Monday, July 23, 2018

Celebrate National Berry Month With These Tasty Drinks #nationalberrymonth

July marks National Berry Month and what better way to celebrate than with some berry exciting recipes?

From delicious smoothies to bold cocktails, these recipes are not only perfect for National Berry Month but are refreshing drinks and treats for all summer long.


Blueberry Smoothie
Recipe Credit: HUROM

Ingredients
  • 1 large pear
  • ½ cup of grapes
  • 1 cup of blueberries

Directions
  • Wash the pear thoroughly, and remove stem and seeds.
  • Slice into appropriate sizes.
  • Remove grapes from the stem, and then wash grapes and blueberries thoroughly.
  • Add pear, grapes, and blueberries to the juicer.
  • Enjoy! 
  • Pour over ice, if desired.



Cherry Berry
Recipe Credit: HUROM

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup of sliced pears
  • 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries

Directions
  • Prepare frozen blueberries and raspberries.
  • Wash cherry tomatoes thoroughly.
  • Wash pears thoroughly and slice into appropriate sizes, with peel intact.
  • Put the lever on "close."
  • Alternate the order of ingredient insertion.


Raspberry Peach Pops
Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice

Ingredients:
Raspberry Layer:
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup Prosecco
  • ½ bottle Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Peach Layer:
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • ¼ cup Prosecco
  • ½ bottle Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:
  • To make the raspberry layer, purée raspberries, Prosecco, Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry, and sugar in a blender until very smooth.
  • Fill each popsicle mold ½ full with raspberry mixture.
  • Freeze while you make the peach purée.
  • To make the peach layer, purée peaches, Prosecco, Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine, and sugar in a blender until very smooth.
  • Pour peach mixture over raspberry mixture to fill molds.
  • Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. 



Sparkling Pimm's Punch
Recipe Credit: Sparkling Ice

Ingredients
  • 1 blood orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 lb whole strawberries
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
  • One 750-ml bottle Pimm's No. 1
  • 1 cup gin
  • 4 1/2 cups  Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade

Directions
  • In a large punch bowl, combine the blood oranges, lemons, cucumbers, strawberries, and half of the mint.
  • Pour in the Pimm's, gin, and Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade, stir until combined.
  • Fill glasses with ice and ladle in the punch, garnish with the remaining mint and serve.



Red, White, and Blue Berry Mule
Recipe Credit: Brooklyn Crafted

Ingredients
  • 2 oz berry Vodka (blueberry or raspberry)
  • 6 oz Extra Spicy Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries

Directions
  • Muddle blueberries and blackberries in the shaker.
  • Add vodka and shake.
  • Fill Moscow mule mug with ice.
  • Pour in muddled berries and vodka and fill with Brooklyn Crafted (roughly 6oz).
  • Garnish with blueberries and blackberries.

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