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Sparkling Christmas Cocktail, Mocktail, Lemon Berry Punch

Kid Friendly Christmas Mocktail

Oh my gosh its Christmas Eve! When did that happen? The Christmas season has gone by so far with everything we’ve had going on – but I look forward to a weekend full of fun and family!


We all know the holidays are a time for get togethers with friends, families and kids. Everyone always has festive drinks to serve and the kids are left out, but there are so many drink ideas for “mocktails” that are great for kids or anyone who doesn’t drink alcoholic beverages. This Christmas I made Lemon Berry Christmas Mocktails!

Sparkling Christmas Cocktail, Mocktail, Lemon Berry Punch

Sparkling Lemon Berry Punch Recipe

Ingredients:

  • DASANI Sparkling Water – Lemon Flavor
  • Simply Fruit Punch
  • Sugar
  • Food Coloring
  • Ice

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To make this drink, I used DASANI Sparkling Water in the Lemon flavor. They are available at Walmart in 12 packs and a great alternative to have in the fridge year round.

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Just pour your favorite flavor (I used Lemon) of Dasani Sparkling Water over ice. Add a few splashes of Simply Fruit Punch.

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To add something more to the drink, garnish with a candy cane or even dip the glass in Red and Green Pixie Stix powder!

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DASANI Sparkling Water comes in 4 different flavors, Lemon, Lime, Berry and Black Cherry. DASANI Sparkling Water is also the perfect mixer for all your holiday drinks. It is zero calories, unsweetened, zero artificial colors, and it’s caffeine-free!

For additional drink inspiration, make sure to check our this pinterest board.

Staying Hydrated During Summer

Staying Hydrated While Playing This Summer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HydrationToGo #CollectiveBias

Staying Hydrated During Summer

We are in the heart of the summer and the temperatures just keep rising. This week the temperature is supposed to be in the triple digits every single day. The moment you walk outside, you’re HOT. But you can’t stay inside all the time either, especially with a family. We have to get out, get some fresh air and have some fun. So when we do head outside, whether it’s to go to the playground or go to the neighborhood pool, we just have to remember to always have drinks with us.

hydrationtogo-01I do feel like I’m always having a #momfail when it comes to this task. I forget to grab a bottle of water, a sports bottle of Lennox’s favorite drink or any beverage before running out the door – but then as soon as we are out and about, we’re all thirsty. So there have been countless times where we have to run into the local CVS to grab some drinks.

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CVS Pharmacy is one of the spots that we stop, since it’s always convenient. When I was out the other day, without a drink (shocking, I know!), I ran into CVS Pharmacy for a few things and went to grab an Iced Tea (my preference over water.). There are about 10 types of sweet tea when you go anywhere in the south – so I decided to grab a few different ones to try out; Honest Tea and Gold Peak.

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Then later that week, Lennox really wanted to play catch outside, but boy was it hot – 103 degrees at 6pm! I couldn’t really say no since we hadn’t gotten much outside time the last few days, so we got our softball gloves and headed outside. 

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She is finally starting to catch the ball, rather than dodge the softball! She got a super cute Hello Kitty softball glove and softball for her birthday and has really enjoyed using it so far. I see some T-Ball games in her future, but maybe I’ll wait until the weather gets a little cooler!

Once we were done playing catch, we were HOT so it was time to grab our drinks to cool off and stay hydrated.  

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If you are out and need to stop somewhere to grab a drink to stay hydrated, make sure to stop by CVS Pharmacy and pick up some Honest Tea, Gold Peak Tea, vitaminwater or smartwater. Also, to save more – CVS Pharmacy is now having a sale, 4/$5.00 (any combination) with $2 ExtraBucks when you use your ExtraCare card (offer available through 7/25). At that price you can stock up your fridge for all the summer fun you are going to have this year! If you don’t already have a CVS ExtraCare card – make sure you sign up for one – it’s quick, easy and best of all FREE!

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What is your on-the-go drink this summer?

Pineapple Lemonade Pink Party Punch

Pineapple Lemonade Party Punch

Here is a quick and easy way to make a delicious party punch that is a bubbly pineapple lemonade flavor. 

Pineapple Lemonade Pink Party Punch

Pink Party Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Pineapple Juice
  • 2/3 cup Pink Lemonade Powder Mix
  • 1 Bottle Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Strawberries

How to Make:

  1. Prior to making the punch, cut up the strawberries and freeze in ice cubes. These will be added at the time of serving.
  2. Pour the can of pineapple juice into a large pitcher
  3. Add in 2/3 cup of powered pink lemonade mix and mix together until dissolved. 
  4. Start adding in the lemon-lime soda until pitcher is full and all the powered is dissolved. 
  5. Serve with strawberry ice cubes. If you want the punch to be a bit pinker – you can add a little bit of pink or red food coloring! 

Pineapple Lemonade Pink Party Punch