Summer in Texas is hot – there’s no getting around that, but instead of fighting the heat by hiding inside, I propose you embrace it by getting an ice-cold beverage, grabbing your inner tube and heading to the river. Now, we’re not talking about beer – I’ll leave that for the boys. I’m talking about something fun and fresh – light and breezy.
Here’s the thing, I’m a total health food junkie. So now that the temperatures are reaching the high 90’s and starting to cross into the dreaded triple digits, I’m on the constant lookout for a light, easy and all natural treat.
We just started carrying a new drink called High Noon Sun Sips. It’s in the name – Sun Sips, you are supposed to enjoy the sun while enjoying this drink. And let me tell you – this drink is fantastic and yes, it meets my high standard of healthy. It’s a vodka and sparkling water drink flavored with fruit juice – 100% all natural, 100 calories and delicious. Oh, and it comes in a can so it’s perfect for the pool! We have these in Cherry, Watermelon, Pineapple and Grapefruit. Grapefruit’s my personal favorite, but they are all truly delicious.
I try not to discriminate or be judgmental towards others so to be fair to the other spirits, I share my time with them as well.
It’s summer and that makes me think of the beach, which makes me think of coconuts. What’s better than coconut and chocolate? Coconut and rum of course! Another brand new drink we started carrying is RumHaven Caribbean Rum. Oh. My. Goodness. This is made with real coconut water and pure cane sugar – natural, healthy and a treat to your taste buds. The first time I drank this was with blueberry lemonade. I would love to give myself points for creativity, but I just happened to have blueberry lemonade and I am so happy I did. It was amazing. I’m sure RumHaven would make an incredible Pina Colada, but I would encourage you to try this with lemonade, blueberry lemonade or strawberry lemonade. Or you could go even healthier with some fresh squeezed lemons and strawberries. I promise you – this is a treat you want to try this summer!
And where would the summer be without a margarita? I’m a frozen margarita kind of girl and this year we started carrying the Tres Agave Margarita mix. It is 100% organic and one of the best margarita mixes out there. Pair the Tres Agave mix with Dulce Vida tequila and you’ve got yourself a 100% organic (which means healthy and good for you) margarita. If you’re headed to the lake, make a batch of this and pour it into one of our insulated wine tumblers. It will stay cold the entire time you’re floating on the water. So let’s review this scenario – An ice-cold margarita, that’s actually somewhat good for you, and a relaxing day floating on the lake. As long as you remember your sunscreen, this is a recipe for a perfect day.
Of course all perfect days must come to a close, and what better way than with a glass of organic wine? We carry several organic wines and they are all fantastic. But brand-new to the store and from one of my favorite places, is Candoni wine that we have in Merlot and Pinot Grigio -it’s smooth, flavorful and delicious. I like to chill my Pinot on ice and drink alongside a caprese salad made with garden fresh tomatoes and basil.
And so, I’ve discovered that you CAN have your cake and eat it too, or in this case, you can have a fun and delicious drink that is also organic, light and easy. Now you’re river ready - Cheers!