Sigh, oh sigh. The doctors pretty much have me off of booze completely. At first, I was a bit sad, as it seems so many social activities - and I'm a social person! - center around drinking. Guess what? You find out really quickly who your friends are.
I'm reminded of when I gave up drinking when I was pursuing a dance career, and I thought it was going to be a big deal for my friends. Guess what? It wasn't - turns out some of the best friends I've ever made were in Huntington Beach, CA.
I used my handy-dandy Soda Stream to make my soda water, but feel free just to pick up a bottle at the store.
Blackberry Ginger Fizz
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. water
- 1 slice of ginger
- 5 blackberries
- club soda or sparkling water
Put the sugar and water in a pot. Heat it (never boiling) until the sugar dissolves. Add the ginger and cool it completely. Remember this process - you can omit the ginger, or add different flavors to other syrups.
Once the simple syrup is cooled, put 1 oz. in the bottom of a glass. Add the blackberries and muddle them; aka squish them up in the simple syrup. Top with the club soda.