The Alta Palla Spicy Punch: A Lemon-Lime Sparkling Bevvy
Oo ditty, are you on the hunt for a refreshing summer bevvy?! Search no further.
I first discovered Alta Palla at a Chicago Soul Cycle BrunchxBurn event earlier this summer. The theme of the day was Beyonce's Lemonade. Mhmm, get in formation, gals. At the end of the event every attendee was given a FAB goodie bag. What was inside?? A number of healthy treats + you guessed it - ALTA PALLA - the sparkling lemonade flavor, of course. After the ride, I was a parched sweaty betty [girl, you're CUTE], and the Alta Palla bevvy simply hit the spot: so sweet, so crisp and uber refreshing!
[real QUICK] Let me give you the deets on Alta Palla. All of their bevvies are made with organic fair-trade ingredients. The brand launched with a line-up of 4 sparkling juice beverages about a year ago [black cherry + blood orange + lemonade + grapefruit]. JUST recently, they unveiled a new line-up of zero cal, zero sugar, sparking waters [wild berry + peach + lemon lime + grapefruit]. Right up my alley.
I got my hands on ALL of them to taste test [#grateful]. Without a doubt they're bomb...
Sure, you can drink 'em straight out of the can. No prob. But, it's summer so I figured I'd add a lil beezy jazz, right?!
[pop my sunnies on]
... and take my Alta Palla poolside.
no diving, beezy [safety first].
The Alta Palla crew is on point with their drink recipes. I have to say, my inner boozy bee is fiening for the grapefruit rosemary mule AND the blood orange mimosa. Can I get a yumzo? Transport me to a patio, pronto.
I decided to take a shot [pun intended] at my own beezy cocktail. #buckle UP ... or mocktail, if you're feeling slightly tamer. It's perfectly delicious both ways! I was vibin' with the lemon lime sparkling water so that was my bubbly of choice. I decided to add some TJs jalapeño limeade juice. Phew, it's pure perfection, with a sharp spicy kick. And, lastly, to top it off, a splash of pinapple juice for some added sweetness. [for the cocktail version, + a shot of vodka]. Yes, vodka. This basic bee wouldn't have it any other way.
Typically I'm not too exact with the ratios of ingredients within my mixed drinks. I eyeball it. Danger zone for a gal with a heavy hand, I know. [beezy turn UP]. What can I say, I'm no mixologist! But for this lil ditty I pulled together a 'suggested' recipe below.
Check it out. Let me know what you think :)
[The Alta Palla Spicy Punch: A Lemon Lime Sparkling Bevvy]
- 4 oz Lemon Lime Alta Palla Sparkling Water
- 4 oz Trader Joe's Jalapeño Limeade
- 3 oz of Pineapple Juice
- [optional] 2 oz of your fave vodka
- A squeezey squeeze of fresh lime
Combine ingredients, stir, and serve with ice.
Alta Palla is sold at Whole Foods, or check out their site hiballer.com ... go snag some; you won't be disappointed!