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Lime, coconut and ginger-infused rum

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So infused rum sounds fancy doesn’t it? It’s sure to wow the pants off your party guests when you tell them you flavoured your own tipple! Plus this tropical-infused booze is really easy to make, you just need to start a week ahead of time. And of course you can then serve it up in a pineapple, coconut or even (gasp!) a glass.






Tomato, celery and pepper-infused vodka

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This savoury infused vodka is perfect for those day-after brunches when everyone is nursing a sore head. Or pop little bottles of it in a hangover kit for your bridesmaids. Serve it straight-up over ice and you have yourselves a low-cal bloody-tini. But it’s also yummy with a splash of soda or add it to tomato juice for an easy bloody mary.






Hot chocolate on a stick

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As I was making these I was imagining a beautiful white winter wedding with the bride draped in faux fur and snowflakes drifting from the sky. In reality, most Australian winter weddings are probably in lovely crisp sunshine but a girl can dream can’t she? Either way, your wedding guests will love these orange-spiked hot chocolate favours. So simple to make and so delicious when …






DIY bellini bar

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This do-it-yourself bellini bar is perfect for your next barbecue, brunch party or wedding reception. Instead of the classic peach nectar, I have created some delicious summery flavour combos like berry + basil and peach + elderflower. Just add 1-2 tablespoons of puree to each glass of bubbles for a frothy, fruity cocktail.






Mojito ice cubes

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These mojito-inspired ice cubes make the perfect refreshing long drink. Packed with lime and mint flavours, they are delicious in a tall glass, topped up with fizzy water. And of course you can always add a slug of rum if you fancy……. You can make a big batch well ahead of time and store the ice cubes in an airtight container in the freezer until required.






Earl grey syrup

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I’m obviously in a syrup frame of mind at the moment! They are just so handy to have in the fridge to add extra oomph to drinks and desserts. Again, I made this one with milkshakes in mind, but you can also try it in cocktails or poured over cakes. It has a subtle earl grey tea flavour which works especially well with lemon, dried …






Rhubarb, ginger and rosemary cordial

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This fruity cordial is packed full of flavour and is great as a refreshing drink with ice and soda or if you are feeling more adventurous splash it into your gin and tonic or a glass of bubbly. In this scene: Straws, twine and jar from emerald + ella.






Gingerbread syrup

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People keep asking me what I was craving while pregnant and I’m not totally sure but I definitely had an increased appetite for sweets, particularly milkshakes. So when I went to a cafe the other day and they had a gingerbread milkshake on the menu, I was intrigued. Of course I had to order it and it was damn delicious! Once I got home I figured …