Not a week goes by without a hungry, mid-afternoon visit to Spoon Fork Bacon where we drool over Jenny & Teri’s creations, regret that we visited on an empty stomach and then swear we’re going to whip up whatever concoction they’ve created that. very. weekend. Well when we kicked off our Life’s a Party, Dress Like It yearly theme, we’ll admit we didn’t almost call it “Life’s a Party, Eat Like it, but we did discuss the importance of having sweets & savories front & center during our Year of the Party.
Lilly herself was always the most colorful of entertainers, inviting friends to party with her poolside or dine with her in the garden and she always had a bountiful spread. She often put the guests to work creating the feasts! A few years ago, Lilly published “Essentially Lilly – A Guide to Colorful Entertaining.“ Filled with as many fantastic recipes as it is anecdotes from Lilly’s celebrated life, we thumbed through the dogeared pages and considered which recipe to share with our Lilly Lovers to round out our party theme. Well choosing a favorite recipe is like choosing a favorite print so we decided to ask for a second opinion- in comes Jenny & Teri. We asked the talented taste bud teasers at Spoon Fork Bacon which Essentially Lilly recipe tickled their tongues and they picked out a seasonal punch with a bit of a kick.
The ladies at SFB were inspired by Lilly’s recipe for Cranberry-Orange Ginger Ale Punch to create an equally tantalizing libation of Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary Cream Soda. We’re so excited to invite Teri & Jenny to our Juice Stand to share a recipe of their own with our Lilly Lovers! We’re sure you’ll love this Cream Soda as much as you love these ladies and their blog full of recipes (& photography!) to swoon over. (perhaps you’re fry shy and don’t have the gusto to make your own gumbo? Just follow their pics on Instagram- it’s a tastebud treat all on its own!)
Cranberry, Tangerine, Rosemary, and Cream Soda Mocktails
rosemary simple syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
3 rosemary sprigs, lightly bruised
1 cup fresh squeezed tangerine juice
1 1/3 cups cranberry juice
2 cups cream soda
1. For Rosemary Simple Syrup: Place sugar and water in a small pot and simmer until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Stir in rosemary, remove from heat, cover, and allow mixture to steep together for 1-2 hours. Discard rosemary sprigs and chill simple syrup in the refrigerator, until ready to use.
2. To assemble: Fill 4 glasses with ice. Pour 2 tablespoons rosemary simple syrup into each glass and top with 1/4 cup of tangerine juice. Add 1/3 cup of cranberry juice into each glass and stir together. Finish each mocktail with cream soda and garnish each with a sprig of rosemary. Serve!
We invite you to serve this tasty treat to your holiday guests, young & old, and be sure to pin your punch, tweet your toast & Facebook your feedback with us!! Cheers!