THE MERRY BERRY MOCKTAIL

the merry berry mocktail If you follow my shenanigans on social media you know I just co-hosted the holiday Eat Drink Create event at West Elm here in Denver. Oh my, did we have fun. There will be photos and video very soon, I promise!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share the recipe for the deeelicious cocktail - ahem mocktail - we enjoyed that night. It's sweet, it's a gorgeous holiday color, it's the Merry Berry Mocktail. And P.S. it's made with zero calorie Zevia which means it's a lower calorie mocktail so basically THE BEST EVER.

While we made ours a mocktail, I highly recommend the cocktail version. Just add a splash of vodka. Ohmygah I'm tellin' ya, it's perfect for the holidays. Merry Berries for all, I say.

Cheers!

the merry berry mocktail

Ingredients

+ cranberry juice + orange juice + Lemon Lime Twist Zevia + ice + vodka (optional)

Directions

Pour equal parts cranberry juice, orange juice, and Lemon Lime Twist Zevia into a cocktail shaker (example: 2 oz. of each for one drink). Give it a little shake, pour into your favorite glass, and enjoy. Happy holidays to YOU.

This little gem is on the sweeter side, so throw in a few extra ice cubes and you'll be good to go! OR add some vodka, it balances the sweetness like a charm.

This post and the Merry Berry Mocktail was made possible by Zevia. Without their generous support, Eat Drink Create would not have been so merry nor the beverages so delicious. Thank you, Zevia!

Images by artsocial.

SPARKLING GREYHOUND RECIPE

the-sparkling-greyhound My end of summer cocktail series continues with a variation on one of my very favorite drinks: the greyhound. It's normally made by mixing grapefruit juice and vodka, but I've kicked it up a notch with a little soda. Zevia grapefruit soda. Which means it's a little sweeter and a little sparkly-er. Aww yeah.

I think the reason I love this drink so much is because it's super easy to make and you can't go wrong with these flavors. It's the perfect combination of tangy and sweet...

sparkling-greyhound

Ingredients (for one drink)

+ 4 oz. Grapefruit Citrus Zevia + 2 oz. red grapefruit juice + 1 oz. vodka + ice + grapefruit slice to garnish

Directions

01 fill your glass of choice with lots of ice (this drink is best served icy cold).

02 pour in 4 ounces of Grapefruit Citrus Zevia, 2 ounces of grapefruit juice, and 1 ounce of vodka.

03 give it a stir and add a slice of grapefruit to garnish (if you're feelin' fancy).

There are 40 days of summer left! Here's to celebrating every last one... cheers, friends!

Psst - want more summer cocktail inspiration? How does spiked watermelon mint limeade sound?

This post is sponsored by Zevia. All opinions + recipes are my own. Thank you for supporting the amazing sponsors who allow me to do what I do!

Images and recipe by artsocial.