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High ‘n’ Dry Mocktail

A sophisticated mocktail that won’t make you feel like you are missing out. It’s perfect for Dry January, for guests who don’t drink alcohol, or just for when you’re feeling like something fancy and low abv (or no abv in this case!)

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a coupe cocktail glass with mocktail, yellow liquid and green mint leaf

The Mocktail

Mocktails often get a bad rap as, in a pub or bar, they often just amount to an overpriced glass of juice! If you’re hosting a party or get together, don’t leave your guests who aren’t drinking with the boring choice of water or soda – make them a real mocktail that has all the balance and taste of a cocktail, just minus the alcohol. They’ll love you for it! It’s also a great choice for those of you who are doing Dry January, Sober October, or just trying to cut down – you won’t feel like you’re missing out with the lack of booze! 

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Slow Cooker Mulled Wine

Nothing quite says Christmas like homemade Mulled Wine! This easy Slow Cooker Mulled Wine recipe is not only delicious, it’s quick and simple to make and will make your house smell incredible!

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine - Nothing quite says Christmas like homemade Mulled Wine! This easy Slow Cooker Mulled Wine recipe is not only delicious, it’s quick and simple to make and will make your house smell incredible

Hey there – it’s been a while, huh? Since I last posted, the blog has gone through a rebranding – Giraffes Can Bake is now A Tipsy Giraffe! Switching from baking to all cocktails has been a long time coming, and it’s been in full swing over on my Instagram for a few months now, and I have been having so much fun with it. I still bake of course, but my passion lies with mixology and I just want to share that with you and the world! Don’t worry, all my baking recipes are still available and always will be – you can find them here

I’ve posted a tonne of cocktail recipes over on my Instagram, and while I do plan to get them all up on the blog eventually it is going to take a little while as I don’t currently have my own computer (this is the main reason the blog has been quiet) – so do make sure you head over to my Instagram to check out what I have been getting up to and see all the amazing cocktails I have shared. I’ve also started doing cocktail videos, so checkout my IGTV page to see those.

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine - Nothing quite says Christmas like homemade Mulled Wine! This easy Slow Cooker Mulled Wine recipe is not only delicious, it’s quick and simple to make and will make your house smell incredible!

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Rose Vodka & Tonic

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!

Jump to the Recipe Rose Vodka Tonic Mixed Drink Cocktail - above view of cocktail in rocks glass with rose, jigger and stirrer surrounding

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!

Collage of recipe photos from Fox and Briar!

Recipes from Fox and Briar!

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The Campanella – a Paloma Cocktail Variation

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

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!

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

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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