New Year’s Eve Mocktails

New Years Eve is usually the time of year I’m the person in charge of making cocktails for everyone (possibly the reason everyone wakes up the next day full of regret). But this year I was making mock tails for myself, the husband and for a treat the spawn. She got to indulge in some sugary goodness. So obviously planning what to make became a bit of a dig through cookbooks and Pinterest to find something that we could ring I the new year with. Sure we could have done what I did last time I was knocked up on New Years and just have me drinking sparkling water but fuck that! I’m bored with just drinking water I need some flavour! After creating both of these bad boys I realised they are pretty similar.


Makes 1 Jug

750ml Ginger Ale

2 cups Pineapple Juice

1 Cup Coconut water

1 1/2 cups Diced pineapple

1/2 Cup Maraschino Cherries

1/4 cup grenadine


Put ice and all liquid ingredients in jug/pitcher and stir to combine. Add the cherries and slowly mix through


Makes 1 Drink

Maraschino Cherry for Garnish

150ml Ginger Ale

150ml Lemon-Lime Soda

30mls Grenadine Syrup


Fill glass with ice and add the ginger ale, lemon-limesoda and grenadine. Mix well and garnish with the cherry. Don’t forget to add a straw to make it look fancy.

On ending this post I’d like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEARS! Leave the bullshit from 2019 and start of fresh in 2020 (need to make room for new bullshit). Thanks to everyone that have continued to read my posts and hope you all enjoy your celebrations.



I am really jealous of Americans getting to celebrate Halloween! It looks like such a fun event with everyone in costumes and little kids trick or treating. OH SO JELLY! Over the last few years in Australia, well where I’ve lived, stores have tried to bring Halloween over here. But it’s not the same you can’t try to force a holiday that’s been around for many many years on people. I have had trick or treaters come to my house over the last few years and have been let down to see kids, who aren’t in costumes asking for sweets. Seriously? These kids see it as a day just to get off the couch to walk around to people’s houses asking for lollies. I understand times are tough for some people and buying a costume isn’t the ideal way to spend your money, but got kids be creative! I mean come on one year I put my baby in a pumpkin , with all the meat I hollowed out I managed to make a nice pumpkin soup.

pumpkin in a pumpkin

Anyway my rant over for this month in my house, I thought might make it fun for me and the spawn to dress up once or twice a week. This will force me to actually learn how to use the sewing machine in the wardrobe I got as a gift from my mum two years ago. Yes I suck as a female can’t cook and can’t sew…but I’m learning and I can drink wine like a champ. So that makes up for my short comings.

Stay tuned for my costume shenanigans leading up to Halloween. Hopefully the costumes will be entertaining and inspire you for any costume ideas for yourself.