Cherry Blossom Martini


This tastes like cough syrup, in a good way! Created to celebrate the arrival of spring and cherry tree blossom. And also because the husband forgot to chill some wine for me (after I’d forgotten myself too, epic fail!).

For one potent martini you need

  • 50ml vanilla vodka
  • 50ml triple sec
  • 50ml dry vermouth
  • 50ml passoa

Shake everything together over ice and decant into a martini glass. Serve garnished with a slice of satsuma and a cocktail cherry. Drink.

Here’s the blossom that inspired it 🙂


Proper Boozy Egg Nog

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a belly full of dangerously alcoholic egg nog. Not in my book anyway.

For 6-8 glasses you need
1/2 pint double cream
1/2 pint milk
3 eggs
4 tbsp icing sugar
3 measures each rum, brandy and whisky
freshly grated nutmeg
cocktail cherries to serve

Place everything apart from the nutmeg and cherries into a blender and blend for 2-3 mins till smooth and thoroughly combined. Strain through a fine meshed sieve into a jug and decorate with lashings of freshly grated nutmeg. Serve topped with enough cocktail cherries to just make you start to feel rather sick. Hic.