So, let’s not sugarcoat it — last week was rough.
I won’t dive too deeply into my feelings on the election here, one because this is a food blog and you’re probably not here for my political commentary, and two because I’m not even sure I have the right words to describe the depth of my heartbreak and fear, but I’ll just say that, in light of our impending political landscape, I’m vowing to be better. Going forward, I’m going to be more informed, more active, more protective of the causes that matter to me, louder, bolder… better. This is my country and, no matter who our president-elect is, I’m going to have a say.
Can we toast to that?
This sharp and bubbly little cocktail is my contribution to the DRY virtual Holiday Pairing Party, which is happening all week. Have you heard of DRY Sparkling? They are a Seattle-based company putting out fun and refreshing sodas that are class AF. Think real cane sugar, cute glass bottles, and flavors like lavender, cucumber, juniper and lemongrass.
And now there are two new, limited-edition bottles on the shelf for the holidays – cranberry and ginger! With that in mind, a few of us bloggers are celebrating with fizzy seasonal drinks and tasty holiday food pairings, so if you’re looking for a parade of fun cocktails (and some festive nibbles, too), check out my friend Amber’s blog this Thursday for the full roundup.
I’m partial to DRY’s ginger flavor (so sharp! so refreshing!), and when I saw the fun new bottle, I wanted to dive right in. It pairs so nicely with gin and a generous splash of citrus – the Fizzy Lifter, as I’m calling it (having just finished reading Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Calder, and also holding fast to the concept of rising above, just now) is at once light and fresh and bold and biting. It’s the perfect drink to get you through Thanksgiving meal prep and/or America’s political imbroglio.
Let’s be bold, shall we? Gin & Ginger Fizzy Lifters for everyone. Cheers!
And while we’re at it, let’s give some stuff away! Check below the recipe to find out how you can win a DRY Sparkling prize pack of your own!
Gin & Ginger Fizzy Lifter
- 1 1/2 ounces Gin
- 1 ounce orange juice
- DRY ginger soda
- lemon slices, for garnish
Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice. Add the gin and orange juice, then top the glass with ginger soda and stir. Garnish with lemon slices.
Makes 1 cocktail.
Disclaimer: I received free product from DRY Sparkling as part of this post and giveaway. All opinions and recipes are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Dunk & Crumble!
You can celebrate with DRY’s new holiday flavors, too! Leave a comment below and tell me about your favorite holiday tradition to enter to win everything you need to fully enjoy DRY over the holidays, including:
1 Bottle of Limited Edition Cranberry DRY Sparkling
1 Bottle of Limited Edition Ginger DRY Sparkling
A DRY Sparkling Tee in Your Size of Choice
A Pair of Custom Fuji Apple DRY Sparkling Socks
A DRY Sparkling Beanie
Two DRY Sparkling Flutes
Again, to enter, just leave a comment below and tell me about your favorite holiday tradition. I’ll choose a winner at random on Sunday, November 20th.
Giveaway is open to US residents only.
For more chances to enter, and to see everyone’s recipes, check out the full list of participating bloggers:
And don’t forget to head over to DRY Sparkling to figure out where to find these holiday flavors!