“Summer Ginger Splash”
For a refreshing and unique twist try this great drink. I like adding maraschino cherries and a slice of lime or lemon. Add a zest of fresh ginger on top of each glass and you are in heaven! For adults, add a couple of shots of vodka to the mix and wow!
-fresh mint leaves (add 1 tbsp. of mint per glass; more or less per your taste)
-1 cup cherry juice, OR cranberry juice, OR pomegranate juice OR Guava, OR Peach, etc….
-4 tablespoons lime juice
-3 cups ginger ale
(optional) 2-3 shots of your favorite vodka; obviously not for the kids.
*add a tbsp of sugar if you are using pomegranate juice
Add the desired amount of mint to each glass. Mash the mint with the back of a wooden spoon or crusher. In a large pitcher, add the cherry and lime juices. Stir. Add the ginger ale. You can either fill the glasses with ice or the pitcher with ice. Pour into glasses, and garnish with any fruit you like. Place fruit on a tray and let your guests choose!
****For garnish, after pouring into glasses put a thin slice or a small mince of fresh ginger on top of each glass. I like it with a slice of lime and maraschino cherries as well!
-Slice up various amounts of fruit. Peel oranges or grapefruit and cut into slices or chunks, Use cherries, mango, lychee, blackberry, blueberry. Use your imagination!
Yield: 4 servings Enjoy!!