A Cornish girl's food adventures

Drinks

Partridge in a pear tree cocktail

Partridge in a pear tree cocktail

My friend Rach set me the task of creating a recipe to make use of a bottle of ginger wine that had been languishing in her booze cabinet for some time. Not only does this cocktail make use of that ginger wine but it practically […]

Black forest cocktail

Black forest cocktail

Chocolate and cherries are such a joyous combination. You just can’t go wrong with it. You can however add to it. With booze! Cocoa infused gin with chocolaty richness, sweet amaretto and fragrant vanilla vodka combine with fruity cherry syrup to make this quite a […]

  Aperol and grape sorbet

 Aperol and grape sorbet

  As you may know by now I am not really a fan of sparkling wine. In fact when we checked into a super-fancy hotel on our journey back to the UK from the US and were given a glass of champagne, I made Mr […]

Cocoa coffee martini

Cocoa coffee martini

Mr Colonial Cravings has always been partial to an espresso martini but he’s much more of a gin drinker than a vodka drinker. I think we both feel a bit like vodka doesn’t bring much to the table flavour-wise. If you swap it for Hotel […]

Lavender Greyhound

Lavender Greyhound

So how come if you mix grapefruit and tequila it gets a pretty name like Paloma (which means dove in Spanish) but if you mix it with gin it gets called a greyhound? Don’t get me wrong I like a greyhound as much as the […]

Hibiscus Margarita

Hibiscus Margarita

So this time next year I’ll probably be enjoying the May Day bank holiday instead of thinking about Cinco de Mayo. That’s definitely not a thing in the UK, which is a shame because I’ll take any excuse for margaritas and yummy Mexican food! I […]

GINGERBREAD MAN COCKTAIL

GINGERBREAD MAN COCKTAIL

Give the Bailey’s a break and make your own creamy concoction. This isn’t quite as heavy as Bailey’s or as rich as something like eggnog but it’s still got a bit of a kick to it. It makes a nice alternative to dessert at the […]

CHRISTMAS STOCKING COCKTAIL

CHRISTMAS STOCKING COCKTAIL

Put the fruit at the bottom of your Christmas stocking to good use this year and make one of these. I love this drink, it looks all sorts of fancy but it’s actually pretty easy to make once you’ve got the syrup. It’s not as […]

SPICED APPLE SPARKLER

SPICED APPLE SPARKLER

It might be because I was raised in the West country but I’d take one of these over a bucks fizz on Christmas morning every time. This is made from apple and spice and all things nice. And by ‘all things nice’ I mean rum. […]

Pomegranate & Rosemary Shrub

Pomegranate & Rosemary Shrub

Mr Colonial Cravings again with another boozy post. I had been threatening for some time to do another shrub and, when recently perusing our local supermarket I decided that pomegranate would be an excellent fruit to use in one. I was warned by Mrs Colonial […]