Friday, August 5, 2011

Frugal Floozie Friday -- Sweetwater's Cafe

On one of those wretchedly hot days we had recently, when the heat index was hovering miserably around 100F, Jeremy and I went out to get a snack. A cold - COLD - drink and a cookie ... that was the perfect antidote for the excessive kiln-like conditions outside.

We headed to Sweetwaters Cafe (there are 3 locations in town), a perfect place to feature for today's Frugal Floozie Friday.

Not only can you get the requisite coffee and tea at these sleek, modern, but always friendly cafes; but there is also a housemade ginger ale, called Ginger Fizz. And it was this - which has even been mentioned in a New York Times article on ginger ale's resurgence in popularity - that we'd specifically craved.

There is a distinct ginger flavor in the soda, but even someone I know who doesn't particularly care for the spice really loves the drink. It's vibrant and refreshing, familiar and yet so much more sophisticated than plain ol' ginger ale.

We also enjoyed cookies -- huge cookies that we really should have split, but why??? Jeremy ordered a chocolate chip cookie which he ate with great enthusiasm, while I savored a rich, crumbly peanut butter one.

There are lots of iced teas and luscious treats to be had at Sweetwaters within the Frugal Floozie Friday budget of $5 per person or less. But my favorite is absolutely the Ginger Fizz, which I cannot recommend highly enough!

Time spent with my son, a sweet, and a cold beverage on a hot, hot day ... a perfect afternoon ... :)

Frugal Floozie Friday: Food and Fun for Five Dollars or Less ... Really!!!

Sweetwaters Cafe
3393 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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Unknown said...

I've always said, if you are going to enjoy a cookie, it might as well be a big cookie :) They look scrumptious!!!

Vanillabeanseed said...

Awe man, Id like to try that Ginger Fizz!!!!

Laura said...

Sounds pretty perfect to me!!!!

alissa hebert said...

The ginger ale sounds AMAZING! I'm going to have make a trip to Sweetwater. Thanks for sharing!

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