Posts Tagged ‘drinks’

Why the fuck is it so hot this summer already? Seriously, this is ridiculous.

I was just browsing through my saved blog posts and such today and found this snazzy little article. If you’re like me, you hate drinking water all the time, especially the recommended 8 glasses a day, if you do this then you deserve an award because I can’t make it a week.

I usually brew up some black tea to help get the water into my system, but here are a few other recipes to help stay hydrated and fit without the calories from http://www.diet.allwomenstalk.com.

1. Passion Fruit Smoothie
Ingredients: 1 cup of chilled low fat milk
2,8 oz (80 grams) of chilled low fat yoghurt (unflavored or vanilla)
1 tbsp of honey
1 mango
1 passion fruit

Instructions: Clean and slice your fruits, throw them in a food processor along with the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth. Yup, it’s that simple!

2. Mint Iced Tea
Ingredients: 2 satchels of mint tea
500milliliters (about 17oz) of water
½ lemon
1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions: Brew mint tea, add honey and let the mixture cool down before adding the juice of ½ lemon (I prefer adding zest as well but you can skip it in case strong citrus flavors are simply not your cup of tea). Once you’re done, your tea is ready to spend a couple of hours chilling in the fridge.

3. Watermelon and Strawberry Sorbet
Ingredients: 100grams (1/2cup) of chopped strawberries
400 grams (2 cups) of chopped watermelon

Instructions: Freeze your fruit solid before throwing them into a food processor or, in case you don’t have a couple of hours to spare use fresh fruit but add 7-10 ice cubes. Blend until slushy and – Voila! Now, could a healthy drink recipe get any simpler?

4. Watermelon Lemonade
Ingredients: 4 cups of watermelon cubes
Juice from three (3) lemons
Crushed ice

Instructions: Mash or process your watermelon cubes until they turn into paste then add lemon juice and crushed ice! No need to add sugar although you could get away with just a pinch or two, just in case you have a serious sweet tooth.

Hopefully this brightens up your summer months.

-Brooke Leone

Glasses up!

Posted: April 4, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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While many celebrated on behalf of Relay for Life with kegs this weekend, beer may not be your thing. Perhaps a classy night-in with your friends sounds more appealing. And what better way to honor Relay then with a menu full of purple cocktails and food! Here’s to partying with a purpose! (more…)

Tampon String

Posted: March 1, 2011 by jerkmag in VICES -- sex, drugs & alcohol
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  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Cherry liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz whipped cream
  • 1 cherry

Hearing the title of this shot made me want to vomit all over the place. Trust me, I understand your concern, but don’t judge a book by its cover! This simple and easy shot is rising in popularity and can easily be prepared by even the most inexperienced bartender. Mixologyguide.com and Drinksmixer.com both have given this recipe a very high rating, meaning someone out there thinks it is delicious.

Yum

Grab yourself some vodka for the weekend, and a little bit of cherry liqueur. While at the grocery store, grab some cherries and a can of whipped cream (which can serve other purposes if you are creative enough). These ingredients are affordable, even for us broke-ass college students.
Now that you have the tools for a not-so-memorable evening, you can prepare your shot for party guests and friends. Layer the vodka and cherry liqueur, and then add the whipped cream, and cherry on top (lick it don’t stop). Then take the shot by engulfing the whole thing and swallowing everything except the cherry. Finally, pull the stem of the cherry out and there you have it, you’ve just experienced the tampon string.

– Tori Ipacs

Anxious for spring and summer to arrive during this weekend’s heatwave?  Capture the feeling of spring and summer in your cocktails any time of the year! Here are two drinks that I think will have you running around in shorts and sandals!

Not your grandma’s fruit punch:

Makes four drinks:

4 cups water

2 TAZO passion tea bags

4 ounces (4 shots) Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum or similar fruit alcohol

4 cups club soda (Schwepps or Canada Dry)

Ice

In the microwave, heat the cups of water until hot and add the tea bags. Let the tea steep for about five minutes if you desire a strong tea flavor. For weaker tea, let the tea bags steep for two minutes or less.

Let the tea come to room temperature before pouring over ice. Divide your ice evenly into four glasses and measure the tea evenly into each glass. Add one shot of the cherry rum and top off the glass with roughly a cup of club soda. Depending on the size of your glasses, feel free to add more or less of any ingredient depending on your taste!

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