Thirsty Thursday: ‘Sip Pink for the Cure’ Cocktail from Sparkling ICE + Open Door Shop

I’m so excited to share this week’s cocktail with you!  With the heat hitting here again, I wanted to find something refreshing.  This one is definitely it, with a subtle kick.  Seriously though, last week we were hitting 70 as our high, and now it’s back up to the mid-80s in the afternoons.  Crazy, in October!?
Sparkling ICE (a bold-flavor, zero-calorie sparkling mountain spring water) contacted me with a drink suggestion, and when I saw it, I couldn’t resist.  Plus, they explained their strong support of Breast Cancer Awareness and I wanted to explain their efforts with you.
“As part of Sparkling ICE mission to “Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer,” a Pink Ribbon is proudly displayed on its Pink Grapefruit flavor bottles all year long.  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 $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.).
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.”
“Sip Pink for the Cure” Cocktail
3oz Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
1 1/2 oz Vodka
1oz Lime Juice
Sliced Fresh Jalapenjo
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. I poured a little more than 3oz in my glass.
5. Garnish with a few jalapeño slices.
Did you love the Gold Leaf Glasses I featured in my cocktail pics today?  Well, you’re in luck!  Marion and Leslie, owners of the online shop, Open Door Shop have generously offered all SSP Readers a discount on these glasses and all other glassware from their shop.  Open Door Shop is based out of Charleston, SC and they’ve recently expanded their site to offer bridal and baby registry services.  If you live in town, they offer free local pick-up.  Trust me, once you check out their shop, you’ll probably be adding more than just these glasses to your cart.  Take 20% off all glassware with code: SSPrep20 at check-out.  Order soon though, Marion said these glasses are by far the most popular items they sell.
Speaking of Charleston, here are more scenic photos from our trip…
The Cooper River Bridge.
My dad went to The Citadel, so we had to make our regular visit.
Before heading to lunch on Sullivan’s Island on Saturday, we drove around and stopped at Fort Moultrie.
 My dad and his three brothers and sister lived on Sullivan’s Island, while his dad (my grandfather) went to back to school at MUSC.  My grandmother later had another child after they moved.  Like myself and my five sisters, there were six of them too.
My dad said he and his siblings grew up playing on the grounds at Fort Moultrie.
The view from The Battery.
Loving Lately
I know I normally don’t do a lot of wine recs on here, but I had this last night and it’s so good!  The perfect blend of creamy smooth and dry.
My nail color of the week is this subtle sparkly grey, Essie Cashmere Bathrobe.
Was flipping through the latest Nordstrom catalog and stopped on these…
I’m all about a comfy cardigan you can throw on easily.  This one looks super comfy and I love the stripes.
I’ve really been into crossbody bags lately.  So easy to throw on and go.
Maybe it’s just the Carolina girl in me, but I love the color of these.
Love the pink/purple print on these.  Plus, they’re on sale.
Be sure and check out Piperlime’s Sale still going on.  Lots of denim styles available at 20% off.
Cheers to Thursday!

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