The Porch Sipper Strawberry Vodka Cocktail

porch sipper vodka cocktail

Nothing sounds better than sitting in a rocking chair on the porch with the cool breeze passing by. This is how we spend many of our evenings here in the mountains.

Enter “The Porch Sipper” adult beverage. ;) Just a hint of strawberry in this vodka makes this a light and refreshing drink. It’s perfect for that rocking chair.

The Porch Sipper Strawberry Vodka Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF SORBET® Light Summer Strawberry Vodka
  • 3 oz. Diet citrus soda
  • Ice
  • Lemon

Instructions

  1. Fill a short glass with ice
  2. Add vodka and citrus soda
  3. Add a squeeze of lemon
  4. Stir
http://www.balancingmotherhood.com/2014/08/28/porch-sipper-strawberry-vodka-cocktail/

Disclosure: I received a product sample for review. I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own, and man, this is a good one.

About Alicia: Alicia worked in corporate America for 20 years, and found success in online industries as an award-winning journalist, a pioneer in network television, and an executive leading online initiatives for a leading media and entertainment university. She’s been around the block when it comes to the internet, having started her career coding on Prodigy and AOL. Today, she’s the founder and editor of BalancingMotherhood.com where she writes about work-life balance issues facing modern parents. Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and raising a young family at home.
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Redifining School Lunches

school lunchSchool has only been in session one week and I’m already having a hard time coming up with lunch ideas for the kids. And the first two days were half days with no lunches!

Our school has a new cafeteria and offer hot lunches every day. It’s really exciting, but just isn’t in our budget right now. So, this has made me even more concious of what I’m sending to lunch each day. I don’t want my kids coming home complaigning because they can’t buy a great hot lunch like their friends.

My goals for lunch this year are simple:

  • Affordable
  • Tasty (my goal is an empty lunch box at the end of the day)
  • Healthy (with occasional splurges)
  • Look appetizing and even fun at times!
  • Not too time consuming to make

So, here’s one lunch I made. I also put a protein (turkey hot dogs) in a thermos that I didn’t photograph. I don’t think I did that great on the healthy part, but the tasty part I got spot on with this lunch:

  • half a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese (pumpkin’s healthy, right?) (got both of these items from Aldi. Delish!)
  • almonds and chocolate covered blueberries
  • fresh strawberries
  • special flavored Pringles chips (OK, definitely not healthy, but I only put about 4 in there)

I’m expecting empty boxes today.

About Alicia: Alicia worked in corporate America for 20 years, and found success in online industries as an award-winning journalist, a pioneer in network television, and an executive leading online initiatives for a leading media and entertainment university. She’s been around the block when it comes to the internet, having started her career coding on Prodigy and AOL. Today, she’s the founder and editor of BalancingMotherhood.com where she writes about work-life balance issues facing modern parents. Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and raising a young family at home.
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Strawberry Vodka Cocktail with Basil

A delicious and simple vodka cocktail with a hint of strawberry and basil.

Strawberry Vodka Cocktail with Basil

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. SMIRNOFF SORBET® Light Summer Strawberry Vodka
  • 4 oz. Diet lemonade
  • Fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Muddle the basil in the bottom of the highball glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Stir
  5. Garnish with fresh basil
http://www.balancingmotherhood.com/2014/08/28/strawberry-vodka-cocktail-basil/

 

About Alicia: Alicia worked in corporate America for 20 years, and found success in online industries as an award-winning journalist, a pioneer in network television, and an executive leading online initiatives for a leading media and entertainment university. She’s been around the block when it comes to the internet, having started her career coding on Prodigy and AOL. Today, she’s the founder and editor of BalancingMotherhood.com where she writes about work-life balance issues facing modern parents. Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and raising a young family at home.
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Cranberry Vodka Cocktail

Cranberry Vodka Cocktail - The Crandazzle!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. SMIRNOFF SORBET® Light White Peach Vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Diet lemonade
  • 1.5 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Garnish: Lemon

Instructions

  1. Pour ingredients into glass
  2. Stir
  3. Add ice
  4. Garnish with lemon
http://www.balancingmotherhood.com/2014/08/28/cranberry-vodka-cocktail/

About Alicia: Alicia worked in corporate America for 20 years, and found success in online industries as an award-winning journalist, a pioneer in network television, and an executive leading online initiatives for a leading media and entertainment university. She’s been around the block when it comes to the internet, having started her career coding on Prodigy and AOL. Today, she’s the founder and editor of BalancingMotherhood.com where she writes about work-life balance issues facing modern parents. Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and raising a young family at home.
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How To Find the Best Baby Shampoo

best baby shampooMy latest writing project launched and I’m so excited to share with you today. I did tons, and I mean tons, of research on this baby: how to find the best baby shampoo and wash. I know it’s not a terribly exciting topic, but it’s an important one. I learned a lot while studying shampoos and what they contain and I’ve shared that knowledge in the article. Not only did I research shampoos and chemicals in products, but I tested several brands. We took a lot of baths in my house that week!

I talk about chemicals and what to look for when considering a safe product for your little one. This can be such a scary topic and while there is a ton of information online, I combed through it and broke it down into manageable chunks so you can make an informed decision.

TheNightlight.com is a new site dedicated to finding the best products for babies. The writers spend countless hours researching and testing products to determine what is the best, so be sure to check them out.

Read the article here.

 

 

About Alicia: Alicia worked in corporate America for 20 years, and found success in online industries as an award-winning journalist, a pioneer in network television, and an executive leading online initiatives for a leading media and entertainment university. She’s been around the block when it comes to the internet, having started her career coding on Prodigy and AOL. Today, she’s the founder and editor of BalancingMotherhood.com where she writes about work-life balance issues facing modern parents. Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and raising a young family at home.
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