Ginger Raspberry Fizzy Mocktail
Ginger beer and I have become friends this past year. I was even more excited when I saw that most ginger beers (that I found) do not contain alcohol, which can make it an all ages beverage! I always double and triple check the labels just to be sure.
I really love the kick of ginger and the warmth it brings to my palate. It’s crisp and exciting with a little sweetness. If you love the ginger flavor but don’t care much for the spice, you can try a drink like this to tone it down a little.
This drink is made of two ingredients, one you may need to whip up on your own. But it’s easy, so don’t worry. It won’t take a lot of time away from the rest of your menu planning. 🙂
I used our favorite recipe for raspberry simple syrup for this recipe. You will want to cook the syrup just until the sugar is dissolved and be aware that this syrup may be thicker than your average simple syrup. When I describe it, I like to compare it to the consistency of pancake syrup. Not too thin and not too thick. We love it because it makes an excellent sparkling water flavoring and it’s perfect for brushing in between the layers of a lemon cake. 🙂 It’s thin enough to soak into the cake but thick enough for us to taste the sweet yet tart flavor of the raspberries and sugar. I hope you like it!
Make it a cocktail!
While this recipe is for a non-alcoholic version, you can easily add vodka or gin to this and spike it up if you want.
This is a fun filled one day event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. My fellow mixers and I have come up with some fun cocktails and mocktails for you to serve at your next get together. I am truly grateful for theme days like today because I am always on the lookout for cocktail and mocktail recipes. 🙂 I’m going to browse the list below and see what I want to sip on as I watch the Hawks play tomorrow…cheers to a great game!
What sounds good? Take a look at what my fellow Cocktail Day participants have mixed for us today!
- Pomegranate Party Punch by Cravings of a Lunatic
- White Cosmopolitans by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Hot Buttered Chocolate Rum by Cookistry
- Bacon Jalapeno Bloody Mary by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Blood Orange Old Fashioned by Kelly Bakes
- Caipirinhas by Food Lust People Love
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Martini by Hungry Couple
- Chocolate Cupcake Cocktail by JavaCupcake
- Ciderhouse Whiskey by From the Bookshelf
- Citrus Cranberry Punch by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini by Home Cooking Memories
- Egyptian Martini by Cooking In Stilettos
- Espresso Martini by Liv Life
- Frosty Lemon Drop Martini by The Hopeless Housewife
- Frozen Marshmallow Mudslide by 365 Days of Baking & More
- Ginger Raspberry Fizzy by Try Anything Once
- Iced Cake Martini by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Le Jardinier by Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Mandarin Mulled Wine by Food Babbles
- Meyer Lemon Rosemary Gin Fizz by Crumb
- Muddled Rosemary and Pineapple Cocktail by My Catholic Kitchen
- Nutella Martini by The Pink Flour
- Peach Sparkler by Noshing With The Nolands
- Pineapple Margarita by Miss in the Kitchen
- Pomegranate Orange Spritzer by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Safe Sex on the Beach by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Side Car with Dried Cherries by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Winter Fruit White Wine Sangria by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Apple Pie Moonshine by Lola’s Kitchen
Molecule-R can be found on facebook, and YouTube. Molecular gastronomy can be defined as the fusion of food science and culinary arts. Molecular gastronomy by Molecule-R is a cookbook with stunning recipes explained and illustrated with the intelligence and aesthetic beauty that defines the MOLECULE-R brand. Mojito R-Evolution teaches you how to deconstruct your mojito into floating mint caviar and spectacular foams or encapsulate your favorite cocktail into a sphere that will explode in your mouth. Margarita R-Evolution teaches you how to create a margarita slush topped with a fresh lemon mousse, add a splash of colour by creating blue azure suspended pearls or encapsulate your margarita into an edible cocktail! Cosmo R-Evolution teaches you how to add a molecular twist to your traditional cosmo sure to awe your guests! Serve a cosmopolitan bubble on a spoon that will pop in your mouth, top off your cocktail with a light fluffy cranberry foam or suspend citrus caviar in your drink.
Microplane can be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Microplane is a division of family-owned Grace Manufacturing Inc., a long-standing company specializing in the crafting of precision thin metal parts for home and industrial use. The versatile Ultimate Citrus Tool features Microplane’s surgical grade stainless steel Fine blade. In addition, the Ultimate Citrus Tool features two decorative garnishing blades in a large (.300-inch diameter) and small (.180-inch diameter) size. The blades are made in the USA and are dishwasher safe. Microplane’s sleekly designed and multi-functional Bartender’s Garnishing Tool easily opens bottles, effortlessly zests oranges, lemons, limes, and other types of citrus fruits, and is dishwasher safe.
Not So Simple Syrup can be found on Facebook, and Twitter. Not So Simple Syrup is a a small, local maker of simple syrups. Heidi and Barbie’s passion is to create all natural syrups that inspire and stimulate your pension for amazing mixed drinks as well as iced teas and non-alcoholic beverages too. They pride themselves on individual service. When you purchase a NSSS product, you can be sure that it received their personal stamp of approval. The Not So Simple Syrup Survival Gift Basket has two flavours of delicious all natural Not So Simple Syrup, a muddler for the perfect Mojito you might want to create, two glasses and a bar towel.
The list of prizes for Cocktail Day:
2 Individual Copies of Molecule Gastronomy by Molecule-R Cookbook
1 Set of Mojito R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)
1 Set of Margarita R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)
1 Set of Cosmo R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)
1 Copy of The Architecture of the Cocktail sponsored by Race Point Publishing
1 Copy of Apothecary Cocktails sponsored by Fair Winds Press
1 Copy of The Best Craft Cocktails and Bartending with Flair sponsored by Page St. Publishing
1 Microplane Citrus Tool
***This giveaway is intended for each prize to have a separate winner! No person can win multiple prizes. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be chosen by random draw. The winners will be notified via e-mail, and have 3 days to respond or another winner will be chosen.***
***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by our sponsors, no bloggers have received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***
- Raspberry Simple Syrup:
- 2 oz. (1/2 cup) frozen raspberries
- ½ cup water
- ¾ cup sugar
- For the Mocktail:
- chilled ginger beer, non-alcoholic
- raspberry simple syrup
- frozen raspberries
- For the simple syrup, preheat a medium sauce pan on medium heat.
- Place frozen raspberries into the pan, allowing to thaw and juices to extract for about 3 minutes. As the berries thaw over the heat, the juices will begin to bubble and the fragrance of raspberries will fill your kitchen. :-)
- Add water and let it simmer.
- Then add sugar, whisking periodically. Simmer for about 3 minutes at medium heat, then turn down to low heat and simmer for another minute or two until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool fully. It will thicken as it stands. I store my simple syrup in the refrigerator. You can strain the seeds out of the syrup if you prefer.
- To assemble the mocktail, fill each glass with ginger beer and add a dash of raspberry simple syrup. Stir, taste and add more syrup to taste.
- Add frozen raspberries as a garnish.