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Q Drinks: Making Soda Spectacular

It’s official, we’re spoiled, well to be more precise, our taste-buds are spoiled, because we have tasted some beverages that are so damn delicious, not only do we want more, we’re thinking we don’t want anything else. The latest beverages to capture our full attention and create this new obsession are both from Q Drinks (a company obviously sent by the gods), Q Kola and Q Ginger Beer, just two of the flavors in Q Drink’s arsenal of superior beverages. Other flavors include: Q Sparkling Orange, Q sparkling Grapefruit, Q Sparkling Lemon, Q Ginger, Q Club, and Q Tonic. These wonderful drinks are so amazing, they will even have the spirits in your home bar rejoicing.

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These sophisticated beverages have been keeping us sated, and refreshingly cool on those unbelievably hot last summer days. For our health, we’ve given up drinking soda because they’re just ridiculously too sweet, and have ingredients one can hardly pronounce that are not at all good for the body. Of course giving up something means you will crave it every once in a while, but thanks to Q drinks, I can satisfy my cravings without risking my health.

Q KOLA

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Unlike colas on the market, Q Kola is made from organic ingredients that come from trees and plants, such as kola nut, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, lemon, lime, orange, and nutmeg. Instead on artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, or sugar, it boasts a dash of organic agave. At only 70 calories, the clean, crisp Kola boasts a nice balance of spice, tang, savory, and sweet, that you can enjoy without the guilt. When it comes to cocktails made with Q Kola, try some classic favorites like the Q’ba Libre or Bourbon and Kola.

Q GINGER BEER

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Ready for a major dose of real ginger? Look no further than Q Ginger Beer for loads of real ginger, organic agave (not loads of high fructose corn syrup or sugar), coriander, cardamom, lime, and extra carbonation for a crisp drink that is bursting with tantalizing, and delicious bubbly goodness. If you are a lover of spicy drinks, we highly suggest you immediately grab a 4-pk and enjoy; and because this has ginger, you also get the wonderful health benefits such as, relieving nausea and possibly fight inflammation. When it comes to cocktails, we recommend mixing up classics like a Dark ‘n Stormy or Gin Mule, or try something unconventional like a Bourbon Ginger Beer Float, or a  Q Ginger Beer Margarita. For more recipe ideas, click over to Q Ginger Beer Cocktails.

Q Drinks are available in three sizes: 9oz glass bottles, 750ml glass bottles, and 12oz slim cans. They are available in gourmet groceries, liquor stores, cocktail lounges, and restaurants. For more availability, click on the Q Drinks Store Locator to find the nearest retailer near you, and online retailers.

Cocktail Recipes for Perfect Labor(less) Day Enjoyment!

It’s time for Labor Day; a day we celebrate American labor, the achievements of workers everywhere, and the social and economic value they bring to the country. To celebrate we recommend limiting the amount of work you do on this day, just enjoy a day full of relaxation and delicious cocktails. Whether you’re spending Labor Day grilling with family and friends, or soaking up the sun by the pool,  these cocktails recipes are the perfect way to enjoy the day. A great way to limit the amount of work you have to do on Labor Day (and get to enjoy your cocktails quicker), is to create a pitcher full of mouthwatering cocktails made with Sauza TequilaCruzan RumQ Drinks, and Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky.

Labor Day Lemonade

Tip #4 by Michelle Yam

1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 cup lemonade
1 cup ginger beer
1 cup water
1 teaspoon honey
Lemon slices or peels (optional)
Combine lemonade, ginger beer, tequila, water, lemon slices and ½ teaspoon of honey in a glass filled with ice. Stir well to combine. Garnish with a lemon slice or peel (optional). Enjoy!

Bittersweet Summer

Tip #1 by Michelle YAm

1 cup Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
3 cups grapefruit soda
½ cup lime juice
Grapefruit wedges (optional)
Add tequila into a tall glass with ice. Fill remainder of the glass with grapefruit soda. Squeeze juice of lime and garnish with grapefruit wedge (optional). Enjoy!

If you’re spending the day solo, we recommend a grabbing smaller pitcher for quick refills, but if you want to pace yourself with individual cocktails, the featured cocktail recipes below are incredibly delicious, and will not let you down.

Cruzan Brew Berry Mojito

Cruzan® Brew Berry Mojito

1 1/2 parts Cruzan Strawberry Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Agave Nectar
5 parts Blonde Lager
3 Fresh Strawberries
8-12 Mint Leaves
Muddle strawberry, mint and agave nectar in a tall glass. Add lemon juice, rum and ice and shake. Add beer, shake lightly, and strain over ice into glass of choice. Garnish with a halved strawberry and sprig of mint.

Ginger Beer Margarita

Ginger Beer Margarita

3 oz Q Ginger Beer
1.5 oz Reposado tequila
0.5 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz organic agave nectar
Coarse salt, for lining rim
Lime wedge, for garnish

Line a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar and lime juice to a large glass or cocktail shaker with 1/2 cup of ice and stir vigorously. Pour liquid into serving glass with a few ice cubes. Top with Q Ginger Beer and stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Rye Squeeze

Rye Squeeze

1 1/2 parts Alberta® Rye Whisky Dark Batch™
4-5 parts Q Ginger Beer
2 dashes Agnostura® bitters
1 Orange Wedge Pressed
Add all ingredients to a bourbon glass. Fill with ice, top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Will you be enjoying these cocktails this Labor Day? What tasty drinks will you be enjoying?