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Strawberry Lime & Rose Mock Tail

Strawberry Lime & Rose Mock Tail

 

Here in the Portland, Oregon area the roses are starting to bloom, so it is Rose Festival Season! I just love this time of year when my rose bushes are at their prime and they have the most lovely, fragrant blooms. Since I grow my roses organically and don't use any chemicals on them, I can use them in drinks and dishes! What a win! 

I hope that you enjoy this fun and quick drink recipe that you can make to celebrate the roses this season! You could also add some rose water to amp-up the rose flavor if you desire. 

Rose, Strawberry Lime & Rose Mock Tail: 

1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries

1 key lime, quartered

1/4 cup maple syrup with infused rose petals (you'll use 1-3 tablespoons of this for 1 drink, then save the rest) 

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup rose petals

4-5 rose petals (for muddling in drink) 

crushed ice

sparkling water

 

1. Put strawberries & lime pieces & 4-5 torn fresh rose petals into a tall glass. 

2. Make syrup: bring to a simmer the water and maple syrup. Add the 1/4 cup rose petals. Infuse the syrup for 10 minutes while it cools. 

3. Add 1-3 tablespoons of the infused syrup to the glass. Muddle with a wooden spoon or muddle. Then, add crushed ice and sparkling water to taste. Taste your drink for sweetness and add more of the syrup to taste. 

This drink is yummy and refreshing. It won't taste a lot like rose petals but it has a unqiue flavor. 

Fresh Raspberry Cherry Lime Mocktails

Fresh Raspberry Cherry Lime Mock Tails

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! 

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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. 

Enjoy!