Raspberry Rose Mocktail

Raspberry Rose Mocktail @themerrythought
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought a girly, pink mocktail would be fun to try.  After I took a sip, I thought it was exactly that – a girly, sweet drink that seemed made for Valentine’s Day!  It’s sweet, floral taste, paired with with a little tartness from the lemon is just perfect!  (I probably would add even a little extra lemon juice to mine next time – I love a good tart lemon taste, especially when paired with raspberries!)
Raspberry Rose Mocktail @themerrythought
Raspberry Rose Mocktail @themerrythought
Raspberry Rose Mocktail

1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons raspberry syrup (recipe below)
2-3 drops rose water
sparkling water
lemon-lime soda

Add ice to glass and fill about 2/3 full with sparkling water. Stir together lemon juice, raspberry syrup and rose water. Add to glass. Top off with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with rose petals and raspberries if desired.

Raspberry Syrup

1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

Place sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add raspberries and mash them up good! Strain mixture.
Raspberry Rose Mocktail @themerrythought
Raspberry Rose Mocktail @themerrythought
For more Valentine Mocktail inspiration – check out our three Valentine’s Day Mocktails from last year!

Cheers!  Manda

PS – It’s our blog anniversary month – and we’ll be celebrating with some amazing giveaways all month long!! There’s a good one coming up later today – stay tuned!

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