3 BOOZY ICE POPS TO MAKE THIS SUMMER!

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Happy Friday lovely people! It’s my Birthday on Sunday and I’m throwing a little mini party with the girls at my house before we head out for a night on the town, I always look forward to this every year, coming up with fun ideas for the little pre drinks session! This time I thought it would be cute to make a bunch of boozy alcoholic ice pops that I can keep in an ice bucket and everyone can help themselves to! Please be sunny tomorrow….PLEASE! Here’s how you can make a bunch of the same ones I’ve made…

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TEQUILA SUNRISE

First up is the tequila sunrise! Now don’t cringe, I know some of you hate tequila but this one really is delicious, it’s got fresh blended pineapple inside and who can resist the pretty ombre effect it makes on the ice pop!

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YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):

3/4 Cup tequila // 2 cups of pineapple juice // 1lb fresh pineapple, peeled and blended // 1/4 cup grenadine //

STEP 1.

Combine the blended fresh pineapple, pineapple juice and the tequila into a jug and stir well.

STEP 2:

Fill the ice pop moulds about 3/4 full (my moulds had a little fill line on them which was really helpful!)

STEP 3:

Finally, pour about one 1 teaspoon of grenadine into each pop and allow it to sink to the bottom of the pop. Then press it into the bottom of the mould and give it a little mix at the bottom by massaging the bottom half of the lolly to create the ombre effect! Then quickly pop them in the freezer!

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BLUE LAGOON

This one is for the vodka fans and I absolutely adore the colour of this one! It’s a beautiful shade of blue and really POPS against the other ice lollies!

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YOU WILL NEED (MAKES 12 ICE LOLLIES):

2 and a half cups of lemonade // 2 tablespoons of blue curaçao // 4 tablespoons vodka // 6 drops of blue food colouring (optional) //

STEP 1:

In a jug combine all of the ingredients except for the blue food colouring.

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22 SCARILY GOOD HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL RECIPES FOR GROWN-UPS

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With Halloween soon to be upon us, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favourite cocktail recipes. If you ‘re throwing a party this weekend, we promise you will earn major points with your ghoul gang by serving any of these cocktails with our favourite Halloween candy.

1. Spookily Good Cocktail: What’s Halloween without a funky green cocktail. This recipe is super simple and contains only a few ingredients that your bound to keep in your drinks cupboard. (Photo by Bespoke Bride)

2. White Widow: “The white widow deserves her reputation as a killer”, never a truer word said. This creamy cocktail looks and tastes like a dessert, which means its should probably come with a warning. (Photo by Colleen Jeffers, The Good Drink via Best Friends for Frosting)

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3. Skull Shot: This cocktail will certainly set the theme for the night. Containing every single one of my favourite spirits including coffee vodka and baileys, and with a shot of espresso, makes this my new go to Halloween drink. (Photos by Madcitizen via Pottery Barn)

4. Quick Demise: Mix some citrus fruit, a carrot, vodka and cardamom ginger simple syrup for a cocktail that will warm your cockles on a dark Halloween evening. (Photo by Colleen Jeffers, The Good Drink via Best Friends for Frosting)

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5. Halloween Monster Floats: This is another of our favourite green cocktails and when paired with these creepy drink stirrers, they’re sure to amp up a gruesome tablescape. (Photo by Salty Canary)

6. Blood Red Sun of Fantastic LA: This cocktail is so easy to make you can whip up it up in batch for when your guests want something spooky to sip. (Photo by Jesse Chamberlain, Our Labor of Love via Design Love Fest)

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7. Magic Cotton Candy Martini: This cocktail is fabulous for those with a sweet tooth. (Photo via The Cookie Rookie)

8. Dark & Stormy Cocktail: This is the perfect creepy cocktail for Halloween but can just as easily be served at any other time of year with its fruity vibes. (Photo by Colleen Jeffers, The Good Drink via Sugar & Cloth)
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9. Witch’s Brew: Adding dry ice to your cocktail will add an extra spooky feel. (Photo via Pizzazzerie)

10. Halloween Eyeball Punch: Warning this punch contains eyeballs, REALLY! (Photo via Olivia’s Cuisine)

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11. Mr Hyde Potion: This ones for fellow Once Upon a Time lovers. (Photo by Sam Henderson via HGTV)

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TRY THIS SPOOKILY GOOD COCKTAIL FOR HALLOWEEN

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With just over a week until Halloween, we are really starting to get into the holiday spirit here at BB HQ! Earlier this week we showed you how to make our marbled skull chocolates and next up is this funky green cocktail. It’s really simple to make and you only need a few ingredients, so get ready to have a spookily good Halloween.

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YOU WILL NEED:

White rum | Pineapple juice | Soda Water | Blue Curacao | Sugar | Apple Sours | Lemon |

STEP 1:

Cut your lemon in half and rub around the edge of your glass, then dip the rim in sugar and leave to dry.

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STEP 2:

Next mix 1 part rum with 1 part pineapple juice and 1 part soda water.

STEP 3:

Slowly add a dash of blue Curacao to the mixture. By adding it slowly and at the edge of the glass, the Curacao will sink to the bottom and create an ombre effect.

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TRY THIS PURPLE GRAPE & PINEAPPLE WATERCOLOUR COCKTAIL

Watercolour Cocktail Recipe Vodka Pineapple Juice Grape Juice-1I have to admit I am a bit of a cocktail girl! I love nothing more than getting together with friends on a warm summers evening (or any evening for that matter) for cocktail night. Its a great way to the get weekend rolling and I love to do a little experimenting with different flavours and colours! I like to make my cocktails look all pretty and one of my favourites has always been tequila sunrise as I love the way the Grenadine sits in the orange juice. So for todays cocktail we were aiming for a similar effect. The splash of grape juice is so yummy and creates a colourful rippling effect throughout the pineapple juice. The perfect accompaniment for this months watercolour theme.

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You will need: 1 oz Purple Grape Juice// 3 oz Pineapple Juice// 1 1/12 oz Vodka//

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