The sun is out, the berries are ripe and I’m getting veryyy thirsty! We’ve already toasted the arrival of summertime with the Razzleton Cocktail and a Roasted Berry Lemonade Cocktail, but I’m craving the flavors of mixed berries and herbs.... with a twist. Add a little oomph to your next cocktail party or backyard happy hour with a delightful Mixed Berry and Herb-Infused Spritzer. Feel free to use any mix of California Giant berries, but for this bright and bubbly drink, I chose sweet raspberries and blueberries to balance the tartness of fresh blackberries and finished it off with a bright pop of mint.
Mint-Infused Mixed Berry Spritzer Serves: 2-3
What you’ll need:
a handful of California Giant berries
fresh, organic mint leaves (no more than two sprigs)
2 tablespoons of agave, honey, or other sweetener (optional)
1 cup chilled white wine (I love the mellow flavor of Chardonnay)
Putting it together:
Give your berries a good rinse.
Muddle a small handful of berries with the mint and light agave for a hint of extra sweetness. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
Fill glass with muddled berry mixture and pour wine first.
Top off with club soda
Garnish with more fresh berries and mint.
These thirst-quenchers are ready to party in 10 minutes or less and you have a cocktail or mocktail fit for the whole family (sans the wine and add extra club soda) and for party guests. Cheers friends!