Festive Fridays – Gin and old fashioned lemonade

Let’s get over Christmas and look to the New Year! What better way to do that than an old fashioned Gin & lemonade? Of course, it does not have to be Gin, you do not need the sugar rim either. But light and refreshing with old-fashioned style lemonade. Vodka or white Rum would work well…

Festive Friday – Fruit Mince Pies

One of the things I really enjoy at this time of year is a good old fashioned Fruit Mince Pie, my Nan used to make the best ones and often made an extra batch just for me. I do miss Nan’s Pies, maybe it was the added love that made them special? However, they are…

Festive Friday – Saint Nick-aritas

How about this Christmas a twist on the old margarita? use cranberry juice! Ingredients 30ml tequila 15ml cranberry juice 30ml lime juice 30ml Cointreau 30ml soda water fresh lime wedges (for garnish) Instructions Combine the tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, Cointreau and ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top…

Festive Friday – Mini Plum Puddings

Good old fashion Christmas really does call for a Plum Pudding, doesn’t it? Well in my family it did, and I mean did…Moth and the kids don’t really like it, I cannot because of the ingredients. Quite sad really, I have memories of my Nan putting small coins in the pudding, surprised we didn’t get…

Festive Friday – Vodka, lemon, lime and passionfruit cocktails

Have you seen Smirnoff’s new Vodka with passionfruit and lime? So delish! Pop 30ml in a cocktail shaker with ice, some orange & passionfruit mineral water. Add just a dash of Angostura Bitters, a squeeze of fresh lime and some mint to serve…totally refreshing this Summer. Of course, best served with friends and maybe some…

Festive Fridays – Mango Daiquiris

Festive Fridays I thought for the month of December we can celebrate with some tasty cocktails (or mocktails if you prefer) and maybe even a few tasty nibbles…so let’s get this party started! Recipe 6 Ripe Mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 cups white rum (or vodka or tequila if you prefer) 6 lemons juiced…