Cheers to a New Year!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Of course, I had to check in and break out some bubbly for an essential cocktail. It’s the most perfect night for celebrating our blessings of 2015.  Even if there were some bad or sad times. “In ALL things be grateful and have faith.”

Citrus Ningxia Bubbly #youngliving #YLEO

In every case, it’s a time to reflect on what we’ve been through, what we’ve accomplished, what we’re thankful for and where we want to be in 2016.  I feel there are tons of things for me to work on. In fact, I wrote 3 goals for each of the 7 Oola areas that need balance (Faith, Family, Fun, Fitness, Field, Friends, & Finance.) I LOVE that Young Living teamed up with the Oola guys (Dave Braun & Troy Amdahl, authors of Oola – Find Balance in an Unbalanced World) and created amazing essential oil blends to support our goals in each of those areas.  It makes complete sense that we pair a scent with each of our goal areas – considering the sense of smell is one of the strongest in managing our behavior.  A smell can bring back a memory from childhood just. like. that.  Anyone else get taken back when they smell Love’s Baby Soft or Polo cologne? Ok, I really dated myself. Maybe pumpkin pies baking, cigar smoke…..you have some smell that can transport you back in time, we all do.

Citrus NIngxia Bubbly #youngliving #YLEO

So, what does it look like I mixed up?  I used Ningxia Red, tequila, Young Living Orange essential oil, and a brut champagne which is the driest (least sweet) of all the sparkling wines. If you like sweeter drinks like I do, you can either add simple syrup or sour mix, or you’ll just go with a sweeter sparkling wine/champagne like sec, demi-sec or the sweetest of all: doux.

Citrus NIngxia Bubbly #youngliving #YLEO

 

So mix up a little bubbly and some oily goodness, and say “Cheers” to you and all you’re thankful for, and a New and Better New Year!

Citrus Ningxia Bubbly

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz chilled Ningxia Red
  • 1 oz tequila (or vodka)
  • 2 drops Young Living Orange or Lemon essential oil
  • ~4oz chilled champagne or sparkling wine
  • Optional: 1 oz simple syrup or sour mix may be needed for a bit of sweetness IF you use a brut champagne (driest/least sweet champagne.)

Mix first three ingredients in a tall glass. Top with champagne. Enjoy!

 

Vodka Zyng!

One of my husband’s stand-by drinks is a Vodka Redbull, aka Vodka and Redbull, Vod-Bomb, Raging Bull, Vod Bull, etc.  He says he personally likes it because it’s not too sweet, but many choose it because it’s high in caffeine. Party all night!  You may have heard controversy as to whether this drink may be dangerous because of that, especially if too much is consumed. That’s not for me to determine here, but I personally don’t love the taste.

Young Living has a new sparkling oil-infused beverage that “delivers a splash of hydrating energy with a unique flavor experience” that I think is a good alternative to Red Bull. I hate to even compare the two, since I really do love Ningxia Zyng, but it is the closest product I’m aware of to give you an idea of taste. Ningxia Zyng has “a proprietary blend of pure Black Pepper and Lime essential oils, wolfberry purée, and white tea extract.”  It has no artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives, contains 35mg of naturally occurring caffeine, and is only 35 calories!  You can compare the ingredient list to Red Bull or Rock Star and see it is a completely different beverage that you’ll probably find to be a healthier alternative.

I like it right out of the can when I want something carbonated and refreshing. I sometimes use it as a mixer with juice over ice, so it naturally follows that it would make a good mixer in an essential cocktail!

Tonight I just mixed 2 oz vodka over ice with an 8.4 ounce can of Ningxia Zyng. Simple as that. It can’t get any simpler. I’ll still give you a recipe card though! Go ahead and try it; see what you think. If you’re a Vodka Redbull fan, I think you just may become a Zyng convert. If you like your beverages fruitier, try adding a splash of orange, cranberry or Ningxia Red juice to it. Cheers!


Vodka Zyng!

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • Ice to fill a highball glass
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 can Ningxia Zyng

Fill glass with ice. Add vodka and Zyng and stir. That’s it!

Alternative: Add a splash of fruit juice if you like your drinks a little sweeter or fruitier.

If you’d like to purchase Ningxia Zyng you will need to either set up a Retail or Wholesale account with Young Living. If you’ve already done that, you are all set to go! If not, check out my page here, then feel free to message me if you have any questions.