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#ThirstyThursday: Strawberry Basilade

strawberry basilade

A fan favorite at The Point Sunset & Pool Bar is the Strawberry Basilade. Of course, we aren’t surprised. The fresh strawberries and basil leaves really do make a refreshing combo that will have you sipping and saying, “aaaaaah.”

It doesn’t only taste good, it’s good for you. Studies show basil has several health benefits. One is that it actually combats stress by acting as an 'Adaptogen'. Adaptogens help the body to respond to stress and fight disease. However, We doubt you’ll need to combat stress while you are enjoying ocean views, swaying palms and sunny skies on Oahu’s North Shore.

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#ThirstyThursday: Mango Margarita

 

Mango Margarita Turtle Bay Resort
(Photo: Kate Jancyk Bowman)

Are you ready for a mangolicious cocktail? Super sweet and juicy, mangos are more than a delicious fruit; they are also a superfood.

Studies show the fruit may help with a wide range of conditions, from obesity to poor digestion. The first plants were brought from India and the Philippines to Hawaii around 1824. Since then, they’ve been a favorite among locals and visitors.

We serve up fresh mango drinks at our pool bar every day. In this Thirsty Thursday edition, we’re sharing the aloha with this mangolicious margarita you can try at home.

Ingredients:

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#ThirstyThursday: Lilikoi Daiquiri

If you want to enjoy fruit like a local, you gotta enjoy some lilikoi or passion fruit.

The sweet, yet tangy exotic fruit, will awaken your taste buds and is sure to delight.

It’s also packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fiber, and protein.

So what are you waiting for? Bring some passion to your cup with our Lilikoi Daiquiri recipe.

Ingredients:
- 1 ½ shots Naked Turtle Rum
- 1 shot lilikoi puree
- 2 oz. Sweet & Sour
- A dash of rock candy liquid sugar
- 2 scoops of ice

Combine all the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass, garnish with a cherry and lime, sip and smile.

Don’t have lilikoi or passion fruit? Substitute the puree of your favorite fruit like strawberries or watermelon to create your own delicious daiquiri at home.

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