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Do you pay any attention to golf? Or The Masters? I’m betting probably not too much. (NOTE: It’s 4/8-11, so you can wow your hubby with your golf knowledge, ha!)
Eric is an avid golf fan and LOVES playing, talking, and planning trips around golf. He usually takes a guys’ trip each year to play golf and it’s one of the top ways he de-stresses.
Y’all frequently ask me about what to get your husbands for birthdays, Christmas, and Father’s Day that’s golf related because all your husbands’ loved Eric’s favorite golfing pants + golfing recc’s, lol! Hint hint, here’s your cheat sheet for what to get your man next time! You’re welcome!
Anyway, I digress, but one thing I can tell you is that I appreciate that The Master’s gives us an excuse to drink one of Eric’s famous cocktails. The man is pretty much infamous for his wings and his cocktails! While I’ve shared many of his cocktails and mocktails with y’all before, I hadn’t shared his Iced Azalea Cocktail recipe. What I love about the Iced Azalea drink from the Masters is that it’s light, refreshing, and great to serve all spring and summer long!
While many of you would think I’m some great cook because of my meal planning ebook, the truth is Eric is the real chef in our home! I am so thankful that he is willing to cook and grill out so often. We’ve worked out a deal where he cooks the main dish usually and I am in charge of the sides. I always plan the meals and usually shop for them too, so we’ve got some good team work going on! If you haven’t gotten my Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning ebook yet, what are you waiting for?! I promise you it’s PACKED FULL of easy hacks for even the busiest gal to get SIMPLE meals on the table!
One of our favorite traditions is that while Eric is grilling out, we will sometimes (when I have the macros for it) have a cocktail on the patio and Eric will even sometimes create mocktails for the boys! I’d say on average we drink 1-2 times a week and many a time we are enjoying a bubbly, flavored water of sorts… typically whatever was on sale that week. See, it all comes back to the meal planning!
The best part about this Iced Azalea recipe is that it’s easy to tweak to your preference. Traditionally it is made with pineapple juice, vodka or gin, lemon juice & grenadine (which gives it the pretty “azalea” color!). You can add some bubbles for extra fizz or omit the alcohol all together to make a mocktail. Leyton likes just lemonade and a splash of grenadine for his Iced Azalea mocktail!
You’ll notice that in the reel we made, we simplified it based on what we had: vodka, grenadine, and lemonade.
Did you know Augusta National has over 30 varieties of azaleas that are in bloom for the tournament every year?! Azaleas are the signature flower of The Masters, and the Azalea cocktail is the signature cocktail for the tournament. Eric took pictures the one year he went and let me assure you, it is STUNNING! He said the entire course was immaculate, not one thing out of place. He said, “There truly is nothing else like it.” The Azalea cocktail is named after the famed 13th hole at Augusta National Golf Club.
If you’ll be watching the Masters at home this year like us and want some delicious appetizers or springy foods to serve it with, check out some of our favorites below! Of course, Eric would say you should also serve the traditional pimento cheese and egg salad!
As always, I’m sharing this great recipe with y’all, in addition to the macros! If you want to learn more about calculating your own macros, or why I do, click HERE! Be sure to join me for the next round of FASTer Way To Fat Loss, starting on 4/12! I promise, you’ll even be able to enjoy your favorite cocktails, just like this one! Here’s the recipe!
Get The Recipe:
Iced Azalea Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
- Lemon wedge, to garnish
- Combine the gin, pineapple juice, lemon juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into an ice-filled glass.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge, and serve.
Fat: 0 g
Carbs: 12.9 g
Protein: 0.4 g