Posts Tagged carbonated

Blood Orange Grapefruit and Vodka Cocktail

Posted by on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012

This little cocktail recipe is too good to pass up. If you can actually find Blood Orange juice then you can make this refreshing cocktail!

1 Shot of Vodka
1/2 Can of Grapefruit soda
1/2 Cup of Blood Orange juice

Add ice.

This makes a fantastic summertime drink! It goes down real easy.  Also, I found my Blood Orange Juice in a health food store. Which sounds weird seeing how I’m using the Blood Orange Juice as a liquor drink and NOT for it’s health benefits… whoops :/

Blood Orange Grapefruit and Vodka Cocktail

Blood Orange Grapefruit and Vodka Cocktail

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Samuel Smith’s Organically Produced Lager Beer

Posted by on Friday, 28 October, 2011

For those of you who are not familiar with Mr. Samuel Smith’s organic beers, allow me to introduce you. Samuel Smith’s is a small independent British brewery. It was established in 1758 and it’s also Yorkshire’s oldest brewery. Cool, huh? Samuel Smith Brewery offers a variety of ales, stouts, fruit flavored, porters, pale ales, ciders and more. What attracted me to this beer was the fact that it’s organic. That, and it comes in a big pretty bottle. But seriously, I like the fact that this beer is grown without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemical sprays. Oh … Read the rest

Zevia Lemon Lime Twist Soda

Posted by on Friday, 15 July, 2011

Moving on down the Zevia line we tried the Lemon Lime Twist one. Back in the day I used to be a Sprite fan and since I don’t like drinking sodas full of funky junk I never get a change to drink my lemon lime soda. I’m not saying the organic soda, natural sodas or stevia infused sodas are totally healthy buuuut, I do believe that they are a much, MUCH better alternative.

Check out the ingredients in Sprite: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium citrate and sodium benzoate. But when you have other, … Read the rest

Zevia All Natural Black Cherry Soda

Posted by on Wednesday, 11 May, 2011

Who wants a no sugar, caffeine-free soda that still tastes great? Only in your dreams, right? Wrong! There’s this hot little natural soda floatin’ around called Zevia. It’s sweetened with the Stevia Extract and not real sugar. WTF is stevia? Well, Stevia is a South American herb that has been used as a sweetener by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay for hundreds of years. Give or take a year or two. Supposedly, the leaves of this small, green Stevia rebaudiana plant can be up to 30 times sweeter than sugar. Because this soda is blessed with stevia and not … Read the rest

Blue Sky Natural Cream Soda

Posted by on Monday, 4 April, 2011

Movin’ on down the Blue Sky line I’ve realized that there are some Blue Sky Natural Sodas that I like and some that I don’t. For the most part Blue Sky Organic ones tend are good, just the regular Blue Sky Natural sodas, but the Blue Sky Free sodas or the diet sodas are down right awful, there barely is any flavor — in my opinion. So I’ve been sticking with the Blue Sky Natural sodas and this one I tried was okay. In general I am not a huge fan of Cream Soda, but Blue Sky’s version was pretty … Read the rest

Blue Sky Natural Soda Jamaican Ginger Ale

Posted by on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011

I may be a little of a ginger ale snob since I got hooked on Reed’s but I thought I would give Blue Sky a try seeing how I like some of their other sodas. And I’m sorry I did. Blue Sky Natural Soda Jamaican Ginger Ale is so freakin’ sugary tasting that you can hardly enjoy the ginger part. It’s not that added so much more sugar to this soda but the proportions are waaaaayy off.

The ingredients are: Filtered Carbonated H2O, Real Sugar, Natural Ginger Flavor, Citric Acid and Carmel Color.

The ingredients for Reed’s are: Sparkling filtered … Read the rest

Redbridge Gluten-Free Sorghum Beer

Posted by on Wednesday, 26 January, 2011

Redbridge is my first ever gluten-free beer. The problem I have with wheat beers is NOTHING compared to someone with Celiacs Disease or some other problem like a food allergy but if I drink something like a Blue Moon, just call me Pass Gas Priscilla. It seriously keeps me up at night, and this little mama needs her beauty sleep. Even if you’re saying, “Gross. Beer doesn’t bother me like that at all” I still suggest you try this beer. Maybe you could give your body a break from all that work to process hard grains.

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Santa Cruz Organic Orange Mango Sparkling Beverage Soda

Posted by on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

It’s Santa Cruz Time! Woo Hoo!  Man, oh man I do love this brand of bubbly pop.  I just think the company is on the right track, you know.  Read about their environmental commitment here. Aside from the goodness that they try to do I really like the ingredients they use for soda.  I know, I know, why drink soda if it’s so bad for you.  Well, you know what?  I’m not perfect.  There I said it.  Sometimes I crave a soda like nothin’ else.  So I try to at least put the better bad stuff in my body.  Call … Read the rest

Blue Sky Natural Grape Soda

Posted by on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010

Grape soda has got to be the sickest and most delicious soda of all time.  I’ve always had a thing for grape soda but tried to not drink it because well the ingredients are like a concoction of poison and more poison:

Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Tartaric Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Benzoate (a Preservative) Gum Acacia, Red 40, Blue 1.

See??  Yuck.

So I was a little more than excited when I came across Blue Sky’s version of heaven in a can.  The ingredients are:

Filtered Carbonated H2O, Real Sugar, Natural Grape Flavor, … Read the rest

Blue Sky Free Lemon Lime Soda

Posted by on Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Sometimes a girl just wants a lemon lime soda.  Normally I turn to my Santa Cruz Lemon Lime by to my dismay I was out.  After a few deep breaths I saw that we had a Blue Sky version of my beloved soda.  I’ve had a few Blue Sky products and as a whole, I’m a fan.  But this was no ordinary Blue Sky soda in a can, this was Blue Sky FREE.  What’s the free part you ask?  It means it’s diet.  It’s made with fake sugar called Truvia.  It’s the nowadays “healthy” form of sugar.  Honestly, I’m … Read the rest