The Blind Pig Berry Festival

Fresh vegetables and fruits are one of our favorite parts of summertime blog posts, which is why one our most used tag lines is: Easy, Tasty, Fresh!  As we looked back at past blog posts, we realized some definite patterns in our posts.  One pattern that overwhelmingly stood out to us was how many recipes that we had with berries.

Berries are the best — nature’s candy! Berries complement many cocktail and dessert recipes, so this week we are going to feature some of our past posts that included berries, such as, Strawberry Prosecco Cake or Tequila Strawberry Lime Ice Cream Pie, both of which we have made recently at The Blind Pig household.   Welcome to our Berry Festival by taking a look back with us.  Perhaps this is a good time to try out one of these fabulous recipes that you haven’t tried yet.

Strawberry Prosecco Cake

This dessert requires a little extra effort, but is certainly worth the effort.  The sponge cake is drenched in prosecco and frosted with a whipped cream frosting.  Delish!  It’s the ultimate summer dessert.

Tequila Strawberry Lime Ice Cream Pie

Tequila Strawberry Lime Ice Cream Pie is an easy dessert that will impress family and friends.  The salty pretzel crust pairs nicely with the sweetness of the strawberry ice cream and tequila.

Prosecco Summer Dessert

Prosecco Summer Dessert is such an easy summer dessert, you will wonder why you haven’t made it sooner.  Made with angel food cake, fresh berries, cool whip and vanilla pudding, it is ready for guests in no time.

Raspberry Margarita

The Raspberry Margarita is a great twist on a skinny margarita classic. It is perfect for summertime pool sipping.

Raspberry Mojito

Rum and Prosecco combine in this cocktail to give it a light refreshing taste.

Strawberry Aperol Spritz

A twist on a crowd favorite, the Strawberry Aperol Spritz is a delightful fresh summertime cocktail.

Strawberry Basil Margarita

The bright colors in this cocktail help to create a beautiful patriotic beverage for summer holidays.  The strawberry and basil flavors are a wonderful combination added to a wonderful skinny margarita base.

Blackberry Kiwi Mocktail

Red berries aren’t the only popular berries during the summer, blackberries make great cocktails too!  This mocktail is a huge hit on a hot summer day.

Savannah Special

We’ve featured this whiskey based drink with blackberry simple syrup in many posts before.  It is a summertime hit with a surprisingly light finish.

Grown Up Berry Lemonade

We couldn’t complete this post without suggesting an easy berry lemonade to fix for your picnics and lake trips.  A few simple basic ingredients and you are good to go with some spiked berry lemonade!!

All of these recipes are just the right amount of berry with a bit of summer mixed in. Enjoy them wherever your summer may take you.

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Blackberry Kiwi Mocktail

For those of you who are still sticking to your diets and your healthy resolutions, we’re bringing back another mocktail this week: Blackberry Kiwi Mocktail.  This yummy little mocktail is a light, refreshing, fun drink to serve anytime of the year.  The fresh zest of blackberries, kiwi and mint flavors are a perfect combination for a little pick me up.

To make the spritzer you will need to plan ahead a bit by making some mint simple syrup. You are going to follow our simple syrup recipe, as usual.  After cooling the syrup, place 4-5 mint leaves in the syrup to infuse over night.  We make ours ahead of time and keep on hand in the fridge, so we are ready to add it to our favorite cocktails.  Don’t forget that we have a Stevia version of simple syrup, for those of you who are counting calories.

To make this fun mocktail you will need fresh blackberries, fresh kiwi, fresh mint, fresh lime juice, mint infused simple syrup, and sparkling water. To begin, muddle the blackberries, kiwi, mint leaves and lime juice in the bottom of a shaker.  Fill your glass with ice and pour muddled ingredients over ice.  Pour simple syrup and sparkling water into glass. Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint leaves.  So refreshing and delicious!

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Have you been to Target lately?  We found these cute bar towels near the dollar section that we wanted to show you.  Rhonda loves to collect cute items that reference cocktails with funny quotes or sayings.  You can never have too much of this kind of fun stuff around the house ;).

Let us know what you think about the Blackberry Kiwi Mocktail.  We’d love to hear from you!  Have a great week.