Friday, July 29, 2011

Cran-Raspberry Mocktail

Cran-Raspberry Mocktail

Just a quick recipe to kick off the weekend. Even better? No measurements needed.

I tossed this together a couple of weeks ago when I realized that I no longer had a corkscrew and was thus unable to open my bottle of blackberry wine. After digging through my formidable kitchen junk drawer to no avail I was too far in to settle for plain water. A quick dig through the refrigerator yielded some promising results, and so the Cran-Raspberry mocktail was born.

Cran-Raspberry juice
Lemon lime soda
Frozen raspberries

Starting off in a hurricane (or highball) glass of your choice start out with the ice and frozen raspberries. Personal preference here, but I used seven berries and the barest sprinkling of crushed ice since I didn't want the drink to water down during the meal. Next up the juice and soda. I used 1/4 soda to 3/4 juice because I was looking for tart, but if you want something sweeter go with 1/2 and 1/2. It really is all about preference.

For a quick aside about the soda, I really have come to enjoy the lemon lime from Trader Joe's. I find it's not as sweet as conventional brands which kept the texture and flavor from being too syrupy. I'd love to know your favorites for making mixed drinks!