Summer Sunset Slush Drink With Sparkling Ice

This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

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There’s something so poetic about a Summer Sunset Slush Drink, I say.

Summer sunsets are gorgeous, of course, but there’s something final about this drink. I think of it as a goodbye to summer. It’s a metaphor! Summer sunset means the sun setting down on summer itself, and all of us embracing all of the wonder of fall. That said, we’re still in that fun in-between season as summer moves to fall. That means hot days, chilly nights, hot drinks, and cold refreshing ones too. This Summer Sunset Slush is delicious, family friendly, and made using the refreshing Sparkling Ice in any flavor you choose! And with 16 Sparkling Ice flavors, you can have a lot of fun. I know I do!

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

Summer Sunset Slush Drink:

What You Need:

Cranberry Juice
Orange Juice
Sparkling Ice – Orange Mango Flavor used here
Ice
3 Tbsp Red Sugar

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

What You Do:

1 – Start by filling your blender halfway with cranberry juice, then add ice – I filled mine over a 1/4 of the way with ice

2 – Blend on high for almost one minute until ice is well blended

3 – Add red sugar. Juice with the most sugar content will stay at the bottom of your layered drink and this will also give it more of a red color

4 – Fill each one of your glasses up halfway with red slush, and place in freezer for about 10 minutes

5 – Next rinse your blender and fill it halfway with orange juice and Sparkling Ice, and 1/4 of the way with ice

6 – Blend for about a minute as well, and add orange slush to each glass for a layered effect

7 – Freeze for an additional 10 minutes and then serve and enjoy!

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

SO refreshing, and the Sparkling Ice is the secret ingredient, so let’s talk more about that! There are 16 fruity, flavorful, sparkling waters – with all the sugar or calories. They’re all packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making it a flavorful, fizzy alternative to just water for an after school snack! Zero sugar, zero calories, and naturally sourced colors and flavors.

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

We just love it! For me, the best flavor is Strawberry Watermelon. It is SO refreshing. I figure if I’m forced to say goodbye to summer, my favorite season, then I’m going to have Sparkling Ice on hand ALL YEAR LONG. Orange Mango is so good. They’re all good! I can’t wait to get all of them. We are Amazon Prime members so we have great delivery options.

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

And it’s a wonderful family friendly drink. My summer sunset slush drinks are good for the kids too. There’s nothing in there not to love. And the layered quality of the drink is extra fun. So come on and enjoy a drink. You’ll thank me!

It's time to say goodbye to summer, and hello to #backtoschool, with this Summer Sunset Slush Drink #recipe #ad #SchoolsInSession #SparklingIceLife #PopFizz

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Which flavor do you most want to try?

Pineapple Salsa: Summer’s End Win

Pineapple Salsa is so fresh and delicious and very festive when served out of a pineapple. Enjoy it for all your end of summer/Labor Day party needs #recipe

Yeah, you’re going to want to write this one down.

I really should have introduced this recipe sooner, because there are no doubt more than 100 summer occasions to make it for, BUT, there’s still time. For one, there’s Labor Day weekend. For two, there’s still almost a month of summer. And for three, if you live somewhere warm year-round, you’ll always be making pineapple salsa. Not to mention for winter travel.

And, I’m going to teach you how to make pineapple salsa to serve right in a pineapple. Magic!

Pineapple Salsa served with chips

When you see the ingredients you’re going to say, “..but, Tamara. You hate onions and cilantro and spicy peppers!” And I’ll heartily agree with you, but first of all, the recipe is still good if you skip all that – a more mild pineapple salsa recipe. And second of all, I’m here to cater to my readers too. You want onions, cilantro and spicy peppers sometimes. Be my guest.

The pineapple salsa recipe in my heart might skip all that, but oh my gosh, LOOK AT THIS:

Pineapple Salsa For Chips

Pineapple Salsa

What You Need:

1 Whole Pineapple
1 Small Purple Onion
1-2 Limes
3-4 Roma Tomatoes
1 Small Orange Pepper
1 Jalapeno
Fresh Cilantro
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Cumin

Ingredients for Pineapple Salsa

What You Do:

1 – Cut the pineapple down the center lengthwise so the stem is also cut down the center – do this carefully so the stems stay attached to each half

2 – Cut a grid pattern of squares into each pineapple half, making sure not to cut through the rind – I left about an inch of pineapple around the edge of the rind

3 – Dig out the pineapple chunks and chop them into very small chunks, and then put them into a large bowl

4 – Chop the tomatoes, onion, and peppers into small pieces, and put those in the bowl with the pineapple

5 – Chop a small bunch of cilantro and put that in the bowl along with the salt and the cumin (OPTIONAL)

6 – Gently mix everything together and squeeze the juice of one or both the limes over the salsa and mix again

7 – Add salsa to the hollowed-out pineapple halves, and then serve with tortilla chips

Pineapple Salsa Step 1

Pineapple Salsa Step 2

Pineapple Salsa Step 3

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa is so fresh and delicious and very festive when served out of a pineapple. Enjoy it for all your end of summer/Labor Day party needs #recipe

So, have you ever made or had homemade pineapple salsa?

Pineapple Salsa is so fresh and delicious and very festive when served out of a pineapple. Enjoy it for all your end of summer/Labor Day party needs #recipe