Thursday, June 14, 2018

Purple Rain. Purple Rain.  I know you just sang that. Who doesn’t love Prince? His songs are part of so many of my good memories. From dancing to “Little Red Corvette” in 6th grade to dancing to “1999” the minute it became midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999.


Let me introduce you to Purple Rain – the drink:  

This is one serving.

Half of a Crystal Light grape. This does have caffeine FYI.  

A shot of vodka

A small splash of grape juice

A small splash of water

Stir or shake

I like to pour between two cups a few times.

Pour into a cup with ice and top with Sprite Zero.

This is very low calorie, too.

If you think it’s too grapey, you can add more water or less of the Crystal Light powder.

Let me know if you try it.

By the way, I make this as a “mocktail” for the kids in my life. One of my cute nieces is obsessed with it. Her mom told me she’s been asking about it lately! Lol. Another one I make is “mermaid juice”. I will keep you waiting on that one!

Purple Rain tastes better on a boat.  

One should wear purple glasses when drinking Purple Rain.

Podcasts – Do you listen to them?  My favorites are Happier with Gretchen Rubin, The Big Boo Cast, By the Book, and my friend’s that I will talk about now!

One of my very best friends is a guy that I met in 2nd grade.  We were in almost every class together after that grade and we remain friends today.  In fact, I’m responsible for him meeting his wife!  When we were 26 I took him to a Christmas party and the rest is history.  He worked as a d.j. in high school and now as a side gig, he has a podcast called “Fortyish” where he and his co-host discuss things that people in their forties need to know or want to know.  I was their guest in April when we talked about my “story” and my thoughts on being a teacher.  This past Monday, he asked me to guest host as his regular co-host was unavailable.  We talked about summer as a kid and summer now that we are fortyish parents.  

If you want to listen to Fortyish or any of my other favorites, it’s super easy.  Go to your purple podcast button if you have an iphone and search the titles.  You can either download a specific episode or subscribe to the podcast, which means you will be alerted when there is a new one.  

If you want to listen to my co-hosting gig about summer, click here

What podcasts do you listen to?

Any recommendations for me?

Let me know if you try Purple Rain!


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