Saturday, 15 July 2017

Vegan Summer Cocktails | DIY


 

When I was asked by BBC Good Food* if I would share some of their best summer cocktail recipes on my blog I was a little hesitant as I really don't like sharing creative "do-it-yourself" things on my blog unless I have come up with them myself, to be fair I don't like sharing anything at all on my blog unless it's wrote by myself completely. However, after searching through their website I fell in love with two of their vegan summer cocktails that I just had to share them all with you.


STRAWBERRY GIN

Capture the true taste of summer with this berry-infused spirit that makes
stunning gin 'n' tonic or base for a fruity cocktail.

What You Need
 - 700ml bottle of gin
 - 400g punnet of sliced strawberries
 - 100g caster sugar

What To Do
 - Mix the gin with the strawberries and caster sugar in a large bowl and pour into a 1.5-litre sterilised Kilner jar.
 - Store in the fridge and stir every two days for three weeks. Strain through coffee filters or muslin cloth to serve.


WATERMELON & STRAWBERRY SLUSHIE

What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a
hot summer's day? Drinking an iced fruit slushie!

What You Need
 - 1 small watermelon
 - 225g punnet of ripe strawberries
 - Juice of 2 limes

What To Do
 - The day or morning before you want to drink the slushie cut the watermelon into chunks and remove the skin and seeds. Place half the watermelon wedges into a large freezable bag then pop in the freezer for a few hours.
 - Once frozen, blitz the frozen watermelon with the rest of the watermelon, strawberries and lime juice until smooth and slushy. Pour into glasses and sip through a straw.


Do you like to sound of any of these cocktails?
What is your favourite summer cocktail over-all?

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

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38 comments:

  1. Cocktails yes pls! We are big fans of anything strawberry cocktails, will be giving these a go when we're back!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Let me know what you think of them if you give them a try? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  2. The watermelon and strawberry slushie sounds absolutely amazing! It's amazing that's it's vegan too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I know, it's so wonderful isn't it?! πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  3. Both of these sound amazing! I don't drink alcohol, but I am sure a lovely strawberry and watermelon slushie would be delicious!

    Steph xx
    www.stephsworld.com

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    1. You could make virgin mocktails out of them babe? Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  4. Mmmm these look amazing for summer! The combination of berries and gin has to be a winner. Perfect! X

    Sarah | www.sarahdeluxe.com

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    1. So happy to hear that you love them babe! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  5. These both sound tasty! I made a kiwi and mango sangria for my birthday which was pretty good too.

    Alice | Alice In Wonderlust

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    1. Oh my gosh that sounds amazing!! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  6. That watermelon and strawberry slushie looks right up my street! I may have to make these as a surprise for my OH when he finally finishes 12 hour days 😍
    Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. Let me know what you think of them if you make them lovely? I'd love to know your thoughts. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  7. Both of these look amazing, will definitely be saving the recipe for the slushie for a hot day to come!

    Gabija | everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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    1. Today, here in Liverpool, is the best day for a slushie! Hope you enjoy them if you try them babe. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  8. These both sound great! My favourite cocktail is English garden, which is gin, apple juice, mint and lime.

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    1. Oh wow that sounds wonderful babe, I will have to try that myself. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  9. Mmmm these sound lovely! I love that you've done one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic version - I'm off drinking at the moment and whenever I go out (or just when it's sunny!) I've been meaning to look up lovely fresh mocktails and you've shared the perfect recipe!

    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. So happy that you picked up on that babe. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  10. Oh goodness those look incredible!! I've saved them so hopefully I can make them sometime soon :) thanks for deciding to share these with us!

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    1. Please let me know what you think if you do try them? I'd love to know what you think of them. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  11. These sound really good! I really want to make alcohol free ones xx

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    1. Awesome babe! So happy that you like them. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  12. these look so good! especially the strawberry & watermelon one, that sounds so refreshing, especially on a hot summers day!
    Hels xx
    http://thehelsproject.com/

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    1. It really is lovely. I recommend trying it for yourself! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  13. Oh my gaaad, these look amazing! I love fruity drinks, especially strawberry, so these would be perfect!

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    1. They are wonderful babe! Don't take my word for it though, try them for yourself ;) Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  14. Both of these drinks sound so good! I love drinks containing strawberry, so these sound amazing! Thank you for sharing xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. You're welcome lovely, I really recommend trying them. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  15. Oooh I adore cocktails! Anything with strawberry in is a winner with me, so your first recipe is definitely something I'll be trying out! I'm a big lover of pina coladas as well, me and my Mum always have them on holiday!

    Abbey 🌸 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that darling! Please let me know what you think of them when and if you do try them? I'd love to know your thoughts. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  16. Sounds delicious,thanks for sharing! The strawberry and strawberry and watermelon ones sounds yum! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're more than welcome. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  17. Omg girl! It's such a sunny day here and you have got me craving cocktails now 😭🀣

    Charlene McElhinney

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    1. Haha that is awesome, maybe I can tempt you to try and make one of these yourself then?! ;) I wish it was sunny here today babe. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  18. these sound delicious! I've only recently started enjoying gin so I'll deffo be keeping these in mind xx

    G

    www.teawithgi.com

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    1. Hope you enjoy babe! Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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  19. These sound amazing! I love cocktails in the summer!! I've never really drunk gin but I would love to try it!

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    1. It's a lovely taste babe so I recommend giving it a go. Thank you for your comment πŸŒΈπŸ’œπŸ’«

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