Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Celebrating Life one sip at a time

"There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live" -John Adams.
A few years ago, Hubs and I were in Paris for a long weekend.
As we were checking into our hotel we struck up a conversation with the young lady who worked behind the desk. She had been speaking to us in perfect English, but when she answered the phone she effortlessly switched to speaking German. We asked her how many languages she spoke and were impressed when she said four fluently and a couple of others "not so good".
Hubs assumed that since she spoke so many languages, her job at the hotel must just be a part-time thing and she must be a tour guide or something as well. When he asked if she worked anywhere else, she looked at him like he'd just sprouted another head.
She politely answered, "No Monsieur, I work 35 hours a week here. If I worked another job, when would I have time for life?"
Maybe it's just an American thing, but it seems that many times we get so caught up in the making the living part that we forget to make time to enjoy the life we've built. It's important to remember to take time to celebrate your life achievements and actually live life.
I was recently asked to participate in a product review for Seagram's Ginger Ale and their new line of Sparkling Seltzer Waters.
Ginger ale has always been a favorite drink of mine, mostly because I associate ginger ale with good times and celebrations. It's a party drink staple.
Seagram's Ginger Ale is everything I love about ginger ale. It's crisp, not overly sweet, with just the right amount of fizz to have you toasting your life. Seagram's Diet Ginger Ale has the same great taste and no caffeine as their regular ginger ale, but with zero calories you can feel free to celebrate all of life's moments with no regrets!

I'd love to hear about your favorite ginger ale drink recipe. Please feel free to share your recipe in the comment section!

This is one of my favorite summertime celebration drinks. The crisp, effervescent taste of Seagram's Ginger Ale gives this drink the little extra punch it needs. Cheers!

Strawberry Lemonade
10oz. pkg frozen strawberries
6oz can frozen lemonade concentrate
1/2 cups water
16 oz Seagram's ginger ale (regular or diet)

Let the strawberries thaw for 20 minutes or until they begin to soften slightly.
Place all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth and serve over ice cubes.
Adult version: Replace water with vodka.

Seagram's is also launching a new line of sparkling seltzer waters. Before I did this review I was already a fan of Seagram's plain Sparkling Seltzer Water, but I have to admit I was a little skeptical about the flavored waters. I was afraid they'd be too sweet or taste artificial...but I was wrong!
The seltzer waters are not sweetened and contain only natural flavors, resulting in a delicious break from plain water. They're perfect for an after work-out treat. The flavored sparkling seltzer waters have zero calories, so feel free to reward yourself anytime!
Seagram's has four flavors of Sparkling Seltzer Waters; Key Lime, Blackberry Raspberry, Orange Citrus, and White Peach. I was only able to try the Key Lime and the Blackberry Raspberry and thought they were both outstanding. The Blackberry Raspberry however, is my personal favorite. Simply yummy!

Seagram's wants to help you remember and celebrate that It's Good to Be You. Go to the Seagram's Facebook page and check out their new photo stamp app. Just choose a photo of your friends that you feel is  GTBU-worthy photo and stamp it with the GTBU Photo Stamp. It's a fun way to recognize and celebrate your friend's moments to remember. Get Stamping!


grace said...

i love ginger ale! my favorite combo is with vanilla ice cream--ginger ale float! :)

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