The “Cool School” (Part 5)…..Refreshing, Summertime Adult Drinks

[next 3 drink photos below] "Super" Citrus Sangria (click any of the 3 photos below for recipe)

my current favorite sweeteners are…….

UMF Manuka Honey
(mixes well in blender, one of the healthiest things you could ever put in your body)

Coconut Palm Sugar
(perfect substitute for recipes requiring processed sugar, brown sugar, or simple syrup mix)

Coconut Water
(I STRONGLY ADVISE trying to incorporate this EXTREMELY HEALTHY, natural way to add sweetness to a drink.
I recommend
Taste Nirvana Coconut Water)

Super Ripe Fruit!!!
(if applicable to recipe, really ripe fruit sweetens up a drink to where often that's all the sweetener I need)

….my list of Sweeteners to Avoid

 

(Quick note on Alcohol…..)
(if you're not a big alcohol drinker, you can swap in a light wine into a recipe requiring vodka/gin, etc., or just add a few drops of alcohol, as I often just add a few drops of my fav' Caribbean Rum instead of the full dose of alcohol. Or, you can make it Virgin)
"Everything in Moderation, including Moderation" -Ben Franklin 🙂

Give one of these refreshing drinks (or your own variation) a try this summer……..

…..that's your homework assignment, from "The Cool School" 🙂

[3 drink photos above] "Super" Citrus Sangria (click any of the 3 photos above for recipe)

[below] Strawberry, Pomegranate, Infused Coconut Water (click photo for recipe)

[below] Grapefruit Rosemary Moscow Mules (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Mojito Floats (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Watermelon Rose' Margaritas (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Pineapple Peach "Agua Fresca". Non alcoholic recipe, but I might have to "tighten it up" with a few drops of Rum
(click photo below for recipe)

[below] Cucumber Mint Sparklers (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Cantaloupe Ginger Cocktail, Add less Vodka, try it with a "smoothed out" wine, or craft it Virgin, if Vodka is not your thing
(click photo below for recipe)

[below] Peach and Gin Tonic (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Lemongrass and Lime Coolers (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Mandarin Orange Mojitos (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Strawberry, Mint & Hibiscus Iced Tea (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Kiwi, Cucumber, & Mint Infused Coconut Water (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Orange and Peach Infused Coconut Water (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Berry Infused Lavender Water (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Watermelon Hibiscus Lime Coolers (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Cocktail Ice Cubes – people are using them to add to cocktails so the cocktail doesn't get "watered down" as the ice melts (click photo below for more info)

[below] Cucumber Vodka Soda, you can  "smooth out" it with a light wine, or craft a virgin with Coconut water, if Vodka is not your thing (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Watermelon, Fresh Herbs, & Sotol Cocktails (click photo below for recipe)

[2 photos below] Spicy Thai Mint Juleps (click 2 photos below for recipe)

[below] Huckleberry Fig Shrub (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Ginger and Lemongrass Iced Tea – Sierra Leone Flavors (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Citrus Paloma (click photo below for recipe)

[below]Coconut Water Mojitos (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Cherry Vanilla Maple Shrub (click photo below for recipe)

[below] White Nectarine Sangria with Ginger and Elderflower (click photo below for recipe)

[below] Infused Multi-Vitamin Water (click photo below for recipe)

~stay healthy~

 

check out all my "Cool School" posts within
"The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
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Wellness “Influencer”

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My Top 30 Superfood
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Turmeric Fruit Salad

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Putting Monsanto in Your Vagina?
…Many Tampons Contaminated with Toxic Glyphosate Herbicide

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(BELOW) Links to my favorite sites who are ”Raging Against the Machine”
(and also some fun cooking blogs)

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