Virgin sangria recipe

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Do you ever want to enjoy a drink but don’t feel like having it with alcohol? Sangrias are delicious, but they don’t always have to be alcoholic in order to be good. This recipe is perfect to pair with sandwiches and other picnic foods, especially on Game Days. What you’ll need
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Vietnamese egg soda

The thought of drinking raw eggs has probably never crossed your mind, but this protein-rich drink is a Vietnamese classic. Also known as soda sua hot ga, this creamy and refreshingly sweet drink can satisfy your next milk tea craving. Imagine the love child of an ice cream float and
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Summer drinks, cocktails roundup

This summer Eating Berkeley brought you a medley of delicious and refreshing summer drinks and cocktails. Though the cloudy, grey days have been signaling the return of pumpkin spice and hot chocolate, we at the Clog aren’t quite ready to let go of the sunny days of the past. With game days coming up and the promise of catching some rays in the next couple weeks, we thought we’d share our most thirst-quenching and revitalizing drinks. We made you smoothies and sodas, martinis and mojitos, but mostly we guzzled gin like our very lives depended on it. So read up, plan a party, sunbathe and have your muddler at the ready, but most importantly, enjoy.
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Chipotle offers free drinks for students throughout September

Lovers of fast food burritos rejoice, Chipotle will be quenching your thirst all throughout the month of September. Whether you’re a burrito or a bowl kind of person, we at the Clog are sure you’ll be able to agree that this is a worthwhile promotion. High school, college and graduate students just have to show their IDs when making an in-store food purchase to be eligible to receive the free drink. Note, however, that those delicious Izze sodas won’t be included in the free drink promotion, nor will other bottled juices and sodas. Fountain drinks and iced tea will have to suffice.
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Ginger lime soda

I love summer and I love soda, but commercial sodas are so packed with refined sugar and unnatural shit that I frankly can’t stomach it. So, I decided to make my own. I went to Berkeley Bowl and browsed the produce section to see what moved me. I spied a beautiful bounty of fresh, young ginger root and that inspired me to make ginger lime syrup. I picked up a piece of regular ginger and a piece of young ginger, which has a thinner, lighter skin and slightly sweeter, less intense flavor.
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Summer cocktail recipes

Summer, we hope, means fewer responsibilities for those of us still in Berkeley and those of us who have ventured beyond our beloved Berkeley bubble. And with fewer responsibilities, we at the Clog are finding ourselves with more opportunities for indulgence. We can’t think of a better way to relax
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50 thoughts on an airplane

While on a plane, we’re surrounded by 300 strangers who are also 35,000 feet above the ground in a tiny chair with little legroom and no Internet access. All of these things, especially the lack of Internet access, are sure to make our minds wander and force us to contemplate
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What’s in the water?

In light of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s recent announcement about potential changes to tap water color and taste, we at the Clog will certainly be investing in a Brita filter. But it might be easier — and cheaper — for us if the problem were stopped at the source. So, we thought about
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The international students’ Berkeley bucket list

With great extension programs, UC Berkeley has gotten a hold of a good bunch of international students. We at the Clog have put together a list of a few things we think every international student should do while they are here. Because we’re in America, the list might be characterized by
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Refined sugar vs. unrefined sugar

Sugar: We know it’s bad, but we still love it. Almost every single life event is accompanied by a corresponding sugar-filled sidekick. Birthday or wedding? You’ve gotta eat cake. Bad breakup? Eat a tub of ice cream. Great day? Reward yourself with a cupcake. Fall has just arrived? Pull out
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