Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe plus Family Pizza Combo at Sam's Club

Sep 1, 2016

Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe plus Family Pizza Combo at Sam's Club

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A fun and fruity DIY syrup to make your own Blackberry Coca-Cola at home! Perfect for any celebration, sports game or even movie night!

A fun and fruity DIY syrup to make your own Blackberry Coca-Cola at home! Perfect for any celebration, sports game or even movie night! Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads



Summer's winding down to an end! Pretty soon the leaves will be falling and we'll all be bundling up in warm, comfy clothes. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and I cannot wait for the weather to cool down.

With the cool weather comes football season!!


I don't know about you, but our family loves to gather around the tv, watch the football game, eat some good food, drink fun beverages and play games during commercial time!

One of the games we love to play during the commercials is our version of I Spy.

Each family member can either write out their own list of things to look for, or they can collaborate with one another and make a list together. We usually include 20 items on each list.

Here is my nine year old daughter's list:


Don't you just love what they come up with?

Make a copy of each list for each family member and keep an eye out during commercials for items on the list! Shhhh... you don't want the other family members to know that you spy an item and the first one to reach 10 items on the list wins! Repeat with multiple lists, make teams or make your own rules! It's fun and helps pass that commercial time!

It's all about quality family time around our house and moments like these make forever memories!

When it comes to game day, I try to take it easy in the kitchen so that I can spend that extra time with the family.

I usually drive over to my local Sam's Club and pick up their Family Pizza Combo from the cafe!


For $13.98 you get a hot 16 Inch Pizza, Cheesy Breadsticks, Cookies and a 2 Liter of Coca-Cola!

The cheesy breadsticks are my absolute favorite!


This combo is enough to feed the whole family and is such a convenient timesaver. It takes just a few minutes to set everything out to eat once you get home. I also picked up some fun football napkins, tablecloth and bowls to make the day a little more festive!


Sam's Club does all the cooking for you, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the football game!

It's also great for birthday parties, sleepovers, movie night or even date night in! Really, any time you want to celebrate with an easy meal!

If you know me, you know I can't just completely step away from the kitchen! The night before I whipped up some homemade blackberry syrup to jazz up our Coca-Cola!

A fun and fruity DIY syrup to make your own Blackberry Coca-Cola at home! Perfect for any celebration, sports game or even movie night! Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

The syrup is quite simple to make, just cook the blackberries with some sugar and water, strain and refrigerate until cold.


When serving, combine the syrup and the Coca-Cola and wha-la, you have a fun and fabulous beverage the whole family will love!

A fun and fruity DIY syrup to make your own Blackberry Coca-Cola at home! Perfect for any celebration, sports game or even movie night! Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

The syrup is also great on top of pancakes or waffles, or even ice cream! So delicious! You can also give it a try with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or even peaches!

Get creative and let the kids choose what fruit they'd like to try!

A fun and fruity DIY syrup to make your own Blackberry Coca-Cola at home! Perfect for any celebration, sports game or even movie night! Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

I hope you enjoyed the glimpse of our family football evening!

Blackberry Coca-Cola

by Sheena
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.

Cook over medium high heat until mixture comes to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat, cool for 10-15 minutes.

Place a fine mesh strainer into a bowl and pour half the mixture into the strainer. Press liquid through strainer with a spoon while mashing the berries.

Repeat with remaining berry mixture and discard seeds and pulp.

Refrigerate syrup in an airtight container until serving.

Fill a medium sized glass with ice, pour one tablespoon blackberry syrup over top and fill with Coca-Cola. Stir and serve immediately.
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A fun and fruity DIY syrup to make your own Blackberry Coca-Cola at home! Perfect for any celebration, sports game or even movie night! Blackberry Coca-Cola Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

Have you ever enjoyed the Family Pizza Combo at one of your football watching parties? If not, you can find a Sam's Club near you by clicking here and grab one for your next celebration!

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12 comments:

  1. It's so nice to let Sam's Club do the cooking once in awhile! I'm dying to get my hands on those cheesy break sticks! And, that drink looks out of this world delicious!

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  2. Yumm!! What a fun way to celebrate with easy and delicious food, drinks, and games! ~ Client

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  3. I used to adore cherry coke but haven't had it in forever, I am LOVING this twist using blackberries!

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  4. LOVE backberries! Totally going to need to try this in my next coke!

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  5. What a delicious twist on plain old Coke! I need to try this!

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  6. Oooh, that sounds yummy! We've got tons of blackberry bushes around our property and have been picking and freezing berries for our smoothies. Gotta try this!

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  7. I'm definitely going to Sam's Club to pick up this combo! And that Coca-Cola sounds delicious!!!!!!

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  8. I need to try this recipe, and I love the I Spy game idea too! Sounds like a wonderful evening with the family. :)

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  9. What a great way to add a flavor kick to coke!

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  10. What a delicious idea...I can see so many uses for that syrup!

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  11. Pizza and soda parties are the best! Love the blackberry coke!

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