Summer Sparkler Cocktails
1 pound berries or fruit
vodka or rum
simple syrup (to make simple syrup, mix one cup sugar with one cup very hot water, stirring to completely dissolve the sugar)
ginger ale or lemon lime soda
Puree the berries or fruit in the blender until completely smooth, adding just enough water to blend smooth, set aside.
In a shaker combine, 1/2cup berry puree, 1/4 cup simple syrup and one shot of vodka or rum. Shake well until mixed completely. Pour over ice in a tall glass and fill to the top with soda. Stir gently to combine and serve with a straw.
To mix in a pitcher, combine all the puree and simple syrup along with 1 cup of vodka or rum, stirring well, keep chilled until ready to serve, add ice and 1 12 ounce can of soda. Makes 8 servings.