Aug 26, 2015
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Hi there!

I love La Croix Sparkling Water.  Not just because it’s sparkly, or has a great line of flavors, but I love how guilt-free it feels after I have a can.  Or two.  And I can, because it’s just water!  Score!

 

**Added** here is the link to the Buzzfeed article on the videos too!

 

If you add the guilt-free factor to cocktail creation, well then, that is something special.  Low cal drinks?!?  What?!?

 

Well, I went ahead and came up with 6 new cocktails featuring different flavors of La Croix.  Orange, Apricot, Peach-Pear, Coconut, Piña Fraise, and Cran-Raspberry.  I have a few more on the backburner, but those will come at a later date.  And by the way, do you know about their 3 new flavors?!!!  I’ve only had the Blackberry Cucumber, and it is super tasty.

 

With 6 videos created, shot, and edited, I had to make a fun little teaser video, combining all of the best moments.  Here is the teaser video:

 

 

Want to see the finished videos?  Please say yes!  I worked so hard on them!

 

Keep scrolling and let me know your favorite recipe!  I personally think the St. Peach-Pear is a knockout.  You need to try it, stat.

 

 

The Apricot Blossom:

Apricot La Croix mixed with homemade blackberry simple syrup makes the Apricot Blossom bloom in your mouth.  WHUT??  Make this ASAP!

 

Make the Apricot Blossom!

Fill a glass with ice.

add 2 oz vanilla vodka

1 oz blackberry simple syrup

top off glass with Apricot La Croix

Stir and enjoy!

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The Razzy:

 

Cran-Raspberry La Croix is the star of this raspberry focused cocktail.  Just add some fresh squeezed lime juice and Chambord, a french black raspberry liqueur and POOF! the Razzy is in your glass.

 

Make a Razzy!

add 2 oz Chambord

juice from 1/2 lime

top off glass with Cran-Raspberry La Croix

Stir and enjoy!

 

 

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The St. Peach-Pear:

 

Hallejullah!  The St. Peach-Pear is here, making your cocktail experience heaven sent.  Featuring St. Germain, elderflower liqueur and vanilla extract, the St. Peach-Pear is a delicious addition to your cocktail arsenal.

 

Make a St. Peach-Pear!

Add some ice to a medium sized glass.

Add 2 oz St. Germain

4 drops pure vanilla extract

juice of 1/2 of lime

top off glass with Peach-Pear LaCroix

Stir and enjoy!

 

 

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The Faux Driver:

 

A faux screwdriver…but nothing is fake in this adaptation…real orange juice and vodka.  Only difference is the DELICIOUS basil simple syrup and the Orange La Croix.  And those 2 elements is what makes this an upgrade to the basic drink.

 

Make a Faux Driver!

2 oz vodka

2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice

2 oz basil simple syrup (recipe below)

4 oz Orange La Croix

 

Basil Simple Syrup

Bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil for about 2 minutes.  Add fresh basil leaves and simmer 1 minute more.  Strain out basil and use when cool.

 

Add vodka, fresh squeezed orange juice, basil simple syrup to a large glass.  Top off with 4 oz of Orange La Croix.  Enjoy!

 

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La Piña

 

Pineapple infused vodka is the perfect mixer for the pineapple strawberry flavored La Croix.  Don’t believe me?  Make one for yourself and try not to fall in love with the flavors!

 

Make a La Piña!

Add 2 oz pineapple infused vodka (recipe below) to a glass.  Top off with chilled Piña Fraise.  Enjoy!

 

Pineapple infused vodka:

Add fresh cut pineapple to a jar.  Cover fruit with vodka.  Cover jar and put in fridge for at least 5 days to fully absorb the pineapple flavor.  Use when vodka is at desired taste level.

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The Coco Plum Fizz

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Coconut La Croix is my ultra favorite…but then I LOVE coconut anything.  What is great about Coconut La Croix is it’s not overly coconutty and mixed with fresh plum and basil and the citus flavors of the elderflower, the Coco Plum Fizz is pure cocktail gold!

 

Make a Coco Plum Fizz!

Take a fresh plum and cut it in half.  Cut the half into slices and add to a lowball glass.  Add 2 fresh basil leaves to the glass and muddle ingredients.

Add 2 oz of St. Germain.  Pour in about 6 oz of Coconut La Croix.  Stir and Enjoy!

 

 

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Aug 10, 2015
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Above is a fun little promo video I made for my Instagram feed.  15 seconds of funk!

 

The alphabet is everywhere.  You can’t escape them.  While I really liked the old school, vintage, light up letters, I didn’t like the price tag attached.  So here is a easy and affordable option for making some letters with some sparkle.

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I found these particular letters at Target recently.  Have you seen their crafty section??  It’s got some pretty sweet stuff in there!  (These letters were in the clearance section, so hurry up and claim your faves.)

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They are a kind of paper mache and have a thin cork layer on the front.  I also found a tin of multi-colored and multi-sized sequins in the same crafty section at Target and knew I needed to mix these 2 items together.

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Instead of glue, which seemed messy at the time, I went the pin route, meaning I individually pinned each sequin to the letters so they could wiggle and sparkle.  I didn’t use regular old stick pins, but sequin pins that I found at Michael’s.  Pick up a thimble while you’re there, you’re gonna need it once you start pinning.

I also came across a slightly smaller but similar style of letter at Michael’s, so if Target is out, you have a back up.

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The sequin pins are shorter than regular stick pins, so be careful, they are easy to lose.  I just started laying out the big sequins first and pinned those in, followed by the smaller sizes, filling in holes as I went.  Sometimes I over lapped sequins and I left some cork show through, for a little more dimension.  For all 6 letters, I ended up using 1 full jar of sequins (400 count), followed by another 100 from a new tin.  I pinned at an upwards angle to prevent sequins from slipping off of the pins.  You could use glue, but I would only use a small amount to prevent oozing.

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I have wanted something in my office to say “Make Me” for a while now, and now, I have the sparkliest, most colorful letters to keep me inspired.

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