Here it is, the quintessential girls evening cocktail. It’s perfectly balanced between alcohol and sweetness and can be enjoyed in any number of pretty glasses. I made this for my sister-in-law and I when we had an evening in a couple of weeks ago and it went down like a dream. Definitely recommended for time spent with your female loved ones. This recipe (from Inspired Taste) serves 2 people a couple of drinks.
8 ounces (1 cup) vodka
2 ounces (1/4 cup) triple sec
3 ounces (1/3 cup) cranberry juice
2 ounces (1/4 cup) fresh lime juice
Add the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice to a pitcher/bowl and stir.
Refrigerate, and once ready to serve, pour into four glasses.
One of the best gifts I had this Christmas was a waffle maker. After recently becoming a massive waffle fan, I thought it’d be fun to start making them at home for myself and I received this much wanted item from my mum and dad come Christmas morning. I have started to make a few batches and have tweaked a few of the recipes I’ve seen online to create something pretty nice. I still have a long way to go before I find something absolutely perfect, but I strive to get there soon. Until then, I’ve found the 5 most promising recipes online and present them to you here as a promise that I will try them all and find the absolute best.
This has fast become one of my favourite cocktails, and it’s going to become a regular order when I head out for an evening (not very often, I might add). But I thought that it would be a fun and simple one to try at home, as cocktails are something I’ve always been interested in getting more adept at making and we recently had a family gathering. It turned into a popular choice and we’re hoping to sample some more over the coming holiday weeks, so if you’d like to give it a try yourself, here’s a simple recipe. This one serves two and make sure to use the special mugs for extra effect!
50ml freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cans of ginger beer
Slices of lime, to decorate
Put the vodka, lime juice and some ice (about 6 cubes) into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
Put a couple of ice cubes into two glasses or mugs.
Strain the vodka and lime juice mixture into the glasses or mugs, evenly. Top up each with a can of ginger beer.
This is a lovely little hot drink for those long Winter nights when you fancy a cocktail, but want something more warm and comforting. This will be just the ticket and can be made using any suitable alcohol (look online for the best things to pair with chocolate but we used coffee liqueur and I would also recommend brandy). This recipe serves two, so enjoy with a loved one this December.
500ml milk, whole for richer flavour
60g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tbsp granulated sugar
50ml coffee liqueur
Whipped cream and cocoa powder for topping
Heat the milk in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling.
To the hot milk, add the chocolate and sugar and stir until both have melted in.
Put half of the coffee liqueur into one glass and the other half in another.
Pour the hot chocolate mixture over the liqueur in the glasses.
Top each drink with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
A little round up of a few of our favourite blog posts from the last week or so, and there seems to be a food theme going on! I don’t know whether it’s the season or if it’s the fact that I’m hungry as I write this, but I definitely want to head to my kitchen and whip up all these delicious recipes. Have a fantastic weekend guys.