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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.

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                      Last Updated on January 21, 2020

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                      your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                        Why You Need a Vision

                        Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                        How to Create Your Life Vision

                        Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                        What Do You Want?

                        The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                        It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                        Some tips to guide you:

                        • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                        • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                        • Give yourself permission to dream.
                        • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                        • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                        Some questions to start your exploration:

                        • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                        • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                        • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                        • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                        • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                        • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                        • What qualities would you like to develop?
                        • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                        • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                        • What would you most like to accomplish?
                        • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                        It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                        What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                        Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                        A few prompts to get you started:

                        • What will you have accomplished already?
                        • How will you feel about yourself?
                        • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                        • What does your ideal day look like?
                        • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                        • What would you be doing?
                        • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                        • How are you dressed?
                        • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                        • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                        • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                        It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                        Plan Backwards

                        It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                        • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                        • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                        • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                        • What important actions would you have had to take?
                        • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                        • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                        • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                        • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                        • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                        Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                        It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

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