COCKTAIL WITH BERRIES (RASPBERRY CAIPIRINHA, STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI, CURRENTS & GIN, OCEAN BREEZE)
The many benefits that berries give us are well known by consumers, a bowl of red or black fruits is a delicious way to provide a good handful of nutrients to our organism. And, their regular consumption is even more interesting as the properties of consuming berries extend beyond the harvest season: it is easy to find them fresh on the shelf in supermarkets across Europe. Moreover, the possibilities of enjoying the benefits of berries go beyond taking “natural” fruit, since it is also possible to add them to the most variated recipes, from smoothies and jams, to sauces or salads, and desserts too! Far from ending the ways to enjoy berries, there is another original option to include berries in the diet: cocktails with berries. Berry cocktails are trendy, but they are also tasty way to continue enjoying the benefits of a berries.
The best cocktails with berries
Caipirinha is a popular cocktail made from cachaça, a typical Brazilian alcoholic beverage. Cachaça and lime juice are the only ingredients of the original recipe, which is a base to create delicious combinations with fruits, such as raspberry caipirinha.
-80 ml. of cachaça
-3 fresh raspberries
-5 g. of sugar
1)Divide the lime in two halves. Squeeze the juice from one half, cut the other half into slices and place it all in a glass.
2)Add the three raspberries and sugar to the lime.
3)Pour the cachaça.
4)Add the crushed ice.
5)Stir gently with a spoon.
Daiquiri is a well-known drink made from lemon and white rum. Thanks to its simplicity of preparation of this cocktail, it can be the perfect base for the preparation of berry cocktails, such as a strawberry daiquiri. To prepare a daiquiri with strawberries it is necessary:
-100 ml. White rum
-5 gr. Sugar
1)Squeeze the lemon juice and pour it into a mixer glass.
2)Wash and clean the strawberries. Chop them and add them to the glass with the lemon juice.
4)Incorporate a measure of white rum.
5)Add the crushed ice.
6)Beat all the ingredients until the desired texture is obtained and pour into a glass immediately.
Currants & gin
A popular infusion of intense and fruity flavor is made from red currants and gin, a perfect cocktail to enjoy at any time of the year. It is fair to point that whoever tries it, makes from the currants and gin cocktail one of the essentials. Its preparation is quite simple, unfortunately, it takes a little time to enjoy it.
-500 ml of gin
-200 gr. Ripe red currants
1)Pour the gin into a wide-mouth glass bottle.
2)Add the red currants.
3)Stir the mixture with the help of a spoon.
4)Let the infusion stand for 1 month. Stir every 4-5 days.
After one month, it is time to enjoy this cocktail.
Ocean breeze (Vodka and blueberry cocktail)
The beauty of the ocean, with all the shades of blue that it offers, can be seen in this cocktail that stands out for the beautiful gradient of blue that it shows when it is properly prepared. If the shades of blue of the liquor are already striking, once the blueberries are added, the result is a fresh, colorful, and tasty delight.
-100 ml. vodka
-30 ml. Blue curacao
-10 fresh blueberries
1)Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass.
2)Add the 100 ml of vodka.
3)Add crushed ice.
4)Remove with a spoon.
5)Pour the 30 milliliters of blue curacao and stir gently with a cocktail spoon.
6)Add blueberries and serve.
Whether fresh and natural, as in all kinds of recipes, red and black fruits offer many options to be enjoyed. Today we have discovered a new one: delicious berry cocktails which are ideal to make from every moment and special event; even more, to surprise the guests in any gathering of friends.