logo
Food Advertising by

Mulberry Bramble Cocktail

The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail is full of amazing flavours and stunning colours. Made with mulberry gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur, it’s really easy to mix, making it the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion. It is fully of early autumn flavours, but can be enjoyed any time of year.

Jump to the Recipe

The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail - a photo of the finished cocktail at a front on angle, with a small bottle of mulberry gin next to it

Mulberries are something that have always intrigued me. When we were little we would sing about dancing around a mulberry bush on a “cold and frosty morning”. In the myth of Pyramus and Thisbé, they meet (and later die) under a mulberry tree and that’s where the berries get their colour from (to memorialize their forbidden love or something vindictive and weird like that). So, do they grow on a bush that you dance around, or a tree that you have a violent death under? Who knows! (Probably botanists and people who can be bothered to use google). All I know is that I’d never actually tasted this sweet berry or seen them in real life. So my interest was piqued when I came across Mulberry Gin during a visit to Coughton Court (a National Trust site). I decided to snap up a small  bottle, despite being on a self-imposed ban on  buying any spirits or liqueurs for a month! Totally worth it, because this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail was born from it – and there ain’t nothing wrong with his baby!

The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail - a photo of the finished cocktail at a slight top angle, a bowl of blackberries in the background

Continue reading →

Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake

This Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake is moist, light and fluffy, with perfectly caramelised apples baked into the top. It’s so easy to make and the texture is absolutely to die for, you’d never guess this Apple Upside Down Cake was gluten free – it will be your new favourite fall bake!

Jump to the Recipe

A piece of Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake on a white and pink plate, with a whole apple, a forkl, and another piece of cake in the background

Ah, autumn! That transitional season where the leaves change, the clocks go back, warm weather becomes a thing of distant memories, and pumpkin spice dominates the entire world! Here in London this week it feels like we skipped autumn altogether and went straight to winter, it’s friggin’ freezing! But with how up and down the weather has been here lately, I’m holding out hope it will warm up again for a while before we’re fully submerged into winter. Our clocks went back over a week ago, so I’m mostly used to leaving for work in the dark and getting home in the dark now, but I am not used to this freezing temperatures, I need to go glove shopping stat! Look at me talking about the weather, how boringly British of me! Let’s talk about this Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake instead!

 Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake is moist, light and fluffy, with perfectly caramelised apples baked into the top #glutenfree #apples #fall #cake

Continue reading →

Fireworks Cupcakes – Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Popping Candy

These Fireworks Cupcakes are an easy and fun way to celebrate Bonfire Night! Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes are filled with popping candy, aka “pop rocks”. And Neon buttercream is swirled with black buttercream to create an awesome fireworks in the night sky look! Sprinkle with more popping candy, and you’ll be ooh-ing and ahh-ing through every bite of these Fireworks Cupcakes! Also a great cupcake to serve at your New Years’ Eve Party!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, if you purchase through these links I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Giraffes Can Bake.

Jump to the Recipe

Fireworks Cupcakes - Gluten free vanilla cupcakes with black buttercream swirled with neon buttercream, there is a sparkler above them - full size image

 

Remember, remember the 5th of November,

Gunpowder, treason, and plot,

I know of no reason, why the gunpowder treason,

Should ever be forgot

Recipe Video:


If you’re not in Britain, or one of the common wealths (is that the correct term?), then you might not be all that familiar with Bonfire Night. Also known as Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night, it is a British holiday on 5th November where we celebrate a failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by the Catholics, who wanted to kill King James I and oust his government because they were Protestant (that’s a very, very basic description of the events – some of which may even be wrong!). It was foiled when Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding all the gunpowder in the tunnels beneath. So, naturally, we celebrate his capture and gruesome execution by setting off fireworks and burning an effigy of Guy on a bonfire – because that’s a totally normal thing to do! It may have a slightly odd reason behind it, but Guy Fawkes Night is always such a fun celebration – you wrap up warm to watch pretty fireworks, eat fairground style food, and just have a generally good time! 

Continue reading →

Bloody Bellini – a Cocktail for a Vampire

The Bloody Bellini, delicious “blood” is combined with bubbly prosecco to make the perfect Halloween Cocktail for Vampires, and those suffering with anaemia. If you’re not a vampire, you can make this gruesome looking cocktail with Raspberry Puree and Raspberry Chocolate Syrup! Perfect to serve this halloween, and totally delicious too!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

The Bloody Bellini, delicious blood is combined with bubbly prosecco to make the perfect Halloween Cocktail for Vampires, and those suffering with anaemia. If you're not a vampire, you can make this gruesome looking cocktail with Raspberry Puree and Raspberry Chocolate Syrup! Perfect to serve this halloween, and totally delicious too! #halloween #cocktail #bellini

Recipe Video:

 

Jump to the Recipe

I think Halloween has got to be one of the most fun times of the year for us food bloggers! It’s a really great way for us to test our creativity and get a bit crazy in the kitchen , it’s the reason I love it! I welcome any opportunity to really get my creative juices flowing, and when else can I make a cocktail that looks like blood and it not just be totally weird and kind of gross?! Maybe Valentine’s day hahaha! This Bloody Bellini was so much fun to create though and for that I thank Halloween!

The Bloody Bellini, delicious blood is combined with bubbly prosecco to make the perfect Halloween Cocktail for Vampires, and those suffering with anaemia. If you're not a vampire, you can make this gruesome looking cocktail with Raspberry Puree and Raspberry Chocolate Syrup! Perfect to serve this halloween, and totally delicious too! #halloween #cocktail #bellini

Continue reading →

Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence!

Jump to the Recipe

These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence!

Autumn is well and truly here, the leaves are turning shades of red and brown, the air is crisp, and the mornings are dark. In England autumn usually means lots and lots of rain too, but so far we’ve been spared from too much rain and this weekend is turning out to be pretty warm. Since we’re in October now, blackberry season is over – but my freezer is still fully stocked with these gorgeous, sweet berries and, thus, these Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies were born. 

These Gluten Free Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies are chocolatey, creamy, and fruity! Fudgy brownies are topped with a thick and creamy blackberry cheesecake. So quick and easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Gluten free decadence! #glutenfree #brownies #cheesecake #blackberry

Continue reading →