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Summertime Drinks You'll Love!

Written by Two Girls Go Green .
What’s that you say? It’s hot outside? That can make a person very, very thirsty.

And the livin’ is easy!

*Disclaimer: The following Greenopolis posting contains information that may not be suitable for readers under the age of 21*

Take a look around you, dear reader, and tell me what you see.

What? What’s that you say? It’s hot outside and appears to be, well, Summer? You don’t say! Why, it’s Summer here too! And that means family get-togethers, barbeques, beaches, outdoor dates, etc. All of which can make a person very, very thirsty.

Now, we all know that water is nature’s best hydrator, but sometimes, you just want something a little stronger.

In that case, I got you covered with some very delicious eco-friendly beverage selections from WebEcoist.

My favs:

Sustainable Sangria
Sangria is a delicious, luscious drink that will get you completely sozzled if you aren’t careful. That’s owing to the alcohol-infused fruit the drink is chock full of. It’s very easy to make. Soak fruit overnight (any combination of chopped organic fruit like apples, pears and oranges) in a good value red wine and you’ll have to keep your guests from guzzling the pitchers. Try the Organic Wine Company for earth-friendly red wine. Don’t use your best wine for this drink – the fruit will change the wine’s flavor too much for anyone to notice if you shelled out for the expensive vintage.”

You’re My Kir
“If you want to impress your date, make a kir royale. This sweet, romantic drink is easy. All is requires is organic champagne and raspberry liqueur. However, if you can get your hands on some fresh organic raspberries, simply drop a few into the glass for an elegant and sensual drink.”

The Overflowing Cup
“Use an organic gin, like Distillery 209, for this eco twist on the traditional Pimm’s Cup #1. Mix one part alcohol with 3 parts organic lemonade or lemon soda (you can also use ginger ale). Crush a few mint leaves in ice and mix. Add a twist of lemon, slice of orange, and a slice of cucumber. Serve to your most parched friend…you know, the one who won’t stop talking about hypermiling.”

Admit it: Those sound really, really good.

So, who’s up for a little summer time refreshment?

There are obviously many, many more recipes out there. All you have to do is do a little Googling. And I bet that you might even have a few of your own! Share them in our comment section!

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