Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Prosecco Slushies

Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

There are a few key ways to tell that I’m not a real food blogger. I mean beyond the fact that only a handful of people actually visit my website. I don’t have a room full of antique dishes. I don’t arrange herbs with tweezers. I never chop up a thousand fruits just to spread them out in a mess on the table, take their picture, and then throw them away. There is nothing remotely glamorous about my house, clothes, makeup, or skincare routine. 

I also don’t get random boxes of free stuff randomly showing up on my doorstep on the reg. I pay for every dang thing. A couple years ago, it seemed like every real food blogger in the world was getting a free fancy ass blender. I do not have a fancy ass blender. I have a hand-me-down blender that was far from fancy before we even got it. It doesn’t make perfectly smooth soups in seconds. It barely makes milkshakes. But because I wish I was a real food blogger, I crushed some ice with it anyway. 

Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

We need to turn our glass of prosecco into a sno cone because it’s hot outside, and you work hard for your money. You for sure deserve a Prosecco Slushie because you’re a grown up. Sort of.

All you have to do is get out your blender, fancy ass or otherwise, and crush up as much ice as it will allow before you want to throw it out the window. Pour over some prosecco into the bottom of a glass, pack it with crushed ice, then top it with grenadine. You could also use blue curacao if you prefer a blue slushie. Or go two-tone because we’re crazy like that.

Prosecco Slushie | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Look kids, we do the best we can with what we have. If what we have is a sad blender, we don’t let that get in our way. Make yourself a Prsecco Slushie. You’ll feel better. I promise.

Prosecco Slushies
Serves 1
Don't let anything stop you from making yourself a Prosecco Slushie.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 ounces prosecco
  2. Lots of ice
  3. 2 to 3 tablespoons grenadine
Instructions
  1. Pour three ounces of your favorite prosecco into a rocks glass.
  2. Crush a bunch of ice in your blender until it's as close to snow as your blender will make. Pack the crushed ice into your glass.
  3. Pour over a few tablespoons of grenadine. Add more or less depending on how sweet you like it.
  4. Sip and crunch to your heart's content.
Adapted from Tequila Mockingbird
Adapted from Tequila Mockingbird
http://awesomeon20.com/
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Santa Lucia Mocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Santa Lucia Mocktail

Santa Lucia Mocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’ve never met a recipe I didn’t like. Now by this, I don’t mean that every recipe I see looks delicious or turns out great. What I mean is, there’s probably no recipe I don’t want to read. I love an expensive cookbook or a glossy food magazine, but I equally love to check out the recipes on the back of the food packaging or the free magazine in the grocery store. Yes, I realize these are basically just product ads, but some of them are really tasty.

I’m not puritanical about making everything from scratch. In fact, I’m super lazy and quite happy to take some help from the store. If something sounds good, I’ll try it, no matter where it comes from. And as a long-time picky eater, I’ll even sometimes try a recipe that sounds good in theory but I don’t necessarily want to eat myself. Any chance to turn a piece of paper or ones and zeroes on a computer screen into something potentially tasty, I’ll take it.

Santa Lucia Mocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

In case you haven’t guessed already, this Santa Lucia Mocktail comes from an ad in one of those free grocery store magazines. It’s a tangy, sweet mix of juices and fancy soda that’s pretty enough to serve at a party for friends who are driving or otherwise abstaining from alcohol. If the idea of a mocktail brings a hard eye roll to your face, I recommend adding a shot of rum to this mixture.

Ironically, my grocery store didn’t have all the ingredients the recipe suggested, so I improvised a bit, but I think it worked out well. The key ingredient is San Pellegrino Limonata, and everything else is open to interpretation. Something peachy, some fresh citrus, and a chilled martini glass puts you on your way to feeling fancy and refreshed.

Santa Lucia Mocktail | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Don’t be afraid to try something a little low brow. You might be pleasantly surprised. Delicious things come from unexpected places. 

Santa Lucia Mocktail
Serves 2
This Santa Lucia Mocktail is tangy, fruity, and refreshing
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 200 ml San Pellegrino Limonata
  2. 50 ml orange, peach, passion fruit, mango juice or other peach juice mix
  3. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  5. Ice
  6. Citrus wedges to garnish
Instructions
  1. Add ice water to your martini glasses to chill.
  2. Pour Limonata and all juices into a cocktail shaker or measuring jug over ice. Shake or stir well.
  3. Pour out the ice water and divide your mocktail evenly between your two glasses, straining out the ice.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of fresh lemon or lime.
Adapted from San Pellegrino
Adapted from San Pellegrino
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Cran-Orange-Apple Juice

Cran-Orange-Apple Juice | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

How’s the new year treating you, my darlings? I’ve been racking my brain for days for what I should set as my new Year’s resolution. We all know I can’t diet. I’ve already set a goal to exercise every day, which probably won’t last, but I’ll give it a go. But it’s not a real change, is it?

I’m looking for Oprah-level, best self, being completely awesome sort of stuff. Perhaps my resolution should be to lower my expectations. Does anybody else go through an existential crisis at the beginning of January? There’s a lot of pressure to figure out how to make yourself perfect, and I’m so susceptible to it. On the other hand, it’s just one day, and there are so many to come. Perhaps I’ll take it one day at a time.

Cran-Orange-Apple Juice | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I mixed up something super simple to get us started. Cran-Orange-Apple Juice is going to be there for you in so many ways. Perhaps you’ve been drinking non-stop prosecco for the past week, and you need something innocent and delicious to drink. Perhaps you hate eating fruit, so you’re at least going to try drinking some. Cran-Orange-Apple Juice is here for you.

This sweet and lovely mixture can also come to the rescue at your next party as well. It’s particularly useful if you have some people at your party who can’t or won’t be drinking alcohol. This juice can be mixed with soda water to make it sparkly just as nicely as it can be mixed with vodka or added to a glass of sparkling wine. Obviously, it would make a great drink for kids as well. See, everyone’s happy?

Cran-Orange-Apple Juice | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Raise your glass to 2018. May it be filled with sweetness. We’ll find awesomeness together. 

Cran-Orange-Apple Juice
Cran-Orange-Apple Juice is there for you when you need a bit of wholesome sweetness in your life.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 part cranberry juice
  2. 1 part orange juice
  3. 1 part apple juice
  4. Ice
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together in your desired vessel, be that pitcher or glass.
Adapted from Nigella Christmas
Adapted from Nigella Christmas
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