Hub’s Hints: GuS = Grown-Up Soda Reply

HUB’S HINTS – Low Sugar Alternative

For all of you Glampers, campers, BBQ’ers and for those who enjoy a light, non-alcoholic, effervescent and pleasing soft drink every once in a while, GuS Soda is a terrific alternative to the syrupy sweet, highly sugared sodas that have recently been causing quite a stir.

Sugar – the big health scare of this decade!  A considerable amount of information has surfaced lately regarding the potential adversity of sugar.  Many studies have been conducted and numerous publications have warned against excessive sugar intake.  Clinical investigations confirm that sugar has been linked to obesity, cancer and diabetes (to name only a few potential adversities).  Even Mayor Bloomberg of New York has gone so far as to introduce a bill that would limit the size of all sugary soft drinks.  As you might well expect, this measure has been met with a considerable amount of opposition, especially from the soft drink giants and a number of fast food outlets.  But, for those individuals who are more conscientious about sugar consumption, I recently discovered a delicious and healthier alternative to the highly sugared soft drinks.

GuS “GROWN-UP SODA”

GuS is America’s first “dry style” soda made with the adult palate in mind.  The sodas are less sweet compared to the normal run of the mill soft drinks.  I can attest to and confirm the distinctive, unique and refreshing flavor complexity of these sodas.

GuS is 100% Natural, made with real juice, natural extracts and purified sparkling water, it is gluten-free and caffeine-free, contains only 22 to 24 grams of sugar and is lightly sweetened with natural cane sugar (not high-fructose corn syrup), GuS contains only 90 to 98 calories (per 12 oz serving), has no preservatives or additives and is Kosher. . .

To compare GuS with other popular soft drinks, please review the following:

GuS                 22 to 24 grams of sugar / 90 to 98 calories / zero Caffeine

Coke                39 grams of sugar / 140 calories / 35 mg Caffeine

Dr. Pepper       38 grams of sugar / 150 calories / 42 mg Caffeine

Mt. Dew          47 grams of sugar / 275 calories / 71 mg Caffeine

Sprite               39 grams of sugar / 150 calories / zero Caffeine

Pepsi                41 grams of sugar / 160 calories / 38 mg Caffeine

7-Up                43 grams of sugar / 160 calories / zero Caffeine

Information compiled from sugarstacks.com and livingstrong.com

For the discriminating taste buds Gus is available in the following

delicious flavors

COLA ~ CRANBERRY-LIME ~ GINGER ALE ~ GRAPE BLACK CURRANT

MEYER LEMON ~ POMEGRANATE ~ STAR RUBY GRAPEFRUIT

VALENCIA ORANGE

Not only is GuS be a satisfying and thirst quenching beverage on a sweltering day but, with the addition of Vodka, Gin, Tequila and or Rum, GuS transforms itself into delightful and provocative adult beverage concoctions.

Keep in mind also that with zero caffeine, GuS would not contribute to the “sugar rush” and “excessive energy” in our youngsters!  GuS is a beverage that could be enjoyed by the entire family.

For flavor descriptions, product ingredients and additional information go to the GuS site.  There is also a list of specific cocktail recipes on the site for you to try at your next opportunity.

Take a selection of these refreshing beverages on your next outing.  You will not be disappointed!

Hubs

Glamperita ~ Simply the Best Margarita Reply

Now that it’s officially summer, Hub’s and I like to break out our shot jigger and whip up some amazing Margarita’s. We have found this to be the easiest and best Margarita recipe that we know of. There are so many wonderful Tequila’s out there so choose your favorite and mix away. So, whether you are Glamping at your favorite park, sitting by the beach soaking in the rays or simply enjoying your backyard oasis ~ the Glamparita is sure to please. And, your friends will thank you!

Glamperita Ingredients

Serving Size: 1

1-lime

Simply Limeaid – approx. 8 oz.

Grand Marnier 1/2 oz. shot

Tequila (we really like Chinaco) 1 oz. shot

Salt

Ice Cubes

Cut your lime in half, saving one half to squeeze into your glass and slice the other half into wedges. Rub a lime wedge over the entire rim of a 10 oz. glass. Place a handful of salt on a small plate. After you have wiped the lime around the rim of your glass, tip the glass over onto the salt to coat the rim of the glass with salt.

Next, in the larger side of the shot jigger, fill with your favorite Tequila and add into the glass. Then use the smaller side of the shot jigger, fill with Grand Marnier and pour into the glass mixing in with the tequila. Stir.

Add ice cubes to the top of the glass. Shake the Simply Limeaid, pour to the top of the glass.

Squeeze a half or even a whole lime into the glass. The Margarita is especially delicious when you add lots of fresh lime! Stir contents of glass.

 Add a lime wedge and away you go into Margarita heaven. Enjoy!

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