I am sharing a delicious mocktail I created today. I love a good cocktail as much as the next person, but I am very much a lightweight drinker and don't think every drink has to be laced with alcohol to be fun and festive. I really hate when I go to restaurants and order a virgin drink and they bring it to me in a kiddie glass, devoid of any embellishment or a pretty fluted glass.
I love drinking out of pretty fluted glasses, no matter what I am drinking. I have such fun creating festive drinks, giving them cute names and making
them look appealing and tempting to the eye.
After all, we taste with our eyes first, right?
Here is a delicious non-alcoholic drink, with a sugared rim and a cute little umbrella! And of course, you can make this a very grown up drink by simply adding a shot of rum, vodka, patron, etc.
I call this drink "Dragonfly" because it reminds me of the brightly colored green and blue dragon flies that I often saw flying around the pond on my grandmothers farm in rural Louisiana. This is very easy to make and perfect for those hot summer days:-)
1 cup sugar
1 envelope unsweetened blue rasberry lemonade mix
7 cups water
1 6 ounce can frozen lemonade
1 46 ounce can unsweetened Pineapple juice chilled
1 2 litter bottle Ginger Ale
Stir the first four ingrediens together in a 2 quart pitcher. Pour evenly into ice cube trays and
freeze until solid. Combine pineapple juice and gingerale. Pour into glasses over the blue lemonade ice cubes. This becomes more flavorful and delicious as the blue cubes melt into the ginger ale.
Note: Wait a few moments for the cubes to slightly melt into the ginger ale before serving.
Doesn't this look amazing?
Go ahead.....obey your thirst:-)