LowCarbUSA™ Drink Recipe #1 – Bruto Juniper

We love finding ways to create healthier drink recipes so people can enjoy our Gluten Free and Organic Vodkas in the cleanest form possible. LowCarbUSA™ has offered us a new way to look at eating and drinking, while raising awareness of the positive benefits of a Low Carb lifestyle. Decoy Dockside (San Marcos, CA) Bar Manager, Zachary Heidrich joins us for 1 of his many tasty Low Carb drink recipes called the Bruto Juniper.

BRUTO JUNIPER (Bucket glass with orange peel, basil leaf, and buzz button flower)

.75 oz Bottanist Gin
.75 oz Trust Me Gluten Free
.25 oz Bruto Americano
.75 oz Lemon Juice
2 BIG basil leaves

– Add all ingredients to tin and muddle the basil
– Shake and strain into a bucket glass over ice
– Garnish with an orange peel, basil leaf, and buzz button flower

photos: Equinox Photo

White Bullet Martini

Guest post by Veronica Culver, The Enchanted Cook

White Bullet

makes one martini

2 oz. Trust Me® Gluten Free Vodka

½ of a Bulletproof® Cold Brew Coffee (any flavor or pick the one with Collagen for an added boost of protein)

1/8 of a Bulletproof® Fudge Brownie Collagen Bar, crumbled

pinch of Himalayan pink salt

candy cane garnish (optional and not Bulletproof)

 

Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice and add Trust Me® Gluten Free Vodka and Bulletproof® Cold Brew Coffee. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass. Add the Bulletproof® Fudge Brownie Collagen Bar crumbles to the top and a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and serve.

 

Optional: Add a candy cane garnish if you’re feeling extra festive, just remember the candy cane (sugar) isn’t Bulletproof.

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Major Market: Support Small Business

Small Business Saturday is a great time to look around at the numerous places right in your backyard that you might have passed up for the more well known shopping chains. There’s nothing better than the feeling you get when you walk into a place like Major Market. Old Fashioned customer service, from the moment you step foot through the door. Friendly faces and local offerings in every department. We are excited to support businesses like Major Market and hope that you too can show support not only today but every time you shop!

Locations:

1855 S Centre City Pkwy, Escondido, CA

845 S Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA

White Sage Elixir Martini

This holiday season, we’ve partnered with Veronica Culver, Founder at The Enchanted Cook. Veronica is a Bulletproof® Ambassador and a food and fitness blogger who is always looking to optimize her daily life. This week Veronica created several holiday-themed vodka cocktails that are also Bulletproof Diet friendly so you can stay on plan and hopefully hangover free throughout the holidays. Drinking alcohol is not technically “Bulletproof”, however if you are going to drink, you’ll want to minimize the negative effects you get from a typical cocktail that is most likely a sugar/carb/gluten bomb – a recipe for hangovers and weight gain. You might also want to leverage this alcohol guide published by Bulletproof. I personally swear by their Bulletproof Coconut Charcoal and always carry it with me. The first recipe is this White Sage Elixir Martini. It’s mildly sweet despite not having any added sugar – thanks to the addition of Bulletproof FATWater infused with B vitamins and Brain Octane. The blood orange falls in the “suspect” or yellow zone of the Bulletproof Diet Roadmap. There is only a small amount (juice of 1/2 an orange, or approximately 1 ounce) in this drink however, please be aware in case you are sensitive to oranges. The fresh sage adds a dimension that doesn’t overpower yet is noticeable in just the right way. And let’s face it, this cocktail is stunning to look at. Impress your friends with this craft cocktail that is actually very easy to make. Fancy ice cube optional. White Sage Elixir Martini makes one cocktail 2 oz. Trust Me Gluten Free Vodka ½ of a blood orange, freshly squeezed (or 1/2 of a medium size orange, if blood oranges aren’t in season) ½ of a lime, freshly squeezed Bulletproof Mango FATWater (or your favorite FATWater flavor) to top it off leaf of fresh white sage (or regular sage) pomegranate arils/seeds (optional) Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice and add Trust Me Gluten Free Vodka, blood orange juice and lime juice. Shake well, then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass that has been rimmed with fresh sage (just rub the rim of the glass with the sage). Smack the sage between your palms to release more of its aromatic oils, then place the leaf in the cocktail. Top off with FATWater. FATWater is delicious and adds just the right amount of sweetness to this cocktail without adding any sugar. It’s also infused with Brain Octane oil and B vitamins to help keep you hydrated and hangover free. Optional: Add a teaspoon or so of pomegranate arils to the cocktail for a splash of red color. You may also consume the arils which are a source of vitamins, like vitamin K and C, and polyphenols. Optional: For an extra special presentation, use a fancy ice cube like the round one pictured and float the sage leaf on top before serving.

Red Bull Soapbox Race

Seems like a good idea for the first 150 ft. Seems like a good idea for the first 150 ft. Red Bull does not disappoint when it comes to mixing fun with a heavy dose of crazy. The infamous Soapbox Races returned to Elysian Park in Los Angeles, California on Sunday. After a six-year hiatus crowds lined the streets to watch adrenaline junkies race non-motorized soapboxes through sharp chicanes, corners and jumps in hopes of even reaching the finish line. The VIP area was very colorful with the new James Haunt artist bottles. The VIP area was very colorful with the new James Haunt artist bottles. For those watching from the sidelines, Trust Me Vodka had the privilege of supplying ice cold cocktails for Sunday Funday. While 70 hand selected entries waited their turn to blast the downhill, our own James Haunt debuted his new bottles while doing some live painting that fit the race scene perfectly and kept the VIPs cool and happy.