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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 December 9, 2019

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                      Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                      Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                      1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                      Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                      This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                      In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                      The result: no more mental stress.

                      2. Unplug

                      Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                      How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                      It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                      Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                      3. Easy on the Caffeine

                      Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                      Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                      4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                      That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                      How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                      • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                      • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                      • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                      While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                      5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                      This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                      The result: mental stress will be gone!

                      So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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