A Cornish girl's food adventures

Drinks

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 […]

MANDARIN-BASIL SHRUB

MANDARIN-BASIL SHRUB

Mr Colonial Cravings here, writing a guest post on my wonderful wife’s excellent blog! (you see I get to benefit from the fruits of Mrs Colonial Cravings efforts, so I really do think it’s excellent!) A few years ago, while in a sleepy Cornish town, […]

SUMMER BLUSH

SUMMER BLUSH

I’m not a fan of champagne or other sparkling wines. I would much rather have a beer than a glass of Bolly. This however is the exception. I guess it’s a bit like a raspberry Bellini but with the added bonus of gin. I’m not […]

AVOCADO AND RASPBERRY THICKSHAKE

AVOCADO AND RASPBERRY THICKSHAKE

Note to supermarkets – if you make avocados 50 cents each I’m going to buy way too many of them. This in turn means that I’m going to have a lot of very ripe avocados to get creative with and there’s only so much guacamole […]