Pink Passion Cocktail

Monday, 15 February 2016

Ever since I got some rather fancy looking martini glasses for my birthday, having a cocktail or two or three is no longer a rare thing in my house. That's why when Corky's asked if I'd like to make my own cocktail recipe using their raspberry glitter schapps*, I jumped at the chance. 

I've only every experienced Corky's from a shot glass so it was quite fun experimenting with different flavours for a cocktail...any excuse for a drink ey!! 

Here's the concoction I liked the best. You should try it - it's berry nice ;)

You will need:

A couple handfuls of fresh raspberries 
1 Lime
50ml Corky's Raspberry Glitter Schnapps
100ml Raspberry and Cranberry Juice 
Soda water 
Lots and lots of ice cubes
Enough caster sugar and Grenadine to decorate the rim of your glass

I started off decorating my glasses by pouring some grenadine into a plate and then caster sugar in another plate. Slowly dip your glass into the grenadine and then into the sugar for a pretty frosted pink edge. 

Next, I madepurée by blending the raspberries (remember to leave a couple out for decorating) and then putting them through a sieve - no one wants to be picking seeds out of their teeth!

Add the juice of half a lime, 50ml of Corky's Raspberry Glitter, 100ml of Cranberry and Raspberry juice, your 'lots and lots of ice cubes' and give it all a good shake..

Pour carefully into your frosted edge glass, top with soda water and pop a raspberry and wedge of lime on the rim for good measure.

And you're all done!!!

My mum decided to top hers with Champagne which worked really well too :)

I love the girliness of the glitter and think these would be perfect for a girl's night in or out!!

They also would be perfect for a hen party! Corky's are offering a very lucky somebody a Hen Party of their choice worth up to £1000. All you have to do is tell them which Corky's flavour you'd want at your hen party! Click here to enter

Good luck if you decide to enter and if you decide to try out my recipe, let me know what you think!

p.s. I now have a facebook page which you can find here

Things you come to realise in your twenties...

Saturday, 6 February 2016

1. You still haven't got a clue what you're doing and are basically winging  life - when I was little I used to look up to people in their late teens even and think they just had it together - nope, we don't.

2. You still feel like a child and are shocked when members of the public refer to you as a 'lady'

3. You and your friends are in all different stages of life - some are engaged and have children, some are working and now earning money...and here I am, still a student...

4. Your 'Granny' side starts to come through - looking at girls in teeny dresses and saying "they must be freezing"....When that was me not so long ago (and still is sometimes) and only occasionally choosing a night out over a night in

5. Home decor shops are actually really fun - I used to hate being dragged into furniture shops with my parents but now I actively choose to go in and make big plans in my head for the house I don't yet own!

6. You're still trying to find yourself - people always go on about 'finding themselves' but I believe we change all the time and that's why the people we have in our lives do too.

7. You care less about what other people think of you - definitely getting better at this one!!

8. You can name a few red, white and rose wines - still learning but it's nice to name a wine when ordering at the bar rather than just asking for 'the house white'

9. Your siblings are the closest people to you and are a blessing - I used to constantly argue and fight with my older brother but now we ring each other all the time and he's given me so much support over the last year!

10. Sleep is the best thing in the world (after food) - I literally have no idea why I used to get upset at being sent to bed early as a child.

11. Even grown ups are mean to each other - I was so shocked when my aunty told me about a colleague at work who gets bullied by fellow adults! It's sad because I always thought this sort of stuff ended after school

12. People are in your life for a season, a reason or a lifetime - someone said this to me last week and thinking back to people that have come in and out or are still about in my life, it's definitely true!

13. A year is nothing - Time seems to get faster and faster every year and it's terrifying - cherish every second

p.s. I now have a facebook page which you can find here

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