Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blackberry Spritzer

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Here is a simple light summer drink, which has infinite possible variations.

Ice cubes
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce creme de cassis
1/4 ounce lemon juice
6 blackberries
club soda

Fill a highball glass with ice and add the Grand Marnier, creme de cassis and lemon juice. Add the blackberries and top with club soda.

So you could use any kind of berries, substitute Chambord for Cassis and raspberry for blackberry, or go peachy with some peach schnapps and lime juice. See where I am going with this? A little alcohol and some ripe fruit goes a long way in the summer.