Make Fun Cocktails without the Guilt

 

Looking for a low-calorie cocktail?  This past weekend we tried Be Mixed mixers.   Be Mixed mixers have no sugar and no calories.  Yep, you read that right – zero!  So, if you add a shot of 80 proof vodka, you’re talking a total of 97 calories per drink (or 194 calories if you sneak in another ;).

Be Mixed offers three flavors; Ginger Lime, Cucumber Mint, and Margarita.  We at Nearly All Things especially liked the Margarita flavor mixer with a shot or two of tequila, but the rest of our group was split over the Ginger Lime and Cucumber Mint.  So, our recommendation – try the sample pack and decide on your own 🙂

NearlyAllThings subscribers get $5 off your order when you use the code “WELCOME” with your order. 

 

Check out this recipe from Be Mixed:

Recipe and photo by Gretchen Otte. Follow her @typeonetypehappy

MOSÉ (MARGARITA+ROSÉ)

YOU’LL NEED:

  • 4 oz. Be Mixed Margarita
  • 4 oz. Rosé
  • 5 Frozen Strawberries
  • Ice
  • INSTRUCTIONS:
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until slushly
  3. Garnish with a strawberry.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Summer Pick-Me-Up

Trader Joe Organic Cold Brew Coffee

Photo by Cooper Young

 

Trader Joe’s Organic Cold Brew Coffee is my new summer pick-me-up! You’ll find these bottles in the cooler section. I only paid $1.99 for a bottle of this cold brew coffee!

Flavorgenics Organic Coconut Extract

 

I added some coconut extract and a bit of half and half to give it a yummy flavor without the sugar.

 

Going out for this tasty drink will cost you much more for a lot less.

Iced coffee not your thing?

Here’s a recipe I found on Pinterest for an Iced Coffee Protein Shake:

  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 cup cold coffee – we recommend using Trader Joe’s Organic Cold Brew Coffee
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Go out and try this Cold Brew Coffee!  Let us know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cool Hostess Gift and Creamsicle Drink for Your Memorial Day Party

Creamsicle drink

It’s totally pouring rain here so I think we all need a fun drink!

Creamsicle Drink:

  • Full glass of ice
  • 2 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
  • Orange soda of choice or orange seltzer
  • Add a splash of cream or whipped cream.  Whipped cream has hardly any calories so go for it – live a little ;).  It will not disappoint.

What do you get?  Something that tastes like an old school creamsicle!

Creamsicle® Bar
Creamsicle® Bar

Hostess Gift:

If you are like most of my friends we love Prosecco!  This is super cool and delicious for the next time you need a gift.

  • Prosecco of choice- this is mine (see pic)-  I drink lots and lots of this😬
  • A tiny pour of  Pear Rosemary by Root 23 (I found this simple syrup at a local grocer).
  • Serve chilled in a champagne glass.

Give them both in a cute bag with handwritten directions.  Done.  I have a magnum of Prosecco.  It’s fine to give the regular size too.  But, if you are really going for the cool factor – go big!  This is a gift for some of my party hosts this Memorial Day Weekend!  They won’t be mad if they get more than one I promise!

la marca label

 

Cheers to the Weekend

Friday! Friday! Friday! I will be having a few of these grapefruit beauties over the weekend.  Possibly in between soccer games – yikes!  A momma’s gotta do what a momma’s gotta do 😉

This can be done several ways but here is the most potent way first.

  • 3/4 full champagne glass of prosecco.  (I love La Marca shown below).
  • Splash of fresh squeezed grapefruit (yes, I mean squeeze the frickin’ grapefruit). If you can’t handle that, then buy some fresh stuff from your local grocery store.
  • Squeeze of lime
  • To add spice, toss in a few slices of jalapeño.  Plus, it looks pretty!

Not a fan of prosecco?  Here’s a different option:

Fill a glass of ice, add your favorite vodka, fill the rest of glass with the Spindrift Sparkling Water (personal fav).
Then add your fresh ingredients; lime, grapefruit and jalapeño.
If you like making drinks, salt the rim while your at it!

Now go get the ingredients –  it’s Friday and you deserve to have an awesome cocktail!