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Cheers to the Oscars

I really hope Leonardo DiCaprio wins an oscar this year. The guy deserves it. Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, Catch Me If You Can….I digress…
It’s all about the ladies this year. 
Today’s leading ladies continue to impress, bringing a complexity and depth of talent to their performances worthy of a celebration.  Today’s leading ladies continue to impress, bringing a complexity and depth of talent to their performances worthy of a celebration. To honour the Woman of the Oscars, Canada’s own Iceberg Vodka has handcrafted customized cocktails for each Best Actress nominee, befitting of their unique talents and characteristics.

One of these women will take home the 88th Best Actress trophy in just 87 years, so choose your favourite and toast her with one of these signature cocktails, made from pure iceberg water:  
 
Reese Witherspoon: Southern Charm
 Known for her down-home Tennessee style, Reese Witherspoon is as sweet as apple pie, which inspired this southern styled apple recipe, complete with a cinnamon stick.2 oz. Iceberg Vodka
2 oz. Apple Cider
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and boiled water)
Apple Slice
Sugar
Cinnamon Powder

Cinnamon StickCombine sugar and cinnamon powder in a separate dish.  Dampen the edge of a chilled martini glass and rim with the sugar and cinnamon. Combine Iceberg Vodka, cider and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into the martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

 
 
Marion Cotillard: The French Kiss
This cocktail is an ode to Marion’s French elegance with striking colours that mimic the iconic hue of her red lips.
2 oz. Iceberg Vodka
0.5 oz. Chambord
1 tbsp. Simple Syrup (equal parts boiled water and sugar)
2 tbsp. Cranberry Juice
3 Raspberries

Lime wedge
Muddle four raspberries in a cocktail shaker, then add ice, Iceberg Vodka, Chambord, simple syrup and cranberry juice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass with ice.   Garnish with raspberries and lime wedge.  Enjoy!
 
 
 
Julianne Moore: The Seasoned Veteran
A classic beauty with a twist, Julianne’s stunning red hair and American roots inspired this spicy variation of America’s signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary.1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
1/2 cup Spicy Tomato-Vegetable Juice (V-8)
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 dash Hot Sauce
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1 stalk of Celery
1 stalk of Asparagus
Lemon wedge

Salt the rim of a short glass and fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add Iceberg Vodka, spicy tomato vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce, salt and pepper to your preference, and shake well.  Strain into the glass and garnish with a celery stalk, asparagus stalk and wedge of lemon. Enjoy! 

 

Rosamund Pike: English Rose
Paying homage to Rosamund’s British background, this vodka-twist on a classic gin and tonic is refreshing and sophisticated, just like Rosamund.

1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
3-4 oz. Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water or your favourite tonic water
1 oz. Rose’s Lime Cordial
Grapefruit Zest

Rose petalsPour Iceberg Vodka into a chilled wine glass with ice. Add Rose’s Lime Cordial and Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water or your favourite tonic water. Stir gently, then garnish with grapefruit zest. Add rose petals around the bottom of the glass, for presentation. Enjoy!

 

Felicity Jones: The Evergreen
Fresh ingredients for a fresh face; Felicity’s look, intelligence and poise make her the ultimate inspiration for this refreshing cocktail!
8 oz. Iceberg Vodka
1 English Cucumber
1/2 cup Fresh Mint (loosely packed)
2 tsps. Granulated Sugar
2 tbsps. Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz. Orange Liqueur
Soda Water 

Makes four cocktails. 
Cut 4 thin spears of the cucumber for garnish. Peel the remainder and quarter lengthwise. Scrape out seeds with a spoon and discard. Coarsely chop cucumber, then puree in a food processor until smooth and strain. Muddle fresh mint for 10 seconds, then add sugar and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well; add cucumber juice, Iceberg Vodka, and orange liqueur. Shake and strain into four glasses filled with ice, add soda water to fill glassses. Garnish with cucumber spears. Enjoy!

 

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