When temperatures rise, cold beverages are in order. Create refreshing drinks using the recipes below, which were taken from Recipes Remembered, a publication of the Star Journal. A couple of the recipes are for adults only, but feel free to serve the Raspberry Spritzers to kids of all ages. Or get creative and try substituting juice for the alcohol in the other recipes.
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Cranberry Daiquiri Mix
1 lb. fresh cranberries
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. sugar
Cook berries and sugar until all berries have popped. While cooking, add pulp and juice of orange and cinnamon. After mixture is cooked, it may be frozen. Put 1 jigger of rum, 1 cup of ice and 2 heaping spoonfuls of the cranberry mix in blender and mix. Serve.
Rich and Christi Foster
10-oz. pkg. frozen raspberries
12-oz. can frozen cranberry juice, thawed
12-oz. can frozen pink lemonade, thawed
2 (2-L.) bottles ginger ale, chilled
Mix all ingredients. Makes 5 quarts.
8 c. cut-up rhubarb
2 qt. water
3-oz. pkg. strawberry Jell-O
1 or 2 c. sugar
1/2 c. lemon juice
1 c. vodka or gin
Boil first 2 ingredients until mushy, then strain. To the hot juice, add the next 4 ingredients and freeze. When serving, use 3/4 glass slush, then add 1/4 glass 7-Up.
Shane and Julie Roh