Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Thoughts

 
Whether your evening will consist of coffee or cocktails, New Year's Eve signifies the beginning of a new opportunity.  Some look to add something to their lives {ie: better financial habits, better blogging techniques}Others set goals of losing habits that otherwise deter from having good health {ie: lose weight, quit smoking}.  On this eve of a new year and a new you, I decided to share some recipes for mocktails for you to enjoy.  {It's a re-post from last year.}  Pondering over a comforting beverage with loved ones always lends an eye-opening perspective.

Citrus Punch Mocktail (This is a Weight Watchers recipe.)

 Ingredients: 1/2 cup lemon seltzer
                     1/2 cup grapefruit juice
                     splash of cranberry juice (gives red holiday flair)
                     lime or mint, for garnish
                    * Note: To make it a cocktail, use sparkling wine instead of the seltzer.

  1. In a tall glass with ice, combine the lemon seltzer (or sparkling wine), grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. Garnish.

 Strawberry Mocktail

Ingredients: 1 bottle sparkling water
                    2 cups pureed and strained strawberries
                  * Note: To make it a cocktail, use sparkling wine instead of the sparkling water.

  1. In a pitcher, pour the 2 cups of strawberries.
  2. Pour in the bottle of sparkling water and stir gently.

Melting Cherries

Ingredients: 1 cup grenadine
                    1 liter citrus soda or seltzer
                    18 maraschino cherries

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the grenadine and stir to combine the two.
  3. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze.
  4. Fill glasses with grenadine ice cubes and pour the soda over the ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with cherries.
*Note: This is great for kids.  The ice cubes melt and the drink turns red.  They love it.  It's good for Valentine's Day and 4th of July too.


Cheers - May you have health, wealth, love and the time to enjoy it all.  Be safe and I will talk to you all next year.


Karina
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14 comments:

  1. YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new years :)

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    1. Hi Megan,
      Thank you for stopping by. Happy New Year to you too.

      Karina

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  2. Thanks for the fun ideas! Just found your blog through Let Them Eat Cake, feel free to check out our blog and follow back, have a great new year!
    The Real McCoy(s)

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    1. Hi Melissa,
      I'm glad you like the ideas. I hope they work for you. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and joining our community. I am following you back.

      Karina

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  3. Found you on the Thursday Thump. Followed via GFC, Twitter, and Networked Blogs.

    What site/program do you use for your follow buttons at the bottom of your posts? I have been having trouble with Shareaholic and like yours. Thanks!

    http://www.happykidsinc.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Meg,
      I'm so glad that you are now a member of our community. It's great to have you.
      I use buttons from Share This. I am now following you back. Your wedding business stuff is adorable.

      Karina

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  4. Those recipes look so delicious! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Melissa,
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us.

      Karina

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  5. yummy! that strawberry mocktail sounds delish!

    By the way, I was going through my Blogger Reader and noticed you were labeled as a no-reply blogger. Please see my post about how to fix this. It's really easy! Let me know if you have any problems!

    Lisette

    http://northernbellediaries.com

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    1. Hi Lisette,
      The strawberry mocktail IS delish. Try it and let me know if you think so too.
      I read your post and corrected my issue. I never knew I was a no-reply blogger. Thank you so much for pointing it out to me. I followed the directions on your blog and it was really easy. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know.

      Karina

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  6. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. Cute blog, I can't wait to read more!
    -Melanie@ meandmr.com

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      Thank you for stopping by and joining our community and for saying the cute words about my blog. I look forward to having you back.

      Karina

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  7. New follower here! I love those drink ideas, they look so yummy!!!!

    xoxo,
    Darla

    http://camomsworld.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.com/camomsworld

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    1. Hi Darla,
      I am so glad you like the drink ideas. They are all yummy and work well at parties of one or more. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I look forward to seeing you back.

      Karina

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