Why do girly drinks get such a bad rap? I do my best to order no-frills cocktails at the bar, but every now and then nothing tastes better than berries and sugar and flowers in a glass (and even some the manliest men I know would agree!). Today’s cocktail is something of a cross between a Sonic slushy, your favorite fresh mojito, and of course, bubbly — all the ingredients needed for indulging with girlfriends and keeping cool during these dog days of summer. Keep reading for the recipe, and enjoy!

Berry Rum Smash

*makes 2 cocktails

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup berries (I used a combination of strawberries, blackberries & raspberries)
  • 3 oz. rum
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • prosecco
  • whole berries and a sprig of mint for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Muddle berries in a shaker. Add rum, lemon and lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice, cover and shake until the shaker is frosted.
  2. Strain over crushed ice, top with a splash of prosecco, and garnish with berries and mint.
11 comments
  1. 1
    Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles | August 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    These look delicious… not to mention the perfect way to use up fresh berries that can be found everywhere this summer. Although I can’t enjoy the alcohol right now (apparently that’s a no-no when pregnant – ha ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll definitely be experimenting with a refreshing non-alcoholic version of this over the weekend!

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    Catherine Holt | August 8, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I don’t care whether girly drinks get a bad rap or not….this looks totally delicious! I am definitely going to make this recipe….looks amazing for drinking on a beautiful sunny day ๐Ÿ™‚

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