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I might not be hosting in my flat this year but I’m all for improving my hostess skills ready for next Christmas when I’m determined I will be so when The Cracker Drinks Co. sent over some of their no added sugar fruit drinks and some cocktail/mocktail recipes I was quick off of the mark to get practising.
The drinks come in five flavours, of which I was sent the three you can see above. Perfect for drinking alone or using to spice up your Christmas cocktails (with a mocktail recipe thrown in for the non-drinkers out there).
35ml St Germain Liqueur
15ml Vanilla vodka
100ml Still and Cloudy Lemonade
25ml Soda Water
Add all ingredients to an ice filled glass and briefly stir
Lemon wedge and twist
35ml Vanilla Vodka
100ml Mango & Passion Fruit
25ml Ginger Beer
Fill a glass with cubed ice then add all the ingredients, stir briefly then cap with crushed ice
Take 200ml Cracker Apple, Mint and Lime
Top up with a little sugar free soda water
Add some mint leaves and a squeeze of lime
Serve over ice
Garnish with mint and lime
Let me know what your favourite cocktails and mocktails are in the comments- I’d love to try them out, all in the name of research of course
I won’t lie, drinking these at 2pm was definitely a highlight of my especially dull and dreary day!
Dress; Vintage via ebay, Shoes; Georgia Rose c/o Sarenza.
Yesterday was supposed to be the hottest day of the year, well, the West Country didn’t get the memo as such…it was warm, but not hot by any means!
So far this has been the perfect chilled out weekend, spent with Best.Friend. yesterday indulging in some window retail therapy, and today I get to see other Best.Friend. Ellie for our new tradition “Scratch Card Sunday”. Our aim is to buy a £1 scratch card each week and pool any winnings towards next year’s trip to Spain…we started last week and already have £5 which will buy us Sardines on the beach!
I don’t want to go in to detail, but thank you to those of you on twitter and facebook for the recent messages of love and support.
Life is too short. Get out there and live. I certainly intend to.
5 Cents of amusement!
The little beach at Torremuelle.
Soft serve fro-yo in Malaga!
Most amazing salad EVER (so good we went twice!) at Papas in Malaga
View from the top of the Palacio Hotel in Malaga (we chilled for a good few hours up here, bliss!)
Freshly cooked Sardines and Red Snapper in Torremolinos; eaten on the beach front.
Once again on top of the Hotel
View from our apartment at the Hotel Vista de Rey
Flights of Nancy hand luggage!
Coffee stop in Malaga!
I may not have the words to sum up our holiday, but I can dump a load of photos on you and let you work it out for yourselves!
The last photo, taken by Ellie was taken in Benalmadena and really sums up so much of what this holiday was about…for me, eating and enjoying ice cream, spur of the moment in full view of everyone marks a turning point. I have finally come to peace with a lot of my battles, have realised just how much the world has to offer and how I need and WANT to be healthy so I can do all the things I want to do but had previously written off. I have a genuine excitment for the future and I refuse to hold myself back.
((I promise that’s it for holiday photos now!))