Quench Your Weekend Thirst
It’s the weekend. Time for fun with friends and family, and I’ve got some hassle-free ideas on how to keep everyone cool and hydrated. There’s a little something for the adults-only crowd as well.
Keurig Brew Over Ice
I ran into a fellow at the store the other day who had just acquired a Keurig, and he had no idea that the single-serve brewer made more than just coffee. Really? How is that possible? Today, there are almost as many K-Cup choices as lipstick colors. And the Brew Over Ice selections are varied enough to keep a houseful of finicky guests happily sipping away throughout the weekend. For instance, ice tea flavors run the gamut from peach and raspberry, to sweetened, unsweetened and half-and-half, meaning tea mixed with lemonade. Iced coffees are just as varied. Looking for a healthy iced drink? Consider Vitamin Burst acai-berry or strawberry-pomegranate K-Cups. And the list goes on.
Invite SodaStream to the Party
I’m new to the SodaStream phenom. I don’t know what took me so long. It’s not that I drink a lot of soda, I don’t at all. But, I tend to use a lot of club soda. And I’m always running out. So, yes, SodaStream lets you create your own soda shop at home– indoor or out – no electricity needed, but it also provides a constant stream of fizzy water, which I use in everything from hibiscus iced tea to an Old-Fashioned.
Pina Colada Light
I’m not a big fan of flavored vodkas. But there’s an exception. And if you’re looking for a light cocktail to launch the weekend, then grab a bottle of New Amsterdam coconut-flavored vodka. It tastes like a creamy, dreamy coconut. Pour some over ice, add a bit of pineapple juice, finish with a big splash of club soda — or SodaStream super carbonated water, and enjoy the flavors of the tropics without all of the added calories. Cocktail umbrella optional. Locally, New Amsterdam is available at major liquor stores. Cheers!
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