I’m always on the hunt for new drinks to serve when I entertain, and with Turkey Day only a few weeks away (and that new DIY bar cart I put together), I knew that I wanted something with a berry special theme, so I turned to my favorite berry people – Driscoll’s. You know I love Bellini’s, but peach is passé. This Holiday Berry Bellini recipe is the PERFECT way to celebrate the season (and GREAT for brunch the next morning) this #Thanks30.
Holiday Berry Bellini
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) St. Germaine (elderflower liqueur)
- 1 tablespoon (1 ounce) lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
- 4 Driscoll’s Raspberries, plus 1 Driscoll’s Raspberry, for garnish
- Brut Champagne or sparkling wine
- Combine the St. Germaine, lemon juice, simple syrup and 4 raspberries in a cocktail shaker.
- Top with ice and shake vigorously. Place 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) champagne in a champagne coupe glass.
- Strain shaken contents into glass with sparkling wine.
- Garnish with remaining raspberry.
Hot Spiced Raspberry Cider
- 1/2 cups spiced rum, optional
- Lemon twists, to taste
- 2 packages (6 ounces or 1 1/3 cups each) Driscoll’s Raspberries
- 4 cups apple cider
- 4 dashes ground cinnamon
- Set aside 8 to 12 raspberries for garnish.
- Place apple cider, remaining raspberries and ground cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Heat until boiling, then let cool.
- Stir in spiced rum, if using.
- Pour Raspberry Cider into coffee mugs.
- Drop in a lemon twist and garnish with 2 to 4 raspberries per mug.
For more family favorite Thanksgiving dishes, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Honey by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Easy Italian Stuffed Artichokes by Tools 2 Tiaras
- Pre-Thanksgiving Meal Crockpot Pork Chops by Controlled Confusion
- Roasted Pears with Spices and Saint Geric by Life with Lisa
- Berry Special Holiday Drinks by Champagne Living
- Favorite Thanksgiving Serving Dishes by Rajean Blomquist
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