Saturday, 25 May 2013

Happy Hour | Lychee Ripple


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

As a responsible (!) adult over the age of 18, I enjoy the odd tipple here and there. I have gone through my 'clubbing days' and am now finding myself with a more mature(ish) palette and looking for quality over quantity.

I have seen a few bloggers sharing some of their favourite cocktail recipes or even news ones they have whipped up in their kitchens and decided that this would be a lot of fun to do over at Sprinkle of Glitter.

I want to make it VERY clear though that by running this feature I am not promoting drinking to excess and am keen to stress that these ideas are for those of you who are over the age of 18 in the UK or whatever the legal age to drink in your country is. I feel that since this blog has an older audience (compared to my YouTube channel which is slightly younger) that we can all cope. I'm not going to run this disclaimer every week but I felt it important to have it said. Please ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used. Should you have any concerns about ingredients used, please consult your doctor as I am lacking in a medical degree and would be of no use to you. In a nutshell- be adults, be cool. 

Now that's done, let's get down to business!


Happy Hour | Lychee Ripple Cocktail

Happy Hour | Lychee Ripple Cocktail

This is a cocktail for those of you with a big sweet tooth. It's not too sophisticated, it's fun and silly. I like drinks like that. I think would be perfect for a girls night in with a few DVD's and some popcorn.

Cocktail Recipe 


per glass

1 part vodka
1 part raspberry ripple cordial (mine was from morrisons for about 60p)
3 parts fresh lychee juice
4 parts lemonade 

Garnish with -
Pomegranate seeds (they look like sunken jewels)
Crushed ice
Berries you have available (I went for a strawberry as it's in season)



Serve with a smile and enjoy!






Toodlepip!

xx

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83 comments:

  1. That sounds amazing and completely refreshing after a hot day outside! If I wasn't always DD it sounds like something I'd love trying! :) Thanks for sharing it with us Louise!

    Cheers! x

    -A (somelittlebirdies.blogspot.ca)

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  2. Oh this looks amazing!

    Carina xx
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  3. I don't really like drinking because I'm not big on wine and I can't have beer (it's not gluten free and I have coeliac disease) and I am rarely around spirits. However, making cocktails sounds like a lot of fun and this one sounds so sweet!

    Rachel is Elsewhere

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  4. This sounds delicious and not at all complicated like the many other cocktails I enjoy. Thank you for sharing I hope you make more of these posts.

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  5. That looks and sounds super delicious! :) I love lychee!

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  6. Quite fitting for a saturday. I like the colour but i dont like lychee >__< (or drink alcohol)
    This is a freat type of post.. I love food/drink posts.

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  7. Mmmm yum! My favorite drink is a caipirinha :)

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  8. Mmmmm can't wait to try this! Good idea.

    - Beth

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  9. well, i'm slightly under 18 so i took lemonade and the garnish ingredience and then added a bit of lemon juice and a tiiiiny bit of toner, came out really good :P

    Merilin xx

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  10. Ouuu this looks delicious. I love the pretty straw too!

    Claire x

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  11. That looks so delicious! I really like the pictures :)
    Great post!

    X Valérie
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  12. I think I have to give it a chance, considering all the ingridients it must be really tasty :)

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  13. Definitely going to have to give this one a go, sounds yummy! I'd probably use strawberries too, they're amazing haha :)

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  14. Yummy love Morrisons sweet flavoured cordial I love their marshmallow one may have to get that in a cocktail too.

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  15. WOW! That looks realy refreshing, I've never had a lychee cocktail but would love to taste it ;) xxx http://littleknownblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Woah! That sounds so amazing! :) x

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  17. I love the disclaimer :) Also, the glasses are really cute!

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  18. Sounds yummy, I love a cocktail. If you like lychee, you should try lychee liqueur, a dash of that, some vodka and lemonade is YUM!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  19. I must try this! It looks amazing

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  20. Sounds delicious! Definitely a summertime drink. x

    Tanya | Cat at Heart

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  21. Woow this looks so so delicious and refreshing. I love lychees!

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  22. Ahh that looks amazing! I am going to try this!

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  23. It seems to be very delicious - i keep it in my head for my next party! But i'm quite sure i will like (love) it :)

    (sorry for my bad english!)

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  24. Ooooooohhhh! That sounds delicious! Can't wait to try this!!

    Sophie xxx

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  25. Looks perfect for summer parties in the garden! Going to give this a go as soon as the sun comes out :) thanks for sharing!

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  27. It sounds really nice, its a shame I'm not over 18 :/
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  28. looks delicious!

    - Janine
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  29. oh my word this looks and sounds delicious!!! ;)

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  30. love the idea of using the pomegranate seeds as a garnish! It reminds me of bubble tea, I'll definitely be creating a non alcoholic version for myself :)

    - Laura

    http://faintlyfreckled.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. This sounds amazing! I'm due my baby today but I don't think he's making an appearance just yet! Looking forward to trying one of these sitting in the sunshine soon :-) xx

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  32. Lychees are literally the best fruit ever! This looks so darn good, I thinks I'm gonna make me some lychee ripple.

    BETHANKA
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    xoxox

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  33. Love lychees, so this cocktail would be perfect for me! Thank you for the recipe, will def try it on a nice summer day (which will hopefully come very soon)

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  34. yum !

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  35. This looks so good Louise! Would be fun to make with the girls before a night out and looks super refreshing for balmy summer nights!

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  36. that's such a pretty drink! It looks so whimsical hahaha! I didn't even know it was possible for a drink to look whimsical and yet you've done it!

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  37. This is a beautiful drink :) And I liked your disclaimer, very sensible :) Since I'm 18 going on 19 I will be trying this immediately! So beautiful for the hot weather right now :D

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  38. That is super pretty! I love fun looking drinks :)

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  39. Wow this cocktail sounds delicious, definitely gonna try making this one day!! I love the straw and glass you used too :)

    Hannah x

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  40. Im not keen on alcohol but this cocktail looks amazing!

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  41. Looks yummy, might give this a go :-)

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  42. looks delicious :)

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  43. I love this idea, perfect for lounging outside in the summer! I am definitely going to try this one at the next outdoor event! Thank you. :D

    Gem x
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  44. This looks and sounds amazing! You and Zoe are amazing and have inspired me in the last week to start my own blog and youtube channel! have a couple of posts already in my blog but haven't done my first video yet!

    Cant wait to try this out!

    Kirra
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  45. Loved this post Louise! Cute idea and the cocktail sounds so scrummy!

    xoxox

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  46. Never would have put lychee and raspberry together but I'll definitely be trying this!

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  47. Looks amazing!!! I love sweet drinks, yum! x

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  48. Um, why have I not tried this combination yet? It sounds divine! Thanks for sharing :). Michaela xoxo

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  49. This is such a good idea, in the summer in such a big fruity cider drinker and malibu is my weakness but I have to say this does sound like a good girly summers day drink! :) Might have to try it out :) love your blog, love finding I have a new post of yours to read :) xxx

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  50. OMG I could drink one of these now So summery and girly, perfect for my sweet tooth :D

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  51. I;m definitely trying it out. Looks and sounds really good!

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  52. Looks delicious! Me and my sister may have to try this one.

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  53. I’m over 18 and it’s legal for me to drink, however I choose not to. But I will definitely be trying this! (minus the vodka) haha thanks for the idea! :)

    Lucy xxx

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  54. Looks delicious might add that on my drink list that I have to try out!!
    Got a cocktail book, might have to experiment a little (the responsible way)! ^^

    Christina xx
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  55. It's pitty that I am not an adult :DD but It's looks so great!

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  56. That looks fresh and tasty! I don't try a lot of new cocktails unless I'm at a party and there is a "theme" cocktail. I would definitely try this if you were serving it. Looks like it would go well with sushi!

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  57. Hmm, this looks delicious!

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  58. Looks and sounds delicious.

    I might have to give it a whirl for my birthday next month:)

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  59. This looks so yummy, I will have to try it! Lychee juice is my addiction at the moment - I'd best wait until exam season is over though x

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  60. That was pretty much the best disclaimer ever! I think all 'please drink responsibly' slogans should be replaced with 'be adults, be cool'!

    Ash :-)

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  61. Looks so yummy! Looks like a proper good cocktail!

    Pipp xx
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  62. It does look pretty and yummy; I should give this a try ;).

    Hope you star off the week with a big smile :D.

    Miki.

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  63. Sounds delicious :) xxx

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  64. You can buy lychee juice?! I need to get my hands on that. My favourite thing to mix drinks with at the moment is ginger beer and lime, so delicious in the summer (who am I kidding though, this weather warrants a mulled wine)

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  65. That sounds lush. I have a wicked sweet tooth, so might have to try this. I've never had lychee juice; is it easy to get hold of?

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  66. Ahhhhh! This sounds delicious! I always prefer my cocktails to taste more sweet than alcoholic!

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  67. I never think to make my own cocktails but this one looks amazing!

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  68. Such a gorgeous drink - definitely going to have to try that this summer! xx

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  69. Don't know how I missed this but I found it after reading your newest post. This sounds gorgeous. Bookmarking this one for future reference haha, thanks for sharing! x

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