It was such a great treat to indulge in an afternoon non-alcoholic cocktail. These awesome berries are just in time for the holidays. I didn’t have to venture far as I had the red, tart and healthy  berries (cranberries) chilling in the refrigerator from the previous day. These were simmered on low heat for less than 25 minutes until they burst with glee.

In   a standing blender, a splash of water was added along with some of the simmered cranberries. To that I further added a little simple syrup and blended all the ingredients to a refreshing finish. Drink was garnished with a sprig of mint and a slice of grapefruit.


Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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