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A Sweet Tooth Gathering: Pink Champagne & Pavlova

Razzberries and blackberry cake on a wooden plate

Throughout our 12 Days Of LUX video series, we’ve given you a multitude of tips and tricks for creating the perfect holiday home… but what’s a Christmas-ready dining table without food to fill it?

Slice of razzberries and blackberry cake

For our 7th Day Of LUX, we’re taking you through two simple recipes that are the perfect treats for a small holiday gathering. A sweet pavlova dessert and a tart, bubbly cocktail will get your guests warmed up in no time after braving the cold outdoors!

Blackberries inside a white bowl

Mairi’s Pavlova 
(serves 6-8)


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups raw sugar or extra fine granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch of sea salt


  • whipping cream
  • vanilla
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • optional: other fruit and/or nuts, such as pomegranate, kiwi, pear, hazelnuts, almonds, etc
Woman using a blender


  1. Set oven to 300°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form when dipping a spoon into the egg whites
  4. Slowly mix in sugar until combined
  5. Add salt
  6. Turn the mixer to the highest setting and whip until soft peaks form when dipping a spoon into the mixture
  7. Spoon mixture onto the baking sheet
  8. Smooth out into a 2 inch layer
  9. Add swirls and peaks around the edge for a nice design
  10. Bake for approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour. Keep an eye on the pavlova to make sure it does not brown. Do not open the oven!
  11. Once the the pavlova has finished baking, turn the oven off and leave the pavlova in the oven until completely cool (preferably overnight).
  12. Remove the pavlova from the oven and transfer it to a serving plate carefully, keeping the parchment paper underneath it.
  13. Decorate the pavlova and serve it to wow your guests!

Mairi’s Tips:

  • Don’t worry if the pavlova collapses in places. The whipping cream will hide any broken parts.
  • This recipe is easy to double or even triple!
  • You can make some lemon curd with the unused egg yolks if you are not one to waste produce.
Razzberries and blackberries on a white cake

Tracey’s Pink Drink

(serves 3)


  • 1 cup champagne
  • 2 cups pink lemonade
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
Woman serving pink beverage

Garnish (optional):

  • sugar sticks
  • pink salt and/or sugar to rim glasses
  • lime slices
Pink beverage on a diner table


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Rim glasses using a lime slice, then dip the rims in the sugar and/or salt.
  3. Serve with sugar sticks and/or lime slices as a garnish.
  4. Serve and enjoy at your holiday gathering!
Woman at a diner table

As always, thank you for reading!

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