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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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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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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Brownie Sundae for Two {Gluten Free}

The most delicious way to wow your Valentine this year! This Gluten Free Skillet Brownie Sundae is made especially for two to share (loving gazes across the sundae are optional). Amaretto soaked cherries are baked into a fudgy, chocolate skillet brownie, which is then topped with an easy, no-churn salted caramel ice cream and amaretto caramel sauce. It’s then finished off with delicious fresh berries for the most amazing brownie sundae you could ever want. And the best part? It’s made right in your Vitamix blender and takes no time at all!

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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.
Brownie Sundae for Two - The most delicious way to wow your Valentine this year! This Gluten Free Skillet Brownie Sundae is made especially for two to share (loving gazes across the sundae are optional). Amaretto soaked cherries are baked into a fudgy, chocolate skillet brownie, which is then topped with an easy, no-churn salted caramel ice cream and amaretto caramel sauce. It’s then finished off with delicious fresh berries for the most amazing brownie sundae you could ever want. And the best part? It’s made right in your Vitamix blender and takes no time at all! Love is in the air! Or is that just our tummy’s rumbling? Whatever it is, I have just the thing for you!

This Gluten Free Skillet Brownie Sundae for Two is so incredible, I think it could be classified as a love potion. If you serve this deliciousness to your Valentine on Tuesday I can almost guarantee they won’t be able to help falling madly in love with you! They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and I think that’s true of women too – and the effects are increased if there’s also chocolate, booze, caramel and ice cream. You can’t argue with these scientific facts I just made up!

Brownie Sundae for Two - The most delicious way to wow your Valentine this year! This Gluten Free Skillet Brownie Sundae is made especially for two to share (loving gazes across the sundae are optional). Amaretto soaked cherries are baked into a fudgy, chocolate skillet brownie, which is then topped with an easy, no-churn salted caramel ice cream and amaretto caramel sauce. It’s then finished off with delicious fresh berries for the most amazing brownie sundae you could ever want. And the best part? It’s made right in your Vitamix blender and takes no time at all!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two

Creamy baked strawberry cheesecake with an oreo crust, topped with rich chocolate ganache. Made especially for two to share, the perfect dessert this Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two - Creamy strawberry cheesecaked with an oreo crust, topped with a rich chocolate ganache. Made especially for two, perfect for a Valentine's Day Dessert!You could be forgiven for thinking I’m a bit Valentine’s obsessed, after all this is my second Valentine’s Day themed recipe in a row! It is that time of year though, and I am a sucker for a good theme – especially when I can make cute heart shaped desserts and throw in lots of pink. I love it even more if I can make specially portioned desserts, they’re just too cute. Truth be told, I’m probably not going to be doing anything for Valentine’s Day myself (we’ll see though), but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy creating desserts for the occasion! And this is one is a real winner…

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake for Two - Creamy strawberry cheesecaked with an oreo crust, topped with a rich chocolate ganache. Made especially for two, perfect for a Valentine's Day Dessert!

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Apple, Raspberry and Ginger Crumble For Two

A sweet and tart fruit filling, with a warming kick of ginger, topped with a buttery, crunchy crumble. The perfect size for two to share this Valentine’s Day!

Apple, Raspberry and Ginger Crumble for two - a sweet and tart fruit filling with a warming kick of ginger, topped with a buttery, crunchy crumble topping. The perfect size for two to share this Valentine's Day!Happy New Year everybody! It’s been a while since I last shared a new recipe with you all, a new job and a very long commute has kept me very busy. I am so excited to be back sharing new recipes and catching up with you all though! And I’m super excited about this Apple, Raspberry and Ginger Crumble for two recipe, it’s really yumy, so easy to make and how adorable is this two-person serving? I just love it! And I bet you will too!

Apple, Raspberry and Ginger Crumble for two - a sweet and tart fruit filling with a warming kick of ginger, topped with a buttery, crunchy crumble topping. The perfect size for two to share this Valentine's Day!

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