It’s a time of celebration around these parts. At work, our fiscal year ended on Friday and I now have a well-deserved two-month holiday. Well, something of a holiday… I am actually beginning a two-year Master of Arts degree program that involves a summer residency on campus followed by an extensive, collaborative online program. Although I have a two-month break from work for now, in the fall I will continue my studies and return to my full-time job. Add blogging and a social life to the mix and I’m going to be one busy girl!
Later this week I will drive more than 1,000 kilometers to reach my new university. This will be the longest I’ve spent behind the wheel before, and I’m a little nervous. To quell my nerves I’m relaxing, packing and sipping this Beauty Cocktail. My variation of a classic white wine spritzer is perfect for warm summer evenings on the patio (or on WordPress).
Beauty Cocktail Recipe
4 oz very cold white wine (chill it in the freezer for thirty minutes)
4 oz very cold club soda
1 tbsp pure pomegranate juice
Sprinkle of frozen berries
Pour the white wine and pomegranate juice into a wine glass, then top with club soda. Add frozen berries and enjoy!
This drink is great because the club soda dilutes the alcohol, making it less dehydrating than a regular glass of white wine (and less calorific too!). The frozen berries (I’ve used blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and red currants) and pomegranate juice turn your drink a beautiful pink color while adding a mini dose of anti-oxidants, protecting your skin from the inside out. You can also swap in pure black cherry or pure cranberry juice- just make sure you’re not using a diluted or sugar-added blend.