Jazz up your next brunch with a glass of bubbly berry lemonade.
I’ve been all about cocktails lately. What can I say, I’m in vacation mode! And nothing says ‘summer vacation’ quite like a bubbly berry lemonade cocktail.
Anyone else reach for a cool glass of lemonade on hot summer summer days? I’m all about the Arnold Palmer but when I’m really thirsty, I hold the ice tea and go for straight lemonade.
There are some kids across the street from my parents’ house that are running a lemonade stand and I’ve really been admiring their tenacity. They are so eager that they spend hours outside pushing their product on unsuspecting neighbors. I can hear them from my home office, hollering at passing pedestrians. The more they yell about their lemonade, the more I start craving it. I guess their advertising strategy is working.
One of my favorite parts of summer is all of the fresh berries. You can make this with just about any berries but I went for strawberries and raspberries because that’s usually what I have on hand. I like my bubbly berry lemonade to be on the extra bubbly side but if you want yours to be extra fruity, double the amount of fruit!
My blender broke a few weeks ago so I’ve been loving the Ninja I’ve been using since then. I think when I move back home at the end of the summer I’m going to need to get one of these for myself. It’s too bad I forgot to put one of these on my registry last year!
Alright, let’s talk about bubbly. I tend to go with Korbel for mixed drinks like this but if you want to pick something else, just make sure you go with a dry sparkling wine. If you go with a sweet variety, the entire cocktail will be too sweet once you combine the wine with the fruit.
What’s your go-to brunch drink? Are you also loving bubbly cocktails?
Yields 4 drinks
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- ¾ cup lemonade
- 1 bottle of champagne
- Combine strawberries, raspberries, lemonade and 2 cups of champagne in a blender. Blend until combined. Divide among 4 glasses and top with remaining champagne.