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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Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa

This Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is the only holiday champagne cocktail you need this festive season! With fresh winter citrus and mint, brandy and delicious bubbles, the Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is perfect to serve at a holiday brunch, as a before dinner champagne cocktail, or at any party! You’re going to love how easy it is to make, and how delicious it is to drink!

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Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa - one mimosa with two in the background

We are well and truly in the festive season! We’re in the middle of Hanukkah and Christmas is one week away! Christmas trees are up, ugly Christmas jumpers are on, office parties are getting going and my house looks like a post office with all the packages building up (yay for online Christmas shopping). Whether you’re the kind of person who has the tree up before the Halloween decorations are down or you’re a real holiday scrooge, or somewhere in between – I think we can all agree we need a few good cocktails to get us through the season with our sanity intact! This Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa definitely hits the spot!

Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa - three mimosas, above angle shot

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Holiday Gin and Tonic

This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine, and it’s made with sweet sloe gin. It’s the perfect cocktail to serve over the holidays as it’s easy to mix and a gorgeous, festive colour. This is going to be your new favourite G&T.

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This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine - one bauble glass in focus, with red gin and tonic and rosemary 

There are few things I enjoy more than coming up with delicious and creative new cocktail recipes, from twists on the classics to my own original creations. With that being said, sometimes a simple classic mixed drink is exactly what I want and need, and a gin and tonic is definitely somewhere near the top of my list of favourites. The fragrant botanicals of the gin, the bitter quinine of the tonic, and the citrus burst from the lemon or lime twist is just a winning combination. It’s a great drink to serve at any occasion. But, because it’s Christmas, I decided to dress it up a little for the festive season, and this Holiday Gin and Tonic was born!

This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine - two bauble glasses with red gin and tonic, in martini glasses

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Mince Pie Christmas Mimosas

These Mince Pie Christmas Mimosas are the perfect holiday cocktail to enjoy on Christmas morning! They’re made with a mince pie flavoured syrup, fresh clementine juice, and champagne. They’re perfectly festive, really easy to make in big or small batches, and totally delicious. You’ll love serving these at your Christmas brunch or any holiday celebration!

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Mince Pie Christmas Mimosas - champagne being poured into the glass, full sizeSo, mince pies? Some of you on the other side of the pond might be wondering what these weirdly named treats are! Well, they’re a classic British Christmas treat in the form of individual pies. They’re usually made with shortcrust pastry and filled with dried fruits, spices, sugar, and sometimes beef suet  – the filling is called mincemeat. Yep, sounds totally weird I know. Personally, I’m not actually the biggest fan of mince pies, they just don’t do it for me. I made my own version a couple of years ago which strayed completely from tradition and were really yummy. However, I love all the flavours that go into a mince pie so a Christmas Mimosa along that theme is a real winner in my books!

These Mince Pie Christmas Mimosas are the perfect holiday cocktail to enjoy on Christmas morning! They’re made with a mince pie flavoured syrup, fresh clementine juice, and champagne. #mincepies #mimosas #brunch #christmas #holidays  Continue reading →

Cranberry Martini (The Crantini) – with Homemade Cranberry Shrub

The Cranberry Martini is a sweet and slightly tart festive cocktail, made with a homemade cranberry shrub to give it a little bit of zing. This Cranberry Martini, Crantini if you will,  is an easy and delicious cocktail to serve over the holidays, with only a few ingredients needed you can’t go wrong. I also give you my recipe for a super simple cranberry shrub (aka drinking vinegar), a great cocktail ingredient that will take your Cranberry Martini to the next level – spoiler alert: it’s REALLY easy to make at home and makes a great gift too!

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The Cranberry Martini is a sweet and slightly tart festive cocktail, made with a homemade cranberry shrub to give it a little bit of zing! #christmas #cranberry #crantini #martini #cocktails #mixology

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas time?! Where has the year gone? I swear, the older you get the faster the time goes by! The calendar doesn’t lie though, so it’s definitely time to start getting ready for the holidays! And I don’t know about you, but I need a few festive cocktails to get my Christmas spirit going – this Cranberry Martini is perfect for that! Cranberries are wonderful this time of year, and certainly not just for Thanksgiving! Here in the UK we don’t have Thanksgiving, so the turkey and all things cranberry are reserved for Christmas. Besides, you cannot deny how festive the colour of this Cranberry Martini is – it’s totally going to get you into the Christmas spirit just by looking at it!

 The Cranberry Martini is a sweet and slightly tart festive cocktail, made with a homemade cranberry shrub to give it a little bit of zing - the cranberry martini being poured into a martini glass

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