Raise Up a Glass and Cheer the 12 Drinks of Christmasl Day 7 Kicks Up New Ideas !
While you sit throughout the week and knowing that it’s got holidays smack in the middle and bookended by a slew of weekends, means that there’s more events and more reasons to party on or get together with friends.
Drinking alcohol isn’t the only option and there are some tasty alternatives to serious drinks– hard liquor as it might be known– and it goes beyond the various brews and wines too.
There is an array of various waters– from organic to healthy additives — from which to choose should you wish to have a lighter, healthier beverage or if you want to slow down the serious drinking and add in some lighter touches to the beverages.
Here are several that you can test drive and then find the options that you choose to make them a bit more lively — like mixing them with healthy juices, (pom pomegranate juices, acai blends, apple, cranberry, orange juices, mango/guava juices) and then add a touch of sparkling water or even champagne to give them a bit of zip.
Talking Rain Waters has an array of various beverages that are sure to find a reason to be in your refrigerator. ActivWaters is a nutritionally enhanced collection of waters with anti-oxidants and only 25 calories which is about 50% of the calorie hit that other competitors have. The flavors are Vigor, Focus, Power, Resist, Energy and Balance. While drinking them straight makes the most sense, if you wanted to have a shot of scotch, whiskey or gin or vodka, this would be a nice mix if you chose your flavors carefully and went “light” on the hard liquor.
Sparkling Ice is a great water that has lots of flavors to choose from as well as punch when it comes to the flavors themselves. They aren’t wimpy.
This is a lightly carbonated, 3% juice beverage with anti-oxidants made from artesian spring water. Flavor choices include Pink Grapefruit, Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Harvest Peach and Kiwi Strawberry. If you want tart tart flavors, go for citrus, If you want the sweeter side of things to mellow out a drink or thin out with some additional sparkling water, use the Kiwi Strawberry or Peach! Great part about this beverage- it’s only 5 calories. Buy it by the case!!
Talking Rain has another product called TWIST that’s an interesting beverage. It comes in both organic and non-organic versions. The flavors are Power, Energy, Thrive, and Shape, which are all different fruit flavors. Actually it’s flavor twist that gives you something juicy and with that snap or pop of flavor that would work well on the rock, out of the bottle or even mixed with some white wine.
It’s only 25 calories, 100% natural, and is preservative and artificial flavor/sweetner free. It’s really pretty tasty
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