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My Raspberry Lemonade and Tea Mocktail/Cocktail

A few years back after the first Sex and the City flick came out, the hubs threw me a surprise GNI. What’s a GNI you ask? A girl’s night in of course! He bought the movie, threw together some apps and played bartender for us ladies all night.

We had such an amazing time that I would love to do something like that again! I love a good girl’s night out, but being able to relax at home with my ladies is just as fun. And there’s something to be said for being able to kick your shoes off!

I’ve already started working on my girl’s night in guest list and menu. I’m still breastfeeding, TMI I know…ha ha…so, I’m not partaking in too many cocktails these days, but I definitely enjoy a good mocktail. Back in the day, my sister was a bartender, so I brainstormed with her about a cocktail that I could serve at my GNI that would taste just as good with or without the alcohol.

raspberry lemonade tea mocktail

raspberry lemonade tea mocktail

raspberry lemonade and tea mocktail

She suggested I make Arnold Palmers. Traditionally, Arnold Palmers are half iced tea and half lemonade. I’m a total raspberry nut, so I decided to mix Lipton 100 Calorie Half & Half with raspberry lemonade. I garnished my mocktail with fresh raspberries and a lemon wedge. I must say, it was most delicious!

If you’re jonesin’ for the real thing, simply add some sweet tea vodka…If you decide to go with that version, Lipton’s new Green Tea Honey Ginseng drink would be nice and refreshing for the next day…Staying nice and hydrated is always a good idea after having a cocktail…Am I right?

Raspberry Arnold Palmer Recipe

Mix 4 oz. Lipton 100 Calorie Half & Half with 4 oz. raspberry lemonade.

For the fully loaded version, add 1.5 oz. of sweet tea vodka to the above ingredients along with a few cubes of ice to a shaker, shake and strain.

I haven’t selected the movie for my GNI, but I do know it will be the kind of chick flick my hubs would groan about. What would make our little party even better would be a brand new tv. Just sayin’. I’ve fought the hubs on getting a larger tv for a while, but it might be time to give up that fight. I mean Ryan Gosling’s abs must look even better on a BIG screen right? Haha!

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So, who’s ready to throw their own girl’s night in party?

Everyone loves a girl’s night in and 2013 is my year to mix it up! Whether I am sharing unique, new recipes with friends, finding new ways to entertain or fun ways to stay active, I can’t wait to have more girl’s nights in this year.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Iced Tea. The opinions and text are all mine.