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Using Berries in Cocktails

By: Elizabeth Hinds - Updated: 19 Dec 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
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You'll find all these recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails are berry good!

Berry Good

  • 100g strawberries
  • 100g raspberries
  • 100g blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 200 ml Cranberry juice
Roughly crush the fruit in a jug. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the crushed fruit, sugar and cranberry juice. Shake well. Serve in a highball glass garnished with a berry.

Berry Fizzy

  • 100g blueberries
  • 100g blackberries
  • 50g raspberries
  • 10 ml lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • Soda water
Blend the berries, lemon juice and sugar. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top up with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Cranberry Quencher

  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 2 parts lemonade
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in the cranberry and orange juice. Stir well. Top up with lemonade.

On the Beach

  • ¼ Honeydew melon (make sure it's ripe)
  • 100 g raspberries
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • Grenadine
  • Lemonade
Blend the melon, raspberries, fruit juice and grenadine with a handful of ice. Pour into an ice-filled highball and top with lemonade. Stir well. Garnish with a melon ball on a stick.

Tequiless Sunset

  • ½ ripe Honeydew melon
  • ½ papaya
  • ½ mango
  • 6 strawberries
  • 200 ml passionfruit juice
  • 200 ml peach juice
  • 1 lemon
  • Grenadine
  • 30 cl orange juice
Peel, de-seed and dice the fruit. Blend with the passionfruit and peach juices. Add the lemon juice, 3 dashes of grenadine and 2 handfuls of ice cubes and blend again.

Three-quarter-fill a highball glass with the blend, then pour orange juice slowly over the back of a teaspoon onto the surface of the drink. It should gradually make its way down to the bottom of the glass adding an orange tinge to the pale red colour. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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