Colonial Cravings

A Cornish girls food adventures...



Lavender Greyhound

So how come if you mix grapefruit and tequila it gets a pretty name like Paloma (which means dove in Spanish) but if you mix it with gin it gets called a greyhound? Don’t get me wrong I like a… Continue Reading →

Hibiscus Margarita

So this time next year I’ll probably be enjoying the May Day bank holiday instead of thinking about Cinco de Mayo. That’s definitely not a thing in the UK, which is a shame because I’ll take any excuse for margaritas… Continue Reading →


Give the Bailey’s a break and make your own creamy concoction. This isn’t quite as heavy as Bailey’s or as rich as something like eggnog but it’s still got a bit of a kick to it. It makes a nice… Continue Reading →


Put the fruit at the bottom of your Christmas stocking to good use this year and make one of these. I love this drink, it looks all sorts of fancy but it’s actually pretty easy to make once you’ve got… Continue Reading →


It might be because I was raised in the West country but I’d take one of these over a bucks fizz on Christmas morning every time. This is made from apple and spice and all things nice. And by ‘all… Continue Reading →

Pomegranate & Rosemary Shrub

Mr Colonial Cravings again with another boozy post. I had been threatening for some time to do another shrub and, when recently perusing our local supermarket I decided that pomegranate would be an excellent fruit to use in one. I… Continue Reading →


Mr Colonial Cravings here, writing a guest post on my wonderful wife’s excellent blog! (you see I get to benefit from the fruits of Mrs Colonial Cravings efforts, so I really do think it’s excellent!) A few years ago, while… Continue Reading →


I’m not a fan of champagne or other sparkling wines. I would much rather have a beer than a glass of Bolly. This however is the exception. I guess it’s a bit like a raspberry Bellini but with the added… Continue Reading →

G & THAI (same same but different)

I love so much about travelling in Southeast Asia, the people, the culture, the landscape and obviously because I’m a glutton, the flavours. Fragrant and sweet and sour and fresh and creamy and spicy and all perfectly harmonious. But it’s… Continue Reading →


What could possibly be more refreshing on a hot sunny day than a cool mojito? A frozen mojito, that’s what! ‘Poptails’, ice pop cocktails, seem to be all the rage at the moment and it’s definitely a trend that I… Continue Reading →

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