Strawberries & cream cooler with fresh mint + Zevia giveaway!
You know what’s so hot right now? Talking about the fact that it is so hot right now.
Really, though—how many blog posts have you read, or conversations have you had, that began with a line similar to “Ohmygod, it’s sooo hot outside,” blah blah blah?
I’ve had my fair share, and yeah, it’s hot, but come on, guys. First of all, it’s mid-July, so what did you expect, and second, doesn’t this create, like, the perfect excuse to get creative with the cold cocktails (and to overuse the commas)?
Seriously, let’s make the most of it. Now is the time to drink, drink and be merry. And Zevia and I are gonna help you do that.
If y’all aren’t yet familiar with Zevia, here’s the bottom line: it’s soda that won’t rot your teeth, fill you with empty calories or send your blood sugar levels spiking off the charts—and I am so in love with it.
It’s sweet, bubbly and sugar free.
And high fructose corn syrup free.
And aspartame free, and sucralose free, and…you get the picture.
Its sweetness comes from stevia (my beloved sugar subsitute of choice) and erythritol, more info about which can be found here.
And a gigantic, flavor-packed, technicolor case of it could be sent your way by next week! I’m talking a massive 24-pack of soda, with an assortment of flavors that includes Grapefruit Citrus, Black Cherry, Orange, Grape, Cream Soda, Ginger Root Beer and more. Wanna taste ‘em all? Here’s how you can score it:
Note: this giveaway has closed as of 7.23.13.
Zevia’s Pinterest board “Smarter Sipping" is packed with cocktail recipes just begging to be mixed: black cherry mojito, double-pear basil spritzer, strawberry lime vodka twist—there’s a lotta drank there. So check out the board, leave a comment on this post letting me know which recipe you’re most excited to recreate with your own Zevia sampler pack, and you’re automatically entered to win! Bonus entries go to those who link to the giveaway on Twitter (use the hashtag #ZeviaParty), follow Eat Well. Party Hard. on Facebook + Twitter and/or follow Zevia on Facebook + Twitter. This can all be recorded easy-peasy through the Rafflecopter widget below the comment section of this post.**
Oh, and if you’re wondering what cocktail I created with my own 24-pack? Gotcha dat recipe right here:
Strawberries & cream cooler with fresh mint
Makes 2 strong or 3 regular servings
1 can Zevia Cream Soda
6 oz white rum
1 handful fresh mint
Quarter the strawberries, then press gently on them to release their juices. Depending on the number of thirsts to quench, divide evenly among two highball or three lowball glasses.
Chop the mint leaves just slightly, then divide evenly among glasses. Muddle with the strawberries in each glass to release the mint’s aroma. Top with 3-4 ice cubes in each glass.
Combine rum and cream soda in a cocktail mixer. Mix gently, so as not to flatten the soda, and pour evenly into glasses. Garnish with extra mint and enjoy immediately.
Good luck in the giveaway, friends! The contest runs until midnight on July 23rd; winner to be announced at the top of July 25th’s post.