Wondering how to capture summer in a glass? 

Muddle together blackberries and cherries with crushed ice and there you have it! Now all you have to do is grab your deck chairs, throw your legs up and take a big gulp. Cheers!

Here is a fun recipe for kids and adults alike, throw in the alcohol to make it a cheeky cocktail for you and your Mister.

INGREDIENTS (makes 2 glasses)

  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 10 pitted cherries
  • 10 blackberries
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon syrup

Optional for an alcoholic version

  • 60 ml maraschino liqueur
  • 30 ml gin

METHOD

  1. Blitz together the cherries, blackberries, lemon juice and lemon syrup with the crushed ice.
  2. Pour into chilled glasses and serve with additional fruit on the side.
  3. For the alcoholic version, pour in the maraschino liqueur and gin. Mix well and serve.

TIP: Freeze the cherries and berries for a creamier texture.

Happy summer to you and yours.