I hate mornings. We all know this. I think that sleeping is like, the best thing ever, and I really hate it when I have to quit doing it. Especially on weekends, which I mean really, I think are mostly made for sleeping in late and generally not running around like a chicken who recently lost its head, like we all do during the week.
I'm not ashamed to admit that more often than not, I need a bit of assistance in the form of "legal addictive stimulants" (name that movie!) to get myself in gear. So last Saturday, when I found myself struggling to keep my eyes open long enough to do a little one-two step at Zumba, I reached for a pretty blue can of Liquid Ice energy drink. And boy, oh boy, did it deliver. I was jumping and dancing all over the place in no time flat.
I love Liquid Ice because it has CoQ-10 in it, and vitamins B3, B5, B6, and B12. The CoQ-10 is an enzyme produced by the body to efficiently use energy while at the same time preventing fatigue, and the B vitamins are essential for helping convert energy from the food you eat into ATP, which is the form of energy your cells use. Basically, what this means is that not only is Liquid Ice delicious, but it has some health benefits, as well.
While I loved the great burst of energy I got from this drink (and the fact that I really didn't have any kind of crash later!), I did find the taste of straight Liquid Ice to be a bit sweeter than I'd prefer. It was almost like drinking smarties out of a can. They do offer a sugar-free version (in the white can) for those who prefer sugar-free beverages. I really don't like the taste of artificial sweetener, and didn't like the taste of the sugar-free version at all, personally. However, my brother-in-law, who drinks a lot of sugar-free energy drinks, said it was pretty good.
However, I discovered that when you mix a bit of Liquid Ice with vodka, magical things happen. (Side note: doesn't vodka tend to make magical things happen, anyway??) I mixed my Liquid Ice with some UV Blue (blue raspberry flavored) and UV Red (cherry flavored vodka), but uhhhh I may have been too excited for the drink and forgotten to take pictures. Whoops. Anyway, I tell you what, some Liquid Ice with vodka is aahhhhh-MAZING. It was completely delicious, and the bite from the liquor helped to curb the sweetness.
Here's the recipe I used:
1 oz UV Blue
1 oz UV Red
4 oz Liquid Ice energy drink
Pour over ice
For more information on Liquid Ice products, you can visit the Liquid Ice website.
Have you ever tried Liquid Ice? Leave your thoughts in the comments! I'd love to know what you think!