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.


  • 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 |

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.


  • 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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8 Ways to Celebrate National Daiquiri Day

| July 18th, 2014 |
summer daiquiri

You fizzers know I love any excuse to celebrate…especially when there are refreshing drinks involved. So mark your calendars: July 19th is officially National Daiquiri Day! (Unofficially, of course, every day can be when your kitchen is stocked with SodaStream Strawberry Daiquiri mix.) And like I always say: There’s more than one way to celebrate. Here are just eight ways to toast to National Daiquiri Day.


Summer Fruit Daiquiri
A bright, sunshiny cocktail? That’s just peachy.

(Get the recipe here.)


Lemongrass Strawberry Daiquiri
Talk about fun and fabulous! This is the most sophisticated (not to mention delicious) way to drink a Strawberry Daiquiri.

(Get the recipe here.)



Basil Berry Daiquiri
Fresh strawberries scream “summertime,” and that basil gives it a unique touch.

(Get the recipe here.)


Hemingway Daiquiri
What Papa would have wanted us to drink.

(Get the recipe here.)…

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