The Dutch Uncle

To make a Dutch Uncle, you will need:

200g summer fruits (a roughly equal mix of raspberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant and blackberry)
2 large tablespoons of coconut yoghurt
50ml advocaat
200ml semi-skimmed milk

Blend the ingredients and drink.

Colour: 100
Texture: 82
Taste: 83
Overall: 86

A slightly deeper shade of pink to yesterday’s Raspberry Doncaster, the Dutch Uncle also has more darker flecks throughout due to the presence of the blackcurrant skins. Texture is spot on, with fewer raspberry pips to bother the teeth. Taste-wise this is a vast improvement. The smoothie has real depth, and is zingy without being too sharp. The advocaat and yoghurt add a refined creaminess to the drink without overwhelming the fruit or adding too much weight, and there are intriguing suggestions of coconut, rather than deafening proclamations. Alcohol content will be low (advocaat is around 14% by volume, so drinking an entire Dutch Uncle will be equivalent to drinking 175ml of medium strength beer, about a third of a pint), which means you should be able to enjoy one while operating heavy machinery.