I saw this recipe for a Mint Cherry Ginger Goddess Drink on What’s for Dinner, Ally’s Kitchen. Ally is one of my favorite foodie friends and I just loved the name of the drink (I’m going to make a Mint Cherry Ginger Goddess Smoothie one of these day I love the name so much) so I clicked on the recipe link. I skimmed the post and made a mental note of the ingredients. Mint, check. Cherry, yup I just bought some cherries. Ginger, I have that too. The photo has orange slices which I don’t have any of those, but I do have lime so that’ll work. I’m thinking to myself, yay I have all of the ingredients, I can make this drink. Well, I guess I don’t read directions very well because her drink called for ginger ale and instead I used fresh ginger and club soda for the fizz. She also layers her ingredients. I blended all of my in the blender. But I must admit for not following the directions, the end product did turn out very nicely indeed.
8-10 fresh bing cherries
8 oz. of club soda (seltzer water or ginger ale)
6-8 leaves of fresh mint
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
Put all ingredients in the blender and blend! Garnish on a cherry, lime wedge, and lavender sprig (or mint had you not used it all in the drink like I did).