Big Announcement + {Pink Leopard Cocktail} - HLTT#2

I'm just FULL of announcements lately!  There's just so many exciting things happening, wonderful momentum, and things clicking into place.  Oh, hi, by the way! I've missed you guys :)  I'll be doing a Phoenix recap post soon! So what's the big news?  Well, I'm excited to announce that I am joining the team of talented writers over at jointhereboot.com (this is the vibrant community around the juicing documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead)! I will be writing regular posts/articles about healthy living for the entire family.  I am honored, excited, and so encouraged for this opportunity.  My first post goes live next week!

Other exciting news?

The start of the weekly link-up party "Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday" of course!

What is HLTT?

No longer is Thirsty Thursday set aside for college males to down as much cheap beer as humanly possible. No. It is being redeemed by the healthy living community! Blog about a new juice, smoothie, or cocktail recipe each Thursday and link up at www.nosugarsweetlife.com.

Use this logo:

For this week's HLTT, the ingredients:

Fresh smashed blueberries bring a wonderful sweetness (without sugar!)

Introducing the {Pink Leopard} - wonderfully named by my 78 year old grandmother who hasn't had an alcoholic beverage in like 30 years! It's pink, it's spotted with smashed blueberries, and it inspired my grandmother to have a sip of vodka at 2PM in the afternoon!

A lovely drink to share with friends, in pretty glasses.

I will close with my favorite pic from the recent trip to Phoenix to visit my grandmother.  4 Generations: Nonni, Kelly, Babycakes & GiGi.

Questions:

  • What is your favorite cocktail combo?
  • Have you seen the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead?

Link Up Here:

Make sure to include the logo above for Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday in your post, and link back to nosugarsweetlife.com.  The code is available above!

{Pink Leopard - a summer cocktail}

Description

Pink Leopard: a refreshing summer cocktail made with fresh blueberries | No Sugar Sweet Life

Ingredients

2 ounces
Vodka
8 ounces
French Lemonade (I used Safeway brand)
2 ounces
Tonic Water (Canada Dry)
1 tablespoon
Smashed Blueberries
6  
Ice Cubes

Notes

*To make this a Mocktail, replace the 2 ounces of vodka with an additional 2 ounces of tonic water or club soda.

Instructions

  1. Smash blueberries in a small bowl.
  2. Put ice cubes in a glass.
  3. Pour in a shot of Vodka.
  4. Pour in French Lemonade.
  5. Top off with Tonic Water.
  6. Mix in the smashed blueberries.
  7. Sip. Enjoy. Relax!

Yields 16 Ounces