Sparkling Ice Cocktails and Cupcakes – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I wanted to share some refreshing cocktails (and a tasty green cupcake recipe) from Sparkling Ice – a great tasting, lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage which combines sparkling water, fruit juice, vitamins, antioxidants, and BOLD natural flavors.

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Ingredients

1 ounce vodka
1 1/2 ounces Sour Apple Pucker
1 1/2 ounces Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple
2 cups of ice
Apple wedges for garnish (optional)
Instructions

1.Fill a martini shaker with ice.

2.Pour in the vodka, sour apple pucker and juice into shaker.

3.Stir ingredients

4.Garnish with an apple wedge

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Ingredients

Cake

1 box of white cake mix
12 oz of room temperate Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
Icing

1 can of vanilla icing
4 drops of green food dye
Instructions

1.Preheat your oven to 350°

2.Line muffin pan with liners.

3.In a medium bowl combine your Sparkling Ice and cake mix, stirring with a whisk until most of the lumps are gone.

4.Fill each liner ½-2/3 full of batter.

5.Bake for 18-20 minutes until cupcakes are springy and toothpicks comes out clean.

6.Let cool completely before frosting.

How To Create a Signature Fantail – Smirnoff Ice

Football season has finally started and that means hosting friends with yummy treats.  Why not have a successful gathering with a signature cocktail?  Smirnoff Ice is the perfect drink because it’s a malted beverage with a citrus taste.  Honestly, it’s the type of cocktail that anyone can enjoy served by itself or on ice.

Take sharing a bottle of Smirnoff Ice to the next level by creating a special drink or Fantail.  The first item you need is a set of mason jars!  They’re fun and large enough to supply everyone’s drinking needs.  Number two, always provide decorative straws; they promote a festive spirit amongst your guests.  Most importantly, add a dish of fruit to compliment the original citrus taste.

Game Day wouldn’t be complete without an order of cheese nachos.  Enjoy the Baltimore Ravens inspired Fantail recipe below and share with us your favorite Smirnoff Ice cocktail:

6 Ice Wedges

Smirnoff Citrus Flavored Vodka – Peach Bellini

0.75 oz Grape Juice

1/2 cup of blueberries (or to your liking)

Smirnoff Fantail Baltimore Ravens

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Emmys Cocktail and Beverage Ideas from Drizly

Tonight television fans across the country will have their eyes glued to their screens to see if their favorite shows (such as Scandal) and actors will take home awards. Whether you’re hosting a viewing party, or watching solo from your couch, Drizly, the leading on-demand alcohol delivery service, has all your beverage needs covered.

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Drizly has created three cocktails to help you enjoy the evening, a Pre-Show Punch, a Backstage Boulevardier, and below is a dessert cocktail in honor of the show – Empire!

Cookie (Lyons) Delight

One of the best and most memorable TV characters from this year’s nominees. This adult milkshake is dedicated to the leading lady in FOX’s hit show Empire.

Ingredients (serves 1):

3 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur

3 scoops of chocolate ice cream

6 oz milk

3-4 ice cubes

2 medium FRESH chocolate chip cookies

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Directions: 

In a blender combine ice cream, Bailey’s, milk, one cookie, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth (add more milk or ice cream to get to your desired consistency). Crumble up the remaining cookie by hand or with a knife. Pour drink into pint glass and add cookie crumbs on top. Serve with a straw and spoon for maximum enjoyment.