Cocktail

Mango Margarita
Mango Margarita

Do you know what goes really well with some Chicken Tacos? A delicious, tangy and sweet Mango Margarita! Make my easy, 5-minute blender version with the season's freshest mangoes and watch the party come alive! 🥭 Why make my Mango Margarita? Easy & Quick -...

Fresh Mulberry Bramble
Fresh Mulberry Bramble

A mulberry bramble is a fruity gin-based spring cocktail made with gin, lemon juice and mulberry liqueur. But when you have access to fresh mulberries, why not make it with that big juicy gorgeous fruit? When I was a little girl, we had two big mulberry shrubs that...

Passionfruit Margarita
Passionfruit Margarita

It's friday again which means it is Cocktail & Canapé night while watching re-runs of our favourite movies. Winter has unexpectedly arrived early, much to my delight. There is a cold snap gathering strength across Australia and although this might warrant a hot...

Kaffir Lime And Matcha Gimlet
Kaffir Lime And Matcha Gimlet

Ever since we started the tradition of Cocktail & Oyster Night, my culinary world has opened up to a whole new playground. Mixology! I never realized how invested I would become in the art of mixing cocktails. It shouldn't have come as a surprise to me. I have...

Costa Rica Tiramisu Martini
Costa Rica Tiramisu Martini

It was probably the most perfect evening in Italy, it’s stucco walls bathed in a golden glow; when Tiramisu was invented. The greatest gift to the world of dessert. An ode to coffee and everything sweet. My love for Tiramisu knows no bounds. I have dabbled in...

Mango Mojito
Mango Mojito

My childhood was spent amongst mango trees, eating them straight off the branches, golden juice trickling down my arms. As an adult, I love mangoes even more because I get to experiment with them in creative new recipes in my kitchen. Needless to say, every year at...

Festive Gin Smash
Festive Gin Smash

Red, white and green with a bit of gold is an absolute representation of a truly festive thing. And so, my glorious Christmas cocktail which has fresh fruit layers of white lychees, red strawberries and green mint is aptly called – Festive Gin Smash! The perfect...

Strawberry Gin Fizz
Strawberry Gin Fizz

This strawberry gin cocktail recipe couldn't be simpler if it tried. It is essentially a gin and tonic without the tonic of course but with added fresh fruitiness of strawberry and lime. Gin is my favourite liqueur for mixing cocktails followed by rum and maybe...

Grapefruit Paloma
Grapefruit Paloma

Grapefruit Paloma. Sultry, mouthy and the perfect companion for our Cocktail & Oyster night (or rather penny pinching parent's stay-in date night!). This one is it. The cocktail. The all and be all. For months now, Nick has been creating or re-creating a cocktail...

Avocado And Lime Margarita
Avocado And Lime Margarita

Have you ever tried avocado in a cocktail? It is sensational. Don't knock it till you try it. The perfect recipe is this Avocado Lime Margarita. Creamy, luscious cocktail with a savoury freshness and punchy mouthfeel, this Avocado Margarita not only has healthy fats...

Lemonade Sling
Lemonade Sling

Since sharing the story of our Cocktail & Oyster Night ritual on the blog many posts ago, I have received numerous emails and messages affirming what a fun idea it was for parents who don't always have the luxury of going out on dates. A lot of those emails and...

Pineapple And Lychee Fizz
Pineapple And Lychee Fizz

Nothing screams summer more than a perfectly golden pineapple with a spiky green crown instantly transporting you to a gently swaying hammock under lush palm fronds. And then you bring some lime, some lychees, some rum and a whole lot of ice and you can sway yourself...