I just need to gather my myself and take a seat after the weeks we just had. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed my city of Los Angeles in such unrest and unity at the same time. A beautifully tragic dichotomy to behold. It’s taken us a long time to get here, and we still have a long way to go. Like I said, it’s a lot to process. In that process I have been seeking more time for myself. Taking comfort in the simple things such as finding serenity in my patio surrounded by my plants with a little ‘trago’ in hand. I usually make a pitcher of Sparkling Spiked Limonada and keep it in the fridge for an easy go-to drink.(more…)
Category: Things I drink
Did you know it’s #paletaweek ? Yup. Fun right!?! I decided to join in on the lively celebration and shake things up a bit with a 21 and over version for the adults.
I’m calling my creations Margarita Enchiloso Paletas! I made a chile lime tequila ice pop to enjoy when you want to get boozy on a stick. If it’s been an extra hard day, make it a double with a shot of tequila on the side. I dipped the tip of my spiked paletas in a mixture of salt sugar tajin and crushed chile peppers! Perfect for a summer night cap or day drinking.(more…)
This post is sponsored by Logra Mas Con Tu Cocina. All opinions are my own.
A delicious fruity drink that will surely brighten all your holiday festivities: Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño
December is a big month for us here in the Lopez-Presley household. It’s my husband’s birthday month, Christmas tree trimming time, and gotta tamalada with my family. I can’t forget holiday school activities for my son, light ceremonies, and Posada festivities better known as let’s drink Mexican Christmas Punch / Ponche Navideño all night long. Of course, it’s also Christmas. I run around like mad trying to get everything just right. (more…)
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake Recipe is my own. #ToraniEndlessSummer #CollectiveBias
Ugghhhhh this heat. I seriously want to drink all my meals through a straw these days, and call it “The Summer Of SHAKES!” My favorite shake right now is Caramel Peach Buttered Pecan Shake. I know it sounds like it may give you a cavity, but I use Torani syrup and sauces for the perfect amount of sweetness and it’s incredibly light too. Torani flavors are crafted in such a way to (more…)
This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen & Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own.
‘Producing fruit juices with integrity, craftsmanship, and innovation since 1961’ this is what scrolls across the label of a R.W. Knudsen Juice bottle. As a woman trying to do the right thing by her body and for her family, these words struck a chord with me. This is exactly the type of juice I can wholeheartedly stand behind.
With hot days upon us, the sun shining a little longer, and fruit being at the peak of season – it’s a sure sign of summer. I like to unwind on my patio after a hard day of work and enjoy the taste of Summer with a glass of ice cold fruit juice. My juice of choice is always R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry. Just one 8oz. glass is a serving of fruit, talk about goodness. 100% all natural juice, made with the finest ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavors, it really is a better for you option and one I will reach for again and again. R.W. Knudsen works with amazing growers up and down the west coast from Peters Cranberries in Sixes, OR to Carpenter Pears in Lake County, CA to Stemilt Apples in Wenatchee, WA! R.W. Knudsen literally brings the farm into the home. And it is available at Walmart. #WhatsYourJuiceMadeOf
I also use this incredible naturally sweet cherry juice for my paleta making. Since I usually have a bottle on hand I like to make my son a better for you paleta with it. I’ve been making paletas for a long time and as I get older I think it’s important to reach for the good stuff when mixing my ingredients. My favorite paleta combo is cherry coconut. A base of cherry juice and a splash of coconut milk and toasted coconut. YUM. It’s so darn good, he eats them down with a smile on his face. I grin from ear to ear knowing I’m doing the best I can for my family.
Ingredients for Cherry Coconut Paletas:
- 2 – cups R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice
- 1 – small can coconut milk (full fat)
- ½ – tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 – tablespoons honey
- 1/4 – cup sweetened coconut shreds (toasted)
- paleta or popsicle mold (with 8 slots)
- 8 popsicle sticks
- Fill each popsicle mold ¾ with cherry juice.
- Place mold in freezer for 1 hour.
- In a bowl mix coconut milk, vanilla extract, honey, and toasted coconut.
- Remove popsicle mold from freezer and fill the molds to the top with coconut mixture.
- Top mold with cover and insert popsicle sticks.
- Freeze mold over night.
- Fill basin with warm water and dip bottom of mold into the water for 15 seconds to loosen paletas from mold.
- Remove top cover from mold and pull the stick straight up toward the sky.
- Enjoy your cherry coconut paleta!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over.
Raise your hand if you’ll be watching the soccer championship games! Give a grito if you’ll have a michelada in hand. Give two gritos if you want a paloma michelada. (more…)