Tag Archives: California

#ThirstyThursday Travel Tip for #Wine Lovers

11 Aug

Drinking wine out of a disposable plastic or paper cup really annoys me. Recently, while traveling and attending conferences in California, the floppy plastic cup wine service ruined the moment. (Sidenote: hello? We’re in California… wine country… plastic cups.. what??). Wine is an experience and a tasty bev of course but delivery matters. Well, it matters, to me. I’m betting it matters to many of you as well. On one of my four flights, I can’t remember which, I thumbed through SkyMall and found an answer to floppy plastic cup wine service–the packable wine glass by Megellan’s Travel. You may look like a snob pulling it out of your bag but… who cares?!?!!? You’ll enjoy your wine and the experience. Check it out. This is a Sippin’Smart pick for sure!

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Thirsty Thursday #Blogher11 Edition: The Smart Amaretto Sour #Cocktail

4 Aug

This is one of my favorite bevs! It has really evolved over the years. My mom and her pals love this drink for summer porch parties. I’m especially excited to share it just in time for Blogher 2011 conference in San Diego.

How did I smarten it you may ask… Well, think about those tart and overly sweet sour mixes. ICK! I’ve used Tropicana’s Calcium + Vitamin D fortified Trop 50 orange juice with Pure Via to provide the sweet and fresh lime juice to provide the sour. While drinking this deliciously smart sip, you’ll get bonus vitamins and minerals too (~ 17% Calcium, 60% Vitamin C, and 12% Vitamin D based on daily values for a 2000 calorie diet).

Place ice in a cocktail glass. Add…

1 oz Amaretto

4 oz Tropicana Trop 50

Juice of 1/2 a lime

Mix, garnish, sip, and enjoy (careful if you’re blogging and sippin’)! 🙂

This cocktail is approximately 110 calories.