Summer recipes to take your celebrations up a notch

A can of XS Energy Citrus flavor sits next to a grapefruit wedge and a glass of Rosemary Spritzer.

Homemade mocktails, popsicles and dips!

Do you need some new recipe ideas for your summer celebrations? It’s easy to fall into a rut of store-bought drinks and dips, but little tweaks or homemade touches here and there can make a world of difference.

Below we have recipes for refreshing popsicles that taste great while also providing electrolytes and B vitamins, delicious guacamole with a tortilla chip alternative that boosts the snack’s protein content and two summer spritzers featuring XS™ Energy Drinks for flavorful, energizing mocktails.

Even if you don’t follow these recipes exactly, they can be used as great inspiration to create your own concoctions for your next gathering, celebration or simply for yourself and your family.

Gather your ingredients and get busy!

A raspberry popsicle with whole raspberries frozen inside lies on a plate next to fresh raspberries.

Sweet ‘N’ Tart Popsicles

Equipment

  • 6 popsicle molds or plastic cups
  • 6 popsicle sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 XS Raspberry Lemonade Sports Twist Tube
  • Handful of raspberries

Directions

Combine all liquids. Distribute the raspberries evenly among the six cups. Fill each with liquid and freeze for at least four hours.

A bowl of guacamole dip surrounded by avocados, limes tomatoes and cilantro.

Killer Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 oz. queso fresco
  • Radish slices for garnish
  • XS Sriracha Lime Protein Crisps

Directions

Put peeled, pitted avocado in medium bowl and mash. Add the tomato, onion, cilantro and lime juice and combine well. Add salt to taste. Put into a serving bowl and garnish with queso fresco and radishes. Serve with a XS Sriracha Lime Protein Crisps for a protein-packed snack with the good kind of fat.

Grapefruit Green Tea Spritzer

Equipment:

  • Two glasses
  • Muddler

Ingredients

  • Mint leaves
  • 1 C. hot water
  • Green tea
  • Pink Grapefruit XS Sparkling Juiced Energy Drink
  • Juice of half a lime or lemon
  • Ice
  • Cucumber, lime or lemon slices for garnish

Directions

Muddle two mint leaves in a glass. Pour hot water into the glass and brew a cup of green tea. Add the XS Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Energy. Next, squeeze in the juice of half of a lime and stir. Fill another tall glass with ice and pour in the mixture. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a mint leaf and enjoy!

A mason jar of muddled rosemary sits on a marble slab surrounded by sliced grapefruit and lemon, a carafe of grapefruit juice and a can of XS Energy.

Rosemary Citrus Spritzer

Equipment

  • Muddler
  • Heat-proof container

Ingredients

  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 ¼ cup chilled, unsweetened grapefruit juice
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ice
  • Citrus XS Energy Drink, chilled
  • Grapefruit wedge for garnish

Directions

In a heat-proof container, add 1 sprig of rosemary and ½ cup hot water. Stir and muddle, then remove stems. Next add the unsweetened, chilled grapefruit juice, lemon juice, pinch of salt and ice. Slowly add XS Energy Drink. Add more ice as needed, garnish with grapefruit wedge and sprig of rosemary.

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  • Hilary says:

    Thank you for providing cutting edge, desirable products that tantalize the mouth and skin!! Forever & always a huge fan! Keep up all the amazing work

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