Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Cocktail Lovin' - Celebrating 5 years blogging with Glenfiddich & #cbias !

This month marks my 5 year Anniversary of blogging. FIVE years of Waffling people.

WOWZA's.

So.... what better way to celebrate than with some Cocktail Lovin' !! As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias, I whipped up these 2 Summer Cocktail coolers - perfect in this scorching heat :)

So first up!

Summer Berry Cocktail

Ingredients:
  • Dash of Grenadine
  • 1 TBSP Chambord (Black Raspberry Liqueur)
  • 35ml Glenfiddich Whisky
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 TBSP Apple Sauce 
  • Crushed Ice
Garnish: 
  • 1 tsp Apple Sauce & a few summer berries
  • 1 Digestive Biscuit
 ( I bought all of my ingredients at my local Morrison's - check out my Google + Post on that HERE )


Can we just take a moment to appreciate the Beautifulness of this bottle?! EEEKKKK!! I'm keeping it for EVAH. Hoarder.



Chuck everything into a cocktail shaker, (Soda Stream bottle) including the ice, and give it a good shake. 

Go on... SHAKE IT BABY SHAKE IT.


Sieve & Pour into a glass over crushed ice, then sprinkle with a teaspoon of apple sauce and a digestive biscuit and .... Ta-Daaa! Summer Berry Crumble Cocktail! 


Next up... a Cocktail with a Kick!

Summer Spiced Haze

First up we need to make a syrup.

Syrup Ingredients: 

  • 2 Rhubarb Stalks
  • 3 slices of ginger
  • 2 TBSP Honey
Gently cook the ingredients over a low - medium heat until the rhubarb becomes a pulp. ( 15 mins or so ) Taste and add more honey if necessary, it should be spicy but sweet flavoured! Strain and leave to cool in the fridge before using in your cocktail.




Cocktail Ingredients: 
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 25 ml Glenfiddich Whisky
  • Ginger Ale
  • Rhubarb, ginger & honey syrup
  • A handful of berries
  • Crushed Ice
  • Orange slice and mint to garnish


Pour all of the cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker - except for the Ginger ale.


Give it a good Shake. Here we go.... SHAKE IT BABY, SHAKE IT! 


Strain and pour over crushed ice, add a berry or two and VOILA!! A spicy, summery cooler!


And so .... it would be absolutely rude of me not to share a drinkie-poo with you, my lovely readers. I have learnt so much blogging in this space (and others) over the last 5 years, have made firm friends and have had a total blast doing so. 

THANK YOU for continuing to visit my piece of the Interwebz. 

You all ROCK my socks. 

Kerry xx