Blackberry Liqueur (Crème de Mûre) Recipe – How to Make it at Home

A sweet and fruity homemade Blackberry Liqueur (also known as Crème de Mûre) that is so easy to make yourself with very little hands on time. The perfect way to use up all the blackberries the season has to offer! This easy homemade Blackberry Liqueur only gets better with time – so make up a big batch now to have the perfect homemade Christmas gifts on hand come December.

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A sweet and fruity homemade Blackberry Liqueur (also known as Crème de Mûre) that is so easy to make yourself with very little hands on time. The perfect way to use up all the blackberries the season has to offer! This easy homemade Blackberry Liqueur only gets better with time – so make up a big batch now to have the perfect homemade Christmas gifts on hand come December.

"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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If you couldn’t tell from all the recipes on my blog by now, I absolutely love making cocktails and playing with different spirits and flavours. This means I need to keep my bar* as fully stocked as I can, so I don’t limit my creativity. At least that’s what I tell myself when I’m spending a fortune on spirits, bitters, and the like! So, if I can make some of the staples at home with minimal effort and cost, I am SO on it.  This Crème de Mûre, or Blackberry Liqueur, is one of those!

*by bar, I mean a mess of many different bottles, poorly organised in a kitchen cupboard and a wine rack with bottles of gin instead of fine wines!

A sweet and fruity homemade Blackberry Liqueur (also known as Crème de Mûre) that is so easy to make yourself with very little hands on time. The perfect way to use up all the blackberries the season has to offer! This easy homemade Blackberry Liqueur only gets better with time – so make up a big batch now to have the perfect homemade Christmas gifts on hand come December.

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Homemade Cola

A really easy to make homemade cola soda that is bursting with flavour from spices, citrus and lavendar. This is what cola should taste like when it’s made with real ingredients and not 110% sugar*!               *probably an exaggeration

Homemade Cola - A really easy to make homemade cola soda that is bursting with flavour from spices, citrus and lavendar. This is what cola should taste like when it's made with real ingredients and not 110% sugar!

My mum’s first reaction when she saw this Homemade Cola was “why isn’t it black?!” And that may well be similar to the reaction you are having, it certainly doesn’t look like the cola we know. And, I’ll be straight up with you, it doesn’t exactly taste like it either. But there’s a good reason for that, and that is it’s made with a reasonable amount of sugar and all natural flavours and no colouring. I won’t claim to know exactly what Coca Cola put in their drinks, even after having been to the World of Coke twice (totally worth doing if you’re in Atlanta just btw) but I know there is A LOT  of sugar, and colourings to make it as dark as it is.

Homemade Cola - A really easy to make homemade cola soda that is bursting with flavour from spices, citrus and lavendar. This is what cola should taste like when it's made with real ingredients and not 110% sugar!

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Homemade Ginger Ale

Homemade Ginger Ale

 I’m not a superstitious person. I don’t believe in fate or ghosts or anything like that. Yet I still have these little habits that, if I don’t do them, I’ll feel very anxious. Most of them revolve around flying, which is even more strange because I’m not afraid of flying. I fly pretty often, I tend to split my year between the UK and Atlanta (it used to be a 50/50 split, but immigration got a bit unhappy with that so it’s more of a 70/30 split these days!)  so I’m flying back and forth fairly frequently. One little superstition I follow is putting the checked bag tag from a previous safe flight in the pocket of my suitcase for my next flight, it’s supposed to bring luck – I figure you can’t have too much luck when flying so it can’t hurt! The other is not so much a superstition, just more of a routine – when the flight attendants come round with drinks I always, always have a ginger ale. It doesn’t matter if I want a ginger ale or not, I have to get one! 

Homemade Ginger Ale

 

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