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Monday, 7 April 2014

Saturday night cocktail party

Hey Everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend? We went out for dinner to celebrate a family birthday on Saturday and then had a cocktail party when we got home. We may have got a bit carried away as they turned out super STRONG!!

WARNING! The following are for those of legal drinking age only. No under age drinkies allowed around here! Read on for non alcoholic versions later in the post :)

First up my mum in law made some key lime strawberry margaritas with a cocktail mix she bought in Florida


We had all the essential cocktail accessories including
umbrellas, crazy straws and the girls had wine glass charms that I had made for my hen weekend


The Margaritas were really yummy but the bottom half of the jug was pretty strong where the alcohol had sunk to the bottom!! I think I had about three so I was feeling a bit tipsy by that point. As well as the lime/strawberry mix the margaritas contained Tequila, Grand Marnier and crushed ice.

Next up I made some Cosmopolitans

These are made up of vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice. I was a bit heavy handed with the vods (oops!) so these were also strong. Unsurprisingly no one was up very early the next morning!

If you're not of legal boozing age yet or you don't drink alcohol but you fancy having a fun cocktail night there are lots of non alcoholic mocktails you can make. Here are some for you to try :)

Shirley Temple

3oz Sprite
3oz Ginger ale
Dash of grenadine
Cherry to garnish

Pour the lemon-lime soda and ginger ale into a glass with ice cubes
Add a dash of grenadine
Stir well
Garnish with a cherry

Cinderella Cocktail

1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
2 ounces ginger ale
Dash of grenadine
Pineapple and orange slices for garnish

Pour the juices into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
Shake well
Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice
Garnish with the slices of pineapple and/or orange

Roy Rogers

1/4 ounce grenadine
Cherry for garnish

 Pour the ingredients into a glass filled with ice
 Stir well
 Garnish with the cherry

Hope you all have a great week, talk to you soon x

P.S - If you are interested in the wine glass charms I got them from Ebay for £1 each.

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