Get Cultured — March 30, 2016 at 11:55 am

Verizon FiOS Helps You Slam Dunk March Madness


Is anyone else getting destroyed in their March Madness bracket?? If, much like me, the odds aren’t in your favor, you might not be as happy about the madness as others. Luckily, thanks to the unparalleled service from Verizon FiOS, you won’t miss a basket (or an upset), and no matter which team in the final four you’re rooting for, there’s a cocktail to go with ’em. So even if you’re team bit the bullet in round one, you can drown your sorrows with something tasty.

For the Syracuse fan…lucky you! You made it in against all odds. Down something in their bright colors that isn’t orange soda.


Classic Aperol Spritz (Courtesy of Aperol)
3 Parts Cinzano Prosecco
2 Parts Aperol
1 Dash Soda
Ice and a slice of Orange

Pour the Prosecco, Aperol and a dash of soda into an ice-filled balloon wine glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

If Villanova makes you go for gold, this cocktail is for you.


Silver Blueberry Lemon Collins (Courtesy of NOLET’s Gin)
1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
4 oz. Lemonade
3 Blueberries

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Gently tumble between mixing glass and tin. Pour directly into a Collins glass. Top with extra blueberries and a lemon wedge.

Oklahoma’s dark crimson colors are reflected in this fruity cocktail.

Blueberry Bramble

Blueberry Bramble (Courtesy of Cruzan Rum)
1 1/2 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Blueberry Syrup

Add rum, lemon and simple syrup over crushed ice in an old-fashioned glass. Add a mountain of crushed ice and drizzle blueberry syrup on top. Garnish with rosemary speared blueberries.

Last but not least, UNC fans can get their baby blue on with this fun cocktail.

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Courtney Love (Courtesy of the Rumpus Room)
1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka
.5 oz Creme de Violette
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup

Shake and serve in a tall glass over ice. Top with Prosecco and a lemon twist.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for which I have been compensated. My opinions are my own.

Twisted Talk: Who are you rooting for to win it all? Did your team make the final four? Discuss below!

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