I mentioned a few weeks ago that we moved recently. Unlike our last few moves, this one wasn’t super far. But in a city like Colorado Springs, a couple of miles can make a HUGE difference. 😂 We’re now closer to the interstate, the airport, my fave coffee shop, a nice walking trail, and plenty of other conveniences.
We had ZERO intentions of moving this year, or anytime in the near future, really. We just moved in July of 2016 and that was plenty of an ordeal. But when you have the option to go from an apartment to an entire home, it’s kiiiiiiiind of a no-brainer.
Plus, said house just so happened to be located less than a mile away from SAFEWAY. Yup. Food blogger dreams do come true. I no longer have to drive 20+ minutes to get groceries for recipes. I can just pop right around the corner and pick up everything I need all in one place.
Which is exactly what I did yesterday before making these black cherry mojitos. And after I finished shooting the recipe, I sat down and enjoyed one for myself. Perks of the job. 😘
It just so happens that Safeway is running their awesome “Stock Up Sale” all the way through October 19. Conveniently enough, a TON of my favorite pantry staples and produce essentials are included in the discounts. Such as the black cherry seltzer that I used to make these black cherry mojitos. And my favorite mac & cheese that we take along when we go camping. And organic spinach for my morning smoothies. And pasta sauce for cozy fall date nights. The list goes on.
I find all of these great products at my local [Insert your local store name here] – be sure to check out these great products at your local Albertsons Companies grocery stores including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.
All I know is, I got A LOT of groceries for not a lot of moolah. 💃 With the Stock Up Sale going on AND using the Safeway app, I saved almost $20 off my total bill. That’s what we call winning.
Enough seltzer water to float a small ship: check. Everything I need for next week’s recipes: check. Mojitos: check. Bank account still in tact: check. Sweepstakes entered to win free groceries for a year: double check. <– You most definitely should enter this too. Just go to Safeway, do your shopping, and take a picture of what you got (featuring 2 or more of their Stock Up Sale items). Post the picture on Twitter or Instagram and hashtags #StockUpSale2017 and #Sweepstakes. You can see my entry below and check out the official rules and deets here: http://bit.ly/2wxCAHk!
- Participating products:
- Honey Nut Cheerios™
- Cheerios™ 8.90oz.
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ 12.20oz.
- Progresso™ Traditional, Rich & Hearty, Reduced Sodium, Light Soup, Vegetable Classic, selected varieties 18-19oz
- Nature Valley™ Granola Bars 7.44oz-8.44oz
- Yoplait® Traditional Yogurt, 4-6oz, selected varieties
- Oui™ by Yoplait® Strawberry French Style Yogurt 5oz.
- Annie’s™ Natural Mac & Cheese 6oz; selected varieties
- Old El Paso™ Shells
- Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls 15ct, Totino Party Pizza 9.8-10.4oz, selected varieties
- Betty Crocker™ Hamburger Helpers, 4.7-8.7oz, selected varieties
- Betty Crocker™ Fruit Snacks, 4.5-8oz, selected varieties
- Chex Mix™ 8-8.75oz, selected varieties
- Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Cake Mix, 15.25 – 16.25oz., select varieties
- Betty Crocker™ Whipped Frosting, Milk Chocolate 12oz.
- Betty Crocker™ Brownie Mix, Chocolate 18.40oz.
- Pillsbury™ Apple Toaster Strudel™, 6ct., 11.70oz.
- Coca-Cola MiniCans
- Dasani Sparkling Black Cherry
- Classico Tomato Basil
- Heinz Ketchup
- OREO 14.3 oz
- Ritz 13.7 oz
I hope you guys enjoy these cocktails! Traditional mint and lime mojitos are one of my very favorite drinks, but the addition of black cherry is SO good. Plus, they turn out to be a pretty purple color that would be a hit at Halloween parties this year.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions expressed are my own.Print
Black Cherry Mojitos
This black cherry mojito recipe makes for a light and refreshing cocktail. Muddle cherries with traditional mint, sugar, and lime to mix these up!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1
- Category: Drink
2 oz. white rum
1 Tablespoon fresh mint
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon cane sugar
2-4 cherries, pitted
1 cup ice +/-
black cherry sparkling water to fill (we used Dasani from Safeway)
Add mint, lime juice, sugar, and cherries to a tall glass. Muddle vigorously until cherries are smashed and sugar is mostly dissolved. Add ice, pour in rum, and fill glass with sparkling water.