Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my blog. Today’s post is a little different from the usual food and baking. I’m sharing a refreshing, fruity cocktail that is perfect for any summer afternoon. Although it is September we are having some warmer days so why not enjoy whilst it lasts. I’m not a big drinker but this was a nice mixture of rum and the sweetness of fruit. It’s also something a little different that’s fun to make. I’ve used black forest fruits but I imagine it would taste just as good with any berries.
Recipe: Berry Rum Cocktail (10 servings)
100ml white rum
Large handful of frozen black forest fruits (blackberries, cherries, grapes and blackcurrants)
5 tbsp caster sugar
In a jug, mix the sugar and a little water until fully dissolved.
Blend the berries with enough water until smooth and pour through a fine sieve into the jug.
Juice 1 lemon, strain, and add to the jug.
Pour the rum and water into the jug and stir everything together.
Finally after so many years I made some blueberry cupcakes. I’ve been cooking a lot of main meals lately and I wanted to do some baking as that’s where my true love of food started.
As a kid I always remember wanting to make blueberry cupcakes after reading a recipe in a magazine. I don’t know why but I thought they would be something so amazing, however my parents never brought the blueberries so I didn’t get the chance to make them, until now!
I came across another recipe and thought ‘I’m definitely baking these’.
I hadn’t tasted a blueberry before until recently and in my opinion they have a texture similar to grapes with an extra zing of flavour 🙂 they were okay but not on the top list of my favourite fruits.
I was pleasantly surprised with them, super easy to make with extra sweetness from the berries. I love the strong potent purple colour that oozes around the remains of the berries and spreads around the cupcakes like dye.
I will definitely make these again but maybe I’ll blend the berries or use dried ones to make it a little different.