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GET REFRESHED … WITH REFRESHING MOCKTAILS!
With summer approaching, here are some delicious - and refreshing - ways to celebrate safely as the weather warms up!
Make your sparkling water really sparkle with a splash of colour and fruit freshness!
- Add your favourite berries to the water in your ice cube tray, freeze and add them to your sparkling water.
- For added sweetness, try a splash of grenadine.
- Pour 4 oz. of Fever Tree Ginger Beer and top with 2 oz. of cranberry juice.
- Garnish either with frozen cranberries or orange slices.
- Make vanilla syrup by boiling 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and 2 tsp. of vanilla extract.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely.
- Pour 1 can of Budweiser Zero in a tall glass and add 2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla syrup.
GET REFRESHED … GET OUTSIDE.
Spring is the perfect time to get refreshed and get outside! Pack up a picnic basket and head out to your favourite park, down by the river, or your own back yard. Here are some food and drink ideas to pack:
- Gouda cheese and crackers with iced tea
- Pasta salad with sparkling water
- Roast beef sandwiches with Heineken 0.0
- Fruit salad with Elderflower Fever Tree
- Cinnamon roll French roast coffee
GET REFRESHED … ON BEING SAFE!
Refresh yourself with the knowledge of keeping yourself and others safe when drinking. Drinking alcohol can fit into a healthy lifestyle if you keep your knowledge on safe behaviour refreshed.
Did you know …
… a standard drink may be less than you think! A 341ml bottle of 5% beer (less if it’s higher in alcohol), a 5 oz glass of wine and a 1.5 oz shot of spirits are all considered a standard drink. No more saying “oh, it’s just a beer!”
… that drinking more than a few drinks within two hours is considered risky, according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction? But you can keep the fun going responsibly – have no more than one alcohol drink per hour and enjoy non-alcohol drinks in between.
… you should never drink on an empty stomach? Snack often to help the alcohol absorb into your body more slowly.
… peer pressure is not just for kids? Friends mean no harm but when drinking may encourage you to ‘have just one more!’. Be ready to say ‘no thanks’ by planning ahead with what you will say to avert this pressure.
… pairing food and drink is not limited to alcohol? Scroll up for some picnic food and non-alcohol drink pairings that bring out the best in each other!