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Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett Photo by: Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Merry Berry Christmas, Sugar!

Make the kids feel like a part of the festivities with this mint and berry "mocktail." With fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, Merry Berry Christmas, Sugar! party beverage is great in the summertime as well, but its vibrant red color makes it ideal for Christmas.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 1 serving
  • Hands-on: 5 Minutes
  • Total: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 fresh raspberries
  • 4 fresh blueberries
  • 2 fresh blackberries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light agave nectar
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons ginger ale
  • Garnish: halved fresh raspberries and blackberries (optional)

Preparation

Muddle 5 fresh raspberries, blueberries, 2 fresh blackberries, light agave nectar, mint leaves, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Stir in crushed ice and water. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (7 to 10 seconds). Pour mixture into a 16-oz. glass, and top with ginger ale. Garnish, if desired.

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