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The Lava Lamp Cocktail Link Up


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If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a lava lamp is a visit to Spencer’s at your local mall or a blissed out night during college listening to psychedelic music, you’re probably not alone, but I’m here to tell you there’s a little more to the Lava Lamp than all that.

I was inspired by a friend’s recent story about a Lava Lamp cocktail and I was able to create a fun at home version that you can enjoy with or without alcohol, so it’s a perfect party drink whether you’re having some friends over or stuck at home with the kids.

Start with some homemade cranberry simple syrup, it’s easier than you think! Cranberries impart a natural, bright red color to the sugar syrup. There is no discernible tartness, just a refreshing cranberry infused sweetness. For the kids, pour a little bit of the cranberry simple syrup into a clear glass of unflavored seltzer with a few dried cranberries and watch in amazement as the dried cranberries float around just like a lava lamp! The Lava Lamp Cocktail is a fraction of the calories of any store-bought soda and a lot more fun to stare at for hours.

For grownups looking for a creative, easy to assemble cocktail, adding cranberry simple syrup to a sparkling wine or bubbly moscato will produce the same circa-1970s visual effects.

Somebody turn up the eight-track, I think I hear the Grateful Dead playing in the background.


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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




2 Responses to The Lava Lamp Cocktail Link Up

  1. Almost as easy as the Manischewitz concord grape spritzers we make the kids for Passover and these sound so much tastier.

  2. Looks great! Glad you liked the recipe!

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