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10 “Party Rock” Drink Recipes That Make You A Party Master

10 “Party Rock” Drink Recipes That Make You A Party Master

Anyone can host a party, but it takes a true party master to serve fun, unique, and delicious drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Many people either just stock their fridges up with beer and wine, or they ask their guests to bring their own booze. If you have a signature drink for your parties, yours are the parties that are going to be talked about, in a good way, and they are the parties that everyone is going to want to come to because they will be just dying to see what type of fun drinks you will offer at future parties. To get you started, here are 10 awesome drink recipes that will make you and your parties the toast of the town. Some of these drinks are non-alcoholic, but many can be made “virgin” if you like, simply by leaving out the liquor.

1. Lavender Lemonade

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    There are a few ways that you can make this drink. Many recipes call for using actual lavender flowers. But, you will get a lot more flavor if you use a drop or two of lavender essential oil.

    2. Shirley Temple

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      This classic kids’ drink is also popular with many adults, and for one good reason: it tastes great. If you are having a party that includes children, they can feel just like the grown-ups when they have their own drinks in fancy glasses.

      3. Strawberry Mojito Punch

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        This can be made with alcohol, or without so the kids can enjoy it as well. It has a strong strawberry flavor, with just a touch of lime from the slice that sits on the side of the glass. Mint leaves give this drink an added touch of flavor.

        4. Pink Grapefruit Cooler

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          This refreshing drink is ideal for summer parties and barbecues, and can be made in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. The trick to making this a great drink is to make a sugar syrup rather than simply pouring some sugar in.

          5. Frothy Hot Chocolate

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            Hot chocolate is one of the most popular drinks going in the winter, and you can be the hot chocolate master for winter parties when you have your own hot chocolate machine. Serve your guests hot, delicious hot chocolate with plenty of froth on top after a day of outdoor winter fun. Add a bit of Kalhua to make it an alcoholic treat.

            6. Summer Punch

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              This is actually a great drink to make for parties held in any season. The thing that makes this drink special is the Watermelon Pucker Schnapps, which give the drink a sour and delicious flavor.

              7. Berry Lemonade

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                Another lemonade drink that is popular is one that is made with delicious raspberries. The key to making this drink perfectly is to use fresh raspberries, and to make your own lemonade from fresh lemons.

                8. Midori Pina Punch

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                  If you want to serve something that your guests won’t see at other parties, this is the drink for you. This delicious tequila drink is fruity, sweet, and delicious. The green color makes it the ideal punch for Halloween parties.

                  9. Bitter Tonic

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                    Bitter drinks are becoming popular, and this tried and true recipe is starting to make a comeback. The great taste comes with the bitters, which contain just a bit of alcohol, and there are several varieties you can use for your own signature drink.

                    10. Green Goddess Punch

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                      Here is a drink that is going to be popular with your friends who like to have a lot of healthy foods in their diets. The main ingredient in this drink is green tea, along with some tart lemon tea to really add an awesome flavor.

                      Featured photo credit: daspunkt via flickr.com

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                      Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                      Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                      Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                      1. Exercise Daily

                      It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                      If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                      Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                      2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                      Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                      One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                      This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                      3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                      Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                      Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                      Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                      4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                      Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                      The basic nutritional advice includes:

                      • Eat unprocessed foods
                      • Eat more veggies
                      • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                      • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                      Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                        5. Watch Out for Travel

                        Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                        This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                        If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                        6. Start Slow

                        Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                        If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                        7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                        Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                        My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                        If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                        I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                        Final Thoughts

                        Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                        Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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