In celebration of today (and of you), I've made a batch of traditional Ærenden Toasting Drinks (or the closest I can approximate with Earth ingredients). In the kingdom of Ærenden, the Toasting Drink is a sparkling wine made from slopeberries (clustered, burgundy colored berries that grow on the northeastern slopes of the kingdom's mountains; the slopeberry's sweet-tart flavor is best described as a dark, smokey strawberry). The wine is then blended with muddled slopeberries and served in goblets.
Without further ado, a toast to YOU! Thank you all for being with me on this wonderful journey :).
Ærenden Toasting Drink
1 Large Strawberry
1/2 Tablespoon Black Currant Juice
Sparkling White Grape Juice
1. Muddle the black currant juice, blackberries, and 1/2 of the strawberry together in a small bowl. Add mixture to a champagne flute.
2. Top with sparkling white grape juice (for those "of age", sparkling wine also works).
3. Rim with remaining 1/2 strawberry.
4. Raise your glass and toast. Enjoy!