Celebrate Oscar’s leading actresses with Iceberg Vodka cocktails

by W. Andrew Powell
English Rose

Whether you’re celebrating the Oscars this weekend with a party, or just curling up in front of the television, Iceberg Vodka has a few drink suggestions that will help you bring some class to the affair, all in the name of this year’s Best Actress nominees.

Pick your favorite recipe below, or make a game of it and get your guests to vote by picking their favorite cocktail. Either way, enjoy the show, and drink responsibly.

Southern Charm
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
Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon Stick

Combine 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!

The French Kiss
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!

The Seasoned Veteran
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!

English Rose
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 petals

Pour 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!

The Evergreen
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 glasses. Garnish with cucumber spears. Enjoy!

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