The Welcome Drink for Your Girls’ Brunch
The guests are here, the brunch can start.
Get in the mood with these pink drink ideas!
Sweet Summer Tonic
Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries make the perfect mix for a fruity pink summer drink to refresh you on hot days.
Fill an ice cube mould with fresh or frozen raspberries and water and let them freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
In the meantime, clean the blueberries (approx. 500 g) and boil them down to a syrup with about 250 g sugar and 300 ml water for 20 minutes over medium heat. Then pour the puree into a kitchen sieve and collect the liquid in a bowl. Make sure to let everything cool down well.
Put a tablespoon of the puree and 25 ml of blackberry gin into a long drink or wine glass and pour on the tonic. Finally, decorate with the fruity ice cubes.
If you prefer it non-alcoholic, you can replace the blackberry gin with blackberry juice or syrup and add sparkling water if necessary to achieve the desired consistency and sprightliness.
Delicious Blueberry Tonic with Grapefruit Mousse Rosé
To make this drink for your brunch guests, you first need to make the blueberry syrup. Simply clean approx. 500 g of blueberries and boil them down with a little sugar until creamy. Stir well. If the syrup becomes too thick, add a little water. If you like it sour, you can also add some lemon juice at the end.
Then pass the puree through a sieve, collect it in a container and let it cool.
Now put ice cubes in a wine glass and add a tablespoon of puree and 25 ml of Pamplemousse Rosé. Pour the tonic over the drink and garnish with a slice of grapefruit. Done!
Bombastic Blackberry Bomb
Frozen or fresh berries such as blackberries or blueberries are not only fruity, but in the right mix they also make a wonderful drink for your brunch.
First clean about half a kilo of blueberries and boil them down with about 250 g of sugar (if you like it less sweet, you can also reduce the sugar a little) and 300 ml of water for 20 minutes to make a syrup. Then strain the puree through a sieve into a bowl and leave to cool.
Mix a tablespoon of the puree with tonic water to taste. Pour 100 ml of the blueberry tonic, 50 ml of blackberry gin and 20 ml of lemon juice over ice into a tumbler glass. Finally, you can decorate the drink with lemon slices and blackberries.
Many other types of fruit can be used to make these fruity summer drinks: melon, tangerine and plum make delicious syrups and wonderful drinks. Let your imagination run wild!
Tip: You don’t have to throw away the leftover fruit when making syrup! Instead, you can add them to your cereal or yoghurt, or use them in baking.