Now that I have shown how crazy I can be... I will get onto the recipe that I made with a little bit of help from Ally's Kitchen with her Spicy Gatsby Refresher. Her pictures made this drink look so wonderful that I had to try and make a non-alcoholic version of it. I did some research to see what I could use instead of the alcohol to make the flavours comparable. So here is what I did and the flavours that came through were incredible or at least I thought so. I am also not very creative with names, so mine is just simply..............
Spicy Berry Drink
1 can ginger ale - I used Vernor's ginger ale
1 cup fruit ( blackberries, cherries, peaches, raspberries, blueberries)*
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
a few sprigs of thyme
2-3 crystallized ginger ~~ cut into small pieces
splash of lemon
Cut up fruit into small pieces and place in pitcher. Add blackberry izzy drink and red pepper flakes and let sit for 1/2 hour. Once marinated, add ginger ale, thyme, crystallized ginger and splash of lemon. Add ice to glasses and pour drink over it. Garnish with sprigs of thyme, lemon, ginger and cherries. Enjoy!
* the first time I made this I used, cherries, raspberries and blueberries and the second time blackberries, cherries and peaches. Both combinations were fantastic. Also the raspberries and blackberries that I used were frozen which worked good too.
|ingredients of the first time I made this|
Note you will want to serve this drink with a spoon as your guests will want to get every last morsel of the fruit that you placed in the drink.... YUM!
Til next time <3<3 <3 Marlys
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