Watsonville, Calif., February, 9 2022– Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year by mixing up a batch of Martinelli’s Raspberry Smash. This fruity alcohol-free libation is made with Martinelli’s Sparkling Blush, fresh raspberries, freshly squeezed lemon juice, ginger syrup, mint leaves and ice. To prepare the syrup, bring ginger, sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan on medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes; strain and cool to room temperature. To create the sumptuous sipper, muddle raspberries and mint in the bottom of a glass. Add lemon juice, ginger syrup, Sparkling Blush and ice; mix with a spoon. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint. Looking to make it boozy? Add vodka for a delicious cocktail creation.

Martinelli’s Raspberry Smash

Martinelli’s Sparkling Blush is the star ingredient in this perfectly pink Valentine’s Day sipper.

Martinelli’s Raspberry Smash

Serves: 1

Ingredients

1 cup Martinelli’s Sparkling Blush
2 tablespoons fresh raspberries, washed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup ginger syrup
Mint leaves
Ice, to serve

Ginger Syrup

¼ cup ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup sugar
1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Bring ginger, sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir until the sugar dissolves. Then, gently simmer uncovered on low heat for 20 minutes. Strain and cool to room temperature.
  2. Muddle raspberries and mint in the bottom of a glass. Pour in the lemon, ginger syrup and Sparkling Blush. Combine with a spoon. Add ice and mix together one last time. Garnish with additional fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

For more delicious recipes visit the Martinelli’s website.

About S. Martinelli & Company
S. Martinelli & Company is a multi-generational family held business that has been producing Gold Medal premium quality sparkling cider and apple juice for over 150 years in Watsonville, Calif. Martinelli’s products are 100% juice, made from U.S. grown fresh apples and contain no added sweeteners or chemical preservatives. Its apple-shaped glass and champagne style bottles are iconic hallmarks of the brand.

For more information visit martinellis.com.