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Berry Eton Mess Dessert Shots

Layers of meringue, fresh whipped cream and berry compote make up these adorable Berry Eton Mess Dessert shots. These dessert shots are not only a treat for the eyes, they combine the deliciousness of Eton Mess with homemade berry compote all in one cute, individually portioned dessert! These little Eton Mess desserts only take 15 minutes hands on time to make, and they’re no bake – making them the perfect summer get together dessert!

Berry Eton Mess Dessert Shots - The easiest, most delicious and cutest dessert you'll ever make! Layers of meringue, fresh whipped cream and berry compote make up these delicious Berry Eton Mess Dessert Shots - the perfect, easy summer dessert for Fourth of July!

Watch me and Betty from Slow The Cook Down make it together

 

Phew! What a crazy few weeks it has been over on the British side of the pond! Whether you live in the UK or not, I’m sure you’ve not been able to avoid all the drama surrounding the UK’s decision to leave the EU! It’s not the smartest decision the country has ever made as a country, but I think we’ve all heard enough about that! And I have the perfect post-Brexit treat for you all today – it’s delicious, it’s adorable, it’s no bake and it really couldn’t be easier. Seriously, I’m fairly certain these Berry Eton Mess Dessert Shots are the easiest recipe on the blog to date!

They take 15 minutes hands on time to make (I say “hands on” as the berry compote does need extra time to cool, but if you make that a day in advance you’re laughing!). What could be better than this? A dessert that will impress even the fussiest of guests that takes you almost zero effort? I think we all need more of that in our lives!

Berry Eton Mess Dessert Shots - The easiest, most delicious and cutest dessert you'll ever make! Layers of meringue, fresh whipped cream and berry compote make up these delicious Berry Eton Mess Dessert Shots - the perfect, easy summer dessert for Fourth of July!

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Raspberry Moscow Mule – A Summer Cocktail

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.

High quality 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.

High quality 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.

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Cucumber Mint French 75 (aka Diamond Gin Fizz)

Wonderfully refreshing homemade cucumber gin, shaken with with fresh mint and lime juice, topped up with Prosecco or Champagne. This Cucumber Mint French 75, which is also known as a Diamond Gin Fizz, is so delicious and so refreshing, it’s the perfect cocktail for summer. Serve it at a BBQ or pool party, or sip on it in the garden while enjoying those warm summer nights (tell me more, tell me more). The homemade cucumber gin is so easy to make and absolutely divine.

Cucumber Mint French 75, also known as a Diamond Gin Fizz - this wonderfully refreshing summer cocktail is made with homemade cucumber gin, fresh mint and lime juice, served in a sours or hi ball glass and topped up with Champagne or Prosecco. It's the perfect summer cocktail

Summer is just around the corner, I can taste it – or that might be this Cucumber Mint French 75 cocktail! I love cocktails any time of the year, but for some reason I really associate them with summer, perhaps that’s because most cocktails lend themselves well to pool side sipping while you soak up the sun – this unique twist on the French 75 cocktail certainly does, that’s for sure. A classic French 75 cocktail is made up of gin, lime or lemon juice and simple syrup, which is then topped up with champagne or another sparkling wine, served in a sours glass. It’s also known as a Diamond Gin Fizz, because it’s very similar to your standard gin fizz but you use champers instead of soda water.

Cucumber Mint French 75, also known as a Diamond Gin Fizz - this wonderfully refreshing summer cocktail is made with homemade cucumber gin, fresh mint and lime juice, served in a sours or hi ball glass and topped up with Champagne or Prosecco. It's the perfect summer cocktail

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Roasted Strawberry Scones {British Style}

Classic British Scones, short and crumbly, jazzed up with some delicious roasted strawberries! These are so easy and quick to make, you can’t go wrong! Serve with jam, clotted cream and a cup of tea for your very own, homemade Devonshire or Cornish Cream Tea! 

Roasted Strawberry British Scones by Giraffes Can Bake - Buttery, crumbly scones with roasted strawberries baked right in. So easy and quick to make, you can't go wrong. Serve with jam, clotted cream and a cup of tea for your very own homemade Devonshire or Cornish Cream Tea

British summer time means a lot of different things to different people; it can mean day trips to the park, splashing around in rivers; complaining about the heat as soon as it goes over 25C  (That’s 77F in American money); complaining about the lack of heat when it starts to rain; Wimbledon; Wasps; Festivals and so much more! One thing that I think we can all agree that makes the British summer fantastic is Strawberries, we grow amazingly delicious Strawberries – and nothing says British summer like dipping a big, juicy strawberry in some cream as you watch tennis played on grass! I had intended to make and share this recipe to celebrate Wimbledon, but here we are, weeks after it’s finished! Oops! It doesn’t make these Roasted Strawberry Scones any less tasty or any less British though! 

Roasted Strawberry British Scones by Giraffes Can Bake - Buttery, crumbly scones with roasted strawberries baked right in. So easy and quick to make, you can't go wrong. Serve with jam, clotted cream and a cup of tea for your very own homemade Devonshire or Cornish Cream Tea

 

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Frisky Summer Punch

A delicious, fruit summer punch made with apple and cucumber bison grass vodka, prosecco and fruit – perfect for your summer picnics, barbecues and parties! And so quick and easy to throw together, you’ll be making this all summer long

Photos updated: 02-07-2016

Frisky Summer Punch - a delicious fruit punch made with cucumber and apple bison grass vodka, prosecco and fruit. The perfect summer drink for parties, BBQ's and more. It's so quick and easy to make, you'll be making this punch all summer long!

What do you love about summer? Is it the (hopefully) sunny weather and heat, the longer days, family trips and get togethers, the smell of rain on the hot ground, water fights, barbecues, or all of the above and more? I’m not generally a fan of hot weather, I wilt like a flower in the heat but I do love almost everything else about summer. To me, summer means days and evenings spent outside enjoying all the beautiful flavours that come with summer, and sharing them with friends and family – because what could be better than that?

Frisky Summer Punch - a delicious fruit punch made with cucumber and apple bison grass vodka, prosecco and fruit. The perfect summer drink for parties, BBQ's and more. It's so quick and easy to make, you'll be making this punch all summer long!

 

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