Cherry & Apple Mulled Cider

It is finally Spring, but Mother Nature is a fickle old thing and she’s bound to offer up a few more crisp cool evenings before it really warms up.  To ease you out of Winter, try my Cherry & Apple Mulled Cider.  It is a little twist on the mulled concept, using apple juice rather than red wine, but it […]

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Homemade Maraschino Cherries

Every good cocktail needs a garnish.  And my favourite has always been a bright red cherry.  Of course Maraschino Cherries have turned into confectionary these days but there are still plenty of traditional recipes that dump the high fructose corn syrup opting instead for Liqueurs and fragrant spices. Cherries are in season during the Summer months in Australia, but if […]

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Midori Illusion Floats

Top of the morning to you all.  Except that its late afternoon and I don’t know what greeting the Irish give you after lunch.   I do know that its Friday and after 5 o’clock and that means a cocktail is in order.  Because I am one to rest on tradition, I have chosen a green beverage with which to […]

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Champagne Floats

Flowers wilt and die eventually, the gift that keeps giving is the one you can drink!!  Happy Valentine’s Day.  Fancy up that glass of bubbles with a Champagne Float.  The perfect little garnish to declare your love (even if it is just for your cats!) These little morsels and very simple.  Use any sort of berries you have lying around the […]

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Drunken Lamington Chiller

Today we celebrate “Straya Day” in Australia.  A day of mate ship and pride, bringing together plenty of fair dinkum food and friends.  And what is more Aussie than the humble Lamington? How about a drunk one?  Cue the music…….I give you the Drunken Lamington Chiller……….Advance Australia Fair! I love a sunburnt country, a land of ice cold beer.  Of […]

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Raspberry Pina Colada

You may have noticed that its been a bit quiet since New Years, well thats not because I’ve been hungover, although I have had a lot to drink since then.  I’ve been on holidays, cruising the Pacific Ocean and relaxing.  Anyone who has been on a cruise already knows that among all the delicious food there is always a selection […]

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Passionfruit Mojito

This drink is Summer all over.  My New Year’s Eve party is about to kick off and these Passionfruit Mojito’s are the perfect way to welcome in 2017.  They are sweet and tart and especially minty. Now when I say NYE Party, I mean my excuse to drink cocktails in my underwear.  It is very warm here today, almost like […]

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