Friday, April 25, 2008

And for those 'cinco' beverages...

We haven't reviewed this product yet, but we do get lots of questions from readers about making beverages that fit in better with their specialized dietary needs:

One food manufacturer is telling people to avoid a holiday hangover by substituting Syzmo for sugary mixers and calorie laden beer. Syzmo is the first USDA Organic and Glycemic Index tested energy drink to utilize Blue Agave to create a drink that provides sustained energy with no crashes while maintaining a healthy blood sugar level. (Their words, not ours.)

Agave syrup is juice from the cactus - such as the Mexican Blue Agave plant grown in the volcanic soil around Guadalajara — the same juice that, when fermented, becomes tequila. When it is heated, it becomes a syrup that is not only 50 percent sweeter than sugar, but is also reported to have health benefits.

Syzmo and the Organic Beverage Company have teamed up with world renowned mixologists, The Fabulous Shaker Boys, to provide you healthier drink alternatives that can only improve on Cinco de Mayo tradition, which you can find pasted below:

1½ oz. Tequila
1½ oz. Cointreau
Equal Parts Sweet & Sour Mix and Passion SYZMO

4 parts Lime
Bar Spoon – Sugar/Agave Syrup
6-8 Mint Leaves
1 ½ oz. Tequila
Prickly Pear SYZMO