Very Cherry Long Island Iced Tea

The classic, top shelf cocktail with a new cherry twist! This delicious favourite is quick and easy to make, with fresh or frozen cherries, perfect for entertaining this summer

Very Cherry Long Island Iced Tea - The classic, top shelf cocktail with a new cherry twist! This delicious favourite is quick and easy to make, with fresh cherries, perfect for entertaining this summer

black forest milkshake

This spiked black forest milkshake is one of my favourite ways to enjoy cherries and chocolate

Cherries really are the perfect summer fruit, so sweet and juicy – they’re perfect to snack on during the hot summer days. I always forget how much I love cherries until the season rolls around and then I can’t get enough of them! I love putting cherries in things, especially when combined with chocolate, but I don’t appreciate the delicious cherry flavour by itself enough. So, imagine my delight when I was walking the dogs in our local, public field and came across a cherry tree – full of ripe, juicy cherries! I was very excited, and after confirming with myself that they were in fact cherries and I wasn’t about to nightlock myself, I picked a nice bag full (leaving plenty for other dog walkers, and the birds!). They were so good just on their own, but I knew I wanted to put them in something where the wild cherry flavour could shine! I must have been on weekend mode, because a cocktail was my first idea! And a cocktail is always the best idea, in my book!

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Spiked Black Forest Milkshake

This Spiked Black Forest Milkshake has the classic taste of Black Forest Gateaux with chocolate, cherries and kirsch. It’s the perfect festive milkshake!

Spiked Black Forest Milkshake - This Spiked Black Forest Milkshake has the classic taste of Black Forest Gateaux with chocolate, cherries and kirsch. It's the perfect festive milkshake!

Happy Monday! It’s Day 8 of my Countdown to Christmas Recipes! And here’s a confession, I’m a little unorganised with this, tomorrow may or may not be the last recipe I post in this countdown to Christmas. I haven’t baked Day 10 yet and really it all depends on when I get them baked! So watch this space I get. If this is your first encounter with my Countdown to Christmas, it’s pretty simple, I have just been posting one festive recipe a day in the lead up to Christmas. Day 1 was Spiced Caramel, Day 2 was a Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake, Day 3 was Peppermint Puppy Chow, Day 4 was Mince Pies, Day 5 was Christmas Spiced Chocolate Cake, Day 6 was Frosted Shortbread Christmas Cookies and Day 7 was Spiced Chocolate Orange Puppy Chow. And today I bring you this Spiked Black Forest Milkshake. 

Spiked Black Forest Milkshake - This Spiked Black Forest Milkshake has the classic taste of Black Forest Gateaux with chocolate, cherries and kirsch. It's the perfect festive milkshake!

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