Yay! It's officially summer! I'm so excited about the bounty of local produce available including fresh, sweet cherries and raspberries. I am finally able to pick a whole bowl full of raspberries per day from the raspberry plants in our backyard. It is awesome!
A wonderful thing happened when I happened to have a bag full of fresh cherries and fresh raspberries from the garden- I was able to create this drink! I love the combination of sweet fruit and tart, refreshing lime juice.
This drink is healthy enough to treat yourself to at breakfast yet fancy enough to serve at a fun party or event. I invite you to get our your cocktail shaker and muddle up some fruit- get out there and enjoy summer and this amazing drink!
Fresh Raspberry Cherry Lime Mock Tails:
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup fresh cherries- pitted and cut in half
Juice of one fresh lime
1/2 cup green tea, brewed and cooled
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (1 teaspoon per glass)
1-2 cups sparkling water
1/2 cup ice
1. Place the fresh raspberries and cherries in a glass measuring cup or a bowl. Mash or muddle them with a wooden muddler or spoon.
2. Place the crushed berries and cherries in a cocktail shaker along with the fresh lime juice and green tea and ice. Shake to combine together.
3. Divide the mixture between two martini glasses. Then, pour sparkling water over the berry-cherry mixture. Then, mix in 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup into each glass. Stir to combine. Add more maple syrup to taste.