These festive sparkling cranberry blackcurrant lime cocktails are perfect for the holiday season!
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.
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
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!
You can easily make a delicious “mocktail” version of this by omitting the gin, by the way. Just in case…
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest
- 5 fresh cranberries
- 4 ounces Sparkling Gourmet - Blackcurrant Lime
- 1 lime slice
- 1 ice cube (optional)
Make this a "mocktail" by omitting the gin!