Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail – A Mother’s Day Cocktail

Peach vodka, fresh raspberry syrup and champagne are combined to make this gorgeous Mother’s Day Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail. Sweet, bubbly and full of fresh, fruity flavours, this is the perfect cocktail to serve at a Mother’s Day brunch or any special occasion. Don’t have peach vodka to hand? No problem, I have an easy substitute for you! So raise a glass and let’s call a toast the wonderful Mother figures in our lives.

Peach vodka, fresh raspberry syrup and champagne are combined to make this gorgeous Mother’s Day Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail. Sweet, bubbly and full of fresh, fruity flavours, this is the perfect cocktail to serve at a Mother’s Day brunch or any special occasion. Don’t have peach vodka to hand? No problem, I have an easy substitute for you! So raise a glass and let’s call a toast the wonderful Mother figures in our lives.

 

When I asked my mum what she wanted me to make for Mother’s Day her first answer was shortbread (I’ll be sharing how I obliged with that request very soon) and the second was a cocktail. As my chief taste tester, she’s always very happy when I put mixologist hat on – I mean, who doesn’t love testing new cocktail creations? For her Mother’s Day cocktail I knew I wanted some bright, spring flavours and colours, along with some bubbly – because what’s a celebration without bubbly? Our usual go-to bubbly is Prosecco, because it’s delicious and you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent bottle. I went with champagne for this Mother’s Day Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail however, because I wanted it to be extra special. However, if like me, your champagne tastes are pretty pricey, you can always substitute with Cava – Champagne’s Spanish cousin, you can get a nice tasting bottle (in my humble, non-sommelier, opinion) for much cheaper than a bottle of champers!

Peach vodka, fresh raspberry syrup and champagne are combined to make this gorgeous Mother’s Day Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail. Sweet, bubbly and full of fresh, fruity flavours, this is the perfect cocktail to serve at a Mother’s Day brunch or any special occasion. Don’t have peach vodka to hand? No problem, I have an easy substitute for you! So raise a glass and let’s call a toast the wonderful Mother figures in our lives.

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Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash Cocktail

 

This Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash is full of bright citrus flavour and aromatic herbs, showcasing the best of winter seasonal fruit. Muddled lime and thyme, combined with fresh grapefruit juice and delicious bourbon, it’s the perfect way to get the most out of those amazing grapefruits. This cocktail is refreshing, full of flavour and totally gorgeous – it’s the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion.

This Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash is full of bright citrus flavour and aromatic herbs, showcasing the best of winter seasonal fruit. Muddled lime and thyme, combined with fresh grapefruit juice and delicious bourbon, it’s the perfect way to get the most out of those amazing grapefruits. This cocktail is refreshing, full of flavour and totally gorgeous – it’s the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion.

I am so excited to share this Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash with you today, just in time for the weekend! I’ve had the idea for this cocktail floating around my head for many months, and I finally got it out of my brain and into the glass! The “smash” is a family of cocktails that are very easy to make and totally customisable. There are many differing views on how the loose the definition should be, but in my opinion all it needs to do is follow the formula of a seasonal fruit, a sweetener and a herb.  These are muddled, or smashed, together – hence the name. You can either just use the fruit to garnish or you can mix fruit juice with the spirit you are using. And you can use pretty much any spirit you like, whiskey, I believe, is the traditional spirit of choice – but the Smash has so many variations, you’re truly free to use what you like and still call it a Smash!

This Grapefruit and Thyme Bourbon Smash is full of bright citrus flavour and aromatic herbs, showcasing the best of winter seasonal fruit. Muddled lime and thyme, combined with fresh grapefruit juice and delicious bourbon, it’s the perfect way to get the most out of those amazing grapefruits. This cocktail is refreshing, full of flavour and totally gorgeous – it’s the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion.

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Mint Irish Latte – A St Patrick’s Day Coffee

Put a little luck of the Irish in your morning coffee with this Mint Irish Latte. Crème de Menthe is combined with Baileys Irish Cream in a chocolate and sprinkles rimmed glass, rich espresso and frothy milk is then poured over the top. Add some vanilla whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles to finish it off with a touch of magic! The best way to drink coffee this St Patrick’s Day!

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Mint Irish Latte - Put a little luck of the Irish in your morning coffee with this Mint Irish Latte. Crème de Menthe is combined with Baileys Irish Cream in a chocolate and sprinkles rimmed glass, rich espresso and frothy milk is then poured over the top. Add some vanilla whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles to finish it off with a touch of magic! The best way to drink coffee this St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday, don’t you think? It’s a great excuse to just let your hair down and have fun, and that 1/16 of Irish you have in you comes out to party! My family on my dad’s side was Irish, but despite that and living in the UK my whole life I have only been to Ireland once, which is just terrible I know. I definitely want to go back, it’s such a beautiful country with so much to explore. Have you been to Ireland? Where would you recommend visiting?

Mint Irish Latte - Put a little luck of the Irish in your morning coffee with this Mint Irish Latte. Crème de Menthe is combined with Baileys Irish Cream in a chocolate and sprinkles rimmed glass, rich espresso and frothy milk is then poured over the top. Add some vanilla whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles to finish it off with a touch of magic! The best way to drink coffee this St Patrick’s Day!

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Pancake Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting and Syrup {Gluten Free}

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British style pancakes, but not as you know them! Fluffy pancake batter baked into pancake cupcakes, topped with mini pancakes, zesty lemon buttercream frosting and a thick lemon sugar syrup. A new and delicious way to enjoy pancakes this Pancake Day!

Pancake Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting and Syrup - British style pancakes, but not as you know them! Fluffy pancake batter baked into cupcake form, topped with mini pancakes, zesty lemon buttercream frosting and a thick lemon sugar syrup. A new and delicious way to enjoy pancakes this Pancake Day!

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Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras… whatever you call it, it’s a day celebrated and marked across the world. It comes the day before Ash Wednesday, the day that Lent starts, and this year it falls in February 28th – this coming Tuesday. Traditionally it’s the day you get ready for fasting by using up all your staples in your kitchen and one last chance to gorge on what you will be giving up for Lent. In the UK, we traditionally have pancakes because it’s a simple way to use up eggs, flour and sugar – hence why we call it “Pancake Day”. Of course, it’s not entirely necessary these days as most people don’t fully fast for Lent, rather we just give up one of our vices, but traditions are still fun to have right? 

Pancake Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting and Syrup - British style pancakes, but not as you know them! Fluffy pancake batter baked into cupcake form, topped with mini pancakes, zesty lemon buttercream frosting and a thick lemon sugar syrup. A new and delicious way to enjoy pancakes this Pancake Day!

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Strawberry and Thyme Slushie Cocktails

These Strawberry and Thyme Slushie Cocktails are not only gorgeous, they’re totally delicious too. Sweet strawberries are muddled with aromatic thyme and white rum, add some crushed strawberry ice and soda water and you have the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail to share with your sweetheart. It’s so easy to make, with a little help from your Vitamix!

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Disclaimer: Vitamix sent me their Total Nutrition Centre Blender to create wonderful recipes for you. All words and opinions, as always, are my own.

Strawberry & Thyme Slushie Cocktails - These Strawberry and Thyme Slushie Cocktails are not only gorgeous, they're totally delicious too. Sweet strawberries are muddled with aromatic thyme and white rum, add some crushed strawberry ice and soda water and you have the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail to share with your sweetheart.

Love is taking over Giraffes Can Bake at the moment, and I am a-okay with that! Valentine’s Day seems to be a bit of a marmite holiday, and I am one of the lovers! Sure, you could say it’s a commercial  holiday exploited by Hallmark and chocolate companies but it’s also about love, and what’s wrong with that? A day to celebrate love, in all forms, is a day I’m a fan of. You don’t need to buy into the commercial side of it to celebrate love. And in this often scary and sad world, I think we all need a day where we take that extra step to tell the people we care about that we love them and wouldn’t be about them. So yes, I am firmly in the pro-Valentine’s Day camp. 

Strawberry & Thyme Slushie Cocktails - These Strawberry and Thyme Slushie Cocktails are not only gorgeous, they're totally delicious too. Sweet strawberries are muddled with aromatic thyme and white rum, add some crushed strawberry ice and soda water and you have the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail to share with your sweetheart.

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