Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Freedom Sparkler

   It's that time of year again to celebrate the 4th of July. But whether you plan to stay at home or have a backyard picnic, you need something that's patriotic and refreshing to drink.
   So I have a special drink to share called a “Freedom Sparkler,” that’s patriotic, easy, and refreshing for summer that I even showed on WEAU 13 News.

       Freedom Sparkler Ingredients
- 1 1/2 c. Sparkling Grape Juice
- 1/3 c. Cranberry Pomegranate Juice
- 2 tbs. Lemonade Concentrate
- Blue sprinkles
- Frozen blueberries
- Strawberries for garnish

Start by taking a small plate and sprinkle some blue sprinkles on it. Then you take another plate and add water to it.

You want to coat the rim of the glass with the water to help the sprinkles stick to the glass. Then press the glass to the plate and you can press the sprinkles around the glass to help add more.
Next, mix in a bowl 1 1/2 c. of Sparkling Grape Juice, 1/3 c. of Cranberry Pomegranate Juice, 2 tbs. of Lemonade Concentrate. The recipe makes only 2 glasses, so feel free to double or triple to fill an entire punch bowl.  Then, pour the mixture into a glass. I recommend ladling it into your glass. This way the rim of sprinkles doesn't get ruined.

To top it all off take frozen blueberries and place them in your glass. They will serve as ice cubes, to avoid the drink getting too watered down. Plus it makes the drink look more festive.

Finally, slice a strawberry just enough so there's  a slit.  Then add it to the rim and you have a Freedom Sparkler!


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