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“Summer Ginger Splash” drink recipe

 

 

 

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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!

Ingredients:

-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

Directions
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!

TIPS:

****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!!

 

Simple & Delicious Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee

 

Cherries Jubilee Recipe

This is an easy and simple take on a true classic.  It is delicious on a warm summer night during Cherry season!


Ingredients:

-1 pound of pitted fresh cherries OR 1 can or jar (16-ounce) of cherries.

-2 tbsp of sugar

-teaspoon of lemon juice

-1/2 cup brandy or rum

-Good-quality vanilla ice cream in cold bowls


Preparation:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat cherries with the juice and sugar.  Leave covered for 3 minutes stirring a couple of times.  (If no juice is available, add a little water).  Take off the cover and cook for another few minutes.

In another small saucepan, heat brandy or rum in medium heat for 2 minutes.

Carefully add brandy or rum to the cherries.  Using long matches or a long lighter (commonly used for barbecue) light the mixture and cook until flames are gone.

After the alcohol has burned off, spoon the luscious mixture over cold vanilla ice cream.  Eat immediately.

Variation Tips:

-Serve with Amaretto cookies or shortbread.

-Top off with a little whip cream and shaved chocolate.  Make sure to shave chocolate before topping the ice cream because this dessert needs to be eaten immediately.

-Add a little lemon or orange zest to the cherries when cooking.

Impress your friends and family with this great classic that is so easy and fun to make!!

 

Makes 4 to 6 servings.