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Classic Cranberry Cocktails for Spring and Beyond

As soon as the nice weather hits I start to crave those delicious patio cocktails. You know, the ones you spend the afternoon sipping while relaxing in the hammock…while your husband BBQs dinner…and does the laundry…and vacuums the house. Did I lose you at “relaxing?” A girl can dream, right?

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Speaking of relaxing… It’s only mid-April and I am already looking at a packed summer schedule. Between bridal showers, bachelorettes, and back-to-back weddings in June, “J” and I are starting a pretty exciting backyard project which will hopefully have us relaxing and sipping sangrias, madras, mojitos and margaritas all the way to summer’s end!

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In the meantime, I’ll be dreaming up my summer cocktail menu while watching the snow melt (we literally have the tiniest patch left in our backyard…I can’t accept the fact that spring is here until ALL the snow is gone! So stop teasing us Mother Nature!). These Cranberry Raspberry Mojitos and Madras are just the cocktails you need to get you ready for spring. Trust me. I’ve already had three this week, while watching that snow patch shrink. It’s working!

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Cranberry Raspberry Mojito

This cranberry raspberry mojito is a delicious and refreshing treat! Oasis Nutrisource’s cranberry juice keeps the calories in this drink low (it only has 40 calories per 250mL serving) as it’s sweetened with stevia, so you don’t compromise on the fruit taste. A squeeze of fresh lime and a few mint leaves add another layer of flavour!

Ingredients

Directions

Mix and mash rum, mint, raspberries, lime and sugar in a glass at levels that suit your taste. If you have a muddler, muddle until everything is incorporated. Add ice. Add cranberry juice and top with club soda. Give a quick stir and enjoy!

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Madras

Don’t let the name fool you, this cocktail is incredibly easy to make! Tangy Oasis Cranberry Juice is mixed with Oasis Orange Juice and taken up a notch with the addition of smooth vodka. A tasty evening cocktail perfect for the spring time!

Ingredients

Directions

Fill glass with ice. Pour in vodka, followed by cranberry juice and orange juice. Garnish with a slice of orange or lime. Enjoy!

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