6.14.2013

IF LAUREN CONRAD LOVES IT.... {MALIBU!}




than most girls do too, right? Isn't that how it works?
{also there may or may not be an awesome giveaway below...}

I wanted to be best friends with LC back in the days of The Hills (maybe still do..) and now I think she is such a good role model and business woman. Well, I noticed via her twitter that we have something else in common besides loving fashion and thinking Brody Jenner is cute (at one point): she is also a big fan of Malibu Island Spiced cocktails!

The other weekend, I had three of my girlfriends over for a Friday evening happy hour after work. I love trying different lighter calorie drink options and Malibu Island Spiced is only 70 calories (+ made with Truvia!®) that I knew would go perfectly with our favorite mixers, so I decided they had to be on the menu.

I picked up some cheese and crackers, limes, and as for the mixers I went with soda and diet cola. It wasn't a huge spread by any means, but it was perfect for what we needed!

Come join us for a moment, would you..?



As for the drinks we made?
We did a couple different combinations with the Malibu Island Spiced. None of us had tried the Spiced Rum before, and we were pleasantly surprised by the taste. First, we saw on the bottle that Truvia®, the all-natural sweetener, is used in it which already gives the drink major bonus points (so much better for you!).

Also, the girls and I all noticed hints of coconut, vanilla, and a little bit of cinnamon in the rum. It wasn't too sweet but had just enough flavor to make the drink enjoyable and tasty! These were our favorite combos that you should try for the summer...

1. Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola:
 {1 1/2 parts Malibu Island Spiced, 3 parts diet cola, ice, lime wedge}
 

2. Sparkling Spiced: My favorite option!
 {1 1/2 parts Malibu Island Spiced, 3 parts soda, ice, lime/orange wedge}
My girlfriend thought of a good idea with this one-add in some mint! Yum!
 

3. Spiced on Ice:
 {1 1/2 parts Malibu Island Spiced - serve over ice with an orange twist}
For this, since we don't normally drink rum on the rocks (lightweight over here!), highly recommend squeezing some orange into the drink, too.
 

There are so many other awesome recipes you can see on Malibu's website (like a cranberry option!), so if none of these sound good to you, go check them out. Yum yum.

...then of course, the only thing left to do is cheers each other and enjoy!

Which one of these cocktails would you like to try?

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SIP EASY. ENJOY MALIBU RESPONSIBLY.
MALIBU ® Caribbean Rum with Coconut Liqueur & Natural Spices, with Truvia® Sweetener. 30% Alc./Vol. (60 Proof) ©2013 Imported by Pernod Ricard USA, Purchase, NY
Truvia® and the Truvia®  logo are registered trademarks of the Truvia Company LLC.
PER 1.5 FL. OZ. SERVING. AVERAGE ANALYSIS: CALORIES 70; CARBOHYDRATES less than 1 gram; PROTEIN 0 grams; FAT 0 grams.
*when mixed with your favorite zero calorie mixer. Limes and other garnishes may add calories
 

 

164 comments :

  1. These sound totally yummy! May have to try the sparkling spiced over the weekend!

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  2. These sound fantastic! Would love to try out the Sparking Spiced sooner rather than later!

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  3. https://twitter.com/MissManthaG/status/345529003714695168

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  4. These sound yummy! I would love to try the sparking spiced. With extra limes, of course :)

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  5. LOVE Lauren, she's one of the only reality stars that I genuinely like and wish her nothing but more success :)

    I'm definitely going to be picking up a bottle of this after seeing so many of you girls advertise it. It sounds super yummy, and I'm sure I'll mix mine with some diet coke or soda water. I may try it with diet cranberry juice as well since I usually mix regular malibu with that.

    Happy Friday!

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  6. Definitely the sparkling spiced! I've seen these around and always wondered how they tasted, now I know :)

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  7. I will definitely have to try the Spiced and diet cola (and lime)!

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  8. I would say the Sparkling Spiced since I gave up soda last year. Can't wait to try this out next month when I am drinking alcohol again. :)

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  9. that spiced and diet looks delish!

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  10. https://twitter.com/AshVoyles/status/345539342103625728

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  11. MMMMM! Can't wait for 5 o'clock to get here so I can grab a few bottles of this Spiced Rum!
    I think I'd enjoy the Sparkling Spiced as well!

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  12. YUM YUM!! i think i'd go for the spiced on ice and add the orange! deeelicious!

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  13. Sparkling spiced looked amazing plus a little orange!!

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  14. I adore rum (I am an ECU Pirate after all!) and Malibu has always been a favorite, I think I'd have it on the rocks with the orange twist!

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  15. I'm a big fan of Malibu, but haven't tried the spiced rum. I think a Coke and Malibu would be delicious, or soda and a lime for those hot summer days.

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  16. Yummy!! When I saw LC loves it, it really made me want to try it out! haha LC fan since laguna beach over here! ;) I would want to try the Sparkling Spiced one- it sounds delish!

    xo

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  17. LOVE your reference to LC! I love her and Kristen C! Plus I LOVE me some Malibu! When you requested me on instagram I almost shat myself!

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  18. I'd like to try the Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  19. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/345597247624474624

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  20. I love LC! She was at Six Flags Great America yesterday, and some of my friends saw her. (I live 20 minutes away from there) Those drinks look really good for hot summer days!

    -Brittany

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  21. Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  22. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/345605451381088257

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/345630620346642432

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  24. The sparkling spiced sounds yummy. amypugmire@live.com

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  25. tweet. amypugmire@live.com
    https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/345634467249004544

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  26. Totally need to try this. I love rum and coke but maybe also try with soda and a spritz of orange!

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  27. I think the sparkling spiced sounds good hdeanna 69 at yahoo dot com

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  28. i'd like to try the Sparkling Spiced!

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  29. i tweeted! https://twitter.com/BoutiqueOfLuck/status/345712651877359617

    seashell210 at gmail dot com

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  30. I would like to try the Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola
    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  31. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/345720561537781760

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  32. I would like to try w diet coke!

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  33. I wanna try the sparkling spiced!!!!

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

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  34. Wow , so beautiful pics and lovely post.
    Parfum pas cher

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  35. I'm not a huge fan of rum and coke so I think I would try it w/ juice - cranberry or pineapple maybe? Something tropical!!

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  36. Sparkling spiced looks delicious -- light and refreshing -- and perfect for hot summer days!

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  37. I want to try the Sparkling Spiced!

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  38. I would probably do the rum & coke! ..with a lime wedge! ;)

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  39. I would try the Spiced on Ice.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  40. tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/347062027006648323
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Malibu Soda? WIth mint? Genius! I'd try that one fo sho!

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  42. Sparkling iced looks soo good! I need to find some when I get off today!

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  43. I'd like to try the Sparkling Spiced drink.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  44. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/347453858303340544

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  45. Yum! I think I like the sparkling iced one! I may just have to try that when I get home. :)

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  46. Interesting! Since my go-to drink is regular malibu & pineapple, i would def try the spiced with some pineapple juice & see if it takes some of the sweet out!

    Badluckjenn.blogspot.com

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  47. i want to try the lanai bound

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  48. I love to try the number 2-Sparkling Spiced! I always love a little bubbles in my drinks.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  49. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/348372094377144322

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  50. Spiced on Ice
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  51. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/348444519655682048
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  52. The sparkling spiced looks yummy!

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  53. sparkling spiced
    pry.school.1@gmail.com

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  54. tweet https://twitter.com/holly_gardens/status/348541045518254081
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  55. I would like to try Sparkling Spiced

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  56. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/348593138102845440

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  57. I would like to try the Sparkling Spiced
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/348624057450766336
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. i would like to try Sparkling Spiced

    debbiebellows(at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. tweet

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/348656114642075648

    debbiebellows(at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Sparkling Spiced looks refreshing for summer
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/348915036175089664
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I have no idea how I stumbled over here, but the Sparkling Spiced looks and sounds so good! I just wrote it down to try this week, hah!

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  64. I would really like to try the Spiced on Ice Cocktail because it sounds delicious

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  65. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/349258370122915840

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  66. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/349592563981877248
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  67. I would ♥ to try the sparkling spice, it looks so refreshing.


    natcarbonell@live.com

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  68. My tweet ♥

    https://twitter.com/um_lil_cutie/status/349657677518999552


    natcarbonell@live.com

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  69. I'd do the Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola but probably with regular Coke. :)

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  70. I'd like to try the Sparkling Spice
    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  71. https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/350094152043732992
    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  72. The Spiced on Ice looks good.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  73. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/350288499687170048

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  74. I would like the Spice on Ice cocktail.

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  75. I'd love to try the Malibu Spiced and Diet Coke.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  76. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/350369365092347907
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  77. I'd like to try sparkling spiced.

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  78. not a huge fan of rum..really dont drink

    tiffany lane
    mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

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  79. I would like to try the Sparkling Spiced.
    austma7@aol.com

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  80. I would just put it over ice.

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  81. twitted this today, 27/06
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  82. Sparkling spiced looks perfect for me!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  83. Oh I would love to try the Sparking Spiced! I love that is has the lime/orange slice! YUM
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  84. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/350461719610540032
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  85. Spiced on Ice sounds refreshing.

    email in Blogger profile

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  86. https://twitter.com/CarlyHobart/status/350522342201499648

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  87. The sparkling spiced sounds the best.

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  88. I'd have to try the Malibu spiced with diet cola, but with some lime.
    jwx4 at yahoo dot com

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  89. I'll follow your recommendation and go with Sparkling Spice.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  90. https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/350583164286152710

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  91. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/350601809531908098

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  92. Diet Coke for me Tho’ I love the idea of using Sprite and then throwing some pineapple and bananas in there

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  93. Oh boy I'd love to try the Spiced on Ice!
    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  94. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/350630771456872448

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  95. I want to try Spiced on Ice
    ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

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  96. Spiced but I would use Diet Dr. Pepper

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  97. the malibu spiced and diet coke

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  98. The Spiced on Ice sounds great. I'd like to try it.

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    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/350665064329646082

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  100. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/350666396167962627

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  101. I definitely would love to try the Spiced on Ice!


    rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  102. i wanna try Sparking Spiced

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  103. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/350689347403644929 .

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  104. I would love to make the ooh la la - looks so yummy!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  105. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/350700124785225728
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  106. I might have to try both the Diet and the Sparkling. Just to figure which I'd prefer.

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  107. twitted this today, 28/06
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  108. Ooh La la sounds great.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  109. Spiced on ice!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  110. I think the sparkling spiced sounds o so good.

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  111. https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/350854900483244032

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  112. The spiced on ice is the one for me!

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  113. Sparkling Spiced would be the only option for my taste buds! LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  114. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/350986161696681985
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  115. Spiced on ice! Love that its only 70 cals per serving!

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  116. I would like to try the Spiced on ice

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  117. Sparkling Spiced sounds refreshing and simple

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  118. I want to try out the Spiced on Ice!

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  119. I would like to try Malibu Spiced and Diet cola.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  120. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/351134522785546240
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  121. Spice on Ice!

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  122. http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/351140948866113538

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  123. The Malibu Spiced & diet coke sounds soooo good! I love the way you described how it tastes, sounds like it would be heavenly!

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  124. The Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola looks like just the right drink.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  125. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/351178766296432642

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  126. I would like to try the Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola drink. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  127. I think they all look awesome, but would probably like Sparkling Spiced the best!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  128. Here's my tweet:
    https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/351341651509248001
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  129. I want to try the Spiced on Ice.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  130. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/351365432961277953

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  131. I would love to try the Sparkling Spiced.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  132. id love to try the sparkling spiced
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  133. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/351388898234089472

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  134. fresh fruit, twitted this today, 30/06
    http://www.twitter.com/myspotme

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  135. Lanai Bound
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  136. https://twitter.com/smilekisses/status/351411270097960961
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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  137. I love fun summer cocktails - I would love the Lanai Bound!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  138. tweeted https://twitter.com/mermont84/status/351446146977239042

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  139. I like Malibu Spiced and Diet Cola.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  140. I'd like to try the Sparkling Spiced drink. Looks yummy!
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  141. https://twitter.com/michedt/status/351478467285614593
    Michelle Tucker
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

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  142. Yup! I think Malibu Spiced for me :) but I'm not above trying the others :)
    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

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  143. tweet: https://twitter.com/cancer_free_me/status/351486067976847360
    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

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  144. The Sparkling Spiced looks soooo good! meredith@merelynne.com

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  145. And ... tweeted! https://twitter.com/MereLynneShop/status/352094906216488960

    meredith@merelynne.com

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  146. The sparkling spice does look mighty tasty. I'm not a big rum girl, but these cocktails look great! kimberly.blank@gmail.com

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  147. I would try the Sparkling Spice.

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  148. the sparkling spiced! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  149. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/354785493889712129 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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