Sunday, February 19, 2017

Golden Age of Hollywood Inspired Cocktails to Enjoy During the Oscars

It's that time of year again when winning an Oscar is on people's minds.  The 89th annual Academy of Awards Ceremony is taking place on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Will you be tuning in to watch the glamor and glitz of Hollywood as the best of the movie industry are presented golden statues for their 2016 accomplishments?

Are you on the fence over who will win Best Picture?  Will it be Fences? Or maybe La La Land which with 14 Academy Award nominations has tied Titanic and All About Eve for a film having the most nominations for Oscars.  Embrace the Academy Awards by enjoying some cocktails that have a Golden Age of Hollywood vibe to them while you watch the ceremony on television.  My friends at Cascade Ice Sparkling Water have shared with A Geek Daddy some great cocktail recipes based upon the leading contenders for this year's Best Picture Oscar.  Cascade Ice is a sodium free, caffeine free, gluten free sparkling water that comes in over 30 varieties which is a great low calorie option for flavoring your cocktails making it a great replacement for sodas in your drinks.  Try out these Oscar Night drink suggestions featuring Cascade Ice products in the ingredients:

La La Lemon-berry Drop

Introducing your new favorite cocktail, the La La Lemon-Berry Drop! Start with 3 muddled raspberries at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice, 1 oz of vodka and 4 oz of Cascade Ice Lemonade. Swirl the mixture around and strain into a sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lemon slice or a couple raspberries if desired!

 Octavia's Orangesicle Float

This simple, kid-friendly drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser! In a tall glass, put two scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream.  Next, pour Cascade Ice Orange Mango over the ice cream until the glass if full. Garnish with an orange slice if desired and serve with a spoon and a straw!

Throw in 1/8 of a can of BACARDI Mixers Fuzzy Navel mix and 1 oz of BARCARDI rum if you are in the mood to make an adults only creamsicle float instead.

The Mathmaticians Moonshine

This bourbon berry cocktail will get an Oscar in your heart. Start with 3 muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and then combine 1 oz of Bourbon, 6 oz of Huckleberry Blackberry Cascade Ice into the shaker. Squeeze one lemon slice into the mixture and then give it a nice stir. Strain the blackberry goodness into a sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with blackberries and a mint leaf and enjoy!

Enjoy the Oscars everyone! For more information about Cascade Ice products, please visit

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