A Toast!

I read somewhere that an author bio is supposed to help people warm up to you rather than be a ‘just the facts’ introduction.  Well, I recently realized I left out a ‘fun fact’ that I’ve decided to add this week:  I invented a drink!

I don’t know if ‘invented’ is the right word, but a few years back I created the drink at home, loved the taste, and shared the recipe with friends and family.  Most liked it.  So, I named it, and I’ve been sharing it with anyone who will listen.  However, I can’t believe I forgot to share it with my Carpe College people.  So, here’s the recipe for the one and only ‘Grape & Granny’:

Grape & Granny

Ingredients:  White Grape Juice, Pomegranate Juice

Fill glass with ice

Add 2/3 White Grape Juice

Pour in 1/3 Pomegranate Juice

(Check out the ‘lava lamp’ visual display of the Pom morphing through the Grape)

Stir or don’t stir


(While this is a wonderful summer drink, I enjoy plenty of ’em year ’round.  If you’re an adult, feel free to add a touch of vodka or gin. I’m not a coffee drinker, so it’s a regular morning drink for me.  It’s a great ‘afternoon by the pool’ drink, as well.)

This recipe actually emerged from a sort of ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ experience.  I heard about Pomegranate juice being good for you, so we grabbed some from the store.  But when I saw how expensive it was, I tried to combine it with others, so I wasn’t using it up so quickly.   The first mix I tried was with my old favorite, white grape juice, and the rest is history.

Oh, by the way, if you haven’t tried pomegranate seeds yet, they’re a terrific snack!

So, what does this have to do with college?!  Drink healthy juice. Healthy body=healthy mind.  There.  Simple. Done.