Hello, Friday. Oh, how we love you very much. Forget your three-course meal, aim for two and then for dessert just order a luxurious cocktail. Here are some of our favourite adult only cocktails which will make you go 'WOW'.
#1 A Cream Top
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This milk bottle inspired perfection is from London's secret underground Blitz bar. Loaded with whisky, Irish cream and coffee liqueur, not only will you get a much-needed caffeine boost but you also get a cookie. The only way you could possibly make this even better is to add Gookie Dough pieces in the bottom. Look who's the winner now?
#2 Banoffee Crème
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A banoffee pie that is drinkable. Does anything else need to be said?! Cashew nuts, double cream (the more calories the better), caramel syrup AND marshmallows. We want to shake hands with the person who came up with this one. Dessert is well and truly served.
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Sounds a little boring but don't judge a book by its cover. This cocktail is served with carob ice cream which is then drowned by Marula liqueur. Not only does it look classy, sassy and a bit bad-assy but it's also screaming childhood memories.
#4 The Chocolate Flip
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First of all, you know that you've entered adulthood if you no like pistachio ice cream. An alcoholic milkshake with a bit of fanciness. This ice cream is shaken with rum, chocolate, Chartreuse and port. I'm sure your inner 8-year-old is delighted.
Got you in the summery mood? We can't wait to drink these with a BBQ and the amazing weather on our skin. Get glowing!
It's only Tuesday which is sad but how about planning your Bank Holiday weekend in style with Cookie Dough shots? If you want to get your bartending skills top notch then you've come to the right place! What's better than mixing cookie dough with alcohol? It's a beverage and dessert all in one! You can even make the cookie dough shot glasses with Gookie Dough to match, very fancy!
The Classic Cookie
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A shot glass One part amaretto almond liqueur
One part of Bailey's Irish Cream
Five pinches of cinnamon
What to do
Simply layer your Amaretto above the Bailey's Irish cream and then add various pinches of cinnamon. Serve once the cinnamon clumps begin to settle into the liquor. If you're feeling extra cheeky, then add some spray cream and pop mini balls of Gookie Dough on top. A treat for the adults, of course!
Rainbow Cookie Shot
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One oz of raspberry vodka
One oz of amaretto almond liqueur
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
What to do
Fill a rocks/old-fashioned glass with ice. Add your raspberry vodka, amaretto and lime juice. Then float the grenadine on top.
Butter Cookie Shot
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1/2 oz Vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Irish cream
3/4 oz DeKuyper Buttershots liqueur
4 oz milk
2 oz cream soda
What to do
Stir the ingredients together in a collins glass which is filled with ice cubes, shake and serve immediately.
Oatmeal Cookie and Hot Chocolate Shot
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1/3 oz Bailey's Irish cream
1/3 oz butterscotch schnapps
1/3 oz cinnamon schnapps
6 oz hot chocolate
One dash of chocolate shavings
What to do
Add liqueurs to a mug of hot chocolate, stir and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Feel free to add marshmallows to the mix and enjoy!
Get the BBQ on and impress those guests with your shot making skills!
Everyone loves food, and I'm sure you have someone who is a challenge to buy for at Christmas time. You're sick of buying chocolates, perfume, lynx sets and makeup, so it's time to step up the game and find something unique but special. This is your ultimate gift guide for your favourite foodie to make them go 'wow' this festive season.
BBQ Branding Iron
Got that manly-man in your family that is king of the BBQ? Now he can staple his famous burgers with this personalised branding iron. Make any message as it comes with all the letters of the alphabet and doesn't require any tools. You won't go unnoticed, that's for sure.
Choc On Choc All Chocolate Biscuit Selection
Is it a biscuit? Or is it a chocolate treat? This little novelty stocking filler is a selection of family favourites such as Custard Cream, Bourbons, Party Rings and Digestives! Made with Belgian chocolate to create a rich, creamy taste. The question is, where is the Gookie Dough at?
Christmas Tree Gin
The best Christmas tree decoration ever? These mini bottles of gin look adorable on a tree and taste delicious. Each set contains 6 bottles of the London Dry Gin with a Sipsmith ribbon displaced in a presentation box. Quench that gin-lovers thirst and give them an adult treat!
Krispy Kreme Puzzle
A puzzle that's good enough to eat! This 500 piece circular jigsaw is great for those who are a true problem-solver at heart. Presented in the famous doughnut-styled box, this will tantalise the tastebuds and features a range of the most popular treats. From strawberry glaze to Nutella and how can we forget lemon cheesecake?
Bubble what? Create your own flavour from your favourite beverage, whether this is cherryade or prosecco! Mix it with the base bubble liquid provided then blow the bubbles and try to catch them on your tongue. Great fun for all the family and a quirky gift for all ages! Funfetti flavoured bubbles? Why not!
Work It Out Exercise Mat
Get super stylish and become a trendsetter at the gym with this 'After this we're getting pizza' quoted exercise mat. Made to be extra girly with pastel pink, the inspiration quote will encourage you to burn off those calories so you can fit a beloved pizza in. After all, pizza will always be a girl's best friend.
Retro Mini Popcorn Maker
Make your sleepover super with this mini popcorn maker. This little gem can make up to 8 cups of popcorn per batch which is super easy. The maker uses an electric system which means no oil is required so is overall better for your health. Pour the kernels into the kernel measuring cup provided and switch on. Snuggle up with a movie and hot chocolate and voila, your own cinema. Coming to a kitchen near you!
With a high quality cast iron skillet and miniature Reese's peanut butter cups, this will make you squeal with delight on Christmas morning. The peanut butter food trend is at the top of the list right now and you can make up some cookies or pancakes. Get creative!
So, now you have inspiration on what to buy your Foodie this Christmas. What will you be buying?