Baby, it's HOT outside!
The summer weather has certainly arrived for most of us and if you live in any area that is sweltering and humid, you definitely need a break and could use something to help beat the summer heat. Not only is the hot weather hard on our bodies, our electric bills and our pets, but it also affects our mood to a certain extent. Instead of letting it get you down, follow a few of these tips to help keep cool, refreshed and HAPPY!
Aloe Vera ~ We all know that aloe vera is great for soothing a sunburn but did you know that it also has a cooling effect that is similar to menthol, to skin no matter if it's burned or not? Keep an aloe vera plant in the home and whenever you need a quick cooling down, cut a bit off, rub it on your skin and voila! Nice and cool!
Frozen Fruit ~ Keep fresh fruit on hand or buy frozen fruit to snack on during the day. Fruit is a wonderful source of vitamins so adding your favorite fruit to a cocktail, a dessert or simply eating it alone is great and frozen is even better in the summer!
Cook Outdoors ~ Cooking outdoors not only saves your electric bill a few bucks but helps to keep the heat out of your home. We all have to eat, but rather than heat up the kitchen by using your stove top or oven, fire up the grill! You can cook almost anything on the grill with a bit of preparation and imagination and who doesn't love a good cook-out?
Chill in the Pool ~ If you have a pool, you probably already appreciate the cooling effects during the hot summer months. Taking a dip in any time of the day is so refreshing and energizing, not to mention that swimming is great exercise. If you don't have a pool available to you, then invest in a misting hose, kiddie pool or sprinkler so that you can still enjoy the exhilarating water and be rejuvenated!
Mix up Cocktails ~ Last but certainly not least...mix up your favorite cocktails and if you really want to beat the heat, add some crushed ice. Yum! Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry has the cooling taste of cherry, citrus, and sweet blue raspberry flavors all combined for a refreshingly delicious taste. This beverage is perfect as a chilled shot or mixed in your favorite summertime cocktail.
Smirnoff Electric Ice drinks are ready to serve and ready to mix into your next cocktail recipe. With flavors like mandarin and berry, these new drinks are ideal for parties, music festivals or your upcoming 4th of July gathering. They are non-carbonated and not too sweet...just right!