This is a tasty autumnal lingonberry drink which can be made with alcohol or without. Both variants taste great. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough fresh lingonberries in the garden (I have a couple of wild plants), so I used frozen half thawed ones. The colour of the drink is gorgeous and makes you forget all about rainy and cold evenings, especially if you add rum :-)
One glass of lingonberry drink
1/3 cup (around 80 ml) lingonberries
2 tsp demerara sugar
1 tbsp black currant syrup
fresh mint leaves
optional: a splash or two of rum
Muddle lingonberries, sugar and black currant cordial directly in a glass. Add rum to taste if wanted :-) Stir well. Fill the glass with ice cubes and sparkling water. Add a couple of mint leaves and serve immediately.
Some of the lingonberries in my garden.