Simply Beverages Recipes and Sweepstakes

  • Bourbon Mint Lemonade

    June 6, 2016

    It's summer and time to fire up the grill with friends. We had a few people over for dinner last weekend. We grilled out and had a great time visiting. When we have people over, I like to make a pitcher of my current signature cocktail so everyone can easily grab a drink.

  • My Family's Zero-Pressure Summer Bucket List

    June 6, 2016

    At first glance, the concept of a "summer bucket list" might seem like a really bad idea. I mean, by its very nature a bucket list is just another to-do list (albeit a fun one), and if you're anything like me, you have enough of those in your life already! No, summer is supposed to be different. It's supposed to be about slowing down, kicking back, and savoring life's sweet moments—not about checking things off and getting things done.

  • Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Cocktails and a Giveaway

    June 6, 2016

    One of my favorite parts of planning summer menus are the drinks. I love finally getting to use my fancy cocktails glasses, pitchers, ice cubes, and serving trays. I always try to make a colorful drink that looks elegant and festive. These sparkling cocktails are just that. They are also really easy to make, with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is some fresh mint, raspberries, sparkling water or wine, and Simply Lemonade® with Raspberry.

  • 4-Ingredient Pineapple Mango Margaritas

    June 6, 2016

    Once the weather turns warm and all the grills emerge from hibernation, everyone gathers 'round for summer parties and cookouts. Every summer evening beckons one of 3 things: backyard BBQ's, fire pit s'mores, or relaxing moments on the porch. Cocktails are an instant hit at all of the above. For fail-proof crowd pleasing, margaritas are the perfect drink to serve and we're not mixing up just any 'ol margarita: we're doing this tropical style.

  • A Simple Caipirinha Recipe

    June 6, 2016

    Growing up, my family vacationed in the old country a lot: the Dominican Republic. Walking down the serpentine, dirt country roads under the Caribbean sun gives you the inevitable cottonmouth. On one particularly scorching summer day, a kind woman offered me freshly squeezed 'limonada' on my way back to my grandmother's house. I will never forget her generosity, but what she brought out shocked me.

  • Summer Backyard Pool Party Ideas

    June 6, 2016

    The school year is almost over. I swear it feels like it just began. My twins have finished their first year of high school and I'm dumbfounded as to where the time has gone. When people tell you that childhood goes by fast they are NOT kidding. To celebrate the end of such a momentous year I thought I'd throw a little backyard pool party for my kids and a few of their friends.

  • Summer Picnic Adventures

    June 6, 2016

    Every year, before school is out, we sit down as a family and put together a Summer Bucket List: all the adventures and activities we hope to enjoy as a family before school starts up again. This year we put "family picnic by the lake" on that list and although summer vacation hasn't yet begun, I got a little excited and jumped the gun this past weekend with a surprise afternoon picnic for the boys. I loaded up all their favorite fruits and sandwiches and cheese and crackers.

  • Fruit Punch Popsicles

    One of our favorite things to make in the summer are popsicles. They are just the perfect way to cool down when you're hanging out outside for a BBQ or after a swim at the pool. So many times after a long walk I'll sit down outside and eat a popsicle. We have made all sorts of fun recipes and my whole family really loves this one. It's refreshing, tasty and totally easy to make.

  • Jeweled Harvest Salad with Orange Dressing

    January 1, 1970

    The most delicious harvest salad with tons of pomegranate arils, roasted sweet potatoes, diced apples, and toasted pecans. We're drizzling it with a bright and fresh tasting orange dressing that makes this salad extra perfect to serve during the holidays!

  • Orange Cranberry Croissant Bake Recipe

    November 18, 2016

    Orange Cranberry Croissant Bake Recipe - a holiday breakfast idea with orange juice and fresh cranberries. Easy, delicious and the perfect beginning to your holiday celebrations!

  • Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas and Vanilla Orange Slush Recipe

    January 1, 1970

    I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for ways to make our Christmas celebrations a little bit easier. Today I'm sharing with you a few Christmas Morning breakfast ideas that I've picked up

  • Simply Orange® Low Acid

    January 1, 1970

    Today, I'm sharing my experience with Simply Beverages™ Simply Orange® Low Acid and my own personal story of why this products speaks to me.

Simple Summer Joys Sweepstakes on BlogHer runs from 6/6/16 through 9/5/16 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click "here" to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

 Simple Holiday Joys Sweepstakes on BlogHer runs from 11/21/16 through 12/31/16  and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click "here" to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!