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The sun is shining, the weather is warmer, and I’m ready to do some entertaining. But, I’m not always the best planner. Sometimes I just like to have a couple friends over at a moment’s notice. Once I invite them, though, I often realize I am sooooo not prepared.
After I take a deep breath, I figure out that I’m more prepared then I first thought. I always have a freezer stocked with baked goods. Always. I mean, I’m kind of surprised people aren’t always showing up at my house wanting a cookie or piece of cake.
Then there’s my fully stocked refrigerator and pantry. I have tons of washed vegetables and fruit bowls that overflow with seasonal produce. There’s not a lack of candy and chips in the pantry either. The party shapes up quickly with all these fun foods.
But we still need some libations. Because what’s a party without a fantastic drink?
And I have one stellar drink for you today. A Blackberry Ginger Ale Mojito made with the Original “Green Bottle” Canada Dry Ginger Ale®. I was on the hunt for Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® at my local Walmart but they didn’t have it yet. I won’t give up the hunt, but this mojito has all those flavors.
It reminds me of summer with the fresh mint, blackberries, and ginger. That extra ginger really complements the Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and gives the drink an extra kick. The fizzy Canada Dry Ginger Ale® reminds me a little of being a kid and drinking it when I wasn’t feeling well or on a hot summer day to cool me down.
But then I took this drink up a notch with some rum. It’s an awesome drink without it, but the rum gives it an extra, complementary flavor and kick.
Another tip, use frozen blackberries in the drink instead of ice. That way the drink won’t be watered down. I actually rely on this tip a lot because I rarely have ice in the house since I don’t use it much. Weird, I know.
My parties will be extra special with these mojitos, and I’m thinking they’re a great way to celebrate just any old spring day.
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I’d also love to hear if you have any fun spring inspired drink ideas for Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® and Canada Dry Ginger Ale®! Share them in the comments.
2 sprigs mint
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
5 fresh blackberries
4-6 ounces Canada Dry Ginger Ale®
5 frozen blackberries, or a few ice cubes
1 ounce rum
In a tall glass, place the mint, ginger, and fresh blackberries. Muddle gently with a spoon or muddler.
Add the Canada Dry Ginger Ale®. Fill so the glass is about ¾ full. Add the frozen blackberries or ice cubes. Top with the rum.
Recipe is easily multiplied to make many drinks!