It’s been hot here this week. We’ve spent the last few days with all the fans on in the house…or hanging out by the community pool…or having water fights…or doing whatever else we can to stay cool.
I brought some of this Vintage Sparkling Water along yesterday when we headed to the pool, and we all loved it. Refreshing, tasty, and with just a hint of coconut — so yummy.
And since it’s made with natural flavors and no high fructose corn syrup or sugar, I felt good about sharing it with the kids. They’d come have a sip before running off to hop back in the pool and swim around like hyper little fish, the way kids do.
Although the kids and I enjoyed the Vintage sparkling water on its own at the pool, when I got home, my husband and I decided to add it to a more grown-up drink as well.
This drink turned out to be the perfect combination of flavors — the grapefruit and coconut together make a lovely tropical-feeling drink that allows me to sit in my backyard and pretend I’m somewhere in the Caribbean, just for a moment or two. A great way to cool-off and unwind after a busy day. As with any alcoholic beverage, please drink responsibly.
- 1 1/2 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
- 1 1/2 oz bourbon
- a drizzle of honey
- 1 can Vintage Coconut Sparkling Water
- In a small jar with a lid, pour 1 1/2 oz bourbon. Add a generous drizzle of honey, screw on lid and shake vigorously to blend.
- Fill an old fashioned (or lowball) glass with ice and set aside.
- Fill a martini shaker halfway with ice. Pour in bourbon mixture. Add 1 1/2 oz grapefruit juice and shake.
- Pour the grapefruit cocktail into the old fashioned glass, filling about 3/4 full.
- Top off with Vintage Coconut Sparkling Water and serve immediately.
And for the kids — we just combined equal parts ruby red grapefruit juice and Vintage Coconut Sparkling Water in a cup with ice to make a special drink for them.
I found Vintage Sparkling Water at our local King Soopers — it’s available at King Soopers and Kroger stores. You can click here to find the closest store to you that carries it. If you do get some, and tag your drink on Instagram or Twitter with #DrinkVintage, you may be featured on the Vintage website or get a coupon for some more! In fact, here’s a coupon now to get you started.
And if you’re looking for more drink recipes, check out the Vintage website also. Their Vintage mule recipe is definitely going on my list to try this weekend.
Enjoy and stay cool, my friends!
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