Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water

Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Sorry guys, but I 100% don’t care about your January diet. I mean, you do what you gotta do, but I can’t get on board with that nonsense. Of course, you should in no way be looking to me as an eating role model. I have atrocious habits and indulgent taste, and I’ve given up on trying to deny them. I know you’ll all be saying I told you so when I get heart disease or diabetes, but I just can’t be happy and on a diet at the same time.

I am, however, on a constant quest to drink more water. It’s always been something I struggle with. I’ve learned a little flavor goes a long way toward getting those eight glasses down. Not that I’ve ever actually had eight glasses of water in one day in my life. It’s a journey.

Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Lime Ginger and Lemongrass Infused Water makes me feel like I might be rehydrating in Thailand. That somehow makes it more exciting. I like playing tricks on my mind for health reasons.

I’m not claiming any magical properties with this infusion. It’s probably not going to detoxify you in any way. That is totally not a thing. It’s just going to make you feel fancy. Accept it and smile.

This mixture can get bitter after a while, so if you don’t drink it within the first two hours, strain it into some jars and toss away your fruits, roots, and herbs. 

We don’t really need to write out a recipe card, right? Slice up a lime and a one inch piece of peeled ginger root. Cut the ends off two stems of lemon grass and then cut them into two or three pieces. Put all of this in a pitcher and fill it up with cold water. Drink it within two hours or strain and stash in the fridge. Done.

Lime Ginger & Lemongrass Infused Water | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Let’s be more active, drink more water, and eat whatever the hell we want because nobody really knows how weight works anyway. Love you.

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Amaretto Sour | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Happy holidays, friends. I’m wishing you lots of laughs and unexpected guests who bring cookies and hugs over the next few weeks.  Because I love you, I’m sharing a simple drink you can easily throw together for guests both planned and impromptu. Two ingredients and a simple ratio means you can easily scale it up or down. Plus, the addition of a couple of simple garnishes help to elevate it to a festive tipple that will make your guests feel fancy without you even trying.

Amaretto Sour | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

To make an amaretto sour, simply stir together three parts amaretto with two parts lemon juice. Pour this over ice and prepare to pucker up. Make a pitcher or a single drink. Add a cherry and a strip of orange peel if you like. It’s amazing what the scent of fresh orange adds to this drink. It’s holiday cheer in a glass, and I love it.

Amaretto Sour | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I hope you have lots of friends to share a drink with this holiday season. You can always come over and share a drink with me. See you soon, my awesome friends. Eat, drink, and be merry.

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French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

French Martini

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

So… We’re trying to buy a flat. Things like mortgages and property ladders seem so ridiculously adult and normal that I can barely believe this is my life. We looked at a place that’s practically perfect for us the other day, and now we’re holding our breath for the weekend until we find out whether or not our offer is accepted. This isn’t real, is it?

Of course, I’m dreaming of what I want to do with the kitchen and then reminding myself that I’m hopeless at interior design. Please please please share your favorite resources in the comments. I need help. Seriously, completely, and totally hopeless.

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’m sharing a cocktail today because we might need to celebrate or we might need to console ourselves. Either way, you should have something delicious and lovely in your hand. I can’t decide if Chambord is beautiful or kitschy. Either way, I’m into it.

A French Martini is a simple mix of vodka, chambord and pineapple juice. It’s a classic because it’s tasty and oh so pretty. This is probably considered a girl’s drink, but I don’t care. I like it. Make yourself one, and you will, too.

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Soon my bar cart may be my only furniture. Come over and have a French Martini with me. It’ll be awesome.

French Martini
Serves 1
A French Martini is a pretty in pink cocktail just right for any occasion.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons vodka
  2. 1 tablespoon Chambord
  3. 3 tablespoons pineapple juice
  4. Ice
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients over ice and shake together in a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight sealing lid until well chilled.
  2. Strain into a martini glass, or drink it out of an old jam jar. Whatever you got.
Adapted from Kitchen by Nigella Lawson
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