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Your new favorite cocktail for fall

Your new favorite cocktail for fall

As everything fall-related begins to flood our insta-feed, we've been looking for the perfect cocktail that sums up the season.

And with this beauty spotted on The Cookie Rookie we think we've found it!

At its base is a classic White Russian, but the addition of pumpkin spice and everything nice makes it perfect for cosying up on chillier nights.

Are you ready for your new fall favorite?

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE RIM

 

To make this cocktail, start by garnishing the rim of the glass. To do this, mix pumpkin pie spice, sugar, and crushed graham crackers on a plate.

Dip the rim of your glasses in water and then into the graham cracker mix to coat.

For the cocktail itself, combine vodka, coffee liqueur and pumpkin spice creamer to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake to combine.

Pour the drink into your pre-rimmed glasses and top with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice to serve. 

Serves 2.

This cocktail will look a little bit fancy and will taste a whole lot delicious.  We hope you enjoy!

Recipe and images by The Cookie Rookie.  

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Ready for a fright? These are our scariest tabletops yet

Ready for a fright? These are our scariest tabletops yet

After a 2020 that has been a little scary (for all the wrong reasons) we are looking forward to celebrating Halloween at home this year, and raising our spirits by making it spookier than ever.

We've already started planning some Halloween table tops - now we just need to pick which one we'll use on Halloween...or perhaps we'll spread out the celebrations over a few days and use them all. 

Are you ready to eat, drink and get scary?

For our first table we were inspired by the gold rims on our 'Going Out Skulls' plates. 

Using a simple white linen tablecloth we let the plates be the star and accessorised with new, vintage and thrifted glass bottles, a branch (spray painted black), some gold goblets and a few other pieces for a look that is sophisticated yet sinister.

For our second look we went to the dark side.  Using a black tablecloth we were able to really highlight the plates and of course, the incredible hand illustrated designs featured on them.

Filling our tables top with luscious red roses enhanced the floral design on our skull plates, with silver tableware complementing the black, white and red featured on the rest of the table.

For our final table, we pared it back to a chic monochrome black & white, with subtle hints of glamorous gold.

Gold cutlery and candles add the perfect finishing touch to a black & white table, for a look that is both chilling...and chic.

We hope our tablescapes have given you some inspiration for your own Halloween table.  

Just don't forget to BYOB (bring your own broomstick)!

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Insta foodies you'll love to follow

Insta foodies you'll love to follow

When we're looking for inspiration for what to cook next, gone are the days when we'd scour through old recipe books.  These days we rarely have to go further than our insta feed for some amazing tips, tricks and recipes. 

We have so many favorite accounts that are constantly inspiring the way we cook, style our photos and even set our table that we can't mention them all - here are just a few that are inspiring us in particular this season.

 

Ana Zelic of @anasbakingchronicles has an amazing way of creating (and capturing) food that makes us want to dive right in and take a bite.  We love this simple, seasonal recipe using puff pastry (perfect for those of us not as experienced in pastry as Ana!)

 

 

Amie from @food.duchess certainly has the royal touch, and if you're looking for dessert inspiration you could pretty much find everything you'd ever need on her page. But this pizza babka has us looking forward to cozy nights in, a fireplace and Netflix.

 

 

Over at @stylesweetdaily is the divine Tessa, who is constantly creating the most AMAZING desserts. And if you thought cinnamon scrolls were a good option for Fall, how do Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Chai Vanilla Glaze sound? Truly a new season classic. 

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, is Tieghan of @halfbakedharvest. She's our go to girl for daily meal inspiration (sooo many amazing one-pot meals) but she also does a mean holiday cocktail.  We love this Deathly Hallows cocktail inspired by Harry Potter - perfect for Halloween.

Bottoms up!

 

Main image: Ana Zelic of @anasbakingchronicles

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