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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Great Spring time beverages

A glass of Reed's Premium Ginger Ale
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Spring has arrived and you can sure taste it in each of these unique and refreshing beverages. Enjoy!

Peach Pineapple fizz

1 cup pineapple juice unsweetened, chilled
1/3 cup peaches diced freeze these a day a head in a freezer bag
12 oz. Ginger Ale or 7 up soda (you can use diet if you like)

Combine pineapple juice and peaches in blender or food processor and whirl at top speed until smooth, add in soda and pulse one more time. You can add some crushed ice to your glass before pouring as well. Serve in tall glasses sprinkled with nutmeg.

Carolina style Mint Julep

Mint Julep is believed to have originated in the southern United States, some time during the eighteenth century. It is widely reported that U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city.  However in South Carolina, the beverage includes adding the basic Mint Julep recipe to "sweet iced tea". For the recipe see : Carolina style Mint Julep

How to make perfect low carb iced tea

 With all the rich and decadent flavors that will be eaten, serving a nice healthy beverage is a good way to feel a little less guilty. This iced tea recipe calls for Splenda or you can use Stevia if you like, however, you can substitute it for sugar, just reduce the amount by 1/2 cup. 
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