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Berry Ginger Cosmopolitan – Vita Frute Cocktail Review

Last night there was an earthquake and when I went to duck under my desk, I made sure to bring my cocktail with me.

I was given the chance to try Vita Frute Cocktails through a Klout Perk. Normally my spirits of choice are all brown and a part of the same family; Whiskey, Scotch, and Bourbon. But I’m not one to say no to trying new things.  An Acai Spirit, I thought it would be similar to Vodka.  I’m also not usually a Vodka drinker, but over the past year Mules have grown on me. As I really don’t care for sugary sweet drinks, I wanted to dilute the Vita Frute  pre-made cocktails. Being Mule-inspired I purchased a really good ginger beer to mix with it, Maine Root Ginger Brew.

So without  further ado, the Berry Ginger Cosmopolitan

 A Few sliced strawberries,
Some good ginger beer ( or ginger aid) poured over ice
 Finish with Vita Frute Cosmopolitan on top.

The drink was good, not trendy restaurant-worthy, but drinkable. Though honestly the Vita Frute tasted syrupy to me, and reminded me of something I would drink when I was 18 and my friends didn’t have whiskey.  I still have the Lemonade flavor to try, and I’m thinking I’ll make a blackberry ginger lemonade cocktail.  The jury is still out whether I would purchase this again, maybe for a party to provide different options. Although the ginger brew I bought had a very strong distinct flavor, and could have taken away from the potential brilliance of my cocktail. It wouldn’t be my go-to spirit, but I think girls that do love sugary drinks and pay attention to calories when drinking would enjoy this.

Purchasing my Vita Frute was an adventure  in itself, read about my Frute time at WeHo Pavilions.

 

Have you tried Vita Frute? What do you think? 

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Video Tasting of Epic Protein Bars

The Good , The Bad,  And The “This Ain’t No Slim Jim”

I decided to get a little more serious with my YouTube channel in 2014. Aiming to post weekly videos and becoming more a part of this community I watch on fairly regular basis. I’m not a beauty guru. Honestly I’m not sure what my channel is focused on except what interest me, just making videos I’d want to watch. Like a first impression video tasting of epic protein bars. I saw a deal for Epic Protein Bars on Fab.com, and I really loved the concept for the bars along with the packaging. But I wasn’t ready to whip out my Panda Debit Card to purchase the sample box quite yet. So I went to YouTube to see if there were any people recording a video tasting epic protein bars. And there were none, which discouraged my potential purchase.

By the time I found some bars at Whole Foods, it had been 4 months since I first saw them on Fab.com. I checked again, and there were some videos on Epic Protein Bars. But none I could relate to, or being tasted by someone that wasn’t a manly man/athlete that would automatically love the unleashed animal flavor. I needed a lady, a girl that wasn’t too frilly with a dash of sass and adventurous style to tell me this was the epic protein bar of her dreams.

Considering I didn’t find this girl, I decided to become her. Wrangling my friend Liz* in this tasty adventure, she agreed to not only try epic protein bars on camera with me, but she would film it with her amazing camera. And let me tell you, her set up produces videos WAY better than my Samsung Galaxy S4 videos. We had a lot of fun making this video, and I’ve been having a lot of fun doing YouTube videos.

I know my quality isn’t epic, but sometimes you just have to try until you can get the right equipment. If you wait till everything is perfect to even start a project, one might never start. Because there is always an excuse as to why it won’t be right this time. Sure my videos are too long, because I don’t have an editing system. The lighting is awful, because I’m shooting on my phone. But I have 5 more followers than I did on January 1, and I feel that’s 5 more people I get to make smile over my ridiculousness. My mom said I was born FUN, like I just have a sense of FUN about me. I love that, and there are times to do things exactly right and times just to have fun. YouTube is fun, and well so was making this video tasting of Epic Protein Bars.BisonBar

[ visit Liz’s Blog at www.casualconcern.com ]

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