Saturday, October 2, 2010
'i' is for izze
Izze is my favorite soda (and coincidentally, also the nickname of my favorite niece)! Izze is natural, pure and simple - with just the right combination of sweetness and sparkle - just like my real-life Izze!
The Izze Beverage Company was founded in Colorado in 2002 by Todd Woloson and Greg Stroh - two friends with a shared love of good food and drink. They wanted to create all natural sodas from pure and simple ingredients. They also wanted the goodness of their brand to go beyond what they put in the bottles, so they are committed to giving back to their community through their involvement in several charitable organizations.
Izze sodas come in intriguing and delicious flavors like Blackberry (I know!), Grapefruit, Clementine, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Apple, Peach, Birch, Ginger and Lime, and most recently, Guava. And yes, they make amazing cocktail mixers.
I'm usually not much of a fruity drink person, but Izze is not too sweet and its fizziness adds just the right kick to a cocktail. The Blu Sushi restaurant came up with these delightful sounding concoctions:
Pinot Grigio topped with Izze Clementine sparkling juice and several drops of cranberry.
A blend of Pearl Blueberry vodka and Izze Pear sparkling juice.
Boca Loca rum with Izze Clementine sparkling juice and blood orange juice.
You're welcome. : )