POPSUGAR Celebrity

Savor the Last of the Season's Berries With These Recipes

Aug 30 2011 - 11:58am

Sadly, Summer is coming to a close and with it the end of berry season. But, there's still a few weeks left to enjoy strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and blackberries. To ensure that you make the most of the last few batches of berries, I've rounded up some creative and inspiring ideas. From sweet to savory preparations to cocktails, here are 10 delicious berry recipes.

Strawberry Ginger Ciapirosca

Plump red strawberries, fresh mint, and lime juice make a delightful vodka cocktail [1].

Strawberry Mint Salad

The combination of strawberries and mint is not only lovely in cocktails, it's also scrumptious in a crisp salad [2].

Lime Chiffon Cake

A lime chiffon cake [3] goes glam with homemade whipped cream frosting and fresh blackberry garnish.

Raspberry Red Currant Granita

The pure essence of raspberries is highlighted in this cooling granita recipe [4].

Strawberry Salsa

Take a savory spin with strawberries and make this salsa recipe [5] for Labor Day weekend.

Bing Cherry Margarita

Fresh cherries combine with tequila and lime juice to make a refreshingly fruity twist of the margarita [6].

Cherry Clafouti

The classic French dessert known as a cherry clafouti [7] is a simple, but impressive finish to any meal.

Blueberry Shortcake Biscuits

Who says shortcake has to be served with strawberries? This recipe proves that it's just as delectable with blueberries [8].

Blue Gin Rizz

Use fresh peaches and blueberries to season a gin and ginger cocktail [9].

Fruit Salad

A fruit salad [10] studded with blackberries tastes slightly sweet thanks to a fragrant mint-sugar.

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