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Mar 20, 2015

Easy Blackberry-Lime Spritzer (Plus Quick Party Decor Tips!)

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I'm so excited to show you how to make this super simple (and super delicious) Blackberry-Lime Spritzer today!  I can't wait to feature this pretty drink at all of the spring and summer get-togethers I have planned for this year. 


Growing up, our house was always filled with people.  I had friends over all the time and our family has always been close-knit, so backyard BBQs and impromptu get-togethers have been frequent happenings in our home for as long as I can remember.

My mom is, without a doubt, the hostess with the mostest.  If one of her spiritual gifts isn't hospitality, well, I don't know what is.  She knows how to whip together a quick (and beautiful) spread of food and knows how to make people feel welcome in her home at a moment's notice, and I like to think I inherited even just a little bit of that from her.

I love hosting get-togethers, and with both my brother and I getting married at the end of this summer (and considering I'm one of my future sister-in-law's bridesmaids), I'm sure this summer will be full of both planned and impromptu parties at our home.  I'm a firm believer that even the most spontaneous of parties deserve some fun decor, and so today I have some tips for party planning for you!

While planning a party in fifteen minutes or less might seem daunting, it's definitely possible!  To start, whipping up a quick, fun, and special drink will make any occasion seem fancier.  This Blackberry-Lime Spritzer will not only satisfy your guests' palette, but will also look like you are the (non-alcoholic) bartender to beat!



Here's what you need:
+ Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale
+ Fresh Blackberries
+ Fresh Lime Slices
+ Fresh Rosemary

To make this easy spritzer, simply pour a 2-Liter bottle of Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale into a pitcher and combine with the juice of two limes.  Toss a few fresh blackberries and 2-3 sprigs of rosemary into the pitcher.  Serve over ice and top each beverage with a lime slice, 3-4 fresh blackberries, and a sprig of fresh rosemary!  It's so easy and looks great on the table!

You can also make this spritzer with regular Canada Dry Ginger Ale if you'd like a little less blackberry flavor!  I found all of the ingredients for this spritzer at my local Wal-Mart, which is the best place to find this limited edition Canada Dry Ginger Ale flavor!




When it comes to party decor, you don't need to spend a fortune to make your spring bash beautiful!  Look around your home for pieces that can double as decor for a centerpiece or feature table.  Things like photos, globes, crates, cake stands, and even books and bottles can make great featured pieces.

All of the items that I used to create this tablescape were gathered together in about five minutes just by looking around my room.  Think outside of the box here!  You can use just about anything to bring some pizzaz to your table.  If you live in an outdoorsy area, consider gathering some flowers or greens (like ivy) from around your home or neighborhood.

If you're throwing a bridal shower, then consider creating (or ordering) some printable bridal shower games and look for decor pieces that show off things about the bride and groom.  For example, do you have some blocks with letters laying around?  Find one that has the groom's last initial on it and feature it with a few other pieces on the card/gift table.

Other everyday items make simple, yet special decor pieces...pretty hardcover books can be used to elevate glass soda bottles or jars which can be used as vases.  A pretty mug could hold some candy and placed in the center of a table for guests to munch on as they sit and chat.  A strip of fabric, like burlap, makes a great table runner.

Finally, don't underestimate the usefulness of your food as decor!  The Blackberry-Lime Spritzer made with Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale is so pretty that it makes a great focal piece on a table!  Place a few glasses of it with some paper straws on a cake stand to bring attention to it and add a pop of color to your tablescape.




See more great Canada Dry Ginger Ale® recipe ideas on the Canada Dry Ginger Ale® Social Hub.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MOCKTAIL (OR COCKTAIL) RECIPE?  DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTY DECOR TIPS THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?


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16 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! I love that this is non-alcoholic, I don't drink alcohol so it's nice to have so non-alcoholic options! It looks so good and refreshing!

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  2. i am hosting book club next week and this is perfect! :) thanks so much- beautiful photos {i just pinned most of them- love so much} hope you have a great weekend and loved your vlog! also can't wait for the guys behind the blog next week!!

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  3. Yum I will be making this spritzer ASAP! I love drinks like this in the Spring and Summer! Thanks for sharing girl! :)

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  4. Yum! this looks delicious and simple to make. Defiantly going to need to try this one :)

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  5. I want one RIGHT NOW! It's been so hot here, and this just sounds so refreshing. I need to get the ingredients and make one this weekend.

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  6. It really was refreshing! And takes about 10 seconds to throw together!

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  7. It's SO simple! And it was so tasty!

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  8. You're welcome! I love that adding simple little garnishes to drinks can make any day feel special!

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  9. Awe thanks! Hope this goes over well at your book club...let me know how everyone likes it!

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  10. I don't either, so I love finding easy and fun non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy!

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  11. Thank you so much for this fun and refreshing recipe! I appreciate it! #client

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  12. This looks and sounds so awesome! I have to go try the blackberry ginger ale now!!!

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