Valentine's Day Cocktails + Mocktails With Sparkling ICE and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale | Philadelphia Housewives
Fresh and simple Valentine's Day cocktails and cocktails
I don't know about all of you, but I'm having one busy week and it's hard to believe that it's not later in the week than Tuesday.
I won't lie, this week has really gotten to me. Not only have the phone calls, emails and meetings already gotten the best of me but yesterday marked the start of a six month health transition for me. It's honestly so much more than that, it's truly going to be a grueling journey but one that will be so rewarding and will result in getting to the bottom of a lot of the health problems that I've suffered from over the years, but will also be a positive lifestyle change. I consider myself a pretty healthy person, but this afternoon I stocked my pantry with so many (very healthy) natural ingredients that were foreign to me, and I'm honestly a little bit nervous about all of this. Not that I don't think it's not going to be good for me, or that I won't enjoy it, but I know that there's a lot of changes ahead of me and I'm sort of bracing myself. Does that make sense? I sure hope so!
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow being Valentine's Day. It's our fifth Valentine's Day together, and the first that we're celebrating together in our new home. We're planning to make dinner together after work and then will probably settle in on the couch to watch The Office (we already watched all of the episodes, but we've been rewatching and aren't disappointed).
That being said, I thought it would be fun to come up with something to make our normal habit a little more special and what's more fun than a specialty cocktail to instantly upgrade a meal?
Thanks to Sparkling ICE and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, we have a couple of fun ideas for you to try out tomorrow! I decided to showcase a cocktail recipe, but also have a mocktail for the kids if you celebrate Valentine's Day as a family or if you're like me and can't have alcohol right now due to a hardcore health cleanse, ha!
1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka
1 tsp. simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry
Raspberry ice cubes, for garnish
Place raspberry ice cubes in glass and set to the side. In a cocktail shaker, add vanilla vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice- shake. Strain over ice and add Sparkling Ice Grape Raspberry.
Looking for a nonalcoholic alternative that still has tons of flavor? I put together this easy recipe for what I'm calling Mango Passion Punch.
Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry
Bruce Cost Ginger Ale (Mango)
You should have 1 part sparkling water, 2 parts ginger ale, 1 part sparkling water. I personally poured the Strawberry Watermelon in first, added the ginger ale and then poured the Pomegranate Blueberry in. The result? A delicious nonalcoholic fruity mocktail! Not up for as much flavor? Omit the Mango Ginger Ale and opt for their Traditional. Still gives you a spicy ginger flavor without *as* much fruity taste.