Raspberry Cooler | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Raspberry Cooler

Raspberry Cooler | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’ve been transferred at work and the whole world has gone insane. Stress is pouring off me in waves. Don’t get too close, or my insanity might splash onto you. I don’t want you to catch my crazy. Unless, of course, you’re going to bring me a cocktail, then you can sit right next to me, and we’ll be best friends.

Raspberry Cooler | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

This Raspberry Cooler is sweet and tart. Watch out because you won’t realize you’re drinking alcohol. You will probably have a big smile on your face, though, and that can never be bad.

Don’t forget that if you don’t want to pay ridiculous prices for a bottle of raspberry vodka, it’s perfectly easy to make your own if you have a little patience. All you need is a clean jar, some vodka, some raspberries, and two weeks. Just let the raspberries steep in the vodka, then strain it into another clean jar. Voila. Raspberry vodka for half the price. Use frozen berries in the off season for an even cheaper option.

Raspberry Cooler | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

The world has gone utterly mad, so there’s no better reason to put your feet up and enjoy a lovely pink cocktail in the comfort of your own home on a Tuesday night. Raspberry Coolers are the wave of the future, my friends. Let’s do it.

Raspberry Cooler
Serves 1
A Raspberry Cooler is the perfect sweet, tart cocktail to erase the insanity of the work week.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ounce Chambord
  2. 1 ounce raspberry vodka
  3. 1/2 can of San Pellegrino limonata
  4. Ice
Instructions
  1. Add plenty of ice to your cocktail glass, then pour over the Chambord and raspberry vodka. Top it up with San Pellegrino, and give it a gentle stir. If you're feeling fancy, add some frozen berries to garnish, or just get straight to drinking.
Adapted from Kitchen by Nigella Lawson
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Burgerology: Bloc+

Burgerology: Bloc+

Burgerology: Bloc+

Bloc+ was one of the very first restaurants we tried when we moved to Glasgow. Every weeknight, they have a different special, so you’re almost certain to get something awesome without getting depressed about how much money you spent. 

Burgerology: Bloc+

Tuesday is £3 burger night. How can you beat that? Their beef burgers are juicy and flavorful and served on a soft brioche bun. I pay a bit extra for cheese on mine. They come with crispy fries, making this an even better deal.

Burgerology: Bloc+

Geoff usually opts for the veggie burger and adds jalapeno. He says it’s pretty standard, but the price is right.

Burgerology: Bloc+

They also make a great white russian at the bar which makes me outrageously happy. 

If you want to splash out, Bloc+ has plenty of outrageous burgers and dogs. They also do a deal on pizzas during the week. Their poutine is pretty outstanding as well. 

Burgerology: Bloc+

It’s a small restaurant/bar that becomes a rock venue at night. The atmosphere is laid back, but what makes it extra awesome is that when there’s not a band playing, their tvs are all showing The Food Network. I don’t have to look at sports while I eat my burger for once. I can watch Jamie Oliver or Ina Garten in the background. It makes me happier than it probably should.

If you haven’t eaten at Bloc+ yet, you should definitely check it out. There’s something for everyone, and something cheap every night of the week. Do it!

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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