Creative recipes to serve in milk bottles
Who remembers the days when milk was delivered to your door in glass bottles? We would hear the whirr of the electric milk float as it trundled along the street and the clink of the bottles as the milkman delivered to each house. On a cold winter’s morning, the milk would sometimes freeze, pushing off the foil cap. For most people, those days have long gone; however, milk bottles are having something of a renaissance and are this year’s must-have container for serving fancy drinks. Here we look at some ideas for using a glass milk bottle to serve delicious drinks.
Alcoholic drinks in milk bottles
With Christmas fast approaching, it is well and truly party season, which means it is time to think of some creative cocktails to offer your guests. Any cocktail will work brilliantly served in a glass milk bottle, but milk-based drinks look particularly fabulous served this way. Here is a recipe for a warming Christmas cocktail that will work perfectly in a couple of our 250ml bottles:
Coconut Christmas cocktail
140ml coconut milk or cream
1tsp vanilla extract
1tbsp creme de cacao
½tsp grated nutmeg
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly in a jug. Pop a couple of ice cubes into each milk bottle, then pour the cocktail mix over the ice cubes. Serve with a straw.
Non-alcoholic drinks in milk bottles
If a drop of the strong stuff is not for you, there are plenty of non-alcoholic creations that work brilliantly in these bottles. Why not make a delicious fruit smoothie in one of our one-litre bottles and store it in the fridge to drink throughout the day? Try a coconut and red berry smoothie; alternatively, for something a little more exotic, blend banana, avocado, fresh figs and pistachios with a little milk or water for a rich, slightly tropical taste.
For a more indulgent smoothie that is part drink, part dessert, try a chocolate banana smoothie. Here is the recipe:
1 cup milk or coconut milk
1tbsp cocoa powder
Blend all the ingredients together to form a thick, smooth mixture. Pour into a 250ml milk bottle and chill in the fridge. Serve as soon as the mixture is fully chilled.
As you can see, these bottles can be used to serve all sorts of delicious drinks. For thick, creamy drinks, you can sip straight from the bottle; for other drinks, adding a straw is a nice touch. If you are making larger quantities, our one-litre bottles with screw-on lids are just the thing.