After a long week, a sweet treat can be a great delight. Whether it is a scoop of ice cream or a piece of pie, these simple pleasures can help to wash away a bit of the tough stuff. With little pleasures like these once a week, Dan and I find time to talk, reflect and enjoy a nice, end of the week treat. That is exactly what we did when we made this scrumptious honey ginger cocktail. Add alcohol or have it without, this fun drink is a tasty way to unwind and sip. We loved how bubbly and sweet it was. Using a touch of honey and a squirt of lemon from our lemon tree, this cocktail was so amazing to sip. With a splash of cranberry, this cocktail was a delicious way to enjoy a Friday night.
Dan and I love making really simple things our own at home each weekend. From appetizers to desserts, we love scrounging through our pantry or refrigerator and making plain ingredients into something extraordinary. It is so rewarding to turn something uninteresting into a great treat! Whether or not we photograph it, we have a blast using our creative minds to alter food. That is exactly what we did with this honey ginger cocktail. We knew we wanted something refreshing and different and went straight to our pantry. In there, we found ginger ale, honey and cranberry juice. We then went out to our tree and picked a fresh, ripe lemon. Mixing this all into a refreshing drink was such an exciting delight.
While I encourage you to make this amazing cocktail, I more so want to encourage that you try to do this same process at home. Before our blog, Dan and I would have gone out for a fun drink or a quick bite. Now, we challenge ourselves to put those stocked up foods to great use and have a date night in. Of course, going out with friends and family is a great treat. However, sometimes a night in with games, a good dinner and a movie is also just as amazing. We love that this refreshing drink was made from items we had in our kitchen already. Even more so, we love that it can be made with or without alcohol. This bubbly delight can be fun for kids or for an alcohol free night. It was so tasty that we will surely make this one again and again.