Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THE RASPBERRY/BLUEBERRY "MOCKTAIL"

I posted this cool recipe as an example of a creative suggestion for a child's party back in 2016, and it worked out pretty well.

If you plan your own parties or get-togethers, the sky's the limit to what you can come up with.  A Movie Star Sleepover, an Indoor Beach Party, a Sleeping Beauty or Mad Hatter Tea Party are just a few ideas that come to mind.


Even better are some of the really entertaining recipes that kids will be sure to enjoy and talk about for days. Use a regular ice tray, or go wild with unusual shapes to make this drink even more unique.  You can also feel free to add strawberries instead of raspberries, and use plastic colorful cups or wine glasses to match your theme.

This particular "mocktail" is tasty, interesting and very simple to make.  Here are the details.

INGREDIENTS

4 Blueberries
4 Raspberries
4 Small Mint Leaves
1 2/3 Cups Sweetened Cranberry Juice, chilled
3/4 Cup of Lemon-Lime Soda like Sprite or 7-Up, chilled

DIRECTIONS
Half-fill 12 holes in an ice cube tray of your choice with water, and put a blueberry, raspberry or a mint leaf in each one.  Freeze for 3-4 hours until solid, then fill completely with water, and freeze overnight.

Mix the chilled juice and soda together in a large pitcher, and pour into glasses.  Drop in your festive ice cubes right before serving and you're all set!  Enjoy!
Of course, if you're an adult, you can always spike things up a little with vodka, gin champagne or wine, and guests will love it!

"In prosperity, it is easy to find a friend; in adversity, nothing is so difficult" Epictetus

24 comments:

  1. Yum and those are great ideas for a big girl get together, too. :)

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    1. Totally agree, Sophia! I think this would really work well. Hugs...

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  2. That sounds delicious. Yes, a little flavored vodka would spice things up a little.

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    1. Nothing wrong with spicing things up a little for a grown-up party! Hugs...

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  3. I want those cups and saucers!!

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    1. Aren't they so amazing? Would love to have them in my kitchen! Hugs...

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  4. Awesome! Just in time for "cook out" season!! Thanks!!!

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    1. Never really thought about a cook-out, but that would work really well. Thanks for the idea! Hugs...

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  5. Oh, I love this! I don't drink alcohol, so I'm a-okay with a fun mocktail!

    -Lauren

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    1. These ideas make everything sound fun, Lauren and would work well without alcohol for sure. Hugs...

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  6. Oh these are so pretty! I love a good cocktail but a mocktail can be just as fun and is more versatile. I love the freezing the berries. What a pretty look!

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    1. Isn't that super clever and cool looking? This just sounds like such a fun a idea! Hugs...

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  7. Sounds yummy! I love frozen blueberries and cranberry juice too. This would make for an awesome mocktail. And spicing up is always good. :)

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    1. I don't like the heat that goes along with it Greg, but the summer months bring about plenty of great fruits for so many recipes. Hugs...

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  8. That sounds great. I love frozen drinks, especially in the summer time.

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    1. Frozen drinks are fun, and all the neat recipes that include fruit is really awesome! Hugs...

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  9. It may be my computer but some of your images didn't show properly ...

    I love blueberries and raspberries two of my favourite fruits and in the summertime, I enjoy them.
    Here's to a good summer - but guess what - it's been raining here in my part of the UK today!!! UGH!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Since I've been trying to change my eating habits, I've been binging on both and loving it! I checked on another pad, and the pics look okay, but thanks for letting me know. I'll ask some others if they're seeing the same problems. Hugs...

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  10. Hehe..I was thinking add a little wine or vodka and bam! Then saw your comment at the end *winks*

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    1. Nothing wrong with that Kim! (lol)

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  11. Great post RO!!! Makes me want to have a party...or just eat! Yummmmm 💕

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    1. Any reason I can think of to eat, and I'm all in too Jan! Happy Saturday...

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