Try out this amazing Cranberry Fizz Mocktail recipe
Just in case you were wondering…..

 ….football is alive and well in Alabama.

I completely understand.

I’m from the south where we take our football very seriously.

I was raised on first downs and field goals and touchdowns and two point conversions…..

…..and I once watched a Friday night football game wearing a mum the size of a small planet.

This cranberry fizz mocktail is delicious

But nothing….and I mean nothing….prepared me for the devotion of the Alabama football fan.

They take serious to new heights.

At Chapel Market shoppers wore their colors proudly with colorful outfits designed to support their favorite team.  There was the gray and crimson and hounds tooth of the University of Alabama and the blue and orange of Auburn.

Roll tide.

War eagle.

I raise my Cranberry Fizz Mocktail to both.

Around here we don’t take sides.  Consider this blog Switzerland…..

….until basketball season starts in Kentucky. 🙂

Cranberry Mocktail Recipe for the holidays

Cranberry Fizz Mocktail

3 ounces of sparkling cider or ginger ale
3 ounces of cranapple juice
splash of lemon or lime juice
3 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon completely blended 

Delicious cranberries

Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of your glass and then dip into the sugar/cinnamon mix.

Fill the glass with ice.

Add then cranapple.

Add a splash of fresh juice of lemon or lime.

Top off with sparkling cider or ginger ale…..

….and then raise your glass to your favorite team. 🙂

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    May I start now?? Let's party! Consider it a Breakfast Beverage Bingeing Blast. Yum!! I can't wait to get started. I may be cross-eyed by lunch time so then we could start on Luscious Licking Lapping Lunch and that could be caffeine oriented and hearty soups. We could start a new trend. And I completely understand team sport loyalty. Our town goes bonkers -- Bloomington, IN -- as in IU. We stand out of the way of the rabid fans -- you could get trampled. Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Image for Polly Polly

    Just had to mention basketball and Kentucky in the same line, didn't you!!!! I've been teasing you about this since reading your first post, and like Marisa, Indiana is known for basketball among other things:) Take care, have a great day!!

  3. Image for Shannon M. Shannon M.

    This cocktail is sooo cute!!! You can feel proud to raise your glass to the Kentucky football team... They are having a good year!

  4. Image for Sondra Sondra

    K, I LOVE your 'Swiss Blog'! If we hadn't held Auburn season tickets, I would have seen you at the Chapel Market... I was in my Orange and Blue!!

  5. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    You had me giggling as I too wore a mum the size of planet :) love your mock drink! If you ever need a great mock champagne for 50th receptions, bridal showers or New Years I have on my blog. We roll w Tide mainly and enjoy all SEC football teams!! Especially how well our boys of The Bluegrass are doing. But come basketball only will bleed blue KY blue n will root Redbirds on as long as they are not playing my cats!!! Getting soooo excited about this season!!

  6. Image for amy watson amy watson

    Thanks for doing a "mock"tail, for all of us non drinkers l love fancy mocktails, and it looks better than jyst a ginger ale lol.....

  7. Image for Jenna Jenna

    Roll Tide Kari Anne!! You are right, no one does football like the state of Alabama! I was dying to come to Chapel Market, but you know, it was a Saturday during football season... I did see pics though from some of my Alabama blogging buddies~ you were definitely a rock star [MOM!] what a great guy you had with you! XO

  8. Image for Jean Yewell Jean Yewell

    Beautiful and I am certain a tasty mocktail but, I am hung up on the mum reference. We were at the UK homecoming on Saturday in Lexington and there was not a mum in sight. I and miss and love some of the charm of old traditions just like I love my old houses and furniture.

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