Our European honeymoon has been a great success — Wells and I have bounced around Europe: Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Munich, Basel, Gimmelwald, Milan and Florence.  We’re finally winding down towards the end of our trip and finishing it off with the Amalfi Coast and Rome.  Just because I’m half-way around the world, you didn’t think I’d be able to stay away too long did you?  Good thing I have beautifully talented friends to cover for me while I’m gone.

Today I’d like to introduce a new friend, Linda Wagner.  Linda is an experienced and skilled Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach who utilizes a holistic methodology to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit.  It is her passion to assist others in achieving their true, unlimited potential.  I was initially drawn to Linda by her peaceful and happy spirit and her blog is filled with great information and mantras to live by to lead a healthy, blissful and fulfilling life.  So without further ado, I introduce to you the lovely Linda with her Sake Champagne Mojito.





That’s right, I said Sake Champagne Mojito and you’re gonna love it!! This is an absolutely smooth and delicious cocktail adapted from Pure Food & Wine in NYC.  It is THE PERFECT summer cocktail and a guaranteed hit when entertaining!  You may want to make this gorgeous cocktail for your mama this Sunday, what a lovely Mother’s Day treat!!



You know me, I always modify my recipes to make them as healthy as possible so this recipe is sugar free. I’ve also provided an alcohol free version for the kiddos and anyone looking for a fun cocktail without the hooch!

You’ll need:

  • 1 bottle Sake
  • 1 bottle Extra Dry Champagne
  • 1 large bunch mint leaves
  • juice of 3-4 limes
  • 6-10 droppers full of Liquid Stevia (more or less to taste)

First, tear the mint leaves off the stem. In a large pitcher, use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves, stevia, and lime juice. Then add the entire bottle of Sake and entire bottle of Champagne. Stir the mixture and serve over lots of ice in rocks glasses or mason jars.

If you’re not drinking, go for an alcohol free version by simply substituting sparkling mineral water for the sake and champagne.  It’s absolutely delicious and will make you feel like a million bucks every time you take a sip!

Even if you don’t give a hoot about health, you and your friends will still enjoy this delicious drink. This is my “go to” cocktail for parties. It’s a summer classic with an exotic and healthy twist!

I say this all the time but so many people tell me they don’t like Stevia. I didn’t like Stevia either but that’s because I wasn’t using the right kind!! If you’re looking for a great tasting Stevia that actually tastes like sugar and not like aspartame, NuNaturals is a MUST!! I always order my mine through iherb.com they have NuNaturals stevia in liquid, powder, packets and an assortment of flavors along with a wide variety of other health & beauty products and supplements. Feel free to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 off your first order :)

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  1. Xiaolu/6Bittersweets says: 10 May ’11 • 01:09:01

    Woah love it! Before I saw that it was a guest post, I was thinking why is she posting on her honeymoon?! ;p Thanks for introducing me to a lovely new blogger.


  2. lululu says: 10 May ’11 • 06:00:13

    What a flawlessly perfect drink for my taste! All my favorite treats into one drink. Heavenly!


  3. Brian says: 10 May ’11 • 20:53:25

    I have been anxiously awaiting your next post and, girl, you didn’t disappoint! Beautiful!


  4. Atria says: 14 May ’11 • 20:52:41


    I’m first time on your blog, I just visited it by chance and I am thrilled both by photoes and the content. As European I’m glad to hear that you like Europe, you have visited more than I’ve seen in all my life here:)

    Greetings from Poland:)


  5. Lotus / Sarcastic Mo says: 7 Jun ’11 • 01:55:01

    I found this recipe pinned on Pinterest, and repinned it to my “Food” board. Tonight, I came back to it and tried it for the very first time. I used Agave Nectar instead of the liquid stevia. This was a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for putting it out there! My husband and I really enjoyed the drinks. :)


    • Joy says: 7 Jun ’11 • 05:12:18

      Thank you so much Lotus! My friend Linda is one talented lady :)

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