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
- 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
- whole berries and a sprig of mint for garnish
- 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.
- Strain over crushed ice, top with a splash of prosecco, and garnish with berries and mint.