Kelly the Culinarian: Drink discovery: Lingonberry cocktail

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Drink discovery: Lingonberry cocktail

In the words of my colleague Lis, momma needs a cocktail. No, I didn't have a hard day or anything. I just really wanted to find a use for this lingonberry juice that I got at IKEA. I'm sure you're all sick of stuff you get at IKEA used in recipes, but I really wanted to find a use for this stuff.

So here's the recipe:
1 part light rum
1 part lemon-lime soda
2 parts lingonberry juice
Strawberry slices or lime wedges, for garnish
OK, so I didn't have any limes, lemon or strawberries. I'm already leeching off whatever my parents have in the pantry, so I can't be too choosy. But it would have been a cute garnish.

About the flavor -- I found the lingonberry juice to be very similar to cranberry juice but without the bitter or gritty kind of flavor I find with cranberry juice. It was really pleasant and not sickly sweet. The soda gave it a nice sparkle and fizz and the rum was a good choice.

A must-try, if you get the chance, but don't try and order this in your favor pub or night club because I'm not sure if this is a legitimate cocktail creation that you can get anywhere besides Chateau de Mahoney.


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

When is Chateau Mahoney open for business?...wink...wink....

Unknown said...

So it's a Kelly orignal???

KellytheCulinarian said...

I suppose it is an original!

Larramie said...

That sounds s-m-o-o-t-h, Kelly, and I love all your added flavors, but now the drink needs a proper name!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Yes please, make mine a large one. Happy New Year Kelly.
Like the new profile pic too. Will be back to read more, you've posted loads since I was here last.