image003(July 23, 2013) – Last weekend, Ocean Vodka took center stage at two prestigious events in Los Angeles- the ESPY (ESPN) Awards After Party at the Palm Restaurant and Pipeline to a Cure down at the Huntington Beach Hotel Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, honorary chairs Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton and honoring Mike Ness of Social Distortion.

Keith Michael AshtonAt the ESPY Awards After Party, our Ocean Vodka Ambassador Kaleta Kuhlemeir served up some Ocean Vodka Sunrise Cocktails with the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company.  Notables endorsing the product at the ESPY Awards After Party included Nelly, Reggie Benjamin, Eloy Mendez, Poncho Hodges, Lindsay Hayward, Comedian Keith Michael Ashton, and many more.  Check out pictures here.

An ESPY Award is an accolade presented by the American cable television network ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony.

IMG_7747Ocean contributed to both the silent and live auction at Pipeline to a Cure, which raised over $525,000 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The recipe for the Ocean Vodka Sunrise is below- serve some up the next time you are watching ESPN and watch your friends cool off!

OCEAN SUNSET MARTINI

Ingredients

2 oz. Ocean Vodka

½ oz. Peach Liqueur

2 oz. cranberry juice

Drizzle of orange juice

Preparation:

Pour first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into a martini glass.  Gently drizzle a few drops of orange juice over top which sinks to the bottom – leaving a red rim of cranberry. Garnish with a slice of orange.