Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TwoFaced: Mocktails

"TwoFaced Tuesdays" is a joint venture between CupcakesOMG! and Jenna from The Paleo Project. Each week, we select one secret ingredient and put our own paleo spin on it. You can catch up on the entire series here. Also, if you have any special ingredient requests, you can always tweet us (@CupcakesOhMG and @ThePaleoProject) using the hashtag #TwoFacedTuesday.
Before I moved to D.C., I bought a bartending book full of recipes for adult beverages. Ya know, because 22-year-olds are known for throwing swanky cocktail parties. Yeah, I was delusional. To any recent college grad thinking about buying one of those mixology books with the good intentions of having all your friends over for a glamorous and dignified affair, think again! A fancy party at this point in your life will be defined as anything that doesn't serve PBR in a can.

These days though (now that I'm in my late 20's), having friends over for a cocktail party doesn't seem so far-fetched. Although sadly, I have no clue how to make a mixed drink. So, when Jenna suggested we use alcohol for TwoFaced this week, and then I countered that alcohol isn't paleo, so making a paleo recipe with it was counterproductive to our TwoFaced feature, and then we agreed on mocktails, I figured this would be great practice for all the summer cocktail parties I will be forcing upon all my friends.
I love watermelon, and because it has so much natural sweetness, you don't need any added sugar, which lends itself incredibly well to a fun Paleo beverage.
Combined with fresh lime and mint, this mocktail is the perfect refreshment for all of your upcoming festivities.
Of course, you might feel more "festive" if you add some booze (I'd suggest rum), but that's neither here nor there.

Head over to The Paleo Project to see an adorable picture of Jenna sharing her mocktail with her bf!

Paleo Watermelon Coolers
  • 1 small watermelon, cubed
  • 1 lime
  • bunch of mint
  • unsweetened lime club soda
Toss watermelon, juice of half a lime, and a bunch of mint in a blender. Pulse until liquified. Stir in about half the club soda. Serve over ice with a wedge of lime and sprig of mint.


Jenna | The Eighty Twenty said...

I literally want to make this for breakfast. And put on a bikini just for the hell of it!

whitney said...

yum yum yum

let's have a cocktail party this summer. fo sho

Unknown said...

i mean i know yall are in the paleo challenge and everything but seriously this needs tequila haha! but either way its super pretty!! and i love mint... and limes! when we were on our honeymoon they made this drink called a "Caipirinha" have you heard of it? it has natural sugar cane but you could also use honey... its sooo good!

VANESSA said...

YUM YUM YUM!!!! I'm totally making this! Great post!

xo's, vanessa


Jen (Whittle My Middle) said...

Yum! Both ideas are great. Now I can't wait for it to warm up here and feel like summer so I can make it.

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