If you're not a classical alcoholic drink (or a Shirley Temple) chances are you don't get the luxury of a real name. So we're going to call this light and luscious drink a Meg Ryan. Even if you're not a fan of her acting style, you simply can't help but love the woman. She's light and airy, makes funny little faces and at some point in time you've wanted to be her or at least have her hair. This drink, like Meg, is a little bit bright, a little chilled out and will be coveted by all.
Making a Meg Ryan is as easy as can be and doesn't require an obscene amount of juices or ingredients that you'd only find in the most well stocked of liquor cabinets. We're all about a no fuss drink that looks like a million bucks but probably cost pennies to make. This is a great one to feed a crowd, just a few and you can even freeze any left overs to make tasty ice cubes for water or teas later on.
The Meg Ryan: A Bright & Bubbly Blended Berry Drink
1 cup berries (whatever is in season)
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
1 cup soda water
Add berries, lemon juice and honey to a blender and combine until smooth. Add soda water and pulse until combined. If using frozen berries, you may add ingredients all at once, but you might need to add a dash of soda water at the end to bubble things back up to our tongue tingling standards.
That's all there is to it, nothing fancy, nothing shaken, nothing stirred and nothing strained (unless you really, really want to). Make sure to pulse some water through your blender when done so clean up is extra easy and you don't even have to worry about dishes. All you'll have left to do is frolic around looking fabulous and smiling making people everywhere love you. Seriously, the drink has powers!
Image: Sarah Rae Trover