Simply Easy Raspberry Lemon-Lime Splash & Easter Traditions ~ #SeasonalSipsAtSams


This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

There's something about Easter that I love and it's not just about the traditions that we celebrate as a family, or the food that we eat, but also about the time spent together as a family and the memories that we create. My simply easy raspberry lemon-lime splash is sure to be a hit at your Easter table this year.


Every Easter, my family and I would dress up and get ready to celebrate. When I was little it, my mother would wake up early and prepare dinner and then we would head to church. I'm not overly religious, but even now as an adult, there are still a few things that I kept intact from my childhood that are done with my own family. Easter for me is the beginning of spring, which means new wardrobes and even spring-cleaning. However, here are a few of the traditions that I've kept intact.

1. Easter Baskets
Now there are discussions about why you shouldn't give Easter baskets to kids, but this is my household and I do what I want with my own children, and an Easter basket is something that I do. It's about making Easter morning special and memorable for my kids, and while I don't stuff their basket filled with candy, there are so many non-candy options you can do, such as crayons and coloring books, and even books to read themselves.


2. Egg Hunts
When my kids were younger, egg hunts would be done in my home by hiding the eggs around the house. Now that they are older, we participate in egg hunts that are near by and the kids all have fun. A quick Google search can help you find you Easter Egg Hunts you and your own family can participate in.

3. Make treats together
I love baking with my kids, and on Easter you can find us in the kitchen whipping up tasty treats, from cookies to cupcakes to even Easter candy bark. We have lots of fun and at the end of it we're usually covered in flour, however, the time spent together and those treats are so worth it at the end.


4. Go to church
This is something that I grew up doing with my own parents. Every Easter, my parents would get us all new outfits and we would all head to church. As I mentioned before, I'm not overly religious, but Easter is one of the "holidays" that my family and I attend church.


5. Participate in Easter brunch
Now Easter isn't complete until you have brunch. It's the excuse that we need to spend more quality time together. The kids prepare little sandwiches and the adults prepare the bigger meals. This year I'm bringing something new to the table thanks to Sam's Club and Coca-Cola. This Raspberry Lemon-Lime Splash was a hit in my household with everyone asking for seconds. Best of all it takes little to no time to make.

Raspberry Lemon-Lime Splash

Here is what you'll need:

Ingredients:

½ bottle of Simply Lemonade® with Raspberry
¾ bottle of Sprite®
2 limes sliced thinly
lots of ice

Directions:

Step 1. In a large pitcher add your Simply Lemonade® and Sprite® and mix.

Step 2. Add your limes and top with ice

Step 3. Served chilled and enjoy!


Since I have children in my household, at Easter we drink non-alcoholic drinks and I go to Sam's Club to make sure that I have all that I need. Shopping is so easy, and all the drinks that my family loves are  readily available. From Simply Orange®, Simply Lemonade®, smartwater®, vitaminwater®, Gold Peak® Tea and Sprite®, they are a perfect complement to my Easter brunch.


This year bring fresh flavor to your own Easter table with Coca-Cola and Sam's Club.


Annmarie John
64 Comments

64 comments:

  1. Omg, this sounds delicious and think I need to make even before Easter for us here. So thanks AnnMarie for sharing with me!! :)

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    1. I think you really should Janine. It's really delicious and it's so easy to make, you really can't go wrong with it at all.

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  2. Beautiful pictures! This looks so tasty! Very refreshing!

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    1. Thank you Nikki and it was refreshing. It was so good that we made a second batch the very next day.

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  3. Hello, blog twin today! Boy that looks AMAZING. I love the pitcher and the glasses. So exciting for spring. I'm definitely a Sam's Club member and I have definitely stocked up!

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    1. Yay! I saw your post and I have to try and make your drink. I picked up the pitcher and glasses at Home Goods, it's where I get all my good stuff that I use just for props. :)

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  4. Growing up my parents treated Easter as a normal day other than getting Easter eggs. My hubbys family celebrate it more with a roast lamb dinner with family. They also do an egg hunt with little family members.

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    1. And I guess that was your Easter tradition, getting Easter eggs with your family, it's something that you can look back on doing.

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  5. I used to have an egg hunt every year when I was a kid and they were always so much fun x

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    1. That is great to hear, I do that with my own kids and this year we'll be doing them again. It's always fun to get out with the kids.

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  6. What a fun idea for the kids and I honestly LOVEEEEE the photo of you and your daughter #PurpleRocks!

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    1. Thank you Noelle, unfortunately I had to remove her purple for school so she's rocking natural colors right now.

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  7. A big tall ice cold glass of your raspberry lemon lime splash would be great right now. I have a traditional punch for holidays except a couple people with allergies have made their way into our lives by birth and or marriage so I have to start a new tradition. I'll try this and see how it goes over with everyone.

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    1. I think they're going to love it. It was so good and I think the limes or if you prefer you can use lemons would work out well as well.

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  8. This sounds so refreshing! My hubby and kiddos would love this. They would probably want to drink it every day!

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    1. We loved it so much that we also made a second batch the very next day because it was done the same day I made it. It's really good.

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  9. Sounds refreshing! I love shopping at Sam's Club when I need to buy a ton of stuff! I need to make this drink-!

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    1. Sam's Club is definitely the place to go when you do need to buy a lot of stuff for big events. Cuts back on your shopping time too.

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  10. The raspberry lemon lime looks totally refreshing. Growing we did have the tradition in having an Easter egg hunt at my grandparents home. It was so much fun.

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    1. Oh it is refreshing and when my youngest was smaller we would do Easter egg hunts at home, but now we go out and get it done.

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  11. What a wonderful idea! I love you glass!

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    1. Thank you and you an always make your own and give it a try. I just know that you're going to love it. We sure did!

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  12. Great Ideas, I will add Easter egg hunts for my kid's activities. Never tried Raspberry lemon lime splash, but I think it would be great.

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    1. You've never added Easter egg hunts for the kids? What are you waiting for? Definitely add it to the list and give our raspberry lemon-lime splash a try.

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  13. What a great idea for kids! Love the amazing presentation too!

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    1. Thank you and since it's all about Easter, you want something bright and fresh and this certainly is. You'll love it!

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  14. I’ve never heard of simply lemonade, is it available in the uk? We go to church on Easter Sunday :)

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    1. Oh I'm not sure if it's available in the UK, when we were there I don't recall seeing it, but I can't be 100% sure.

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  15. This sounds so good and refreshing. Will try it soon!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that, be sure to pick up your Simply Lemonade with Raspberry because it isn't the same without it.

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  16. The raspberry lemon & lime splash looks like the perfect refreshing drink for springtime. I really like the idea of Easter baskets too!

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    1. Oh it's absolutely perfect for spring and easter and even the summer too. Easter baskets are just perfect for Easter.

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  17. Oooooo there is absolutely nothing I want more than this right now. This sounds way too tasty! :)

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    1. Then I suggest you go out today and get the ingredients at Sam's Club and make a batch today. You're going to love it.

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  18. Loving the sound of your Raspberry Lemon Lime Splash, I bet that's amazing on a warm spring day. Sounds like you have had some great Easters with all your traditions

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    1. Oh it's will be amazing all year round, but even more so on warmer days. What traditions did you have with your family?

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  19. One of my favourite Easter traditions is to make an Easter bonnet. I don't think a single year went by when me and my brother and sister didn't make one :D

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    1. Oh what a great tradition. I've never made an Easter bonnet, but now I want to make one. This may be something that I might do this year.

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  20. I love Easter because it signals a new season is upon us. Spring Equinox is celebrated in a variety of ways and you should always do what is makes you happy. This drink sounds delicious! I think I would try it with club soda to reduce the amount of sugar...

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    1. Of course the sugar didn't bother the kids, but for those worried about the sugar, club soda would probably be a good alternative.

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  21. That lemon lime splash looks good and so does the Easter bark! I would love to make these for my family.

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    1. Oh it was good, but be careful with the Easter bark, it was diabetes just waiting to happen as my son called it, but then again most barks are.

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  22. Easter is a lovely time to spend with the family, and a great time to do things together. You have some lovely ideas listed above, perfect and simple to do.

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    1. I love everything about Easter and spending time with family is just one of the perks. I hope you're able to do a few of my ideas this year.

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  23. Happy Easter! Lovely ad inspiring photos - especially the matching purple hair (love it!!). What a beautiful list of things to do on Easter. The raspberry lemon lime splash looks especially refreshing and inviting! =)

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    1. Thank you Evelyn, can you believe that Easter is almost here? You should give the raspberry lemon-lime splash a try.

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  24. Angela Ricardo BetheaMarch 22, 2018 at 8:08 PM

    Wow!! This raspberry lemon lime juice looks really refreshing. Perfect for summer. I will definitely try to make this

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    1. You're right! It is refreshing, but it's not only good for summer, it's actually good all year round, so I would say give it a try.

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  25. How sweet are those ideas. My girls are getting older, so maintaining traditions is important. But it's also important for me to let those traditions grow up with them. They're going to love adding your Raspberry Lemon Lime Splash!

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    1. Traditions are important for sure, and some traditions go over into adulthood, just like I'm now doing a few of them with my own kids. I'm sure they'll love our Raspberry Lemon Lime Splash.

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  26. This looks like it would be so refreshing and amazing for a hot day. You seem like such a great mom, but I definitely need to have my own pitcher with alcohol with that. That looks too good not to!

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    1. It would be great on a hot day, but since I have kids, I don't do too much alcohol since I don't want them mistaking it as a drink they could try, but a bit of alcohol when you're a mom doesn't hurt.

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  27. Simple, bubbly, light... i like it! and the color is VERY springy

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    1. Thank you, it is all that and so much more. And since we're talking about spring, what are your plans for spring.

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  28. Your Raspberry Lemon Lime Spash sounds so good and refreshing. It reminds me of "church punch" from when I was younger. I don't know what was in it, but I only had it at church.

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    1. Hahaha I'm laughing out loud about your 'church punch'. We also had a 'church punch' that I would always try and figure out what was in it, but never could. You just brought back memories.

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  29. These ideas are so cute! I definitely want to try the Raspberry Lemon Lime Splash!

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  30. I just left you a comment on this on your Instagram. I made this yesterday and OMG it was sooo goooodddd. I have to make it again. It kinda reminded me of IHOP's splashberry, but this one was better.

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    1. That's what my son said when he first tried it. He was like "is this IHOP's splasberry remake", and I was like "no it's my own thing", he said it tasted better too. lol

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  31. Happy Easter! I want to try this. Looks refreshing :)

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  32. Love that mother and daughter pic. The hair, the dress (boy that dress hugs you in all the right places #nohomo) Great post :)

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  33. I've made peppermint bark but never Easter bark. It's so happy and colorful - I have to try it! :)

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  34. Now this is a great set of activities for Easter. I agree with attending church as well, it's supposed to be a holy day and that's what it should be. Now, if only I can have a good sub for the lemonade, these things are almost out of stock from where I am.

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  35. I've not heard of this before but sounds tasty!

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