Category Archives: Alcohol Magic

Trashy-Healthy-Sweet: The Blueberry Weekend

IMG_2465

I’ve spent the past three months in a manic, non-stop whirlwind of thesis writing, clinical placement, cross country moves, exams, presentations, study, research & general complete and utter inability to sit down. It’s been insane, everyone. Really off the deep end of insane. But insanity drives creativity, as we all know. Prepare yourselves.

Continue reading

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

Coconut Sunshine Cupcakes with a Malibu Spike

IMG_1918

Coconut and I have always gotten on in a pretty casual sort of way. You know, like that person you know down the road who you see on the same bus sometimes; they’re alright and you vaguely mean to get to know ’em a little better but you just never quite get around to it. It’s not that I have anything against coconut; I just never get around to it.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Secret Bliss Centres…Cherry Nutella CupTails

IMG_1830

This is cold weather food right here. Right now, it’s late, I’ve had two car rides and two train journeys to get home, the wind is battering the windows and rain is trying to drill a hole in the pavements outside – I have a feeling that nights like these are what make these gorgeous, gooey centre cakes even better.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pink on Paddy’s Day? LemonBerry GrownUp MilkShake Cupcakes

image

Alright. So I’ve seen the regulation flood of green cupcakes appearing in time for our country’s favourite ‘everybody go out and drink enough to make friends with the floor’ day. A lot of them look damn good – and I was even considering making my own take on green cake as a comment on the day.

But then perverse instincts kicked in and I went off on a massive cocktail-inspired cake quest instead – hey, alcohol-inspired treats are still appropriate, right? I like to call ’em CupTails. I’m sure somebody has likely already thought of that, but I like it. It’s all catchy and stuff.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pirate’s Easter: Spiced Rum Banana Cupcakes with Hazelnut Egg Bombs

image_2

CupTail project part two! This recipe is credited to a wealth of bloggers, bakers and creators online who all sing the praises of spiced rum as a cupcake ingredient. I spent about a week seeing spins on this concept every time I went on an absentminded cake research adventure. Having used the stuff? I can really see why…

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spicy Cran-Raspberry Fruit Drop Cocktail

image_3

Three cocktail posts in one night – here’s the final!

This was the result of perusing both a massive cocktail book that my very thoughtful and deadly bro Leo got me for my birthday – he’s found here, and he created that graphic at the head of the page you’re on. Go visit him!) …and the back shelves of one of the best health food stores in the world, Nature’s Gold in Greystones. I found their cordials, and took the cranberry stuff in stock home. Then all this happened.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Ro’s Electric Orchard

image_5

Made in the name of Roday – the 8th of March, otherwise known as my birthday, International Women’s Day, Irish Pyjamas Day & (best of all) Bryan Cranston‘s birthday (hell yes) – this stuff is just lovely. Sweet, sour and zingy, very good to make and drink on the eve of a big night.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , ,

Angel’s Rinse Cocktail

image_1

The first of a backlog of cocktail recipes I’ve been fiddling with – everybody get excited! No better time to post these than a Saturday, too. I hope everybody enjoys, and/or tells me what they would improve. I am a total rank amateur in this particular field of the ingestible arts, so any and all words back to me are appreciated. I ought to mention, I get most of my cocktail-ish/adventurous alcohol from this wee place.

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Raspberry Orange Peach Berry Fizz

20130225-095428.jpg

These happened because some sugar free fizzy Vimto turned up I the aisles of my local Tesco – this is a rarity in Ireland! You British folk have it so easy…

So I got very excited about doing a sweet fruit drink that wouldn’t cost the earth in terms of calories but still has an interesting set of flavours. I bought it and that evening, I came up with this:

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Coconut Mango Tropic Cocktail

photo

These got made at the start of a very good night out, and they stayed in my head for that reason. Something about them went right and I highly recommend them. The secret ingredient, childishly enough, is tropical mi wadi.  I know, right? I’m six.

Here’s the drill:

Half-fill a tall glass with crushed ice, then pour one standard measure of absolut mango vodka, and one standard measure malibu snowcoco (though regular would probably also be gorgeous!). Dash in more tropical mi wadi than you think you need, and top up with lemonade (or sprite, for the trashy amongst us. Sprite zero for the light-minded trashy).

Good stuff, right? Hope y’all have a good night, too 🙂

Tagged , , , , , , ,