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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here….why do I find myself constantly saying that? Probably because life itself is kinda crazy right? Actually, life would be boring if it weren’t for a little crazy thrown in! There ya go I just justified everything to myself in a couple of sentences…
I live in Texas and everyone is getting ready to party because Cinco de Mayo is this Friday, May 5th! Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla…and…It’s also an excuse for everyone to eat tacos, drink sangria or margaritas, and have a huge bowl of guacamole. A good reason to celebrate right?
No party would be complete without some good beverages. The Raw® can liven up your fiesta with a ton of festive drinks including a traditional Mexican Horchata Cinnamon & Rick Milk Drink, an Iced Coconut Milk Strawberry Tea, or a Sparkling Rosé Sangria.
Agave In The Raw® is an organic sweetener pressed from the core of the Blue Agave plant, and its liquid form makes Agave In The Raw® a great way to sweeten beverages. Its liquid form makes Agave In The Raw® a great alternative to maple syrup and honey and is a delicious way to top pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt and more, and also blends easily to sweeten beverages. This organic sweetener is gluten-free and approximately 25% sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way!
- USDA Certified Organic
- #1 selling Agave SKU in retail grocery in the U.S.*
- Meets “Raw Food” standard
- 25% Sweeter than sugar
- Certified Vegan
- Available nationwide
So I am sure most of you have heard of the “Pink Drink” from Starbucks. This drink hit it big last summer and is a refreshing yummy beverage I want daily, so why not make it at home with Agave In The Raw®?
I always like to sweeten my strawberries and normally I would dump cups of sugar on them. Not this time, for this beverage I’m going to sweeten with Agave In The Raw®.
I drizzled Agave In The Raw® over my strawberries to sweeten them, then stir.
I put my strawberries in the refrigerator overnight to “marinate” and get sweet. After that the rest is a piece of cake! I’ll share the recipe below!
Starbucks PINK DRINK Recipe:
- Higgins & Burke Loose Leaf Tea, Lush Berry, 24 Count (brew one pod per drink)
- 1/2 cup white grape juice
- 1-2 cups unsweetened coconut milk – So Delicious Organic Culinary Coconut Milk Lite Dairy Free — 11 fl oz – 2 pc
- Fresh sliced strawberries
- Agave In The Raw®
Add two pods of the berry tea with 1/2 cup white grape juice. Fill your glasses with ice and add the desired amount of coconut milk. Top with strawberries. You can make your beverage however sweet or milky you would like. It’s delicious!
Another fun recipe is this fruity Sparkling Rosé Sangria – featuring a combination of blanco tequila, Agave In The Raw® and fresh fruit – is the perfect way to celebrate the sweet taste of Cinco de Mayo!
Sparkling Rosé Sangria with Agave In The Raw® Recipe:
Prep Time: 10 mins| MAKES 10 SERVINGS
- 1cup strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1cup raspberries
- 1cup blanco tequila
- 1/4cup Agave In The Raw®
- 1 (750 ml)bottle rosé wine
- 2cups sparkling water, chilled
Wash all fruit thoroughly. Cut grapefruit into quarters or eighths, and cut limes into quarters. Juice limes and grapefruit pieces into a pitcher, then add spent fruit into pitcher as well. Add strawberries and raspberries.
In a cocktail shaker full of ice, shake the blanco tequila and Agave In The Raw® for about 10 seconds, until combined and chilled. Add to pitcher.
Add rosé to pitcher and stir with a long wooden spoon. You may refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to blend, but it is not required. Top with sparkling water and stir again when ready to serve. Spoon a few pieces of the boozy fruit into each cup.