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Welcome to the party Winter Warmer

Happy 1st birthday Fiesta Friday! I received this invite to the Fiesta Friday block party, a two week blogger party hosted by Angie at The Novice Gardener. I’m delighted to be attending….

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I’m bringing this delicious winter warmer to welcome guests as they arrive at the party. It’s fruity, spicey and can be made with or without alcohol.

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I made the cocktail in one of my Christmas presents, a beautiful cast iron milk pan.

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I gathered together some star anaise, cloves and cinnamon.

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I popped them in the pot with some apple juice.

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I brought the juice to the boil slowly to infuse the juice.

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Finally, I popped in a shot of the honey vodka that I brought home from India.

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Other cocktails that I’ve brought to previous Fiesta Friday partys include
Elderflower Fizz

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And a Sparkly Cosmo

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I’m bringing a tray of ‘welcome to the party’ winter warmers to the party… Happy Fiesta Friday!

Melissa xx

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Sparkly Cosmo Cocktail

It’s friday, it’s fiesta time…. but hang on… there’s no cake?

Inspired by Angie’s latin lover cocktail at the novice gardener‘s Fiesta Friday part-tay last week, today i’m bringing you a blinged up version of my favourite cocktail!

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Sparkly Cosmopolitan
Ingredients (or just wing it)
– 35ml vodka
– 15ml orange liqueur
– squeeze fresh lime juice
– 25ml cranberry juice
– twist orange peel and edible glitter, to garnish

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Method
Place the vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake hard and then strain into a coupe glass or small Martini glass and sprinkle with edible glitter.

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Hold the piece of orange peel over the glass and carefully flame with a match. Please don’t do this if you have had a few of these already… Garnish the cocktail with the flamed orange peel and serve.

Or….. Do what I actually did…. Use a bottle of pre-glittered berry juice, add the orange juice, vodka (my favourite at the moment is mango flavoured), the orange liqueur and ice… Then shake, shake, SHAKE!

Happy Fiesta Friday!

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Mellllllllisssssssa xx
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