It’s Wednesday, which means you need to start thinking about what cocktails you will be drinking on Friday.
I have been mildly obsessed with La Croix the past few weeks. Bubbles, like pop, but no sugar. WHAT. I love the Coconut and the Lemon flavors. And in my experimenting, I found the Lime is an awesome addition to my Peach Mojito. That got me wondering, what other yummy La Croix flavors can make awesome low-calorie cocktails?? Time to get mixing.
I went straight for the new “Curate” line of 2 flavored beverage and focused on the Cerise Limon, aka Cherry Lime. So delicious straight outta the can! YUM! And as always, I stress the use of fresh fruit whenever possible. Fresh cherries would be AWESOME in this cocktail, but I couldn’t find any at the time. And yes, fresh limes need to be in this drink too. Really makes the flavors pop!
I love La Croix because it is flavorful and bubbly without the extra sugar. And I hate super sweet drinks. Or juices. Or frosting. Too much sugar is gross. Blahhhhhh.
Then, after a little mixology, I came up with the refreshing, not overly sweet, Cherry Lime Sparkle. Want to have one on the deck tonight? Here is the recipe:
Cherry Lime Sparkle
(makes 2 cocktails)
1- 12 oz can Cerise Limon La Croix
maraschino cherries, plus juice (if fresh cherries are in season, USE THOSE INSTEAD!)
1 fresh lime
4 oz of Cointreau
Get 2 lowball glasses, fill with ice. Then add 2 oz of Cointreau to each glass. Cut your lime in half and squeeze the juice of a half of lime into each glass. Add 3 teaspoons of cherry juice and 2-3 cherries to the glasses. Then grab the can of Cerise Limon La Croix and top off the glasses (about 6 oz each). Enjoy immediately.
Happy almost-end-of July!