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If you have ever had a 5-hour ENERGY drink then you know they have very strong flavors. They are also often very sweet! So I was challenged with coming up with a mix that made it yummy! This is a part of their #Yummification Contest going on right now.
I decided to try mixing carbonated fruit juice for a cool crispness that would blend well with a few of the flavors that are available: Pink Lemonade and Pomegranate. This gave it a real bubbly refreshing twist for late summer days.
For the Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY, I went with Sparkling Cranberry Cherry juice. I thought it was nice that you not only get all the vitamins from the energy shot, but also fruit servings! You just have to fill up your cup full of ice, pour in your Pink Lemonade and then fill the rest of the cup with the Sparkling Cranberry Cherry. It tastes a whole lot like a Limeade! I called this one Cherry Berry Lemonade!
For the Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY shot, I used Sparkling Pomegranate Blueberry and made it the same way. These two go together so well that it’s really hard not to want to make another glass! I came up with Pom Pom Pop! for the extra pomegranate and the bubbles!
So how can you get started on making your own Yummification drinks? Simple!
First, you mix 1 5-hour ENERGY® shot with 1 or 2 (no more!) of the following approved beverages:
- Decaffeinated soda or cola
- Fruit juice
- Vegetable Juice
- Decaffeinated tea (hot or iced)
- Any form of water
Then, you give your “Yummification” a name!
Lastly, you enter the contest by visiting 5-hour Yummification and follow the instructions on the entry form. This includes Liking them on Facebook and creating a video (no longer than 60 seconds) showing the combination being made, tasted and named. You can get really creative with this!
Entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage.
- Grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded:
- Second Prize (1): Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000)
- Third Prize (1): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)
- Fourth Prizes (10): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)
The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation. Entries MUST be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible.
There are a lot of different flavors to choose from to make some great concoctions. Such as:
- Pink Lemonade
- NEW Sour Apple
Just remember, these are not meant to be mixed with alcoholic beverages or drinks that contain caffeine. They have more than enough energy packed in those little bottles already! Since they contain multiple B-vitamins, amino acids and essential nutrients, think of something healthy! Just make sure to take tiny sips while testing. You don’t want to drink more than one of these at a time, hours apart.
I can’t wait to see who the winners of the Yummification Contest are! Good luck!