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Giveaway plus 5 Low-calorie drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Giveaway via Examiner.com
Giveaway via Examiner.com
Tradina DeMary

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with a few festive drinks? Did you know? Maragarita is the drink of choice for most celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Although the exact origin and inventor of the margarita is unknown, some say it all started in Mexico.

What about the history of Cinco de Mayo? Well, according to Wikipedia Cinco de Mayo is a national celebrated on May 5; "that originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, currently the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride."

But wait! Did you know that one regular Margarita is over 600 calories per serving? Using Cascade Ice, we can knock that down to just around 55.

Believe it guilt free taste that's "Sodium Free. Caffeine Free. Gluten Free." Not to mention the fact that Cascade Ice is available in 3 categories and 31 great tasting varieties. The categories include traditional fruity, organic & pure water and cocktail mixers.Below are a few festive drink recipes we recommend mixing up for Cinco de Mayo. Low-cal, but full of flavor! And the question remains, "Are you ready for Cinco de Mayo?"

Did you know? Cascade Ice has a very new & informative blog here that features influential food & drink bloggers and I made the cut for a interview, see more here.

Don't forget to check out a few festive drink recipes below that; I recommend mixing up for Cinco de Mayo, they're low-cal, but full of flavors.

Also, be sure to leave a comment below May 1, 2014 referencing your favorite drink of choice for Cinco de Mayo, Spring and/or Summer for a chance to win a gift box full of Cascade Ice Water drinks as seen in the photo attached. Cheers and Good Luck!

Margarita
Margarita Cascade Ice

Margarita

In a mixer, mix the juice of 2 lime wedges with 1 1Ž2 oz of Tequila. Add 8oz of Cascade Ice Margarita Mixer. Shake or stir and pour contents into your favorite margarita glass with a salted rim. Garnish with a lime wheel for a festive touch!

Follow the Flavorful life blog here for more Cascade Ice recipes, blogger features and overall healthy drink recipes. Their latest blog post, "Go Coco-nuts with Cascade Ice’s Newest Flavors" is totally  informative and looks yummy." 

Pomegranate Icer
Pomegranate Icer Cascade Ice

Pomegranate Icer

Pomegranates pack a punch of vitamins and anti-oxidants and now that they are in season, it’s a great time for this refreshing drink. First pour 4oz of Cascade Ice Pomegranate Berry and 1oz of Cascade Ice Lemonade into a glass with crushed ice. Add fresh pomegranate seeds for the perfect touch and serve! Easy & delicious!

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Pink Grapefruit Lemonade
Pink Grapefruit Lemonade Cascade Ice

Pink Grapefruit Lemonade

For a family affair, whip up the Pink Grapefruit Lemonade. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour 6oz of Pink Grapefruit Cascade Ice and 2 oz of Lemonade Cascade Ice over the ice. Squeeze the lemon juice from a fresh lemon into your glass and make sure to strain the lemon seeds. Add a couple slices of fresh lemon to garnish.

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Watermelon Slushie
Watermelon Slushie Cascade Ice

Watermelon Slushie

This Watermelon Slushie is oh-so-delicious! In a blender, combine a few handfuls of ice, several seedless watermelon chunks and 8oz Blueberry Watermelon Cascade Ice. Then, pour in 6oz of club soda. Blend to desired consistency and enjoy!

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Skinny Daquiri
Skinny Daquiri Cascade Ice

Skinny Daquiri

Not a fan of tequila? No problem! Try a delicious Skinny Daiquiri. To create this sweet treat, add 1 1Ž2 cups of ice and 1 1Ž2 cups frozen strawberries into your blender. Pour in 8oz Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie Wild Berry Sparking Water and your choice of rum. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with fresh fruit.

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