Rose Vodka & Tonic Fox and Briar Virtual Baby Shower Brunch!

This Rose Vodka Tonic is a delicious upgrade on the classic Vodka Tonic mixed drink! With Rose Liqueur, it’s delicately floral and perfect for bridal and baby showers, brunch, and Mother’s Day! This easy mixed drink is one of my favourite vodka tonic recipe variations, and is so easy to make. This amazing Rose Vodka Tonic cocktail is to celebrate an even more amazing blogger, Meghan from Fox and Briar, and the birth of her beautiful baby boy! Welcome to Fox and Briar’s Virtual Baby Shower!

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If you haven’t discovered Meghan’s blog yet, stop what you’re doing and head over now – if you love good food that is easy to make (who doesn’t?!), Fox and Briar is the blog for you! From tacos, to breakfast, to cocktails, to desserts, and more! Today, some amazing bloggers and I are celebrating Meghan and the birth of her baby boy (make sure you check out the other’s bloggers recipe at the end of this post) with a Virtual Baby Shower Brunch! Since we can’t throw her one in person, and we really wanted mark this wonderful occasion, a Virtual Baby Shower seemed like the next best thing. As a food blogger, and a woman, I am so grateful to have these wonderful ladies in my life to support me and and lift me up (in both blog life and the rest of my life) – I honestly couldn’t do this blogging thing without them! So, when one of our own brings a new life into the world, we have to celebrate together!

Congratulations Meghan and Mr Briar, you’re going to make the best parents, and we sure know this little bundle of cuteness is going to be fed very well!

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Recipes from Fox and Briar!

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The Campanella – a Paloma Cocktail Variation Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

The Campanella is a delicious, Italian Paloma Cocktail Variation that is a little bitter and a little sweet – it’s the perfect cocktail to sip on this Cinco de Mayo and all throughout the summer.

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The Campanella - a Paloma Cocktail Variation - old fashioned glass of orange cocktail, another in the background, garnished with half a grapefruit wheel  

Margaritas are great, there’s a very good reason that they’re so popular – it’s a simple and delicious formula that will always be a good choice. But, why not shake things up a little (literally), and swap out your margarita this Cinco de Mayo for an amazing tequila cocktail that is just as easy and delicious, but a little bit different.

 The Campanella - a Paloma Cocktail Variation - two old fashioned glasses filled with orange cocktail, bottle of tequila is in the background on the right, a cut grapefruit and lime is in the background on the left

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Mini Egg Chocolate Martini An Easter Cocktail

The Mini Egg Chocolate Martini is your favourite Easter chocolate transformed into a delicious, boozy treat! It’s chocolatey, creamy, and both a dessert and a cocktail in one. This Mini Egg Chocolate Martini is the perfect adult way to enjoy Easter!

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Mini Egg Chocolate Martini - chocolate coloured liquid in martini glass, two filled glasses in background, bag of mini eggs on right

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When it comes to a regular cocktail, I like them bitter and/or sour – it’s not often I will go for the sweet option. But when it comes dessert cocktails, I throw that rule out of the window and I fall in love with the sweet deliciousness! This Mini Egg Chocolate Martini is no different, it’s having your dessert and drinking it too (that’s how that old adage goes, right?!).

 Mini Egg Chocolate Martini - three martini glasses in diagonal row filled with chocolate coloured liquid with bag of mini eggs spilling in background

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The Cupid’s Cup – a Pisco Sour Variation

The Cupid’s Cup is a delicious variation of the Pisco Sour. This simple pisco drink is a little sour and a little bitter, the perfect balance that you’ll fall head over heels in love with! Move over Pisco Sour, the Cupid’s Cup is here to stay!

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The Cupid's Cup - a Pisco Sour Variation - two orange coloured cocktails in coupe glasses, white foam on top 

Have you tried pisco before?  If you haven’t, you need to mix up this pisco sour recipe variation ASAP so you can fall in love with it. If you have, no doubt you’re already in love with pisco, so you should also definitely mix up this cocktail as soon as you can! Pisco is a grape brandy and can only be made in either Peru or Chile (both strongly claim it belongs to them, and most pisco lovers have a preference. It can become quite a heated topic so I shall leave it at that!). Pisco has a smooth taste with hints of grape and apple, it also has a light herbal earthiness to it that I would liken to tequila – however Pisco is definitely unique and any comparison to another spirit will certainly fail.

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Hazelnut Italian Hot Chocolate (Cioccolata Calda alla Nocciola)

This Hazelnut Italian Hot Chocolate, or Cioccolata Calda alla Nocciola,  is a seriously indulgent thick hot chocolate recipe made with real chocolate, hazelnut liqueur and Nutella. It’s quick and easy to make, and it is the best homemade (or otherwise) hot chocolate you will ever taste – whip up a batch of this thick, rich, and dangerously delicious Italian Hot Chocolate today, and whisk yourself off to Europe in the comfort of your own home!

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Hazelnut Italian Hot Chocolate - mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and nutella sauce

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Oh boy, have I got an amazing treat for you today! This Hazelnut Italian Hot Chocolate is honestly one of the most delicious drinks I have ever had in my life. It is a seriously thick hot chocolate recipe, that is so indulgent you’ll feel like you’re drinking melted chocolate, but so much better! I actually developed the recipe for this thick Italian Hot Chocolate last spring, and while the recipe was amazing and definitely worth sharing, the photos did not do it justice and I really needed to show you how damn good this Italian Hot Chocolate really was. But then summer came and it was too warm, and then life happened and, well, you know how it goes!

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