The Scarlett Heart – a Valentine’s Day Cocktail

The Scarlett Heart is a sweet and delicious easy Valentine’s Day Cocktail that is full of amazing flavours, it is a little bit different, and goes down a treat. It’s the perfect easy romantic cocktail to share with your significant other, or with friends for an anti-valentine’s day celebration. 

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A Valentine's Day cocktail on a rocks glass in front, another in background with pink flowers and fairy lights

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 Are you a Valentine’s Day lover, or would you prefer to kick it to the curb this year? Whatever your feelings about this particular holiday, you’ll definitely want to be buying flowers and chocolate for The Scarlett Heart – it’s a Valentine’s Day Cocktail we’ll want to whisper sweet nothings too! The name of this Valentine’s Day Cocktail draws inspiration from the classic book and movie, Gone with the Wind. But, confession time – I’ve never actually seen the movie or read the book, but I have passed the Margaret Mitchell House many times, that counts right?! But as The Scarlett Heart combines some wonderful southern flavours and has a gorgeous red hue, a southern love story about a woman named Scarlett just seemed like the perfect place to draw inspiration from.

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Black Widow Cocktail – a Halloween and Marvel drink

The Black Widow Cocktail is a dark, shimmery, and deceptively sweet cocktail. It is the perfect spooky sipper for Halloween and the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktail Series. It’s made with gin, crème de mûre, and black sesame syrup. It’s sweet, a little nutty, and visually awesome. 

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The Black Widow Cocktail is a dark, shimmery, and deceptively sweet cocktail. It is the perfect spooky sipper for Halloween and the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktail Series. It's made with gin, crème de mûre, and black sesame syrup. It's sweet, a little nutty, and visually awesome.

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While I’m a firm believer that hard work pays off, and if you want good things you need to work for them, I’m also all about making life easy where you can! So when I was coming up with ideas for a fun and spooky Halloween cocktail and I had the idea to combine a Halloween cocktail with the next drink in my Marvel Cocktail Series, I was all over it! And thus, the Black Widow Cocktail was born! It’s suitably spooky and fun for Halloween, and works brilliantly for Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow – winner!

The Black Widow Cocktail is a dark, shimmery, and deceptively sweet cocktail. It is the perfect spooky sipper for Halloween and the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktail Series. It's made with gin, crème de mûre, and black sesame syrup. It's sweet, a little nutty, and visually awesome.

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The Prince That Was Promised – a Game of Thrones Cocktail with “Lightbringer” Garnish

“When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt” – The Prince That Was Promised is a delicious Game of Thrones Cocktail inspired by the prophecy and those characters that may just be this promised saviour.  This Game of Thrones Cocktail pairs Honey Bourbon with fiery Ginger Beer, topped with tart Red Currant Syrup and a smokey Mezcal Lime Garnish that you set alight to become Lightbringer and really complete this awesome cocktail. Whoever you think will end up being The Prince That Was Promised, this Game of Thrones inspired Cocktail is sure to impress!

WARNING! This post WILL contain Game of Thrones Spoilers all the way through season 7! 

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"When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt" - The Prince That Was Promised is a delicious Game of Thrones Cocktail inspired by the prophecy and those characters that may just be this promised saviour. Whoever you think will end up being The Prince That Was Promised, this Game of Thrones inspired Cocktail is sure to impress!

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So, who’s having Game of Thrones withdrawals already?! I know I am! 7 episodes is just not enough, and now we have to wait until 2019 for the next and final season?! Not fair! But while we re-watch and re-read the series, I have made an amazing Game of Thrones Cocktail to tide us over, and help us along in theorising just who The Prince That Was Promised is! I have my ideas for sure, and they were who inspired the flavours and spirits of this Game of Thrones Cocktail!

"When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt" - The Prince That Was Promised is a delicious Game of Thrones Cocktail inspired by the prophecy and those characters that may just be this promised saviour. Whoever you think will end up being The Prince That Was Promised, this Game of Thrones inspired Cocktail is sure to impress!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a Rose and Raspberry Cocktail

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a Rose and Raspberry cocktail, made with Belvedere vodka, rose liqueur, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and an egg white. It’s sweet, slightly floral, and a little bit tart. This Rose and Raspberry cocktail is an easy, elegant drink to serve for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any celebration!

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Breakfast at Tiffany's - a Rose and Raspberry Cocktail. An easy and elegant vodka cocktail that is perfect for your next girls night, baby shower, wedding shower, brunch or dinner party

Confession time, I’ve never actually seen the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s! I know, it’s appalling. It’s just one of those movies I’ve always meant to see, but never actually gotten around to it. I will get there one day, I am sure. In the mean time, I will just sip on these delicious Breakfast at Tiffany’s cocktails and be happy I at least have these amazing rose and raspberry cocktails in my life!

Breakfast at Tiffany's - a Rose and Raspberry Cocktail. An easy and elegant vodka cocktail that is perfect for your next girls night, baby shower, wedding shower, brunch or dinner party

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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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