Archive for the ‘Drinks’ Category


Warning: this is not a blog post about a good recipe. It does not have a happy ending. But it does have tequila. Thank god.

Now, where was I? Ah yes, here’s the start of a blog post I was writing…

It’s Australia Day tomorrow ! Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!

With a side of arriiiba because I’m making margarita icy poles to celebrate!

Sure, it’s not as typically Australian as lamingtons, in fact it’s decidedly Mexican. But it’s a great idea.

Don’t argue or I won’t give you one. (more…)


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Spritz it

It’s summer. It’s Australia. And what is the most quintessentially Australian thing to do in summer? That’s right – drink VODKA!

I’m sorry, what was that? The first production of vodka was in Russia in the 9th century and was rarely consumed outside of Europe before the 1950’s?

Oh, oh, well sorrrry for stepping out of my Aussie stereotype.

Shall I throw another shrimp on the barbie? Drink some booze strored in an esky? Then go jump of a pier into a beautiful clear blue ocean*? (more…)

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Something a bit different on Clever Muffin today, a drink! It’s Friday, it’s sunny, there’s things to celebrate and this just wanted to get made.

I originally came home with a bottle of champagne to toast my boyfriend’s new job. But Friday had other ideas. I think it went a little something like this:

Friday: hey, champagne, nice one.

Aimee: Yea, super fun!

Friday: But you got the cheap stuff.

Aimee: Well, no, it’s just middle of the range…we’ve just moved countries you know and budgeting…

Friday: Put the duty free gin in it. Then it’s fancy. Google ‘champagne’ and ‘gin cocktail’, doooo it.

Aimee: I hardly see how that’s fancy. I don’t even have cocktail glasses. They, er, broke in the move.

Friday: Liar.

Aimee: OK, I’ve never owned cocktail glasses. But I have a lot of jars, and that’d be kinda rustic chic right?

Friday: Oh, totally! Make me one too!

Aimee: OK!

One for me, one for the boy, one for Friday.

This punch is not for the faint hearted, it’s a bit cosmopolitan, a bit champagne cocktail, a bit gin and tonic, a whole lot of awesome.

2 parts gin
2 parts sparkling white wine/champagne
2 parts pom juice
1 ½  parts freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ part Cointreau
1 part sugar syrup (made by dissolving sugar in water at a ratio of 1 part sugar, 1 part water, then cooled)
¼ part all spice liquor (optional)


  1. Mix together.
  2. Pour into jar.
  3. Choose a swizzle stick of your choice (pencils and chop sticks are all fair game).
  4. Forget your worries.

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