Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails
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Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

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These festive sparkling cranberry blackcurrant lime cocktails are perfect for the holiday season!

Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails!

Good eats are always one of my favorite things about the holidays.

One year my family decided change up Christmas dinner by creating a themed menu based on popular meals from the Dickensian era.

It was complete with roast duck, Dutchess potatoes, Yorkshire pud, plum pudding and a host of other treats!

(Keeping it real: I wasn’t as big of a fan of the plum pudding as I’d hoped, though it was super exciting to light it on fire!)

Each Christmas we’ll be picking a different theme, something that continues to shirk everyday modern fare and stretches us a bit as home cooks.

It’s potluck-style, so all the guests are responsible for a piece of the menu — so fun!

Putting the edibles on the pseudo-back burner for a bit, in addition to having fun with food during the holidays, my sister and I also like to pick a deliciously festive cocktail to enjoy, often bubbly and definitely with citrus.

 

There’s no doubt you’ve heard of SodaStream. We happen to love it SO much that we made my sister and brother-in-law bring theirs to our summer vacation one year.

Naturally.

Since then we’ve acquired our own and it’s super convenient for cocktails and for mixing non-alcoholic drinks, too.

If you don’t have one, definitely consider buying one! Our SodaStream unit has three settings so you can affect the amount of fizz in your water — for me, the fizzier the better!

My sisters is the more basic model and it works just fine, too.

Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Cocktails

 

Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

 

For this cocktail, I mixed Sparkling Gourmet Blackcurrant Lime into a cold, extra fizzy bottle of carbonated water. Then, into individual glasses, I poured an ounce each of fresh lime juice and gin, followed by enough of the mixed SodaStream Water to fill the glass.

A few tart, fresh cranberries were dropped on top, along with a sprinkling of fresh lime zest. YUM!

Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

You can easily make a delicious “mocktail” version of this by omitting the gin, by the way. Just in case…

Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

Sparkling Cranberry Blackcurrant Lime Cocktails

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Fun and festive holiday cocktail!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the ice cube into a cocktail glass. Pour the lime juice and gin over top, followed by the Sparkling Gourmet Blackcurrent Lime carbonated water. Garnish with lime zest and cranberries, and a slice of lime on the rim.
  • Notes

    Make this a "mocktail" by omitting the gin!

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    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for another tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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