I don’t share cocktail recipes often here, but after whipping up this autumnal treat I thought I should share the love around so you can enjoy one too! The best part is this apple cranberry cocktail is quick and easy to whip up and is sure to make everyone’s weekend (or weeknight, I’m not judging!).
Guess what! Today is my third blogiversary! Yep, on this day three years ago I hit publish on my very first post, and what a ride it has been. I’ve definitely come a loooong way with my photography (and I still have a lot further to go!), that’s for sure! Each year on my blogiversary I like to share a recipe featuring plums and this year I’m right in celebration mode with a plum basil cocktail!
This month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop couldn’t have had a more perfect theme given the ridiculous heat Melbourne has faced over the last week – it’s a popsicle party! The always delightful Love Swah is hosting and I’m rather excited to see what everyone has come up with!
After starting off with some healthy icy poles with the Apricot Yoghurt icy poles I shared a little while back, I decided for this popsicle party I would something a little more adult and definitely not breakfast appropriate! I still had a little of the Peach-Mint syrup I had made, so I thought I would combine it with some fresh strawberries and a splash of vodka to make some fruity and refreshing pop-tails which are perfect for a summer night treat!
When I visited my parents over Christmas I was greeted by peach and plum trees laden with fruit, with my mum in a daily battle with the birds to ensure we got at least some of the ripest fruit before they helped themselves to it! Mum had been madly stewing them and baking muffins but we couldn’t use them fast enough, so I thought I’d try something different with a few of the peaches and turned them into a syrup! (more…)
After playing around with different sugar syrups when making homemade lemonade a little while back, I decided I would play with some more grown-up varieties to use in cocktails (or mocktails!) over the Christmas holiday period. The first one I played with was this spiced brown sugar syrup – the mix of spices just tastes like Christmas to me! It’s super easy to make and will keep in the fridge for a few weeks, so you can always have some ready to go just in case!