Hellooo, folks! My oh my, it has been a WHILE. There’s been a lot of changes that have occurred in my life over the last few months, so my poor little blog has become a tad neglected. I’ll definitely be providing a life update at some point, but for today, I thought I’d share something much more fun with you all!
A week or so ago, I was contacted by the lovely folks over at Tequila Rose, who wanted to send me a bottle of their signature tequila cream to sample and review. I was a little hesitant at first, as anyone who knows me will know I’m pretty darn fussy when it comes to my alcohol choices, but decided to give it a go after reading it was essentially like an adult strawberry milkshake (erm, yum). This dreamy, creamy concoction was a blissful surprise that has completely won me over.
Tequila Rose is a cream liqueur with a difference; the inclusion of tequila in a cream based beverage is innovative and makes for a unique, intoxicating kick. It’s made with real dairy cream, mixed with a sweet, sumptuous strawberry flavour to summon summer vibes and good spirits. I have a real sweet tooth and was worried the tequila would be too overpowering for me, but it’s gorgeously subtle with just the right amount of bite, which means even the fussiest of drinkers can indulge in a glass of this rich, silky treat.
One of my favourite things about Tequila Rose is how versatile it is. It can be served as a simple, yet luxurious, chilled shot, as advised on their website, or you can get creative!
Who doesn’t love a milkshake?! Simply blend two scoops of vanilla ice cream with 75ml of Tequila Rose and 1tsp of vanilla extract. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles – I opted for edible hearts as they’re just a bit chunkier and stronger in flavour. Delicious!
Now, I can’t take the credit for this idea, as it was entirely my Mama’s, but it’s too good not to share! It’s essentially a basic cheesecake recipe, only with an added adult kick! The ingredients are:
250g digestive biscuits (or Oreos if you want something seriously sweet)
100g melted butter
1tsp of vanilla extract
100g icing sugar
500g cream cheese
150ml double cream
50ml Tequila Rose
Fresh strawberries, sliced, and a few squares of dark chocolate, grated, to garnish
The method is nice and easy:
1. Pop the biscuits in a food bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Add them to a mixing bowl, pour over the melted butter and stir to combine.
2. Spoon the mixture into a spring-form cake tin (lined with butter and grease-proof paper to alleviate sticking – I learnt the hard way) and press down, so that there are no gaps and you have an even, solid layer. Place in the fridge to chill.
3. Mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix the double cream and Tequila Rose until they’re well combined, then add slowly to the rest of the mixture.
4. Pour the filling over the base, making sure it’s evenly spread to the edges of the tin. Use a spatula to smooth the top. Tap the tin on the worktop a couple of times to get rid of any air bubbles that may be lurking in the creamy mixture. Leave to set overnight.
5. When it’s ready to serve, garnish with some fresh sliced strawberries on top, a sprinkling of grated dark chocolate and enjoy!
I know the weather seems to have forgotten that Spring is coming, but that doesn’t mean we have to. I adore slush (frankly, who doesn’t?) and this is a lovely way to make a typically childlike beverage just that little bit more 18+! It’s ridiculously easy, I make quite a decent sized batch and leave it in a jug in the fridge to have a ready made treat to hand. It’s wonderful for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want something too heavy or rich. I use a 600g tray of strawberries, simply wash and trim the leaves off, cut them into quarters, then blend until smooth. Add a cup of water, 100g of ice cubes, then blitz again. Finally, add a teaspoon of golden sugar and 70ml of Tequila Rose, give it a final spin in the blender and you’ll have the dreamiest slushie ever!
Have you ever tried Tequila Rose, or are you going to give any of these little recipes a try? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading, folks! Much love,
This post is part of a paid collaboration with Tequila Rose. All photos are my own unless otherwise specified.