Sunday, April 29, 2018

Festive Cinco de Mayo + Kentucky Derby Cocktails with Sparkling Ice

With Sparkling Ice, it's easy to make great-tasting cocktails with a fraction of the calories (aka more room for chips and guac!). So get ready for those Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby festivities with these tasty drinks on May 5th!

Here are some festive cocktails below on behalf of Sparkling Ice – a lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage which combines sparkling water, fruit juice and vitamins for a refreshing drink.

Slim and Sparkling Margarita

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • 1 ½ oz Tequila
  • Splash of fresh squeezed orange
  • Fresh squeezed lime

DIRECTIONS
  • Shake and pour into a chilled rocks glass rimmed in salt. 
  • Garnish with a lime slice. 


Watermelon Ball Margarita

INGREDIENTS
  • Watermelon
  • 1.5 oz of tequila
  • 1 lime (halved, one half cut in two wedges)
  • 0.5 oz on Conintreau
  • 1 oz of Sparking Ice Strawberry Watermelon

How to make watermelon shot glasses:
  • Scoop our watermelon balls with ice cream scooper. 
  • Cut slice on bottom to make flat. 
  • Use melon baller to scoop out insides.

DIRECTIONS
  • Add one scoop of watermelon to shaker using melon baller. 
  • Add lime wedges and Conintreau. 
  • Muddle together. 
  • Add tequila, juice from one-half lime, and ice. 
  • Shake and strain into measuring cup. 
  • Add Sparking Ice Strawberry 
  • Watermelon and pour into 
  • Watermelon Shot glass. 

Peachy Mint Julep

INGREDIENTS
  • 1.25 ounces Bourbon
  • 2 ounces Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • Half a Peach

DIRECTIONS
  • Muddle mint and peach in highball glass.
  • *Add crushed ice, bourbon and Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine. 
  • Stir ingredients thoroughly
  • *(If possible, muddle mint and peach, add bourbon and leave overnight in fridge)

Blackberry Blind Draw

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 part Bourbon
  • 1 part St Germain
  • 3 parts Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine
  • 5 blackberries

DIRECTIONS
  • Muddle blackberries in shaker. 
  • Add ice, whiskey and St. Germain. 
  • Shake and pour (do not strain) into highball glass. 
  • Top with Sparkling Ice Peach Nectarine 

Triple Crown Lemonade

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 parts Anejo Tequila
  • 4 muddled Basil leaves
  • Teaspoon Agave Syrup
  • 2 parts Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade

DIRECTIONS
  • Shake and pour over ice into Highball glass. 
  • Top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade. 
  • Garnish with Basil leaf


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