Rouge Passion Cocktail

We love a cocktail in our house. This one is a beauty. My gorgeous girls bought me these lovely elegant champagne saucers so I had to make a glam cocktail to celebrate. Any excuse! Cheers!

Ingredients

30ml Passoa

6 raspberries

Cup of ice

60ml pink champagne or prosecco rose

Single raspberry and mint leaf to garnish

Method

Pour your ice, Passoa and raspberries into the blender and whizz to a slushy consistency.

Pour through your pink champagne or prosecco rosé.

Pop on your garnish.

Tip: Sip with glee along side chocolate covered strawberries.


Turkish Delight Prosecco

I was absolutely full of glee when I went out in my garden and found an abundance of Sloe berries. My lovely friend Beckie suggested this beautiful cocktail and how could I not make it when all the berries were just dying to be in the photo!

Ingredients

15ml sloe gin

cube of Turkish Delight – cherry or berry flavour

Top up with prosecco or champagne.

Method

Pop a cube of Turkish Delight into your champagne flute.

Pour in your sloe gin.

Top up with champagne or prosecco.

Cheers!


Suzi’s Strawberry Rosé Surprise

What could be better than some of my two favourite drinks, gin and wine combined into a delicious frozen cocktail.

If you’re a gin and wine lover you’ll be in your element drinking one of these!

Ingredients

Half a cup crushed ice

3 large strawberries

60ml Miraval rosé wine or rosé of choice

1 measure of your favourite gin – I like Bombay Sapphire

15ml grenadine syrup

Mint to garnish

Method

Chop your strawberries, put all ingredients in a blender. Whizz up and garnish with mint and enjoy!


Gin and Lemonade Fizz

There’s a gin and lemonade fizz with your name on it! Full of fresh lemon flavour with a hint of honey this is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

It’s an absolute bonus that I found a massive rosemary bush in one of my gardens and here I was attempting to cultivate a sprig!! Think that calls for lots more gin cocktails if you ask me.

Ingredients

35ml gin

125ml lemonade

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 teaspoon honey

Lots of ice, 1/4 lemon chopped and a sprig of rosemary to serve.


Strawberry and Raspberry Summer Smoothie

When it’s hot outside there’s nothing nicer than an ice cold fruit smoothie. The perfect post-workout breakfast.

Packed full of fresh strawberries and raspberries, bursting with vitamins and tastes like Summer.

Serves 2

Ingredients

6 medium strawberries

7 raspberries

1/2 cup raspberry yoghurt

1/2 cup semi skimmed milk

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 cup ice

Method

Simply put all the ingredients including the ice into the blender. If I can’t be bothered to get the blender out I just use a hand blender and put sunglasses on in case any ice chips fly out!! Weird!

Literally whizz all the ingredients up in your desired way until you have a lovely smooth, icy, frothy smoothie.

Decorate with a strawberry and sip though a candy cane coloured straw to be all retro.


Frozen Lemon Gin Cocktail

I’ve been experimenting with frozen cocktails during lockdown and they don’t disappoint. Don’t judge me but this is simply a smashed up lemon ice lolly with a measure of Sicilian Lemon Gin, Martini Bianco, lemon juice and lots of ice. It looks a bit nuclear but don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!

Ingredients

Makes 1 cocktail

1 cup of crushed ice

1 measure of Sicilian Lemon Gin

1 measure of Martini Bianco

1 lemon ice lolly

1/2 a lemon – the juice of and a slice to garnish

Dash of lemonade optional

Method

Start by adding your crushed ice to a large mixing bowl along with the lemon ice lolly and smashing up a little and removing the stick. Squeeze in your lemon juice and add a dash or two of lemonade. You can now pop in the blender.

Once you’ve got a slushy consistency pour into your cocktail glass, pour your measures of gin and martini through the ice and swizzle about to mix through and garnish with a slice of lemon.


Banana and Baileys Milkshake

This milkshake is fabulous on a hot day. I had something similar to these on the beach in Marbella so I’ve created my own version and they have such a holiday feel! They are ice cold, frothy and delicious and I promise you will make these more than once! I really couldn’t believe how much they taste of banana without the use of any milkshake powder whatsoever. The first time I made these I had to come down in the night to make again – obsessed!

Ingredients

Makes 2

400ml of milk

Cup of crushed ice

3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

1 large banana – mashed

1 measure of Baileys per milkshake

Method

Add your crushed ice, milk, mashed banana and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream to the blender and whizz away.

Pour into glasses but save your last scoop to divide between the two glasses giving a little stir to make it all creamy and frothy.

Lastly add your measure of Baileys to each milk shake and stir to mix.

Get yourself out in the yard, sit back and enjoy! These are amazing I’m going to make some more delicious variations so keep an eye out for them.

Tip: Of course you can omit the Baileys if you prefer an alcohol free version.