These Strawberry and Thyme Slushie Cocktails are not only gorgeous, they’re totally delicious too. Sweet strawberries are muddled with aromatic thyme and white rum, add some crushed strawberry ice and soda water and you have the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail to share with your sweetheart. It’s so easy to make, with a little help from your Vitamix!
Love is taking over Giraffes Can Bake at the moment, and I am a-okay with that! Valentine’s Day seems to be a bit of a marmite holiday, and I am one of the lovers! Sure, you could say it’s a commercial holiday exploited by Hallmark and chocolate companies but it’s also about love, and what’s wrong with that? A day to celebrate love, in all forms, is a day I’m a fan of. You don’t need to buy into the commercial side of it to celebrate love. And in this often scary and sad world, I think we all need a day where we take that extra step to tell the people we care about that we love them and wouldn’t be about them. So yes, I am firmly in the pro-Valentine’s Day camp.
15 of the most popular recipes in 2016! Delicious cakes, indulgent desserts, scrummy cookies, and amazing cocktails – Giraffes Can Bake had a very tasty year! Here are the 15 recipes you lovely readers loved the most!
2016! What a year! There’s been a lot of ups and downs, but overall it’s been a pretty good year for me. I experimented a lot more with my second love, mixology, and you guys loved it as much as I did – 6 of the most popular recipes this year were cocktails! There will definitely be more to come in 2017, I can’t wait to get mixing! I also learned to bake gluten free, which was a big, and often frustrating, challenge but I mastered it in the end – 5 of the top 15 recipes were gluten free, I’m glad you liked them as much as I did! Let’s take a look at the 15 recipes you loved the most in 2016, in no particular order…
These were the first of gluten free baking successes – and it definitely started my 2016 gluten free baking with a delicious bang! They’re egg free cookie dough, dipped in salted caramel, wrapped in brownie and covered in chocolate! Holy awesomeness batman! I mean you can’t go wrong with these little balls of heaven, especially since they’re so easy to make!
Three amazing festive cocktails that are totally delicious, perfect for the holidays and are quick and easy to make in your Vitamix! We have a Pomegranate Martini that can be made with vodka or gin (mixer’s preference), a Spiced Clementine Bellini to make you feel fancy, and a Grapefruit and Thyme Fizz which is actually a Mocktail so it’s great for those who don’t want booze, or kids!
Disclaimer: Vitamix sent me their Total Nutrition Centre Blender to create these wonderful Christmas cocktails for their Festive Moments Dinner Party Series. All words and opinions are always my own.
Can you guys believe it’s already December? I know it’s a cliché to say, but the year has just flown by, St Nick will be coming down our chimneys in three short weeks, who else is panicking? I have barely started Christmas shopping and this is my first Christmas recipe post! I am so behind y’all, but I will catch up! After my post-vacation vacation that is – I just landed back in London after a trip to Atlanta yesterday so bear with me!
This Blackberry, Cinnamon and Fig Margarita is the perfect fall cocktail. With a delicious blend of sweet, sour and warm spice you won’t be able to resist them! They’re really simple to make, which is handy because everyone will be asking for refills! This Blackberry, Cinnamon and Fig Margarita is the perfect cocktail to serve this thanksgiving!
I know a lot of you are probably still lamenting the end of summer, but not me! Summer has it’s advantages; lovely fresh produce, long days, sunshine, and cocktails galore to name a few. But, as much as I love sunshine, I hate the heat. It does not agree with me! The sun may be hibernating more and more as we delve into autumn and the days are already getting much shorter but in return we get crisp air with cooler days and colourful foliage. And we may start saying goodbye to the strawberries and peaches of summer, but we can say a big hello to the blackberries and figs of autumn, and not to mention the absolutely gorgeous, warm spices that dominate this season. Yes, I think it’s safe to say that I am big fan out autumn. Especially because it means I can give my favourite summer cocktail an amazing autumn makeover with this delicious Blackberry, Cinnamon and Fig Margarita! Yum!
Belvedere vodka combined with spicy and bubbly ginger ale, fresh lime juice and sweet, tart raspberries in a cold copper mug. This Raspberry Moscow Mule is a summery twist on the classic cocktail.
Can we claim it’s officially summer yet? We’re still having lots of grey and rainy days which are typical for a British summer, but the temperature is consistently climbing and the sun is showing its face more and more often. And summer calls for cocktails, at least in my house! I love a good, classic cocktail like the Moscow Mule – but I love to add my own little twists to make it yummier and revamp it for the season! So this Raspberry Moscow Mule was born.