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7 Sparkling Seltzer Coolers
This summer we’ve been beating the heat with an assortment of Sparkling Seltzer Coolers. Though we drink water often, sometimes you just want to drink something with a little flavor and a little sparkle! To be honest, its been pretty hot and kind of humid, so our days have been less active than normal. Once I realized how much we were sitting around versus moving around, it dawned on me that we were snacking more and drinking less. We were more tired and less hydrated. [Less activity + More eating = We Can’t Go On Like This!] I challenged the family to stop sitting around, cut down on extra snacking and drink more. Knowing my kids love flavored sparkling water, I went shopping and picked up an assortment of fresh fruits, frozen fruits and 4 varieties of Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water – Original, Raspberry, Lemon-Lime and their new flavor, Mandarin Orange. I knew that serving fruity drinks with bubbly water would be a big hit and it was. I also chose Canada Dry Sparkling Waters because they are All Natural, with 0 Calories and 0 Sodium.
I found them at Walmart in the aisle with sports drinks and flavored waters. Right now you can save .50 with this COUPON for one 12-pack cans, of Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water in any flavor!
We each came up with recipe ideas for Sparkling Water Coolers. First up was Dad’s recipe! We were working in the garage all day and took a break to cool off and relax.
Raspberry Sparkling Cooler – Add 3/4 Cup Fresh Raspberries in a measuring cup, then fill it with water to the 1 Cup line. Puree in blender with 1 TBSP Honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Fill your glass half way with fruit puree and top with All Natural Canada Dry® Raspberry Sparkling Seltzer Water and lots of ice.
The next day I took a Pilates class. Afterwards, I replenished with a Sparkling Coconut Cucumber Cooler. It was really yummy! I used equal parts of Coconut Water and Canada Dry® Original Sparkling Seltzer Water with some slices of cucumber and lime.
Game night on the patio was even better with a Fresh Sparkling Mandarin Creamsicle! Squeeze the juice of 3 Oranges. Divide between two glasses. Add 2 big scoops of vanilla ice cream to each glass and top with Canada Dry® Mandarin Sparkling Seltzer Water. This was absolutely delicious and the kids did a great job making it! We’ve had it twice this week! You know, I also really enjoy drinking ice cold Canada Dry® Mandarin Sparkling Seltzer Water on its own. Its like water only better!
When I’m working, I tend to snack more without realizing it. I found that if I have something yummy to drink, I don’t think about extra snacking. This day, I opted for a Sparkling Cherry Lime Cooler. This was very simple and very refreshing. I began with a glass of Canada Dry® Lemon Lime Sparkling Seltzer Water on ice. I added frozen cherries and a squeeze of fresh lime. I will be drinking this a lot!
Sparkling Sangria Cooler – I went to visit a girlfriend and brought over some Sangria and Canada Dry® Original Sparkling Seltzer Water. Early that day, I poured a half bottle of chardonnay in a pitcher with a chopped apple, sliced lemons, limes, blackberries and blueberries. I let it sit for about 12 hours and let the fruit flavors meld with the white wine. We poured about 3/4 of a glass of the sangria and topped it off with the Canada Dry® Original Sparkling Seltzer Water. It was a perfect sparkling cooler to sip on while catching up with a friend.
After our Sparkling Sangria Cooler, we switched over to Sparkling Basil Lemonade. Fill a glass 2/3 with lemonade and top off with Canada Dry® Lemon Lime Sparkling Seltzer Water. Garnish with slices of lemons, limes and a basil leaf. I normally make fresh lemonade, but this time around I happened to buy a bottle of organic lemonade. If I do buy lemonade, I always add slices of lemons and limes to give it more of a homemade taste. We love fresh basil, so we often add 5-6 leaves in the pitcher to give it a hint of mint.
The final recipe of the week was a Sparkling Punch Cooler. It is very similar to the basic punch recipe, but uses the juice of an orange and a lime. Squeeze the juice from the orange and lime, then blend with 1 TBSP of honey. Divide between two glasses, then fill the glass with scoops of rainbow sherbet. Pour Canada Dry® Lemon Lime Sparkling Seltzer Water over the top. It had finally cooled down a bit later in the week, so we decided to spend the evening outside. Our family loves to play badminton. Its one of our favorite family activities. Its pretty comical to watch up play. We often miss hitting the birdie because we’re too busy laughing from all the smack talk that goes on. It always makes for a fun evening!
I originally planned to use the Mandarin Orange flavor, but since we made the Sparkling Mandarin Creamsicle Cooler (twice) this week, I decided to use Lemon Lime for some variety.
The week was successful in that we snacked less, moved around a little more and cooled off with these fabulous Canada Dry® Sparkling Water Coolers. What’s your favorite way to enjoy Canada Dry® Sparkling Seltzer Water? Make sure to check out more creative tutorials and inspiration here.