Hot spiced tea cocktail
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Hot spiced tea punch (with rum!)

You know what I love about the winter months? Mulled wine! Although probably not in the way you think… I actually don’t like the taste of it (I find it pretty heavy and sickly), but I LOVE the smell! The warmth of the spices, mixed with the sharpness of booze, is the perfect combo. This winter, I thought I’d have a go at a mulled wine alternative. It has the same warming aroma, but with a flavour that’s a bit more suited to…

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Spiced red wine chutney recipe
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Spiced red wine chutney recipe (with Woodwork wine)

Whoa, am I the only one that thinks it’s getting pretty darn cold lately?! The scarf and gloves are definitely out of hibernation! With all this chilliness, I thought I’d make up a batch of spiced red wine chutney to add a bit of warmth to my meals. I’ve packed it with apple, onion, raisins, dates and spices galore… but the real star of the show is the wine. Woodwork wine, to be precise. Woodwork is the latest release from…

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Halloween cocktail recipes - cocktail shaking
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Halloween cocktails: 3 spooky recipes for you to try

Just incase you missed them, here’s a quick roundup of the Halloween cocktails I’ve been making this October… I can’t wait to serve these at my Halloween cocktail party this weekend! I’ve got a few more party surprises up my sleeve (that I’ll be sharing a sneak peek of on the blog later this week) – until then, check out my spooky recipes below. Scary Espresso Martini recipe I partnered with the nice folk over at Pact coffee to create…

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Pumpkin spiced rum Halloween cocktail recipe
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Pumpkin spiced rum recipe – the perfect Halloween cocktail

Okay, so the third and final Halloween cocktail (if you missed the first two, see them here and here) to share with you guys is… pumpkin spiced rum! Yep, that’s right, I took my favourite spirit and infused it with the flavours of autumn. It’s kinda similar to the pumpkin spiced smoothie I shared the other week, just a bit more alcoholic and a bit less healthy! 🙂 It’s really easy to customise this recipe to whatever flavours float your…

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Halloween cocktail recipe gin and tonic
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Souls of the Damned Halloween cocktail recipe (with a twist!)

I mentioned last week that I’m planning a Halloween cocktail party, and shared my first recipe (click here to see it!). Well it’s time for recipe number two, a cocktail that I’ve called Souls of the Damned… (so scary, right?). So what’s in it? Well, first of all, let me explain how I got to developing this recipe. I love autumn, including the food and drink. Apple pie, fruit preserves, cinnamon spice, chai tea… YUM. But for my Halloween cocktail party, I didn’t…

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Halloween cocktail espresso martini recipe
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A spooky Espresso Martini recipe with Pact Coffee

For this year’s Halloween party, I thought I’d do something a little different. I wanted to up my game a bit, take my traditional party to the next level… so I decided to turn it into a Halloween cocktail party! Because come on, Halloween plus cocktails is a recipe for a good night! For my first cocktail, I’ve partnered with Pact coffee. They sent me a few bags of their newest coffee roasts – they’re SO GOOD. Seriously, you’ve never tasted…

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Damson Jam recipe
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Damson jam recipe

One of the best things about autumn is the food! Pumpkins, blackberries, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, warm cider, apple pies, butternut squash… it’s surely the best time of year for food?! Except Christmas, I guess. But it’s close! One of the many fruits that’s perfectly in season at this time of year, are damsons. They’re similar to plums, just a little smaller, with a really intense purple skin and tart, sour flavour. The greengrocers are full of them right now…

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Pumpkin spice smoothie recipe
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Recipe: pumpkin spice… smoothie!

I’ve gotta confess: I don’t like lattes. Sorry latte lovers! I just find them too sweet, especially if they’re flavoured, and I’m not a fan of the frothed milk that’s poured on top either. So I often feel like I’m missing out at this time of year, when everyone’s flocking to their nearest Starbucks to get the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. I’ve tried it, and it’s not for me I’m afraid. Instead, I thought I’d take inspiration from the flavours of the…

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