Weekly Wind Down: Orange Float

Creamy Orange FloatIngredients
 6 ounces orange juice
 2 ounces lemon-lime soda
2 ounces vodka (use orange-flavored vodka for added flavor)
2 scoops Orange Cream Arctic Zero
Orange slices as garnish
Directions
1. Add the orange juice, lemon-lime soda and vodka to a 12-ounce glass and stir.
2. Float 2 scoops of Orange Cream Arctic Zero over the other ingredients.
3. Serve with an orange slice, straw and spoon.

Weekly Wind Down: Melon Royale Edition

Each week, I’ll be introducing a new cocktail to try out over the weekend.

While I have received pitches for these, I am not being compensated in any way…these are just my favorite picks!

Grey Goose Melon RoyaleGREY GOOSE® Le Melon ‘Melon Royal
Bright melon flavor is accented by sweet citrus in this effervescent cocktail.

Ingredients:
1½ Parts GREY GOOSE® Le Melon
3 Parts Lemon-Lime Soda

Method:
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add GREY GOOSE Le Melon and top with lemon-lime soda. Present with a melon slice.

3 easy ways to make side money when sales are slow

beerfundWe’ve all been there. There’s accounts that are late paying bills, or the retail sales have been low and you need some pocket money. Here are a few ways to get it! NOTE: These are definitely not going to replace your main income but if you need some cash to get subway fare or lunch for a couple of days, here are some options.:

1. Surveys online. There are a couple of places to go for these: SurveySavvy, Mturk, and Pinecone Research are a few. Their payouts range from .01 – $5 depending on the work. Don’t turn your nose up at the lower paying surveys, though! There are some that are very fast and their pennies and nickels add up quickly. I like to visit Hits Worth Turking For on reddit to help me weed through.

2. SwagBucks. They’ve got a lot of different ways to earn money through them: surveys, using their web search, watching TV through them. I’ve only used the web search but I’ve heard of people that set up the TV app on a secondary phone or tablet and just let it run all day for passive income. Also if you like them on Facebook they often post bonus codes for easy points.

3. Peko! Peko is a phone-based game where users collect points by playing something like a cross between Plinko and Roulette on their phones with other players. Once you hit 100,000 points, they’ll send you $10 via PayPal (well, $9.70 after fees). It’s easy to add up the points when you’re waiting around and the games are quick.

Are there any other ones I should know about? Post them in the comments!