I haven’t made cocktails in absolutely ages I realised the other day. So I bought a heap of grapefruit and oranges and whipped up a fresh, zesty, ruby grapefruit orange cocktail packed with citrus flavour. And you could make this with any other white spirits; Bacardi or gin for example.
These are a great little drop. I originally made them as per the recipe, as in a bit stronger at 45mls voddie for each drink and with a lot less pineapple juice, but I was like, ok I’m drunk! after only a couple of sips so responsibly lessened the amount to a shot each and more juice. They are[read more…]
We had these on New Year’s (revisiting a cocktail recipe from a few year’s back). Just add a splash of Limoncello to a champagne glass, top with whichever sparkly you like and add a glace cherry. Happy Friday!
Blimey these are strong (they’re way more than a standard drink so be warned) though I felt so Mad Men and glamorous drinking one of these prohibition era cocktails – I don’t know how Don drinks them on the regular though, no wonder he’s drunk all the time! And I’m the only one I know who loves those glace cherries[read more…]
Blimey it’s hot here at the moment! So over Christmas I made some lovely iced coffee with spices and cream. I’ve always wanted to try coffee with cream from watching American movies and TV where they often ask for cream in their cups of coffee (it always sounds so lovely!). Anyway, it tastes wonderful but not necessarily[read more…]
This light, naturally sweet, low cal, yet full of antioxidants smoothie was just the thing after Christmas/new years …
I love this lemony, fresh and sparkly cocktail; perfect for an aperitif (before dinner drink) around Christmas time. (Limoncello is a really lovely, intensely lemon flavoured liqueur which is great in cocktails (obv.), champagne or even baking and trifles)
Iced tea is so lovely; for those super hot days when even I, a hard-core tea drinker can’t handle hot tea, it’s a refreshing drink to keep chilled in the fridge. I prefer mine only slightly sweetened but to enhance the strawberry flavour you do need at least a teaspoon per serving.
Guys, this is so good! It doesn’t even taste like there’s alcohol in it (haha, probably a bad thing I guess) and it’s so full of creamy, luscious coffee flavour, more like a fancy iced coffee. I used full fat ingredients but have an idea this would be just as good with lower fat. Happy[read more…]
When I told Ant I was going to make a cocktail with bourbon and Appletiser he wasn’t that keen …. “does Appletiser go with bourbon?” he asked sort of sceptically. I said, oh come on, you know you’re going to drink it (he loves my new cocktail Fridays thing because I experiment with the actual cocktails[read more…]
Remember slushies on a hot day at the beach from the 7-Eleven? Well these are so much better! For one thing, they’re made with real, fresh, summer fruit and for another, well they have a shot of vodka in them. They’re great for having people over and were fun and sparkly on a hot day a[read more…]
I love how fresh, sparkly and pretty this is. Happy Friday!
Punch always reminds me of kids’ parties growing up and I still love it! I made this punch with sweet, classic juices like pineapple, apple and cranberry but added mint and lime juice to make it a bit less sweet for an adult palate. Happy Friday.
I’ve decided to start a fresh new thing on this here blog: a new cocktail, either alcoholic or non-alcoholic, for Friday night drinks! I probably won’t be able to commit to a post every Friday but I’ll give it a go hey? I might add in a snack suggestion every now and again too. This lovely little number[read more…]
Summer to me is smoothie weather and since I posted a lovely green one recently, I thought I’d post this one before the weather gets too cool to really get into them. I love this thick and creamy smoothie full of fresh flavour and good things which I whipped up a while back on a[read more…]
I had grand ideas of making a chocolate Guinness cake for St Patrick’s Day but ran out of time. Instead, I thought I’d go off the beaten track and offer this green smoothie I made recently which is such a lovely green colour, it seemed serendipitous, despite being devoid of butter, cream, potatoes or Guinness I’ve[read more…]
I saw Nigella making these the other day on her Forever Summer series and thought how lovely and fresh they looked, I also loved the idea of the classic julep flavours of mint and bourbon for plump, sweet summer peaches. The fragrance of this syrup while cooling was so beautifully fragrant! It tasted wonderful, sweet, orange and vanilla[read more…]
In summer I don’t drink as much coffee and tea as I do in colder weather and I sort of miss my daily caffeine shot and curling up in my tracky pants on a cold day with a hot cuppa. But the awesome thing about summer is iced coffee! I love the creamy, sweet taste of[read more…]
Whoop! You only need one of these and I’m pretty sure I didn’t follow the requisite alcohol guidelines when I made them but hey, it’s New Years, so HAPPY NEW YEAR.
We in Australia can become a bit gloomy about our hot Christmases. Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is lovely and all that but we miss out on all that cosy, frosty stuff. And if I see one more ad with Santa surfing or wearing board shorts .. So I thought I’d pretend we’re having a snowy Christmas[read more…]
So here’s a festive little drink using pear flavoured vodka I made last Christmas (eep, a bit late posting); the cherries are gorgeous soaked in the cocktail then eaten, so decadent. And I know it’s not really a martini … devotees of traditional martinis would be scandalised no doubt, however I can’t handle the real deal, a bit lame I know.[read more…]
Let me just say, I’m not a Maccas girl, in fact (!), I didn’t have McDonald’s until I was in my 20s, not because I was under a rock or anything, only while I was growing up it was banned in my house and it never occurred to me. We lived out of town on a property and didn’t have[read more…]
I’ve taken to adding flaxseed oil to smoothies lately and it makes them amazingly creamy and luscious.
I like to drinks lots of tea, and sometimes a coffee or two. And occasionally I take photos of them. Oh also, some housekeeping things: Google Reader is leaving us on Monday so I thought I’d remind people to head on over to Bloglovin’ if you’d like to keep following me, as well as the other[read more…]
I love new and different things in cocktails! And because I have a fondness for flavoured vodkas, when I spotted a wild tea flavour recently, I was really intrigued and impulsively purchased it without knowing exactly how I was going to prepare it, other than using lemon in some way. So I made a zesty lemon syrup which[read more…]
I’m always trying to think of wonderful things to use in smoothies so searched a bit to see if grapes could be a thing and, inspired very much by Golubka, a lovely recipe and raw food blog, I thought I’d give it a go. Grapes are an unusual ingredient for a smoothie but they somehow work,[read more…]
Before our warm weather completely fades away, I wanted to make a tropical smoothie with a bright flavour and thought pineapple might make things interesting. I loved how creamy and naturally sweet this was! It reminded me of Malibu and pineapple (but not in a bad way, more of a palm trees swaying, warm breezes, lying on the beach[read more…]
Yay! It’s smoothie and milkshake season. Waking up with just a hint of warmth in the air feels lovely doesn’t it? I made this for breakfast this morning – so creamy and just sweet enough with a decent hit of chocolate and subtle coconut. It’s technically a smoothie but tastes just like a chocolate thickshake I swear! This[read more…]
Hot strawberry scented milk! You must try this gorgeous recipe by Jane from Emerald & Ella (I used strawberries as that’s all I had – the original recipe uses raspberries); It’s a sweet, light and lovely diversion from my usual hot chocolate and I got to use those frozen berries I always seem to have squished up the back[read more…]
Since blood oranges aren’t around for very long (they’re available in August here in Australia), I like making something special with them. This sparkly juice drink tastes great and you can make it as healthy and sugar free as you like. The orange flower essence is optional (I really can’t remember where I purchased mine[read more…]