Detox Water Recipes for Your SodaStream

| August 29th, 2014 |
Lemon Mint

Now that summer vacation season is coming to a close, it’s a great time to really focus on our health and wellness. Starting with water. There’s quite a bit of confusion around just exactly how many glasses of water we should be drinking each day. The standard recommendation is 8 glasses, of course, but some doctors actually recommend 9-13 glasses per day. That’s 4-6 ounces of water per hour! Whew, that’s a lot of water.

If you’re like me and find it a bit hard to fit in the recommended daily hydration, you might want to look into making some “spa water.” You know, that fruit and herb-infused detox water that makes you feel oh-so pampered. Try adding some fizz to make it even more fun and delicious! Suddenly, your boring water is transformed and you’ll find it naturally easy to sip throughout the day. Below are a few of …

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Cocktail Recipes Worthy of an Emmy

| August 21st, 2014 |
Muddled Screwdriver

Whether you binge-watched them or tuned in week after drama-filled week, you’ve likely had a drink on hand during your favorite TV shows. (Personally, I definitely needed something refreshing to calm me down after some of the more, er, skull-crushing moments from Game of Thrones this season.) This Monday should be no exception.

Toast to the best of TV’s dramas and comedies with these Emmy-worthy cocktail recipes.

 

Orange is the New Black: “Muddled Screwdriver”

If you watched the season one finale then you know exactly why we’re paying homage to the screwdriver. Plus, a fizzy orange drink is so very in.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • pinch of salt
  • 16 oz. chilled vodka
  • 5 cups chilled SodaStream Orange soda
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Get the full recipe here.

 

House of Cards: “No Patience”

(Say it in your best Southern drawl.) And if you have very little …

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7 Ways to Celebrate National Lemonade Day

| August 14th, 2014 |
Tequila-Blackberry-Lemonade_post

August 20th is one of my very favorite holidays: National Lemonade Day! It’s the perfect time to sit back, relax, and savor the flavors of the season before we have to say goodbye to summer. And sure, you could celebrate with a traditional glass of regular, no-frills lemonade. That would certainly do the trick. But to truly honor this special occasion, you’ve got to go all out. And that means having some fun, getting creative…and of course, getting fizzy.

Here are seven of the best ways to celebrate National Lemonade Day this year.

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5 Favorite Family Road Trip Games

| August 8th, 2014 |
road trip

The gas tank is full (as are your SodaStream bottles), bags are packed, the GPS is programmed, seatbelts are fastened…and you’re off! But about an hour into your five hour trip down the coast, boredom set in and the kids start to get antsy. That’s when you need to pull on your “entertainer cap” to keep the “Are we there yet”s at bay.

Here are five game ideas for your family road trip.

1. I’m Going on a Picnic

This is one of my favorite memory games (mainly because it involves picnics). Here’s how to play: The first person thinks of a pattern (i.e. foods that are round or foods that start with the letter “B”). Then they start off by saying what they’re bringing on their picnic (i.e. “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bring an orange” or “I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing a baguette”). …

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3 Refreshing Summer Drinks

| July 31st, 2014 |
Basil Lemonade

Welcome to the dog days of summer. You’re likely sitting out on the back porch, the kids are running around the yard, you’re planning a pool party and wishing you had an ice-cold glass of something fizzy to beat the heat.

Put these on your to-sip list — here are three refreshing summer drinks.


Basil Lemonade
Because no one drinks plain-old lemonade anymore.

Ingredients

Directions
  • Make the basil syrup: In a small pot, add basil leaves and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Let it boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let the basil syrup come to room temperature. Strain, removing the basil leaves, and store in the refrigerator for later use.
  • Make the SodaStream Country Time Lemonade according to directions.
  • Add ¼ cup basil
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