This and that: Spicy Berry Drink

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spicy Berry Drink

Do you make something and then think of the 100 possible ways that you can photograph it?  Well, I do and I make things just to take pictures of them.  Today I was wondering what my neighbor's were thinking if they saw me traipse around my house and also my next door neighbor's place with a full glass and a camera.  I think they already think we are little strange and now I am taking pictures of food outside and moving flowers around my food.... But I love doing it.  I also try to do it while my husband is gone because I know that he will think I have gone over to the crazy side.  But the exciting part was that today I was able to go over to the neighbor's yard and take pictures... Her flower garden looks so much better then mine does right now.

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 blackberry izzy
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
ice

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



Linked with this great party: Foodie Friends Friday


14 comments :

  1. That looks so darn refreshing! I'm loving your blog :)

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    1. It is a great drink.. I have made it with different types of fruit and also carbonated izzy drinks.

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  2. Looks like a drink I would enjoy! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    1. Hope you make it some day and let me know what you think Brandi.

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  3. That looks so delicious! And yes, your photos are amazing! How many times did you have to fill up that glass? Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. I just made it a few times :) and photographed it each time.

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  4. Wish I had some right now! What a nice refreshing drink on a HOT day.

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    1. It is... thanks for stopping by spring chick.

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  5. Looks and sounds fabulous! Have to try it! Nettie

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    1. Let me know what you think if you try it Nettie.

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  6. That looks so refreshing! I can add rum, right? ;)

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    1. You can put whatever you want it... the original recipe has alcohol in it but I don't drink so made some changes.

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