Drinks Inspired By Disney Films

What have you made?

There's a TikTok account where the chef makes all kinds of Disney-inspired foods and it made me wonder... what about drinks? I can't think of a single Disney drink that I've made on my own (aside from tea or coffee, which can be found in plenty of films), but do other people make them?

Y'all... there are dozens, if not hundreds, of Disney-themed cocktails, from the Vanellope Sugar Rush cocktail to Elsa's Frozen Cocktail. There are so many cocktails that you could make one every day for a year with no problem. That said, I still haven't found a good Disney drink to really make. Ursula's potion, maybe? What would you make?

Have you made any Disney cocktails? Share them in the chat.

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The Most Obnoxious Drink Ever

What's the worst you've seen--or ordered?

As much as I love coffee, I've never fazed a barista with my order. Even when I make a couple of subs for lower sugar, my barista has always said it was nothing and they see so many more complex orders each day. It seems really complicated to me, but when I saw this order on Twitter, all I could think was that I'm glad I'm not a barista myself!

Just look at it! It is incredibly long and looks like it has a few complicated procedures worked into the recipe. I don't even know what some of these ingredients are and I wonder how long it took to order, let alone make. Maybe it's a case of the customer using up a bunch of stars and wanting to see how much could fit in a cup? 

What is the most complicated drink order that you've ever seen--or made yourself? Share it in the chat! 

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All The Lemonade

Are you craving it?

Although spring isn't my favorite season, it seems like every time it comes around I can't stop craving lemonade. I love lemonade no matter what, but for some reason I want it constantly in the springtime. Recently one of our local European restaurants has taken to making Nitro Lemonade and I'm a little addicted, even though I'm trying to stay away from the sugar.

Looking up other lemonades the other day I noticed that several local restaurants have multiple lemonade recipes, some with mixed drinks, that look incredible. From habanero chili lemonade to strawberry basil varieties, I almost need a punch card for the ones I want to try! There's ginger peach, cucumber mind and other varieties, too.

Do you know of a place that serves a fantastic lemonade? What about a really good recipe to make at home? Share them in the chat!

Hydration Tips

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Whether you're dehydrated like so many people who don't even realize it or just want to make sure you keep up on your fluids while you're out having a good time, it's kind of amazing how we, as humans, often fail to take care of ourselves. It's not hard in a busy world full of obligations; we may still be animals deep down, but it's very easy to ignore our needs when we have so much--and often so many others--to care for.

Some really great hydration tips I've learned recently include:

Drink two glasses of water when you first wake up. Do this even before you have your coffee. It will help you wake up and hydrate you after you've been sleeping and fasting. It will also help activate your metabolism.

Drink a glass of water before each meal. Not only will this help you stay hydrated, but it will help you stay full. 

Some research says that drinking water before your shower or bath can help lower your blood pressure, but some evidence says it's a myth. It couldn't hurt, though, and warm baths/showers actually do help lower your blood pressure and even give you the same benefits of a walk.

Don't forget that you get lots of your fluids from the fruit and vegetables you eat and other drinks, so if you're regularly drinking fluids you shouldn't worry too much about dehydration. 

What other hydrating tips do you have? Share them in the chat!

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EvilTea Co. Deals This Week

15% off or $5 flat rate shipping

Are you a fan of loose-leaf tea? If so, this is a good week to try EvilTea Co. The company has free shipping with orders over $50 with the code FREESHIP, or a $5 flat rate for smaller orders. This week, subscribers to the company's email list also get 15% off with a special code, so be sure to check them out, subscribe and inquire about the discount if you want to apply it.

EvilTea Co. features many different varieties and flavors of tea with an evil theme, ranging from Leviathan to Sleeping Beast. There are sweet flavors, tart treats and just about any kind of tea you'd like to try. 

Have you tried EvilTea Co.? What did you think?

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Lavender Infused Drinks

What are you making for spring?

Lavender is one of my favorite spring flavors, but I must confess that I usually keep it limited to my perfume and my tea. I also don't like it by itself at all; it has to have something to mellow it out a bit, like vanilla, for me to find it palatable.

Here's a Lavender Gin Sour cocktail that might be nice to try. I'd have to modify it for my dietary needs but it wouldn't be difficult. This Lavender Lemonade looks gorgeous and I'm kind of a sucker for that combination as it is. My favorite way to enjoy it is in Earl Grey tea, but I even have that blend in a perfume oil.

What kind of lavender drinks do you enjoy this time of year? Share them in the chat!

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Best Knockoff Liquor Brands

Which do you swear by?

When it comes to liquor, I'm pretty flexible about my brands. Yes, I love Bacardi and Jack Daniels but I've had plenty of other brands that were perfectly fine. Many knockoff brands are even better than the originals in terms of quality and flavor (and especially when it comes to price!), but I know many people swear by different knockoff brands.

In my case, it's Aldi's O'Conner's. It's just as good as Bailey's but I think it's even better! It's almost half the cost of Bailey's, is a bit sweeter and goes down smoother. I heard there was a mint version for March as well.

What's your favorite knockoff brand and why? Share it in the chat!

Yummy Easter Beverages

What are you making?

Easter is almost here, so it's time to make those springy, flavorful drinks to celebrate! Personally we are thinking of getting Mexican for Easter this year--just as something different since we won't be able to be with family again--and I have jalapeno margaritas on the brain. Even so, there are so many other yummy concoctions that it's hard to narrow it down to just one.

Purple is my favorite color for Easter, so you know I'm all about tea with peaflower in it. Then there's this Cottontail Martini. Have you heard of a cuter name than that? It's super cute and has pineapple coconut flavors, which will get us right in the mood for some balmy weather. 

So what are you making to drink for Easter? Share your recipes and ideas in the chat.

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Quincy's Tavern

THE place for your next drink and cozy conversation

Like many Millennials, I'm a little obsessed with TikTok these days. It's bound to happen when you're home as much as we are, right? There are so many great drink recipes to be had on TikTok, including the latest Corona Tequila Sunrise challenge, but I'd like to talk about Quincy's Tavern

Is there a place where you can practice more hygge on the Internet than this cozy spot where Quincy prepares food and drinks, gives you gentle advice and makes you feel so valued? I am going to make Quincy's chocolate chai drink tonight! I'm so happy I stumbled upon this channel and know that I'll return to it often. It's pretty much what we all need right now (especially if you're with me in missing last season's Ren Faire season due to the pandemic!).

Quincy also has Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, so if you don't use TikTok you can still embrace this goodness.

Where are you finding awesome drinks and atmosphere lately? Share your sources in the chat.

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Skinny Mixes Presents Two New Flavors

Blends contain immunity and energy!

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Skinny Syrups, and I'm excited to share that they have some new flavors with even newer benefits. I'm not sure if the company has ever sold energy and immunity boosters before, but the two new flavors that I saw today have one or the other in them.

The new Citrus Splash has an immunity blend in it that provides vitamin C, zinc and B vitamins. Like the company's other flavors, it also has no sugar or calories. The new Peach Ring flavor has energy as well as B vitamins with a similar composition. Both have price tags at just under $10, which is much heftier than the standard bottle. I'm not sure if I'll try it or not but I'm tempted!

How about you? Will you be trying these flavors?

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