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Passion XO Cognac #Weekly Menu Plans

Passion XO Pink- simplelivingeating.com

This post is sponsored by Passion XO. All opinions are my own. 

Memorial Day last Monday ushered in the beginning of summer. My kids were in parades in two different towns, plus we had a BBQ at our pool club to go to in the evening. 

fencers marching in parade: simplelivingeating.com

boy scouts in parade: simplelivingeating.com

It is a fun time of year, but it can be hectic. Not only do you have more events and activities to go to, you also have projects that couldn't get done when the weather was cooler... like fiber glassing your canoe.

building a canoe: simplelivingeating.com

All of these activities are so much more pleasant to do with a refreshing cocktail. Passion XO's new fruit juice mixers make preparing cocktails super easy. They come in three exotic flavors: Passion Fruit, Pomegranate and Blue Curacao. 

Passion XO Pink- simplelivingeating.com

I sampled their Passion XO Pink, which they provided a wonderful cocktail recipe for.. of course, the day was busier than I planned on it being, and I didn't get a chance to buy all of the ingredients to make the cocktail. This didn't matter. I just mixed Passion XO Pink with seltzer and I had a delicious and refreshing drink on the first hot day of the summer season.

Passion XO Pink- simplelivingeating.com

Passion XO cocktail mixes are truly convenient. They are made with premium XO cognac and natural fruit juices. You can taste the quality of this drink in every cool refreshing sip.

So enjoy this recipe, and check out their Facebook page and follow Passion XO on Twitter.

Happy Summer,

Pink Sparkler
1 bottle Passion XO Pink
½ bottle of sparkling wine
6 oz ginger liquor
8 oz cranberry juice
5 oz lime juice
2 oz orange juice
Garnish: orange wheels, lime wheels

Pour ingredients for each punch into serving bowls with 5 cups of ice. Serve over fresh ice and enjoy these three unique vibrant refreshing punches.

Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Bouillabaisse with homemade sourdough bread. 

Meatless Monday: Frittata with CSA delivery. 

Tuesday: Chicken Tacos with Trader Joe's Taco Mix, Guacamole and Sour Cream 

Wednesday: Red Lentil Dal with Brown Basmatic Rice and Palak Paneer (Indian Cheese Spinach dish)

Friday: Chile Pasta with Trader Joe's Green Olive Tapenade and a Green Salad

Saturday: Leftovers


  1. Looks like you are one busy woman! I love being outside in the summer so my menu plan is pretty quick and simple! I love what you are cooking this week and your drink looks to die for!

    1. Thanks Cynthia. It's a pretty eclectic week.

  2. Sorry I missed dinner on Thursday. Crab Ravioli sounds like my kind of meal.
    This cocktail looks absolutely refreshing and perfect for relaxing after a busy day--which you have definitely had!
    Thanks for stopping in and linking, Diane!

  3. Who doesn't love a refreshing summer cocktail. Thanks for the recipe, found you via the Show me what you go link party from Our Delightful Home.

    Kellie @ Sexy Bags & Shoes


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