Ten Adult Summer Drinks

Summer time is by far my favorite time of year! Great food, nice weather and barbecues with friends and family. My friends and I don’t drink alcohol very often but every now and then we like to enjoy a cold adult beverage. 

Since I don’t drink all that often, I’m not good with coming up with drinks. There are so many tasty drink recipes floating around the internet, so I’ve rounded up with I think are the best adult summer time drinks. 

Summer time adult drinks

1. Moon-a-Rita - I picked the Moon-a-Rita because my husband loves Blue Moon beer. I we usually have Blue Moon’s in the fridge which will help me keep my costs down, should I decided to whip this beverage up. The Moon-a-Rita also looks so refreshing that I just had to have it on this list.

2. Jamaican Bob Marley – My husband and I went to Jamaica a few years ago and fell in love with the country and this drink! I have been searching and searching for this drink. I can not tell you how happy I am that I finally found the recipe. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. 

 

3. Blow Pop Martini - Growing up as a child I loved Blow Pop’s and when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. Just take a look at the picture and you will be sold. This drink is beautiful and taste amazing! All of my friends enjoyed this one at our last barbecue. 

4. Blue Long Island Ice Tea - My husband loves Long Island Ice Tea’s so when I saw this recipe, I was instantly intrigued. I haven’t had a chance to make it for him yet but he keeps begging me to make it.

5. Raspberry Lemonade – This particular drink is not an adult beverage. However, I love raspberry lemonade so I’m strongly considering turning this one into an adult beverage by adding a splash of vodka.

6. Irish Trash Can - The Irish Trash Can is made with Red Bull. Now I’m not a fan of Red Bull but husband is and he LOVES this drink! He doesn’t like to many mixed drinks but this one rates high on his list. 

7. Sexy White Wine Sangria - To be honest I wasn’t to sure if I would like Sangria since I’m not a big wine lover. A friend of mine recently made this recipe and it was surprisingly very good. Perfect for a hot summer day.  

8. Strawberry-Peach Sangria - After trying the Sangria above I was on a hunt to find another recipe that was a little bit more fruity. This Strawberry-Peach Sangria did the trick! I love strawberry and peaches but never realized how well they went together. 

9. Raspberry Tequila Sangria – I haven’t gotten a chance to try this one out yet, but after trying the two other Sangria’s in this post. I’m very excited to give it a try.

10. Raspberry Beer Cocktail – I love anything raspberry so this recipe was a must have on my list! So easy to make and you won’t even realize your drinking alcohol. Not really sure yet if that is a good thing or a bad thing!

Do you have any favorite summer time drinks? I’d love to hear about them or feel free to leave a link. 

Pantry Overflow

This weeks blog spotlight is going to Pantry Overflow! I picked this blog because this is where I really learned how to coupon. Pantry Overflow is not the biggest couponing blog out there but she had all the information I needed. When I first started with coupons I was following at least twenty different blogs and I was immediately overwhelmed because there was just SO much information. I came across Pantry Overflow and everything just kind of fell into place.

I have also had the privilege of meeting the owner of Pantry Overflow at one of her coupon classes. She is a very nice lady and seems to truly care about her blog followers. Keep up the good work Pantry Overflow!!

Hot Sunday Coupons

New Coupons!
$1.00 off any JOSÉ OLÉ brand item

$0.40 off one Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese

$1.00 off 1 Cream Cheese w/1 Keebler Toasteds

On any ONE Keebler Club Crackers

RedPlum Grocery Coupons

New Coupons!
SAVE $2.00 on any ONE (1) Sarna® anti-itch product

SAVE $1.50 on any ONE (1) Ecotrin® Aspirin Therapy Product

$1.00 OFF ANY Tums® (24 ct. or larger)

$1.50 OFF ANY Breathe Right® 12ct or smaller

$3.00 OFF ANY abreva® product

SAVE $2.00 on ANY Excellence or Excellence to-Go shade

SAVE $1.00 on ANY L’Oréal Paris lip product

SAVE $2.00 on ANY L’Oréal Paris face product (excludes Magic Perfecting base 0.17 FL OZ MINI size)

SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) bottle or package of Centrum®, Centrum® Specialist™, ProNutrients™, or Caltrate® (Excludes Trial Sizes)

SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) bottle or package of Dimetapp®, Robitussin®, or Advil® Congestion Relief (Excludes Trial Sizes)

SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) pkg Advil® 40ct or higher, Advil® PM 16ct or higher, Children’s Advil® 4 oz or higher or ThermaCare® 2ct or higher

Hot New Weekend Coupons!

Make sure to print these NOW because they will not be around much for much longer.

 

New Coupons!

95¢ off when you buy any TWO DOLE® Frozen Fruit

 

$1.00 off when you buy any FOUR StarKist Selects® cans

 

$1.00 off when you buy any SIX 7.5 oz or larger of HOT POCKETS® Brand Items

 

 

New Coupons!

$1.00 off one bag Fancy Feast Dry Cat Food

 

$1.00 off four Fancy Feast Appetizers for Cats

 

$2.00 off twelve Mighty Dog cans or pack

 

$1.00 off twenty-four cans of Fancy Feast

 

$1.50 off ten cans of Purina ALPO Dog Food

 

$1.00 off eighteen cans of Elegant Medleys

 

$2.00 off off any 4-Pack of Welch’s Fruit Fizz Spa

 

$3.00 off when you buy Citracal and Bayer

 

$2.00 off the February issue of InStyle

Sunday Coupon Preview

Here is a peak at what you will find in the Sunday paper this week. Lots of good stuff so make sure you pick up a few copies.

 

Smart Source 1/29 
Air Wick $1.50/1 Freshmatic refill (2/26/12)
Air Wick $1/1 Flip & Fresh (2/26/12)
Air Wick $2/1 Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kit or Gadget Only Pack excludes free item packs (2/26/12)
Alka-Seltzer $1/1 product (4/30/12)
Alka-Seltzer $2/1 Plus product (4/30/12)
Bayer $1/1 Aspirin product 20+ (4/30/12)
Biz $2/1 any size (3/31/12)
Biz $4/both any Biz and Disney’s Lady & the Tramp Blu-ray combo pack dnd (3/31/12)
Blue Diamond $1/1 almonds 6oz+ can (4/30/12)
Boston Market $1/1 large turkey or meatloaf individual meal (2/26/12)
Boston Market $1/1 sandwich, sandwich combo or entree salad (2/26/12)
Boston Market $33/1 family meal for 5 or 6 (2/26/12)
Chex $.40/2 4.5oz+ Mix or 100 Calorie Snack (3/24/12)
Colgate $.40/1 adult or kids manual toothbrush excluding Plus and Extra Clean (2/18/12)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (2/18/12)
Colgate $1/1 360 battery powered toothbrush or refill (2/18/12)
Dole $.75/1 Parfaits (4/30/12)
Dole $.75/2 Gels (4/30/12)
Don Francisco’s $.75/1 coffee (3/15/12)
Don Francisco’s $1/1 Family Reserve coffee (3/15/12)
Efferdent/Effergrip $.75/1 product (3/30/12)
Eggland’s Best $.50/1 eggs (6/30/12)
Eggland’s Best $.75/1 cage free dozen or organic dozen eggs (6/30/12)
El Monterey $.75/1 Mexican snacks (4/30/12)
Everybody’s Nuts $1/1 7oz+ bag (5/31/12)
Fiber One $.50/1 cereal (3/10/12)
Foster Farms $1/1 Frozen Cooked Chicken(excludes Breast Nuggets) or Turkey Meatballs (4/30/12)
Frigo $.55/1 Cheese Heads string cheese 10oz+ (4/30/12)
Hartz $1/1 Crunch’n Clean (3/15/12)
Hasbro $5/$15+ Sesame Street Plush purchase (2/19/12)
Hill’s $2/1 Science Diet Ideal Balance cat or dog food (3/31/12)
ICAPS $2.50/1 Eye Vitamin and Mineral Product (3/30/12)
Irish Spring $.50/1 multi-bar pack 3pk+ (2/18/12)
Irish Spring $1/1 body wash excluding 2.5oz size (2/18/12)
Irish Spring $1/1 deodorant (2/18/12)
Kaukauna $1.50/2 varieties or sizes of cups, balls or logs (4/30/12)
Kleenex $.75/1 hand towels (3/26/12)
MiraLAX $1/1 10 or 14 dose (3/11/12)
MiraLAX $3/1 30 dose (3/11/12)
Nature Made $1/1 product (2/29/12)
Nature Made $3/2 products (2/29/12)
Old El Paso $.50/1 product excluding refrigerated, frozen or soup (3/24/12)
Opti-Free $1.50/1 RepleniSH or Express 10oz+ solution (3/30/12)
Palmolive $.25/1 Ultra dish liquid (2/18/12)
Palmolive $.50/1 Ultra Soft Touch dish liquid 20oz+ (2/18/12)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Crescent Dinner Rolls (4/21/12)
Pillsbury $.40/2 Refrigerated Pizza Crust, Breadsticks, Loaves or Dinner Rolls (4/21/12)
Planters $1.50/2 peanuts 4-21.25oz dnd (4/30/12)
Prevacid B1G1 free 42 count up to $29 MAIL IN REBATE
Revlon $1/1 beauty tool (2/26/12)
Softsoap $.40/1 hand soap pump 8oz+ or refill (2/18/12)
Softsoap $.50/1 bar soap 2 bar pack+ (2/18/12)
Softsoap $.75/1 body wash 12oz+ (2/18/12)
Speed Stick B1G1 free Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick antiperspirant/deodorant ets up to $3.99 (2/15/12)
Systane/GenTeal $1/1 product (3/30/12)
Tai Pei $.55/1 regular or Stir Fry Creations snack or entree 7.8-24oz (3/31/12)
Totino’s $.35/1 Rolls snacks (4/21/12)
Totino’s $.75/1 Pizza Stuffers (4/21/12)
Totino’s $.75/3 Crisp Crust party pizza (4/21/12)
Vlasic $.75/1 any jar of pickles (3/31/12)

 

 

P&G Insert Coupons (Expire 2/29/12)

Bounce/Gain Save $1.50/1 dryer bars
Bounty Save $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade Save $.50/1 ActionPacs
Charmin Save $.25/1
Clairol Save $2/1 hair color ETS
Clairol Save $5/2 Natural Instincts hair color ETS
Covergirl Save $1/1 product ETS
Covergirl Save $2.50/2 product sets
Crest Save $.75/1 Rinse 458mL+
Crest Save $1/2 toothpastes4oz+ or liquid gel
Crest Save $10/1 3D White 2Hour Express, Professional Effects or Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips
Dawn Save $.50/1 Power Clean,Oxi or Bleach Alternative
Downy/Gain Save $2/1 Unstopables or Fireworks
Duracell Save $.50/1 CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty batteries
Duracell Save $1.50/1 rechargeable batteries, charge or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries
Duracell Save $1/1 Ultra Power
Febreze Save $1/1 candle excludes Home Collection
Febreze Save $1/1 Luminary device refill
Febreze Save $1/1 Set & Refresh
Febreze Save $2/1 Home Collection Diffuser or Candle
Febreze B1 Fabric Refresher, G1 Air Effects or Fabric Refresher free up to Save $5.50
Febreze B1 Flameless Luminary Wooden Lamp Base, G1 Scented Shades refill free up to Save $5.99
Febreze B1 NOTICEables refill, G1 NOTICEables warmer free up to Save $3.29
Gillette Save $1/1 body wash ETS
Gillette Save $1/1 deodorant ETS
Gillette Save $1/1 Fusion ProSeries skin care product ETS
Gillette Save $1/1 Fusion Shave Prep ETS
Gillette Save $3/1 Fusion ProGlide razor wyb 4ct+ cartridge ETS
Head &Shoulders Save $1/2shampoos or conditioners ETS
Iams Save $3/1 dry dog or cat food
Ivory/Safeguard Save $.25/1 Ivory bar or body wash or Safeguard bar ETS
Metamucil Save $1/1 ETS
Metamucil Save $1/1 Fiber Singles,Capsules or Wafers ETS
Olay Save $1/1 bar, body wash or in-shower body lotion ETS
Olay Save $5/1 Pro-X facial moisturizer ETS
Olay B1 Professional Pro-X, Regenerist or Total Effects Facial Moisturizer or Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, G1 4-bar soap pack free up to Save $5.99 ETS
Old Spice Save $.50/1 body spray or fragrance ETS
Old Spice Save $.50/2 products ETS
Old Spice B1 deodorant, get Save $1 off body wash ETS
Oral-B Save $.75/1 floss or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B Save $.75/1 Pulsar, 3DWhite, Pro-Health or Complete or Save $.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes
Oral-B Save $20/1 Pulsonic or Professional Care rechargeable toothbrush MAIL IN REBATE
Oral-B Save $5/1 replacement brush heads 3ct+
Pampers Save $.60/1 wipes 60ct+
Pampers Save $1.50/1 diapers or pants
Pantene Save $1/2 products ETS
Prilosec OTC Save $2/1
Puffs Save $.25/3 singles or$.25/1 3pack
Scope Save $1/1 mouthwash710mL+
Secret Save $1/1 Outlast ETS
Swiffer Save $.50/1 refill or Dust & Shine ETS
Swiffer Save $1/1
Swiffer Save $1/1 Dusters 6ct,Dry Cloth 32ct, Wet Cloths 24ct, WetJet pads 17ct+ ETS
Tide/Downy Save $.50/1 Tide detergents, Downy Bounce or Tide Stain Release ETS
Tide/Downy Save $1/2 Tide detergents, Downy Bounce or Tide Stain Release ETS
Tide/Downy Save $2/3 Tide detergents,Downy Bounce or Tide Stain Release ETS
Vicks Save $1/1 product excludes trial and Vapo drops
Vicks Save $3/1 Nature Fusion product

 

RedPlum Coupon Preview #1 (Unilever)

Abreva Save $3/1 product (8/29)
Advantage Brands Save $1/1 Tagamet 30ct, Debrox, Gaviscon, Sominex, Nytol, Gly-Oxide or Massengill 4pk (4/30)
Bertoli Save $1/1 frozen meal or meal soup (2/26)
Best Foods Save $.40/1 product 16.5oz+ (2/26)
Breathe Right Save $1.50/1 12ct or smaller (3/15)
Breathe Right Save $2/1 26ct+ (3/15)
Caress Save $.75/1 12oz+ body wash or 6 bar pack+ ets (2/26)
Citrucel Save $1.50/1 Fiber product (4/30)
Degree Save $1/1 Men Adrenaline Series anti-perspirant & deodoratn ets (2/26)
Degree Save $1/1 Women Premium anti-perspirant & deodorant or body mist ets (2/26)
Dove Save $.75/1 go sleeveless or go fresh anti-perspirant/deodorant excludes trial size, multi-packs and Men+Care (2/26)
Dove Save $1/1 Beauty Bar 6 pack+ excludes trial size and Men+Care (2/26)
Dove Save $1/1 body wash 12oz+ excludes trial size and Men+Care (2/26)
Dove Save $1/1 Hair Care product ets (2/26)
Dove Save $1/1 Men+Care antiperspirant 2.7oz or deodorant 3oz ets (2/26)
Dove Save $1/1 Men+Care Body and Face Bar 6 bar pack+ ets (2/26)
Dove Save $1/1 Men+Care Body and Face Wash 13.5oz+ or Active Clean Shower Tool ets (2/26)
Dove Save $2/1 Clinical Protection anti-perspirant/deodorant excludes trial size, multi-packs and Men+Care (2/26)
Ecotrin Save $1.50/1 Aspirin Therapy product (4/30)
Hillshire Farm Save $.55/1 Rope Smoked Sausage dnd (3/24)
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Save $.50/1 product (2/26)
Keebler/Sunshine Save $1/2 Keebler Crackers and/or Sunshine Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers 8oz-16oz (3/25)
Knorr Save $.50/2 Recipe/Sauce/Gravy Mix products (2/26)
Knorr Save $.50/2 Rice and Pasta Sides (2/26)
Lipton Save $.40/1 Tea Bags, To Go or Iced Tea Mix (2/26)
Lipton Save $.50/1 Tea Bags (2/26)
Mars Save $1/2 Valentine’s Day products dnd (2/14)
Monterey Gourmet Foods Save $1/1 pasta or sauce dnd (3/31)
Nalley Save $1/1 Pickle 16oz+ (3/24)
Os-Cal Save $1.50/1 Calcium Supplement product (4/30)
Pedigree Save $1/2 Dentastix 5.5oz+, Marrobone 8oz+, Jumbone 6.34oz+, Breathbuster or Goodbites (3/3)
Porcelana Save $2/1 product (3/31)
Q-tips Save $.30/1 cotton swabs product 170ct+ (2/26)
Ragu Save $.50/1 pasta sauce ets (2/26)
Tums Save $1/2 24ct+ (3/29)
Vaseline Save $1/1 Intensive Rescue 3oz+ ets (2/26)
Vaseline Save $1/1 Total Moisture, Aloe Fresh or Cocoa Radiant 3oz+ ets (2/26)
Wildwood Organic Save $.50/1 Emerald Valley Kitchen Organic Salsa or Hummus dnd (3/31)
Wildwood Organic Save $.75/1 Water Pack or Vacuum Pack Tofu dnd (3/31)
Wish-Bone Save $.50/1 dressing ets (2/26)

RedPlum Coupon Preview #2

Advil/Dimetapp/Robitussin$1/1 bottle or package of congestion relief ets (3/31)
Advil/Thermacare Save $1/1 bottle orpackage of Advil 40ct+, Advil PM 16ct+, Children’s Advil 4oz+ or Thermacare2ct+ ets (3/31)
Carnation Save $.50/2 12oz cans of evaporated milk (4/30)
Centrum Save $1/1 bottle or package of Centrum, Centrum Specialist, ProNutrients or Caltrate ets (3/31)
Coffee-Mate Save $.55/1 NaturalBliss product (4/22)
DiGiorno Save $2/2 large pizzas (2/5)
Dole Save $.50/2 cans of pineapple (4/30)
Emerald Nuts Save $1.50/2 products9oz+ dnd (3/11)
Fancy Feast Save $1/1 3lb+ dry cat food bag (4/29)
Fancy Feast Save $1/18 cans Elegant Medleys (4/29)
Fancy Feast Save $1/24 cans(4/29)
Fancy Feast Save $1/4 2oz trays Appetizers for Cats (4/29)
Kettle Brand Save $1/1 chips 4oz+ dnd(3/11)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris lip product (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris nail product (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $1/1 Paris skincare product ets (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition product (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 Excellence or Excellence To-Go shade (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $2/1 True Matchmakeup or Paris face cosmetic product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17 floz mini size (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $3/1 11oz standard size Elnett hairspray excludes 2.2oz trial size (3/25)
L’Oreal Save $4/2 Paris face cosmetic product excludes Magic Perfecting Base .17floz mini size (3/25)
Marcal Save $1/1 Small Steps Towel 8 roll+ or Save $1/1 Bath Tissue 12 roll+ or Save $1/2 Napkins (3/10)
Minute Rice Save $.50/1 product(4/30)
Nasoya Save $.75/1 pasta product (4/30)
Nasoya Save $1.25/2 products(4/30)
Nestle/Wonka Save $1/2 fun size bags9oz+ (2/29)
Pop Secret Save $.50/2 products dnd(3/11)
Pringles Save $.50/1 Snack Stackets (2/29)
Pringles Save $1/4 Super Stack cans 180g+ ets (2/29)
Purina Save $.75/1 6lb+ Ca tChow or Kitten Chow (3/25)
Purina Save $1/1 4lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels or Fit& Trim (3/4)
Purina Save $1/1 7lb+ Tidy Cats(4/29)
Purina Save $1/1 T-Bonz or Tin yT-Bonz (4/29)
Purina Save $1/2 Whisker Lickin’s (4/29)
Purina Save $2/1 4.5lb+ bag of Chef Michael’s Canine Creations dry dinners (2/26)
Purina Save $2/12 cans or Save $2/112 ct variety pack of Mighty Dog (3/19)
Purina B4G2 free cans of Chef Michael’s Canine Creations up to Save $1.86 (2/26)
Sarna Save $2/1 anti-itch product (3/31)
Stouffer’s Save $2/1 multi-serve entree 28-96oz (4/30)

Coupon Questions Answered

The most common question people ask about coupons is “do you really save money” and the simple answer is YES!  Here are some answers to the other questions I find family and friends asking me all the time.

1. Where do I find coupons?

You can find coupons just about everywhere that you look. Your Sunday newspaper, online, grocery stores, in your mailbox, on Facebook and even on your cell phone.

2. What do I do with all these coupons?

You save your coupons until you find the right sale. Cutting coupons out of the Sunday newspaper and using all those coupons that same day is not going to save you much money. Cutting coupons out of the Sunday newspaper and saving them until the right sale comes along will save you money.

Example:

You get a coupon for $1.00 off your favorite cereal in todays paper and the price for cereal today is $4.00. You are still going to pay $3.00 and only end up with a savings of $1.00

Next week cereal is on sale for $2.50 and you use your $1.00 off coupon. You are only going to pay $1.50 for that box of cereal with an overall savings of $2.50.

3. How do I keep track of my coupons?

I personally believe that having a organized system is the key to coupon success. Collecting hundreds of coupons to just toss them in a drawer is not going to help you when your looking at the store ads. You will not have any clue which coupons you have and don’t have.

I prefer the binder method for organizing my coupons. By using this system I can easily flip through my binder and see every single coupon that I have. I keep my coupons in baseball card inserts which you can find here and I also have my coupons broken down into categories.

4. How do I find the sales?

This is probably the easiest part of couponing. You can look at the store ads and do the match-ups yourself or you can look at websites that do the match-ups for you. One of my favorite coupon match-up sites is Coupon Mom. You can find all the best deals for national chains like WalMart, Target, CVS and much more. You can also find match-ups for stores in your state.

I will have more posts coming soon with coupon lingo, the do’s and dont’s when using coupons and much more!

Ask the readers:

What are your favorite coupon tips?

What do you still want to learn about couponing?