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!
15ml sloe gin
cube of Turkish Delight – cherry or berry flavour
Top up with prosecco or champagne.
Pop a cube of Turkish Delight into your champagne flute.
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!
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
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.
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!
400ml of milk
Cup of crushed ice
3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 large banana – mashed
1 measure of Baileys per milkshake
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 preferan alcohol free version.