Drinks. Recipes for you to try, because homemade is always more fun!

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Raspberry Sorbet Prosecco Float

This Raspberry Sorbet Prosecco Float makes a perfect celebration cocktail. It’s embarrassingly easy but utterly delicious and looks super special and fun.

A refreshing Disaronno and Grapefruit Cocktail

I discovered this combination as I had run out of limes. I had some beautiful blushing pink grapefruits. At first it wasn’t quite right. Then I added some fresh lemon and ‘POW’ an utterly delicious and refreshing cocktail.

Mango and Passion Fruit Daiquiri

This scrumptious homemade Mango and Passion Fruit Daiquiri is so easy to make. It’s a sweet cocktail, made with mango but it’s well balanced with the sharpness of passion fruit and lime. 

Blackberry and Raspberry Rum Smash

It’s sweetened only with the fruit itself and a little maple syrup. Along with a handful of mint it is a healthier version of a rum smash.

Watermelon water with ginger and lime

If you are into flavoured water or fruit water as I prefer to call it you’ll love this one. The water is flavoured with grated ginger so it has something more about it!

Raspberry and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Daiquiri

This summer berry cocktail is delicious, creamy and semi-frozen. It’s perfect for refreshing supping slowly in a warm garden.

Sugar free Mocha Frappuccino recipe

I love frappuccinos but always feel guilty, and a bit rubbish, after having one. Not any more! This sugar free Mocha Frappuccino recipe is practically good for you...

Boozy Orchard Fruit Frosties (no added sugar needed!)

A super easy fruity slushy for grownups!