggnog, a scroogedriver or a lovely Holly Berry (gin, lemon juice, raspberries), you're far better off not drinking at all than trying to work out how many snowballs you can down before taking the wheel. (Answer: none). ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— Agony Aunt's advice 349 Life Cover For Less ITV1 p386 Comics Cars TV Plus Hol Index