12 Tonics to Christmas: T&T (Tequila & Tonic, with a bite)

The fragrant crack of the cardamom and rose transports you to the middle east for a festive season filled with spice and flair.  Think far-away lands filled with myrrh and frankincense, especially during this time of the year.  See in your mind’s eye the heaps of spices, loud chatter of merchants and piles of delicate rose petals surrounded by the smell of rose essence and oriental mysteries.

On the #12TonicsToChristmas blog series I looked at showcasing the Tonic, more than the alcohol or the other bits and pieces.  

Featuring the “newish” addition to the Toni Glass Collection is their Rose-flavoured tonic.

12 Tonics to Christmas: Caprese Cocktail

My twist on a “Bloody Mary” – but with flavoured tonic.
Today I decided to spruce things up with a twist on a “Bloody Mary”, with the Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil Tonic and fresh basil and tomatoes.  If you are a fan of the traditional Bloody Mary Cocktail, you will love this version.

I recommend sipping this drink over a leisurely brunch; with friends and family.

12 Tonics to Christmas: Rosemary & Pear Ice Lollies

Summer sun and holiday fun! Cool off with these funky and delicious ice lollies; which will leave you thinking they are “naughty” but they’re so “nice”.  Suitable for adults, and even kids with a discerning palate.  I added extra bits of pear to the mix for added texture, this mixture will also freeze well in a container for a fresh sorbet.
Here’s my 12 Tonics to Christmas ice lollies with Pear Toni Glass Tonic.

12 Tonics to Christmas: Espresso Tonic

During my research and development of the #12TonicsToChristmas series, I cam across an interesting concoction which seemed strange and innovative.  

I will honestly tell you, my curiosity got the better of me. 

12 Tonics to Christmas: Green Elf

With Christmas approaching and the festive season kicking off in full swing, how about a little “green helper” to treat your festive friends?

Today’s #12TonicsToChristmas is non-alcoholic and boasts a refreshing finish as an alternative to the traditional gin and tonics.  This drinks packs all the punch of a fruity and fresh g&t, but without the g(uilt).  This post is packed full of exciting items…take a look…

12 Tonics to Christmas: Spanish Sunset

We are halfway through the #12TonicsToChristmas series and feeling nostalgic….

Inspired by my time spent in Barcelona, on balmy summer evenings strolling the bustling streets and dropping by a street cafe for a refreshing drink, as you watch the late sunset between the historic buildings.

It was only obvious to add this orange-and-rum creation to my #12TonicsToChristmas list.  Sit back and sip this drink as you think about what you’ve survived in 2018.