A delicious and refreshing drink for summer parties
Raspberry Tequila Sangria
3 c frozen raspberries
1 liter lemon lime soda
1 bottle rose champagne or sparkling wine
Cut 1 orange and 1 lime into thin slices, add to a large pitcher. Add raspberries, 1 cup tequila, juice from 1 orange, juice from 1 lime, champagne and soda, stir with a wooden spoon serve over ice.
Finding a perfect gift for someone is difficult, getting the right size or color or worrying if the receiver already has one etc… I recently got a new neighbor and was wondering what to get her. I knew what colors she likes and we were already friends so I kind of knew her tastes but still had no idea. Then I remembered that she said her new house would have a signature cocktail…mojitos. Well what could be better than all the ingredients for her new house drink. I always save my Christmas gift baskets, you know the ones that different business send out with stale nuts and cheap chocolate, the basket is probably the best part. I found one in my closet that would fit all of the needed supplies. For the Mojito basket I put white rum, club soda, a muddler, limes and a mint plant. I also made a batch of simple syrup and filled a glass jar with it.
Simple Syrup is easy to make and a great addition to mojitos, iced coffee and iced tea. I actually made a double batch so I could keep some for myself.
Add equal parts sugar and water to a pan, bring to a boil and remove from heat, let cool and store in the refrigerator.
To keep all the contents from falling out, I used some clear shrink-wrap, which is now available at my dollar store and tied a bow on the top. Voila, gift giving made easy. This basket could easily be done with a different drink theme. Margaritas, cosmos, martinis. Now I can’t wait to join my new neighbor for happy hour by the pool once she gets settled.