Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Here are a few alternatives to spruce up those otherwise normal drinks.
Have you ever thought about what goes inside the drink to make it special?
What about the ice cubes? When you go to restaurants the ice cubes are either crushed or tubes that you can put your straw through the middle. But have you ever noticed that when you go to buy ice cube trays for your home it's harder to find tubular ice cube trays? The most common trays are square or rectangular shaped ice cubes.
Instead of filling those boring trays with water, fill them with red Gatorade. Once they set overnight then you can pop them out of the trays and put them into your drinks for added color and pizazz!
What about straws? Do you buy those boring white straws with the stripes down them? Try buying a box of colored straws so then you can pick out the pink ones for Valentine's Day.
Or stick a few Twizzlers into the drinks. There are also other generic brands that when you snip each end of the snack they are hollow and can then imitate a straw.
Now you're probably questioning what all of this can be placed in? Any clear soda or seltzer water. The carbonation gives an extra effect to the red ice cubes and Twizzlers.
If you want a pink drink, try a glass of pink lemonade! Or make your own strawberry milkshake.
Here are the ingredients to make a simple strawberry milkshake
- 1 cup milk
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- 4 large fresh strawberries (or ½ cup of frozen strawberries)
- What if you are allergic to strawberries and still want a pink drink?
- Try these ingredients to make a non-alcoholic Shirley Temple:
- 1/2 cup chilled Ginger Ale
- 1 tablespoon Grenadine syrup
Or a Cherry Bing Mocktail
Do you have any simple Pink Drink recipes? How do you liven up your normally boring drinks?
- 1/3 cup cherry juice
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- Use fresh cherries for garnish on top