My 2013 summer plans involve sun, fun and time away from the city. While I love the energy of The Big Apple, summer is a great time to step off the treadmill. Our trips involve heading to Montreal for the Cirque de Soleil Festival, two weeks in Italy and the big BlogHer Conference in Chicago. When I'm not traveling, you can find me reporting on trends remotely. This city girl hangs up her heels for a few months and heads to flip-flop territory in NW Connecticut. Think green lawns, pools, grilled dinners and yes, the glorious sunset cocktail.
We do a lot of casual entertaining. Usually I get inspired by the local farmer's market and whip up a bunch of grilled veggies and maybe a bit of fresh fish. While Mr. Momtrends mans the grill, I serve cocktails to our friends. This summer I'm going to be whipping up a twist on the traditional Mojito. It's lighter and tangier than ever thanks to the new Smirnoff Sorbet Light.
LIGHT LEMON MOJITO
1.5 oz SMIRNOFF SORBET LIGHT LEMON
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
7 mint leaves
2 oz club soda
Glasswear: rocks glass
Garnish: mint sprig and lemon wheel
HOW TO MIX IT:
Combine all ingredients except the soda in a rocks glass, add ice, shake, strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass, top with soda and garnish
Calories 119; Carbohydrates 13.3g; Protein 0g; Fat 0g Per 7 oz serving
Lighter cocktails are trendy and perfect for summer. I want to look great in all the summer fashions without sacrificing style. Definitely Momtrends approved.
Before I head up North, I'm excited for a last NYC fling with my girlfriends, I'll be heading to the Stir Up Your Summer soiree next week to sip more cocktails and get a bit of pampering done. This is the first can't miss party of the summer!
I'm going babysitter-free this summer, so this last hurrah will be a great time for girl talk and a much-needed summer pedicure for my toes. I think I'll go for a sorbet color!
What are your plans this summer? How are you going to chill? Let me know in a comment or tweet me with #SmirnoffSorbet. Maybe you'll want to try these new flavors too.
The deliciously light taste of sorbet now comes in a bottle. Introducing Smirnoff Sorbet Light. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. Made With Smirnoff Vodka Infused With Natural Flavors. 30% Alc/Vol. ©2013 The Smirnoff" Co., Norwalk, CT. Per 1.5oz serving: Calories 78, Carbohydrates 1.3g, Fat 0g, Protein 0g.
* 25% FEWER CALORIES THAN THE LEADING DESSERT-INSPIRED VODKA.
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