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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Savannah Special

A few weekends ago Blind Piglet #1 was home to celebrate her birthday, and wanted a special drink to share with friends. Next weekend we will be traveling to MIZZOU to see her cross the stage and graduate with honors.  As a special treat, we concocted a delicious cocktail that is perfect for all kinds of spring and summer celebrations!  Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a grad, a mom, or don’t need a reason, CHEERS!

This lovely little cocktail is perfect for large batches. We made a pitcher which yielded about 5 drinks.

To start you need blackberry simple syrup.  We used our usual simple syrup recipe, but added a pint of blackberries.  After sugar has dissolved, remove simple syrup from heat and cool.  After cooling, strain blackberries from mixture.

Next , add 1 cup of whiskey, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 3/4 cup of blackberries simple syrup to a pitcher.  Stir.

Add 1 cup of sparkling wine or tonic water.

Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh blackberries.

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This delicious drink is the just the right amount of sweet without overbearing the drink.  The sparkling wine gives it a light bubbly texture and flavor.  It is a fun little celebratory cocktail.

Cheers to all the grads and moms this weekend!  We would like to send a special salute to special moms in our lives — Bonnie, Ruth, Jennifer, Heather, Paula, Rosemary, LeeAnn, Dee, and Kayla.  We hope that you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.