(banana passionfruit and native) lime rickey

Knock offs? Had a banana passionfruit that was getting a little too on the ripe side, so I came up with this spin on a vodka ime rickey this afternoon: Serves 2 in tumblers: 1 banana passionfruit 3 Australian native limes (these are like lime caviar) 3 shots of good quality vodka soda water  …

You Never Can Tell & A Nectarine Bellini

This post goes to show that ‘You Never Can Tell’ what your day will bring! As I sat down to sip on a nectarine bellini (to congratulate myself on the surprise of a blogging award and also to edit the photos to go with the blog post for the bellini), a quick look on Facebook…

coffee + tv – cold brew coffee

With the weather warming up tomorrow for the next week I have just put on a brew of cold brew coffee ready for the morning. Cass and I use a Turkish coffee grinder that his mum bought us. This gives good sized coffee grounds for brewing over night as they are quite coarse. However, you…

millions of peaches, peaches for me – a peachy cocktail

A cheeky peachy cocktail for your New Year celebrations. Serves 2 1 peach (I prefer yellow ones). Halved, stone removed, roughly diced. 1 egg white (about 30 ml) 60 ml good quality white rum 60 ml grand marnier 30 ml vanilla vodka (homemade: https://crichtonscoop.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/vanilla-morrison-vanilla-infused-vodka/) crushed ice   to serve brandied cumquats (https://crichtonscoop.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/slingshot-cumquat-brandy/) , or just…

coffee & tv – home-made cold brew coffee

This is a smooth and tasty cold brew coffee that you can make at home, and also take in an esky to enjoy camping or on picnics. This also makes a thoughtful gift and we made up bottles to include with our home made Christmas gifts. We did the batch Christmas morning. We are camping…

sly gin – cumquat gin

This is the next in line for a bunch of infused spirits that will make tasty home-made Christmas gifts. 1 kg cumquats 7oo ml gin (we used Gordon’s and this was tasty – it wouldn’t be worth using a super good quality gin but you wouldn’t want to use super cheap or it won’t be nice…

slingshot – cumquat brandy

This is the last in line for a bunch of infused spirits that will make tasty home-made Christmas gifts. I feel the need to explain the title. It is a Black Seeds song and it rhymes with cumquat – but also the cumquats pack a punch (in a good way) hence the name Slingshot.   1 kg…

cool me down – serving suggestions for trio of infused vodkas

So you’ve made your infused vodkas – how do you enjoy them? Also, share any ideas in the comments below. For links to the infused recipes click on the name: Vanilla infused vodka Raspberry infused vodka Limoncello simple serving suggestions They are all tasty as a shot on their own. This allows you to the…

Chuck Berry – raspberry infused vodka

Will make a tasty home-made treat. Great as a Christmas gift. This is part of a few posts on infused spirits you can make at home. Make a few of them to bottle into 60-100 ml bottles as small gifts. Cass and I are making a few different flavours and giving with a 700 ml bottle…

should I stay or should I limoncello?

Will make excellent home-made Christmas presents. This is a start of a few blog posts on flavoured spirits. Cass made these about 6 weeks ago. At Christmas we give home made presents and I thought little bottles of these would be good ones to add. So we are in the process of making this week…

pineapple head – piña colada

When cooking goes awry – get yourself back on course with a piña colada. I had a lot of cooking planned for our eating pleasure but also blogging. I had started off by cracking two jars used for preserving and half a dozen eggs. After starting to relax making the preserved lemons and taking some…

joe camilleri – campari, rose and soda

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon we had just finished some jobs around the house and were soaking up the sun on the front deck. Cass had opened a bottle of rose that was slightly too sweet so he had the idea to add some Campari to it and top with soda. I had put…