This drink is an excellent way to start off the spring! If your preparing for a spring break or just wishing you had a spring break this drink is for you.
1 1/2 oz Absolut® Citron vodka
1 oz Grand Marnier® orange liqueur
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz orange juice
Shake all ingredients in a shaker, pour into a glass and enjoy!.
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Well now St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t exist if not for the man himself! But how much do we know about him? Did you know that he spent six years of slavery in Ireland until he escaped and undertook religious training abroad?
So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
Whether you celebrate with green beer or green milk, Borracha wishes you a very lucky St. Patrick’s Day!
Read more about the holiday here.
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Take a bike ride.
A great way to get out, enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise. You can do this solo, with a significant other, friends or family! You can also throw some munchies, maybe a bottle of wine, into your bike basket or backpack and stop for a picnic.
Visit a park.
Mother Nature is so beautiful, especially when accompanied by warm weather. There are hundreds of state parks across the country. Go online to find the one closest to you. You can also grab a buddy or good book and head to the nearest playground park for a youthful afternoon!
Go for a swim.
When the weather is hot nothing is better than a cool dip. Ocean, lake, river, pool, waterpark. Doesn’t matter just get wet!
Initiate a water fight.
If none of the above water options seem to work out for you, just grab a hose or bucket and soak an unsuspecting someone. They might scream and yell at first, but you know they really like it!
Take a drive.
If you have a convertible, that’s best. Drive around with the top down and music blasting. If you are not lucky enough to have a convertible, improvise and roll down all the windows. I think you will get the same wind-blown effect! And there’s no need to have a destination, it’s all about the journey!
As spring approaches and the snow starts to melt, the world begins to celebrate Women’s History month. For this month-long celebration, Yahoo put together a lovely multimedia piece on some of the world’s historic women. The site profiles leading ladies in the arts, entertainment, politics, sciences and sports. Some of the women profiled include Hilary Rodham Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai, British primatologist Jane Goodall and American soccer player Mia Hamm. All of the women come from different backgrounds and have very interesting life stories. To read their stories you can view the entire piece here.
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Warm your insides with this delicious hot cocktail! We all know tea is good for those cold, grey winter days–so why not add some rum to spice things up?
1 750 ml Bottle Dark Rum
4 cup BlackTea
4 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
12 Lemon Slices
Sugar to Taste
Heat Rum, Tea and Triple Sec in a saucepan, add sugar and stir until disolved. Don’t let it boil. Serve in warmed punch cups or mugs. Serves 12
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Here’s your cheat sheet to inexpensive foods for optimum health! Brought to you by Shine from Yahoo!
1. Leafy greens
Medical experts call them one of nature’s miracle foods. Leafy greens like Swiss chard and kale are high in nutrients like folate and vitamins A and C that can lower your risk of cancer. Just one cup of dark, leafy greens a day could also prevent diabetes and high blood pressure.
Many nutritionists recommend nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts because they’re high in natural fiber. Fiber slows your digestive process, keeping hunger and unhealthy mid-afternoon snacks at bay. Goodbye vending machine runs!
Studies show that consuming onions on a regular basis may reduce symptoms of asthma and the risk of developing stomach cancer. Add them to soups and stir-fry, and just remember — the stronger the onion, the greater the health benefit.
4. Whole grains
Refined grains, like white rice and pasta, have lost 90% of their nutritional value through the refining process. As if that weren’t reason enough to choose whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and whole oats, a recent study showed that a diet rich in whole grains actually flattens your belly by reducing fat storage in your lower abdominal region.
Making yogurt part of your daily eating routine can improve your digestion — if you’re buying the right stuff. Check that the label lists “active cultures” to make sure you’re getting healthy probiotics, and pick a yogurt rich in vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis.
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