Orange Creamsicle Cocktail with Honest Fizz (and an Honest Tea Giveaway!)

May 22, 2013

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Is it a cocktail? Is it a dessert? Is it the best drink ever? Well, I’ll let you decide. But just for the record, I’m going with all of the above. Mostly because I love any and all things creamsicle flavor and also, vodka. And fizz, too. I know it’s not Friday, but man, don’t you wish it were? It’s actually only Wednesday. Have you actually ever met anyone whose favorite day is Wednesday? No. You never hear people say, “I just LOVE Wednesdays; they’re the best!” In fact, more people probably love Mondays than love Wednesdays since at least Monday offers you the opportunity for a fresh start. Wednesday is the worst, other than Tuesday, which I’d basically vote out of the week if I had that kind of authority. I’m just all set with you, Tuesday and Wednesday; stay away. Only don’t, because we need you in order to get to Friday.

While Cocktail Friday is kinda my thing, sometimes I think Cocktail Wednesday is more appropriate. So this week I’m doing it. And not just Cocktail Wednesday, but Ice Cream Wednesday and Vodka Wednesday, too. Might this just be the best Wednesday ever?

A couple weeks ago, Vijay of NoshOn.It sent me a whole bunch of Honest Tea products, including their brand new Honest Fizz, and I immediately knew I needed to create a cocktail. And I knew it had to be with Orange Pop because orange soda is one of my faves. Except with Honest Fizz, I don’t have to drink my calories. Because there aren’t any since the soda is sweetened with Stevia. This is awesome for me since I really don’t drink much soda at all. Even diet kinda skeeves me out… But I know I can feel good about the Honest Tea brand, so I’m very excited to have these in my life for when I soda craving hits.

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Right now, Honest Fizz comes in Root Beer, Lemon Limey, Professor Fizz (um, cherry?), and Orange Pop flavors. Yes, I’m a little confused as to why the cherry is labeled “Professor,” but I’ll let it go since it’s delicious. I’m also thrilled to have a zero calorie Root Beer drink.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail with Honest Fizz (makes 2 drinks):

Print this recipe!

  • 1 C orange juice
  • 2 C vanilla ice cream
  • 5 oz. vodka
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 12 oz. Orange Pop Honest Fizz
  • Fresh orange, for garnish (optional)

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I decided to get a little fancy with my cocktail and whip up an orange reduction to boost the orange flavor profiles in my drink. I should make it clear that you don’t have to do this if you’re looking to make a super quick and easy cocktail. Just the Honest Fizz with ice cream, vodka, and a little vanilla would make a delicious cocktail in about 2-minutes flat. You know me; I just like to get a little crazy sometimes.

Basically, I brought one cup of orange juice to a boil in a medium saucepan and let it simmer until it was reduced by about half. Then I popped it in the fridge to chill.

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When the orange reduction is chilled, plop your ice cream in two glasses. And yes, plop is my favorite verb.

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Divide orange reduction, vodka, and vanilla between the two glasses.

And then pour Orange Pop Honest Fizz into glasses to completely fill.

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You could also garnish with an orange. Which was my original intent. As you can see from the above image, I even sliced one up! But somehow, it didn’t land in my drink. Orange fail.

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But no matter because this orange concoction was already a pure delight and it didn’t really need that extra garnish! A red striped straw did the trick, anyway. The drink was full of orange flavor and the vanilla ice cream and extra vanilla extract definitely gave it that delicious creamsicle taste.

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Plus, I love the way the Honest Fizz combined with the ice cream to bring forth the perfect frothy fizz. There’s nothing better than that.

I keep forgetting that there’s vodka in this drink, but hello, that’s what makes it a cocktail. Which is what makes my Wednesday wonderful.

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Hooray for cocktails! With zero calorie, naturally sweetened soda! I’m pretty sure Honest Fizz is one of those drinks I’ll always have a box or two of in my pantry for when the cocktail craving hits (which is quite often these days!).

And now I want you to have a chance to try it!
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30 Days of Honest Fizz Giveaway!

Want to try Honest Fizz for yourself? Well, I’m giving away 30 days of it to one lucky reader! Enjoy the new bubbly brew—all the fun of a natural soda with zero guilt and hopefully you’ll find it a sip in the right direction. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me which Honest Fizz flavor you’re most excited to try by Wednesday May 29 at 11:59 p.m.

Want extra entries? 1) Follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter, 2) follow @honesttea on Twitter, 3) “like” We are not Martha on Facebook, and 4) “like” Honest Tea on Facebook, 5) “like” NoshOn.It on Facebook. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each extra entry (will count even if you’ve previously been following!).

Good luck and happy Cocktail Wednesday!!

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Disclaimer: Samples of Honest Tea products and the giveaway items were provided to me by Honest Tea through the NoshOnIt Publisher Partner Program.

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142 Responses to "Orange Creamsicle Cocktail with Honest Fizz (and an Honest Tea Giveaway!)"

  1. Carol says:

    Root beer

  2. Carol says:

    Follow you on twitter

  3. Carol says:

    Follow Honest on twitter

  4. Carol says:

    Follow you on FB

  5. Carol says:

    Follow Honest on FB

  6. Rebecca C. says:

    Hmm…they all sound good! But I guess the root beer I am most curious about since all the good brands have sugar in them typically.

  7. Matthew says:

    Orange Fizz

  8. Odetta says:

    “Thirsty Wednesday” is fine by me! I want to try the orange one too for this cocktail!

  9. Odetta says:

    I follow WANM on twitter!

  10. Odetta says:

    I follow Honeat Tea on Twitter!

  11. Megan says:

    I would love to try the Orange Pop! And you’re right, Wednesday needs to go!

  12. Ooo, definitely the Orange Pop so I can make this drink! I’m a big fan of anything creamsicle myself. I will admit I do love Wednesdays too. Only because I’m a dork and I time my Netflix to be delivered on Wednesday, so it’s always movie night. 😉

  13. I follow Honest Tea on twitter

  14. And I like Honest Tea on Facebook!

  15. mmm I ‘d love to try Professor Fizz! He seems like a more respectable man than Dr. Pepper.

  16. Marcie says:

    The orange flavor for me

  17. Marcie says:

    I like WANM on Facebook

  18. Marcie says:

    Like Honest Tea on Facebook

  19. Marcie says:

    Follow WANM on Twitter (@marciebeth)

  20. Marcie says:

    Follow Honest Tea on Twitter

  21. Lauren S says:

    I would love to try the Rootbeer, my favorite!

  22. Erin W says:

    Root beer for sure!

  23. Erin W says:

    I also follow WANM on twitter 🙂

  24. Hannah says:

    Definitely Root Beer!! One of my favorites 🙂

  25. Monique says:

    Oh no way!!! what a great giveaway.
    Im glad i plopped down in front of my reader today to catch this! (see what i did there???)

  26. Monique says:

    I follow We are Not Martha on twitter!

  27. Monique says:

    AND i just started following Honesttea!

  28. kimberly.ann says:

    How have I not yet seen these?! I LOVE Honest Tea! Would love to try all but root beer sounds awesome.

  29. kimberly.ann says:

    I already follow you on Twitter.

  30. kimberly.ann says:

    I already follow Honest Tea on Twitter.

  31. Erin B says:

    I’d love to try the Professor Fizz, and see if it is like Doctor Pepper 🙂

  32. kimberly.ann says:

    I already liked you on FB.

  33. Erin B says:

    I followed WANM on Twitter

  34. kimberly.ann says:

    I liked Honest Tea on FB.

  35. Erin B says:

    I liked WANM on Facebook

  36. kimberly.ann says:

    I liked noshon.it on FB.

  37. Erin B says:

    I liked Honest Tea on Facebook

  38. Erin B says:

    I liked NoshOn.It on Facebook

  39. Erin B says:

    I followed HonestTea on Twitter

  40. Emily says:

    I’d love to try the Root Beer.

  41. sara says:

    I’d want to try Professor Fizz…just because the name is awesome! 🙂

  42. Emily says:

    I follow Honest Tea on twitter (@emily__lynn)

  43. Kim L says:

    Do I have to pick just one? Uuuuuugh. Root Beer, I guess. No no, orange! Wait, is that black cherry??

  44. Kim L says:

    Loyal WANM on twitter, too!

  45. Kim L says:

    And of course I like WANM on facebook, too. Who wouldn’t?

  46. Jen says:

    Root Beer!!

  47. Shannon says:

    mmm, creamsicles take me back to my childhood 🙂 fabulous cocktail!!

  48. Jen says:

    Follow you on FB!!

  49. I love Honest Tea’s products, but haven’t heard of these Fizz drinks until now! The Lemon Limey sounds particularly refreshing.

  50. I also like WANM on Facebook! 🙂

  51. NTE says:

    I’d love to try the root beer (make my own float) ~ thanks for the shot!

  52. Erin B. says:

    Would love to try the cherry! And try the root beer over vanilla ice cream.

  53. Erin B. says:

    I like Honest Tea on FB.

  54. Erin B. says:

    I like NoshOnIt on FB.

  55. Erin B. says:

    I like We Are Not Martha on FB.

  56. Gia Grossman says:

    I’ve never heard of these before!! Need to try the root beer one ASAP as I’ve been dying for a good calorie free root beer.

  57. Gia Grossman says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  58. Gia Grossman says:

    I like Honest Tea on Facebook!

  59. Gia Grossman says:

    I like NoshOnIt on Facebook!

  60. Gia Grossman says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  61. Tasha says:

    Orange Fizz. I haven’t had an orange soda in forever, but I used to love them.

  62. Rachel says:

    Orange Fizz. It looks like great mixer, citrusy and refreshing!

  63. Rachel says:

    I follow you on twitter

  64. Rachel says:

    i follow honest tea on twitter

  65. Rachel says:

    I like honest tea on facebook

  66. Rachel says:

    i follow we are not martha on facebook

  67. Steel Springs says:

    I love Dr. Pepper, so I’m most excited to try the Professor Fizz, but I have a feeling that I might like the root beer the best, since it’s hard to compete with Dr. Pepper.

  68. Steel Springs says:

    I follow you on Twitter (@runsteelsprings).

  69. Steel Springs says:

    I follow @HonestTea on Twitter (@runsteelsprings).

  70. LEMON LIMEY! What a cute name.

  71. Bill S says:

    I like the root beer

  72. Anie says:

    I love root beer!

  73. Anie says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  74. Anie says:

    Following Honest Tee on Twitter

  75. Jill says:

    Professor Fizz sounds very hip…yes please!

  76. Erica says:

    The root beer for SURE! Amazing. And how delicious does this drink/dessert look? Summertime dessert perfection

  77. rachel says:

    The orange fizz!

  78. Audrey says:

    Definitely the root beer.

  79. Audrey says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  80. Audrey says:

    I follow Honest Tea on Twitter

  81. Audrey says:

    I like you on FB

  82. Audrey says:

    I like Honest Tea on FB

  83. Audrey says:

    I like NoshOn.It on FB

  84. Sounds delicious! I love orange creamsicle-inspired flavors 🙂

  85. LisaR. says:

    Love Professor Fizz and I love cherries

  86. LisaR. says:

    I follow you and Honest Tea Twitter – tx! : )

  87. LisaR. says:

    I like We are not Martha on FB.

  88. LisaR. says:

    I like NoshOn.It on FB

  89. Madeline says:

    I’d love to try the Root Beer flavor!

  90. Madeline says:

    I follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  91. Madeline says:

    I follow @honesttea on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  92. Madeline says:

    I “like” We are not Martha on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  93. Madeline says:

    I “like” Honest Tea on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  94. Madeline says:

    I “like” NoshOn.It on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  95. Kathy says:

    I do love my Polar but I do like a change. Lemon lime would be my first try.

  96. Mandy says:

    I love anything cherry flavored this time of year.

  97. Mandy says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  98. Mandy says:

    I follow @wearenotmartha on Twitter.

  99. Staci A says:

    The Orange Pop sounds so good!

  100. Staci A says:

    I follow you @mommastacia

  101. Staci A says:

    I follow Honest Tea @mommastacia

  102. Staci A says:

    I like your Facebook page.

  103. Staci A says:

    I like Honest Tea on Facebook.

  104. Staci A says:

    I like NoshOn.It. Thanks!

  105. The Orange Fizz sounds lovely! I’m so glad to be able to drink again and enjoy your cocktail posts with full enthusiasm 🙂

  106. Ashley C says:

    I’d love to try the rootbeer! I bet it would be like a rootbeer float mixed with some whipped or vanilla vodka!

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  107. i’d love to try Professor Fizz!

  108. i follow honest tea on twitter too.

  109. i like honest tea on facebook

  110. i like nosh on it on facebook too

  111. nike tn says:

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  113. Susan Christy says:

    Root beer for me!

  114. Susan Christy says:

    I “like” We are not Martha on Facebook

  115. Allisha Gold says:

    I’m most excited to try the Orange Pop!

  116. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. ?

  117. I think the Orange Pop sounds delicious! Yum!

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  118. I follow you on Twitter @coriwestphal (twitter.com/coriwestphal)

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  119. I follow Honest Tea on Twitter @coriwestphal (twitter.com/coriwestphal)

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  120. Amy G says:

    I’d most like to try orange pop

  121. Ellen Renee says:

    I wouldn’t refuse any of them but the root beer is at the top.

  122. Abby K says:

    Definitely Root Beer – I’ve been craving it my whole pregnancy!

  123. Michele Molesky says:

    I’m excited to try the ALL, but most excited to try the Orange (so I can make this cocktail!)

  124. Michele Molesky says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  125. Michele Molesky says:

    I follow YOU on Twitter

  126. Michele Molesky says:

    I follow HonesTea on Twitter

  127. Heather says:

    Professor Fizz = Dr Pepper

  128. Ruth says:

    I was just told about this drink. I hope it is good. I am on a 500 calories a day and all I had is water and plain tea and water; it will be nice to drink something else. Thanks

  129. Michelle says:

    Definitely looking forward to trying Orange Pop! Yum 🙂

  130. Michelle says:

    Followed @wearenotmartha on Twitter! (my handle is @shellfishbeachh)

  131. Michelle says:

    Followed @honesttea on Twitter! (my handle is @shellfishbeachh) thanks! 🙂

  132. Michelle says:

    Liked “We Are Not Martha” on Facebook!

  133. Michelle says:

    Liked Honest Tea on Facebook! (These sodas all sound so good… I love Honest Tea’s beverages; need to try that Orange Pop!)

  134. Michelle says:

    Liked NoshOn.It on Facebook! Great recipes 🙂

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