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Nonalcoholic Berry-Lemon Sparkler Recipe

Come Party With Me: Bridal Shower — Drinks

Normally, for a special occasion party like a bridal shower, I like to serve a specialty cocktail. But for my friend Melissa's upcoming shower, I'm making a specialty mocktail instead. Several of the guests are pregnant, and to include them in the fun I'll offer these berry-lemon sparklers. They consist of muddled berries with fresh lemon juice and a splash of seltzer for effervescence. For those who prefer to sip something potent, I'll pour sparkling wine. I plan on picking up a case of my favorite girlie bottle, Sofia Blanc de Blancs by Francis Ford Coppola.

I'll also have white wine on ice in case anyone wants to imbibe that. To look at the mocktail recipe I'm going to use, keep reading.

Berry-Lemon Sparklers

Berry-Lemon Sparklers

Non Alcoholic Berry-Lemon Sparkler Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 pints raspberries or blackberries, plus more for garnish
  2. 1 1/3 cups sugar
  3. 2 cups lemon juice (from 8 lemons)
  4. Ice
  5. Seltzer
  6. Mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash the 1 1/2 pints berries with the sugar; let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup water, then strain into a large pitcher, pressing with a spoon to extract any juice. Stir in the lemon juice and 2 1/2 cups more water.
  3. Fill 8 pint glasses halfway with ice. Pour about 3/4 cup berry-lemon mixture into each glass, top with a splash of seltzer and stir to combine. Garnish with berries and a mint sprig.

Serves 8.

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