A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Zevia and asked to participate in a their Flavors of Summer pinterest contest. Little did they know that I had recently cut soda out of my diet, because I didn’t like the idea of all of those artificial sweeteners. Upon reading more of the details behind Zevia I was happy to find that it was sweetened with stevia, had no caffeine, no fat, no sodium and no calories. All wins in my book so I happily signed up!
I was given my pick of flavors and I went with lemon lime twist. Not only do I love both lemon and lime, but I love a good dose of color especially cheerful ones like a bold yellow and green.
To showcase my featured flavor I decided to make up a little beverage station that anyone could tackle in their home during a party.
Since I’m currently 8 months pregnant I made up a cocktail with my drink that I couldn’t taste test, but others told me was delish! When I think summer I think white sangria so with a couple of ingredients I was able to mix one up in minutes.
Here is what you’ll need to make Pucker Up Sangria:
-1 bottle of white wine. I went with a Pinot Grigro.
-3 cans of Zevia Lemon Lime Twist.
-1 cup of orange juice
-1/2 cup of lemonade
-cut up granny smith apples
-cut up lemon slices
I also made a little cut up fruit station with raspberries, green grapes and mangoes that guests could add to their sangria glasses equipped with polka dot straws.
For those that preferred a mock tail I went a bit of different route and decided on lemon lime twist popsicles! I haven’t made popsicles in years, but it was fun and easy. I think it will become a new summer time tradition.
I picked up some molds at my local dollar tree and then filled them three fourths of the way with lemon lime twist and topped the rest off with low calorie lemonade. Make sure you mix them up and then add some lime and lemon slices for color and you ready to pop them in the freezer. They were really refreshing and came in at less than 40 calories!
To make them look a bit more grown up I added them to stemless wine glasses (another dollar store find) and added ice cubes to make them stay cooler in the warm weather.
I then took the extra popsicles and placed them in a large square vase I had filled with ice cubes for additional guests to pick up one or two.
Lastly some people just like a good old fashioned soda pop so, I made sure to have a set up with cans upon cans of Zevia lemon lime twist and extra lemons and limes that could be cut up and added as garnish to your drink.
In my book no tablescape is complete without some florals. Going with the theme I made sure to use lots of lemons and limes in my presentation and then used two stacked glass trifle bowls with stands to get the height I needed. Very little flowers were needed to fill the top bowl, but it still makes a pretty display.
Here is a look at the whole set up:
An old DIY striped curtain project came back into play as my tablecloth and textured round green placemats from the Dollar Tree helped me make a sweet little bunch of faux limes in the corner.
Cheers to a happy and bubbly summer!
Along with showcasing my tablescape and recipes as part of participating in Zevia’s Flavors of Summer campaign is a Pinterest contest where readers can pin their favorite set up and are entered to win a $500 gift card ! It could be mine or one of the other bloggers featured. Head here for more details. The contest is open from May 7, 2014 at 12 am PST thru May 16, 2014, 12 pm PST.