The holiday parties are here and that means cocktails are in abundance. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cocktail. However, with the girls in tow, I like to keep myself busy with a fun mocktail.
Mocktails tend to contain a lot of calories (heck, so do regular cocktails!). So I find Aguas Frescas to be an awesome way to skip all the unneeded calories and still have a fun colorful drink to sip on. If I am really in the party mood, I will even add a sugared rim to my glass.
I know most people aren’t as lucky to have such mild winters as we do in Florida, so I love that Driscoll’s is able to bring fresh berries to everyone through all the seasons! And because I love bubbles, I served it with my favorite sparkling water from Whole Foods.
The wonderful part about this drink is the possibilities of flavor combinations. I grew up drinking this Mexican specialty in Texas and we always used some kind of fresh berries or fruit. You can also puree the berries/fruit if you prefer more flavor. Sparkling or flat water both work great and you can also always skip the sugar as well!
Sparkling Blackberry Mint Aguas Frescas
- 1 pint Driscoll’s blackberries
- 1 bottle sparkling water
- 1 small handful fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and add 6 cups ice. Serve immediately.
To fancy this drink up for entertaining, you can always serve it with a sugared rim!
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