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Cocktail Friday

When I think of a chocolate cocktail I generally think of a drink that’s creamy, thick and heavy… then I discovered the Chocolate Martini. A light and delicious cocktail using crème de cacao, a chocolate flavoured liqueur made from the cacao bean. This cocktail is quick, easy and of course delicious. Ingredients:–       50ml Vodka–       30ml Crème de

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There are quite a few cocktails out there that call themselves ‘Valentino’ (it is a fabulous name after-all… well I think so). This Valentino cocktail recipe comes from a wedding event caterer in London. It’s a wonderful, tasty tropical cocktail that’s ideal for summertime celebrations… or ‘just because’.Ingredients:–       50ml Vodka–       30ml Pineapple Juice–       30ml Passionfruit

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This is a variation on the classic Gin Fizz which first originate in New Orleans. This version, with rosemary and honey, adds a fresh and exciting twist to it. Add to that the fact that I am a big fan of Hendrick’s Gin (I’ve never been able to go back to normal gin since I

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The Golden Cadillac is a famous after dinner cocktail that was invented in 1952 at Poor Red’s Saloon in El Dorado, California. The bar was in a gold rush town and the cocktail was created for a newly engaged couple that came into the bar and wanted a special drink made for them to celebrate

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Here’s a special something for the coffee lovers. A delicious cocktail that is best drunk at the beginning of a night as a kick-start or later on as the ultimate pick-me-up. Either way it will certainly see you dancing the night away in high spirits. I first tried this tasty cocktail at Latitude 30 in

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The Moscow Mule is said to be the drink that launched the Vodka cocktail craze in the United States in 1940’s. Since then it’s continued to be a popular ‘refresher’ drink. It’s so easy to make and really is a refreshing drink perfect for parties, picnics and all types of festivities.Ingredients:–       2 oz Vodka–       4

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When I think of a Bloody Mary, I think of ‘the morning after the night before’. This drink is a well known, and much loved hang-over cure. But, it’s also a wonderful choice for brunches, lunches and afternoon teas.This recipe is a little different from your traditional Bloody Mary and along with Vodka and tomato

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This is a recipe that evolved in my mind. I was imagining a sophisticated martini sporting with a fancy swizzle stick with a rind of orange artfully twisted onto it. In reality, the drink took me where it wanted to go with the taste and I rather like the result! So here we go! To

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If you are Italian, or marrying into an Italian family, this classic cocktail would be a wonderful drink to serve at your wedding reception or engagement party.It’s a little bitter, a little sweet and a stunning colour. Combined with salty, savoury grissini and prosciutto to snack on, this bittersweet drink tantalizes the taste buds.Ingredients:–       30ml

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Here’s a popsicle you won’t find in your local supermarket and one you won’t want to give to the kids… but it’s definitely a fun treat that will have you begging for more! Alcohol infused popsicles inspired by your favourite cocktail, are sure to impress your guests. They’re refreshing, delicious and ever-so appealing, so mix

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Juleps are one of the oldest and most iconic American cocktails, and not something we are too familiar with in Australia. However that’s not to say that there aren’t a lot of Bourbon Whiskey lovers here who would love to see this pretty concoction at your wedding. A dressed up, girly bourbon… who would have

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Jelly shots might sound like something you’d present for an 18th birthday party rather than a wedding, but think again. Jelly shots just got glamorous! Quick, easy and super-sexy, these shots are so simple to make and are bound to impress your guests.Ingredients: Cranberry Jelly Mix Vodka Water Fresh Raspberries Vanilla Pashmak Fairy Floss Method1.

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 The last of our brand new Polka Dot Bride features is a favourite amongst the Polka Dot team- Cocktail Friday! Each Friday we’ll be bringing you the recipe (it is Polka Dot Made after all) for a favourite cocktail of ours and every now and then (like today) you’ll even get it made personally for

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