Some Berry Festive Drinks!

Posted on 1 Dec 2021

Now that we’re in December, Christmas is officially nearly here! If you're like us, it’s around this time that you'll be planning your parties and get-togethers for the holiday season, so it seems like a perfect time to brainstorm some ideas for fun and festive drinks.

We will have our lovely local raspberries available until mid December; buy them while you can and get them in the freezer, because you’ll need them for this fabulous Raspberry Bellini recipe!

The ingredients you will need for one bottle of Prosecco are:

  • 1 punnet of frozen raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 bottle of chilled Prosecco (non-alcoholic alternatives are available)
  • Mint leaves and raspberries for garnish (optional!)

Step One: Add the frozen raspberries in a blender, and process until pureed. Press through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl and discard  the seeds. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla.
Tip: Make the raspberry puree in advance, and refrigerate ready for when you need it!

Step Two: Fill each champagne flute with 2 tablespoons of the raspberry puree mixture, and top up the glass with Prosecco. If desired, garnish with mint and fresh raspberries.

Another favourite of ours, is the classic Blackberry Bramble.

For one glass, you will need:

  • A shaker
  • Crushed ice
  • One punnet of blackberries
  • 50ml dry gin* (we won’t tell if your measures are a little more generous)
  • 30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15ml simple syrup - maple syrup is a good alternative if you don’t have any.
  • Soda or Tonic Water
  • Lemon slice and blackberries to garnish (optional!)

Step 1: Make a blackberry puree (follow the steps above for the raspberry version!).

Step 2: Pack your shaker with ice, and add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup - shake this vigorously.

Step 3: Strain the mixture into a glass filled with more crushed ice, and add your puree.

Step 4: Top your glass up with soda or tonic, and garnish to serve.

While we won't judge you for your potentially more generous measures, make sure that you always drink responsibly.