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Time for a Tipple

If all the May sunshine has you squinting at the horizon in anticipation of the heady haze of high summer, this cocktail is just for you!

Gorgeous orange liqueur is fortified by a hefty slug of rum, while a little sweet peach juice adds the appearance of innocence. Mix it all up with a refreshing squeeze of lime and some crushed ice, and you’re ready to welcome the summer!

Orange Blossom Bliss
Recipe* (Serves 2)
  • 2 fingers of Cointreau, or other orange liqueur
  • 1 finger of rum (a light one like Bacardi if you want the peach to shine through)
  • Two cups of peach juice
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Crushed ice.
  1. Throw a generous handful (or two depending how hot it is outside) of ice into the blender.
  2. Pour over the Cointreau and the rum, then glug in the peach juice. 
  3. Squeeze in the lime.
  4. Hit “blend” and buzz it until it hits your preferred texture.
  5. Add a straw and sip in the garden with a friend!
Bonus summer hack!

Why should the kids have all the slurpy summer fun? If you have any cocktail mix leftover (surely not!) just pour it into ice-lolly moulds and freeze it for a quick afternoon refresh! 

Just make sure you warn the kids to keep their sticky mitts off!


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F.K. Marlowe is a Shropshire lass who lived in London and Beijing before settling down with her husband, three daughters and rescue pup in Vancouver. She writes horror stories with a tendency to the paranormal, and Young Adult fiction with fangs and sass.

Marlowe doesn’t worry overly much about the placement of semi-colons and the like, having spent far too long pootling about in academia to take them seriously. (She has an Oxford first in English Lit, plus a Master’s and PhD from Leeds). She has, however, discovered that life is the best education for a writer, and plans to continue her studies there as long as possible.


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