Get your taste buds tingling with this tangy tipple

Get your taste buds tingling with this tangy tipple

Whether you're in the Northern Hemisphere looking for a drink to herald the start of Spring, or sweltering through the end of Summer like us, our newest favorite tipple is just the thing to get your taste buds tingling.

While we would never say no to a classic margarita, it's always good to mix things up a little, especially at the end of a long season - enter the sweet citrus-y tang of pink grapefruit.

So to celebrate #nationalmargaritaday, we bring you a classic with a twist - the pink grapefruit margarita.  It's SO good, SO tangy and SO fresh - you'll love it!

pink grapefruit margarita recipe

Pink grapefruit margarita

INGREDIENTS

4 oz tequila

1 cup pink grapefruit juice

1/2 oz simple syrup (optional)

1 cup sparkling water/soda water to top off 

Sea salt flakes

Grapefruit wedges, for garnish

Crushed ice (approx 1 cup

METHOD

Cut a wedge of grapefruit, and run it around the circumference of the rim of your glasses.  Turn the glass upside down and press gently into salt.

Combine ice, tequila, juice, and simple syrup (if using) into a cocktail shaker and shake until the mixture is cold.

Fill your glasses with ice, then strain the mixture into the salted glass. Finish with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with grapefruit slices. 

pink grapefruit margarita recipe

And enjoy!  

This recipe serves two but you can triple it for a 6-serving pitcher.

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A delicious, divine and delicate dessert

A delicious, divine and delicate dessert

To celebrate the launch of our bakeware on Amazon, we teamed up with the very clever Marcella of Modest Marce @modestmarce who was able to showcase our mini tart pans to perfection with this delicious, divine and delicate dessert.

The subtle earl grey flavor with a slight citrus tang make these beautiful individual desserts an ideal choice for a dinner party, lunch with friends or even just a weeknight treat for someone special.

If you love a delicate (yet flavorful) dessert, we're sure you're going to adore these!

And if you do happen to give them a go, please let us know how you went in the comments, or tag us on instagram.

earl grey creme brulee recipe

Earl grey & citrus creme brulee

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon loose leaf earl grey tea (or two tea bags)
  • 5 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulates (caster) sugar, plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • fresh blueberries, for topping
  • sliced blood orange, for topping


METHOD

Preheat oven to 300F / 150C. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Place four mini fluted tart dishes on a large baking pan.

In a saucepan over medium heat add the cream and tea.  Bring to a simmer and remove from heat.  Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the tea to steep.

In a separate mixing bowl vigorously whisk the yolks, sugar, vanilla, orange zest and salt until creamy (about 2 minutes).

Continuing to whisk the yolks, slowly add in one cup of the cream mixture.  Once the cream has been tempered, whisk in the remaining mixture.

Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup.

Evenly divide the mixture among four tart dishes (or six small ramekins) and carefully pour the water halfway up the sides.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the custard has a slight jiggle in the centre.

Carefully remove the custard from the water bath and transfer to a cool baking sheet. Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours.

When ready to serve sprinkle with sugar and let stand for 15 minutes at room temperature.  Using a blow torch, melt the sugar to form a crispy top.  Top with fruit and enjoy!

NOTE:  If you don't have a torch available simply use the oven broiler/grill to warm the sugar.Watch it very closely to ensure it doesn't burn! 

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Your new favorite Friday fizz

Your new favorite Friday fizz

One of our preferred ways to spend Friday night is to unwind after the working week by enjoying a cocktail with friends and family.

And although we’re always up for testing something new, one of our tried and true favorites of late has been a blueberry vodka spritz – it’s a great choice pretty much all year round (although it really holds its own in warmer weather) and is also on the drier side so pairs well with a cheeseboard or any other cocktail hour nibbles you might have planned.

If you’re not keen on spending the night measuring, muddling and mixing, this can all be made in advance – with the exception of adding the ice & sparkling water.  

So you can put almost everything together the night before, and have it ready and waiting for the next evening – easy peasy lemon squeezy!

blueberry lemon fizz cocktail recipe

Blueberry lemon spritz cocktail

RECIPE

¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

¼ lemon (cut into slices or chunks) plus additional lemon for garnish

½ oz / 15ml simple syrup

1 oz / 30ml vodka

1 oz / 30ml limoncello liqueur

4 oz / 120ml soda water / sparkling water (adjust to taste)

sprig of rosemary or mint, for garnish

METHOD

In a glass, muddle the blueberries, lemons and simple syrup until most of the blueberries are smashed. Stir in the vodka and limoncello.

Fill the glass with ice, and top with the sparkling water. Garnish with lemons and a sprig of rosemary.

If you find it too dry or too sweet, adjust the simple syrup accordingly.

blueberry lemon fizz cocktail recipe

Although we like ours with vodka and limoncello, if you don’t have limoncello available feel free to substitute with vodka. 

More of a gin fan?  This wold work so well with gin too – just swap out the vodka and limoncello for 2 oz of quality gin.

This is such a delicious, easy-to-drink cocktail, we hope you give it a try – it’s almost guaranteed to end up on your high-rotation drink list.

Adapted from this Blueberry Lemon Vodka Spritz recipe by Serendipity by Sara Lynn.

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