Minted Raspberry Cooler


1/2 c Fresh mint leaves plus Mint sprigs for garnish 

1 c Boiling water 

1 Can frozen lemonade (6-oz)
1 pt Fresh raspberries; crushed and sweetened with 1/2 cup sugar
Or 10 oz Pkg frozen raspberries
2 c cold water

Directions: Combine 1/2 cup mint leaves and boiling water. Let steep 5 minutes. Add raspberries and frozen lemonade concentrate. Stir (until thawed, if frozen raspberries are used). Strain into pitcher half-filled with crushed ice. Add cold water and stir. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Serves 8. From the Bishopsgate Inn, East Haddam, Connecticut. Source: Bed and Breakfast Cookbook. Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps. or . Yield: 8 Servings.

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Sparkling Berry Champagne
Serves 4

1 750 ml bottle chilled Champagne
1 cup red raspberry juice
1/4 cup black raspberry Liqueur (such as Chambord)
Fresh or frozen whole raspberries for garnish
Fresh mint for garnish (optional)

Directions: Divide juice and liqueur evenly between 4 wine glasses. Fill glass with Champagne, adding 2-3 raspberries and sprig of fresh mint for garnish, if desired.
Nutritional Analysis - 198 calories per serving: 0g Protein; 0g Fat; 14g Carbohydrate; 2mg Vitamin C; 15mg Calcium; 14mg Sodium; 0mg Cholesterol; 0g Fiber; 19g Alcohol

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Berry Peach Sangria
Serves 4-6
A deliciously fruity and refreshing summer beverage best enjoyed from large wine glasses, filled with ice and garnished with fruit.

750 ml (about 3 cups) dry red table wine, such as a Burgundy
1/2 cup orange juice, or juice of 2 large oranges
1/3 cup lemon juice, or juice of one large lemon
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons brandy (optional)
1 cup raspberries, blackberries - fresh or frozen
2 peaches, quartered and sliced
12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) club soda or sparking mineral water

Directions: In a punch bowl or 2 1/2 quart pitcher, stir together first 5 ingredients. When sugar is dissolved, add berries and refrigerate 2-3 hours to allow flavors to mingle. About 1 hour before serving, add peaches. Add soda/mineral water to sangrķa just before serving. Pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with berries and fruit slices.
Nutritional Analysis
- Each Serving Provides 198 CALORIES; 1g Protein, 0g FAT; 26g Carbohydrate; 23mg Vitamin C; 25mg Calcium; 19mg Sodium; 0mg Cholesterol; 14g Alcohol

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Citrus Berry Mimosas
Serves 4

6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
6 oz. frozen pineapple juice concentrate
2 cups raspberry juice
1 12 oz. can Lemon-lime soda, chilled
Orange slices and fresh or frozen raspberries for garnish

Directions: In pitcher or punch bowl combine all juices. Just before serving, add soda,orange slices and raspberries.
Nutritional Analysis
- 235 calories per serving: 2g Protein; 0g Fat; 58g Carbohydrate; 80mg Vitamin C; 42mg Calcium; 16mg Sodium; 0mg Cholesterol; 0g Fiber; 0g Alcohol

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