Pina Colada Cupcakes

I finally got around to making cupcakes this week – actually it’s the first time since Abby was born, which is not good enough! Being summer, I thought a cocktail-inspired cupcake was in order, so I came up with the Pina Colada Cupcake. It has chunks of pineapple baked into it and topped with buttercream…

Lychee cocktail

Lychee Likey

To accompany the Vietnamese rice rolls we were having for dinner, I decided a lychee cocktail would be a good match. This is another of my experiments that thankfully turned out really well. It’s a pleasant, thirst quenching cocktail with a subtle lychee flavour and an awesome pink glow. Lychee Likey 1/2 tsp sugar 2…

Project 365: Week 1

My week in photos as part of Project 365: Thursday 1 January 2009 I choose to have a virgin pineapple slushy at the bach in Taupo, before driving in to town for the New Year’s Day sales. Friday 2 January 2009 We have Mac Donald’s for lunch on a picnic table in Bulls, enroute back…

Strawberry daquiri

Frozen Strawberry Daquiri

This is my version of a strawberry daquiri – with added cranberry. Frozen Strawberry Daquiri a scoop of ice (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 large ripe strawberries 30ml Bacardi 30ml lemon cordial 30ml cranberry juice As with all frozen cocktails, put the ingredients into a blender and whizz until smooth. Pour, with the help of…

Backyard Sunset

I ran out of vanilla vodka and lemon juice so couldn’t make myself a Rosebud. What I came up with instead is a pretty good substitute. It reminds me of a Golden Margarita but without the tequila taste. Backyard Sunset 30ml 42 Below feijoa vodka 15ml cranberry juice 60ml pineapple juice 10ml passionfruit concentrate 10ml…

Rosebud cocktail

Rosebud – My Way

After having Rosebuds at Chow, I just had to know how to make one. The last time we went, we made sure to watch the bartender closely to see what and how much he put into it. Chow provides a list of ingredients on their online cocktail menu so that was a good start. After…

Jack Frooze

I was wanting a lychee daquiri but couldn’t find any tins of lychees in my pantry. Instead, there was a tin of jack fruit, and I decided to conjure up a cocktail with that instead. The results were quite pleasant. If you haven’t had jack fruit before, I guess the taste could be described as…

Stuff I Luff

Buses arriving just after you get to the bus stop – hurray! The impending summer – I’m sure it’s just around the corner, behind those clouds and following the winds… Cocktails on a school night especially the two for one deals Getting tipsy and having an hilarious time with your friends Midland Sushi aka “Crack…