I love celebrating Christmas in South Africa. Our holidays are not traditional in the sense that we usually celebrate them on the beach or by a pool, so I thought something simple and refreshing is in order. I also wanted to find a drink that would taste equally good with and sans alcohol as we have very strict (and needed) laws regarding driving under the influence. A bonus is that it is really quick and easy to throw together!
All you need is:
- 250 ml lemonade (not too fleshy)
- 200 ml cranberry juice
- 15 ml rose syrup
- 20 ml vodka
- frozen raspberries
- Combine your lemonade, cranberry juice, rose syrup and voda. The syrup might need a stir to dissolve.
- Pour over ice into glasses for serving. Garnish with fresh mint and frozen raspberries. Grapes and other berries also work well.
Easy peasy, just the way I like it. You could replace the vodka and rose syrup with more cranberry juice if so desired, but they really elevate it.
P.S. If you like the coasters, please check back next week for a quick DIY!