Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mint Cranberry Spritzer

I have given you several Christmas Cocktail recipe's. Now I have to give you a non-alcoholic Christmas beverage. I was reading fellow bloggers posts this weekend as most of us do. I saw these Cranberry Mojito's from we are not martha. Easily adaptable to be non alcoholic. Course you can add alcohol too if you wish. I thought these were really pretty and festive. They are also very refreshing and fun to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


Mint Cranberry Spritzer
8 oz. fresh cranberries
1 cup agave nectar (you may use sugar if you wish)
1 cup water
20 mint leaves
2 Tablespoon lime juice
Ice
6 oz. club soda
Put cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Then lower the heat a bit to medium-low and continue to cook for about 10 minutes, before your berries start bursting. remove from heat.
Once the berry mixture has cooled, Strain them and reserve both the juice which will be the cranberry syrup and the berries separately.
Put about 10 leaves of mint and a T of lime juice in each glass. With the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler mash the mint up.
Now put ice in each glass and pour 2 oz. of the cranberry syrup (if you wish to turn this into an adult cocktail you can also add 2 oz of rum).
Top off each glass with club soda. Add some of the reserved cranberries in for garnish. I also added lime and mint for garnish. Makes it look like Christmas. It is a great Christmas party drink. You can do either non alcohol for the kids and add the rum for the adults. Enjoy!
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