As a breast cancer survivor myself, I applaud anything any company does to assist the effort to eradicate the dreadful disease. Today’s spotlight showcases Sparkling Ice. Throughout the year, Sparkling ICE donates a minimum of $25,000 to research facilities nationwide to help find a cure, in addition to aiding local affiliates and communities with more than $100,000 in donations annually.
By working closely with each community, Sparkling ICE allows them to select the charity right in their region that they would most like to offer the donations (i.e. Susan G. Komen Affiliates, Local/Regional Breast Cancer Research Foundations, etc.) Sparkling ICE, a beverage of Talking Rain Company, is a Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Affiliate Promise Partner, the highest tier of recognition awarded to corporations, foundations, and 3rd party fundraising organizations or events that provide exceptional financial or in-kind resources throughout the year to the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate.
In honor of its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sparkling ICE has also created a specialty “Sip Pink for the Cure” Cocktail using its Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE flavor. Not only is it a beautiful thing to look at, it tastes REALLY good. They seemed to have gotten the pink grapefruit taste spot on and the delightful – not overbearing –sparkle component is very refreshing. The “surprise” ingredients of Sliced Fresh Jalapeno and Chili Salt (Kosher Salt mixed with Chili Powder) reminds me of all the spunky women out there giving it their all to beat this nasty disease. The Sparkling Ice Pink Grapefruit drink is just fine by itself as well.
Sparkling ICE is a great tasting, refreshing, zero-calorie beverage. Combining naturally flavored mountain spring water, fruit juice, vitamins and antioxidants, Sparkling ICE offers a bold flavored, lightly-carbonated beverage that appeals to all age groups. As part of the Sparkling ICE mission to “Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer,” a Pink Ribbon is proudly displayed all year long on the Pink Grapefruit flavor bottles of the bold, sparkling mountain spring water.
3oz Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1oz Lime Juice
Sliced Fresh Jalapeno
Chili Salt (Kosher Salt mixed with Chili Powder)
1. Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture.
2. Combine vodka and jalapeño slices with ice in a shaker.
3. Strain and pour into the chilled glass.
4. Top with Grapefruit Sparkling ICE.
Pour into a beautiful martini glass and garnish with a few jalapeño slices. Sit back and meditate on the good things in life that come in pretty pink packages and assist our sisters in their fight to beat breast cancer. Just sayin’.
Sparkling ICE can be found in supermarkets nationwide and retails for $1.19-$1.29. To locate Sparking ICE visit www.sparklingice.com.