The Bucky Barnes Brooklyn Cocktail is the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktails Series. Bucky’s cocktail is the classic Brooklyn, an old classic that’s made a big comeback. The Brooklyn Cocktail is a delicious blend of rye whiskey, extra dry vermouth, maraschino liqueur and bitters, it has a smooth, dry bite that will keep you coming back for more. Just like Bucky, it is less popular than it’s well known counterpart (i.e. Manhattan/Captain America) but it’s just as worth bringing back!
Bucky Barnes, where do I start?! Bucky (aka The Winter Soldier) is probably my all time favourite Marvel character. He’s just a kid from Brooklyn with greatness inside him, a greatness not even he could see, and this is true whether you’re looking at comic Bucky or MCU Bucky. Let’s look at MCU Bucky though, because I love the arc The Russo brothers gave him and how he was depicted. Bucky, a kid from Brooklyn, grew up taking care of his chronically sick best friend who was more like a brother, and while Bucky may have been physically stronger than Steve, Bucky always saw a greatness in Steve and knew he was capable of amazing things.
These Snickerdoodle Salted Caramel Blondies are the perfect indulgent fall dessert. Delicious, cinnamon packed fudgy blondies, studded with white chocolate chunks, layers of gooey, salted caramel and crunchy sugar top. Top with even more salted caramel for a really decadent dessert!
One of the many reasons I love autumn is it’s acceptable to overload everything with cinnamon, I do this all year round but in autumn people don’t think I’m weird for doing it! You may have noticed I have a small obsession with cinnamon, I will put it in my drinks, my dinner (cinnamon chilli anybody?) and my desserts – nothing is safe! Least of all, these delicious Snickerdoodle Salted Caramel Blondies!
These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars have a flourless peanut butter cookie base, with a creamy cheesecake loaded with tonnes of peanut butter, and topped with a rich and silky chocolate ganache. These cheesecake bars are so easy to make, and naturally gluten free so no fancy, expensive ingredients are needed! They’re a must try!
As a food blogger, I’m constantly trying to think of new recipe ideas to test out, flavour combinations to try and technical bakes to master. I have a long list of ideas on the notes on my phone, which range from fully formed ideas to just two ingredients/flavours I want to try putting together, to everything in between. This long list is probably a pretty good look into how my brain works, but I like to keep it secret, for no real reason, I just do!
As you can imagine, this list never seems to get any shorter, even when ticking off ideas I have tried (whether they end up being successes or failures). Part of the reason for that is because I have a million ideas swirling around my head and only so much time to try them out, and the other part of the reason is things like these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars!
This Baileys Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini is THE fall cocktail to serve this Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s creamy and delicious, full of fall flavours, so easy to mix up, and the espresso will give you the boost to keep celebrating all day and night! Bonus: it tastes just like a Pumpkin Spice Latte… but with booze! How can you say no to that?!
It’s October! Autumn is in full swing and with Halloween and Thanksgiving just around the corner, followed shortly by Christmas, it’s the most delicious time of year! This is why it’s my favourite time of year, it can get pretty crazy, especially when you’re a food blogger, but there’s so many wonderful festive flavours to taste and experiment with, how can you not have fun?! And I had soooo much fun coming up with this Baileys Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Cocktail, especially the taste testing part! It’s so delicious, and goes down way too easily. It’s basically like drinking a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, but better and with booze! I’m totally in love.
These Blackberry, Cinnamon and Fig Margaritas are the perfect fall cocktail. With a delicious blend of sweet, sour and warm spice you won’t be able to resist them! They’re really simple to make, which is handy because everyone will be asking for refills! They’re the perfect cocktail to serve this thanksgiving!
I know a lot of you are probably still lamenting the end of summer, but not me! Summer has it’s advantages; lovely fresh produce, long days, sunshine, and cocktails galore to name a few. But, as much as I love sunshine, I hate the heat. It does not agree with me! The sun may be hibernating more and more as we delve into autumn and the days are already getting much shorter but in return we get crisp air with cooler days and colourful foliage. And we may start saying goodbye to the strawberries and peaches of summer, but we can say a big hello to the blackberries and figs of autumn, and not to mention the absolutely gorgeous, warm spices that dominate this season. Yes, I think it’s safe to say that I am big fan out autumn. Especially because it means I can give my favourite summer cocktail an amazing autumn makeover with these delicious Blackberry, Cinnamon and Fig Margaritas! Yum!