Recipe: Spring Time Cocktails + Giveaway!

Recipe: Spring Time Cocktails + Giveaway!

Hello friends! 

This Portland weather has gotten me SO in the mood for spring. It’s been 65 and sunny the past couple days. Needless to say I am ready for spring! 

This weather has gotten me in the mood for crisp, thirst quenching, cocktails. Imagine sitting in the sun with one in your hand…yeah you need these cocktails! 

Also to help with my sunny day cravings, Chloe from Little Green Pickle asked me if I wanted to do a giveaway for IZZE soda. I gladly agreed. This was the missing ingredient I needed for my drinks! 

I have concocted two amazing drinks inspired from some of my favorite classic cocktails. Stay tuned at the end of this post for information on a giveaway and special Portland event!!!! 

Ok let’s get started:

Drink One: This drink is inspired from a classic Greyhound. (which is grapefruit juice and vodka) They are typically served at brunch. My version is more of a late afternoon drink after being out in the sun. You have got to try this! 

1 bottle of IZZE Grapefruit soda

First, fill your glass with ice. Add about 1/3 vodka, then 2/3 IZZE Grapefruit soda. Top with the blackberries and serve immediately. 

Drink Two: This is my summer take on an old fashioned. Let me just put this out there, my roommate Kristi makes one of the best old fashioneds. I love hers. So this will be “the Kristi.”

1 bottle of IZZE Clementine soda
Rye Whiskey
Maraschino Cherries

First you fill your glass with ice, then add 1/3 rye whiskey, then add 2/3 IZZE Clementine soda. Top with two maraschino cherries and enjoy! 

Now…if your mouth isn’t watering…I’m not sure whats wrong with you. 

Okay now the details! 

First of all, IZZE is hosting an event in Portland next Wednesday called “A Spark of Spring Friendsday Night.” (click this link for the facebook page to enter!) Below are the details from IZZE’s facebook page. 

“You’ll mingle with other local movers and shakers while enjoying: 

• Eats & Drinks from Naomi Pomeroy of Beast, and Kyle Linden Webster of Expatriate 
• Live music from Fort Atlantic 
• IZZE® goodie bags 

If this all sounds like a “Heck yes!” to you, enter on their facebook page for your chance to win!”

When: March 19th, 2014 (Wednesday)
Where: on the rooftop of Eastside Exchange

Seriously…GO ENTER. 

If that wasn’t enough goodness for one post. You can win a case of IZZE. All you have to do is comment below and tell me your favorite sunny day drink. 

Now get to it! I’m waiting.  Good luck. Hope to see you at Friendsday!!! 

Love, Rachel xo



  1. March 14, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I am officially signing up for the fabulous giveaway. I love Izze. My favorite sunny day cocktail is a nice Kettle One with soda and a splash of cranberry..with a lemon which I think I could substitute with a flavored Izze. My other favorite is a traditional Cosmo. Both of these are much better sitting outside in downtown Portland with a view of the river. Wish I was there.

  2. March 14, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Such a great idea! And I agree with Brooke – the first one sounds really yummy.

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