Simple and Summery Drink Recipes

The Perfect Pimms

Drink like the Royals do with this fruity gin based drink. Pimms is a Britsh liqueur that is best enjoyed mixed as a summer cocktail. Here’s how to make the perfect Pimms.

Directions:

  1. Fill a pitcher half full of ice
  2. Pour in just under half the bottle of Pimms (about 300 mls)
  3. Fill the rest of the pitcher with lemonade
  4. Add sliced cucumber, mint,  strawberries and any other fruit you would like
  5. Stir, sip and enjoy!   

 

Lemon Shandy

Can’t decide between a beer or lemonade? Well, now you don’t have to! The lemon shandy will solve all of your summer drink problems. Not only are they delicious, they are ridiculously easy to make.

Directions:

  1. Fill a beer glass up halfway
  2. Fill the rest with lemonade
  3. Garnish with lemon and enjoy!  

 

Fruity Ice Tea  

If you are looking for a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage it can be hard to find a drink that isn’t packed full of sugar and chemicals. This recipe is a healthy alternative to store-bought ice tea.   

  1. Choose your favourite fruit tea (we recommend blueberry or peach as they have a strong flavour)
  2. Brew a tea pot with a few tea bags and let it steep it until cold
  3. Add in desired  fruit to the tea. You can add natural sweeteners like stevia if you would like to add some sweetness. C21 recommendation- sliced strawberries and fresh peaches which both add lots of flavour
  4. Add ice and enjoy!   

Mid-year Resolution Review

January was a long time ago and the resolutions that we set for ourselves  have mostly likely been forgotten by now.  Life gets busy and, although you had the best intentions in January, it can be difficult to follow through with your resolutions. A 6-month check-in will help you get back on track and ensure success for the next 6 months. Follow these tips to make the next 6 months your very best.

Make your goal plan attainable and realistic: Look at what your resolutions were and see what is realistic to achieve in the next 6 months.  Think about the goal you set in the first place, and also why you wanted to accomplish it. When you are reviewing your resolutions ask yourself the following questions:   

  1. What am I trying to achieve?
  2. Why am I trying to achieve this?
  3. What have I done so far?
  4. What should I continue to do?
     

2. Set monthly milestones: For the next 6 months set a milestone goal for each month and have an incentive for achieving that goal. Write down each milestone so you can clearly see it every day. Having your milestones written out and visible will keep you stay accountable and also give you daily motivation to reach and exceed your resolutions!

3. Make it a habit: The best way to ensure success even after you’ve achieved your resolutions is to make them a habit. Successful people form long-term habits; they don’t initiate a burst of activity and then burnout. If your resolution was to lose 20 pounds, keep up your healthy eating and exercise routine after you have achieved the goal so you don’t fall back into old habits. By making those small changes a part of your daily routine you will stay on track to not only achieving your goals but making them a lifelong habit.