Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Get Under The Sheets With Your Favourite Netflix Show


Summer is here and that means the television probably won't be turned on at all during the day. When the weather is nice out, we're never indoors—we're travelling, we're out exploring, and we're just taking in all the wonderful things that summer has to offer. And there is a lot to enjoy during our very short summer here in Ottawa.

No matter how busy my days are, once the kids are asleep and my work is done, I love relaxing under the sheets with my favourite Netflix shows—House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, (have you seen Season Two yet? I'm so bummed I had to miss the screening in Toronto with the Netflix Stream Team!) and of course, my most favourite show of all time—Breaking Bad.


I became addicted to Orange Is The New Black instantly, and of course, the same thing happened to me with Breaking Bad—can you say obsessed? I watched all five seasons of Breaking Bad in a few weeks. I watched three episodes a night and only stopped myself from watching more because I wanted to make it last as long as I could—but it still didn't last long enough, because I miss Jesse Pinkman and Walter White, a lot. Sob!


Now that summer is here, I can slow down a bit, and re-watch my favourite episodes of House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Orange Is The New Black whenever I feel like it. And while I'm watching? Maybe I'll even be sipping something delicious, like this awesome Orange Is The New Black inspired cocktail, called the Orange Chill.

What you need:

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 or 4 mint leaves
1 12 oz (355 ml) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 12 oz (355 ml) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 oz rum
Sparkling water or soda

How to make it:

In a small pot, place the water, sugar, and mint leaves over heat. Stir it up, baby, and make it simmer until the sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and let it cool. Toss the mint leaves.

In a Tupperware container, mix the two juice concentrates and the "syrup" you just made. Put it in the fridge for a few hours.

Watch some Breaking Bad.

Or watch any other awesome Netflix show, like Suits, or Shameless, or Friday Night Lights (I'll be starting this series soon, because I've heard great things about it!)

Take out the orange mixture and use a fork to "rake" the surface of the slushy mixture. Scoop some out, put into a cocktail glass, and top with a shot of rum.

Add some sparking water or soda, and enjoy—while watching your favourite episode of Orange Is The New Black.

Happy Netflix watching, friends!


Disclaimer: I'm part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

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