Ice.BOX Facts

  • Coca-Cola has been associated with the Olympics since the summer games in Amsterdam in 1928.
  • On average every year each child will consume 500 cans of soft drink.
  • Pepsi holds the distinction of having broadcast the first advertising jingle across the United States in 1940. It was based on the fact that Pepsi-Cola at the time sold in 12-ounce bottles compared to all other brands that had 6-ounce bottles, and at the same price.
  • Drinking just 5 glasses of water every day decreases the risk of bladder, breast, and colon cancers by 50%, 79%, and 45%, respectively.
  • Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.
  • If you drop a raisin in to a glass of champagne it will repeatedly bounce from the top of the glass to the bottom.
  • The font for the Coca-Cola logo is known as "Spencerian Script".
  • The first patent for a corkscrew was awarded in 1860 to Samuel Henshall.
  • It is prohibited to get a fish drunk in Ohio, USA.
  • White wine gets darker as it ages while red wine gets lighter.
  • McDonald's restaurants in several European countries have alcoholic drinks on their menu.
  • The first soft drink in the United States was Vernors Ginger Ale, which was introduced in 1866.
  • In 2001 soft drink sales in the United States amounted to US$60 billion.
  • The fear of alcohol is known as methyphobia.
  • It takes about 600 grapes to make a single bottle of wine.
  • Fanta was invented in Nazi Germany during World War II as an alternative to Coke by the local bottling company when the United States restricted exporting the Coca Cola syrup to the country.
  • When Mountain Dew was first introduced in 1948 the bottles featured hillbillies on them. This persisted until 1973.
  • Cuba and Panama were the first two countries outside the United States to bottle Coca-Cola.
  • Drinking alcohol in moderation reduces the risk of heart disease by an average of about 40%.
  • Taurine, the key ingredient of Red Bull, was first found in the bile of an ox.
  • An abnormal or insatiable craving for alcohol is known as dipsomania.
  • It is estimated that every bottle of champagne contains 49 million bubbles.
  • The name for the black currant-flavoured soft drink Ribena is taken from the botanical name for the black currant: Ribes nigrum.
  • The fear of vomiting is known as emetophobia.
  • Drinking beer from a bucket while sitting on a street curb in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is illegal.
  • There are more than 70 different flavours of Fanta worldwide and it is most popular in Brazil.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green when it was first introduced in 1886 by Dr. John Styth Pemberton.
  • The flavour of Dr Pepper constitutes a blending of 23 different flavours and the exact formula is a well-guarded secrect.
  • During the height of her popularity, Lara Croft, the fictional heroine of the Tomb Raider video game series, was a representative for the energy drink Lucozade.
  • Aquaphobia is the fear of water.
  • In 1940s California it was illegal to serve alcohol to homosexuals.
  • Kool-Aid is the official soft drink of Nebraska, USA.
  • Sprite was originally a flavour of Fanta called Fanta Klare Zitrone, meaning "Clear Lemon Fanta" in German.

Past And Present Celebrity Faces Of Drinks


Christina Aguilera

David Beckham

Halle Berry

David Bowie

Kim Cattrall

Jackie Chan

Michael J. Fox

Michael Jackson

Avril Lavigne




Paula Abdul (Diet Coke)

Christina Aguilera

Lance Armstrong (Dasani bottled water)

David Arquette

Kate Beckinsale (Diet Coke)

Kobe Bryant (Sprite)

Penelope Cruz

Courtney Cox Arquette

Cameron Diaz

Michelle Kwan (Olypmic ice skater)

Roy Orbison

Got Milk?:

Jessica Alba

Muhammad Ali

Christian Bale (as Batman)

Mischa Barton

David Boreanaz

Gisele BŁndchen

Jackie Chan

David Copperfield

Matthew Fox

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Tony Hawk

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Elton John

Larry King

Spike Lee

Lindsay Lohan

Conan O'Brien

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Rebecca Romijn

Brandon Routh (as Superman)

Cool Drink Recipes


Recipe Serves 10
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 6 thin slices ginger root
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin slices, deseeded (Optional)
  1. Mix sugar, water, and ginger root in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  2. Add lemon juice and allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Remove ginger slices and refrigerate lemonade for at least 1 hour until chilled.
  3. Stir well and serve, optionally, with lemon slices.

Jelly Blaster

Recipe Serves 2
  • 226 g cream cheese
  • 1 spoonful of sweet condensed milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 box of jelly, any flavour
  • water, according to jelly instructions
  1. Boil water for 3 minutes then add jelly and allow it to cool for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour jelly mixture along with the cream cheese, condensed milk, and evaporated milk into a blender and blend for 1 minute.
  3. Serve immediately.

Ice Berry Java
Recipes Serves 10
  • 1 packet frozen raspberries (284 g)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 10 cups cold coffee
  • 2 cups half-and-half (1 cup full cream milk and 1 cup single cream)
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 10 mint sprigs
  • 10 whole raspberries
  1. Puree frozen raspberries, sugar, and water in a blender.
  2. Strain mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add coffee and half-and-half. Blend well.
  4. Ladle into 355 ml glasses filled partially with crushed ice.
  5. Top with whipped cream, mint sprigs, and whole raspberries.

Leconte Sunrise Juice
Recipes Serves 6
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3 bananas
  1. Freeze pineapple, strawberries, and bananas.
  2. Blend all ingredients.

Egg Nog
Recipe Serves 6
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 l milk
  • 10 ml vanilla essence
  • ground nutmeg to taste
  1. Blend all the ingredients together. Serve chilled.

Homemade Orange Julius

Recipes Serves 2
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the ice, in a blender and blend on high speed for between 15 and 30 seconds or until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the ice and blend for another 10 to 15 seconds, until the ice is crushed, but not completely pulverised.

Recipes Serves 1
  • 37 ml vodka
  • 22 ml Triple Sec
  • orange juice - as needed
  • splash half-and-half (equal parts cream milk and single cream)
  • 1 orange wedge
  1. Fill a 295 ml glass with ice.
  2. Pour in vodka and Triple Sec, then fill glass with orange juice.
  3. Cover and shake.
  4. Top with a splash of half-and-half.
  5. Garnish with an orange wedge on the glass rim.

Tropical Fruit Freeze
Recipes Serves 6
  • 180 ml can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 banana, pureed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 355 ml can ginger ale
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  1. Place thawed orange juice concentrate in a 2 l beverage container.
  2. Add pineapple juice and stir.
  3. Puree banana with lemon juice in blender and add to orange mixture.
  4. Seal container and freeze for several hours until slushy.
  5. Stir in ginger ale when ready to serve.
  6. Add suger to sweeten as needed.

Watermelon Juice

Recipes Serves 1
  • 1 1/2 cups deseeded watermelon, cut in cubes
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Mint sprigs
  1. Place watermelon, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and process at high speed until smooth.
  2. Fill a 355 ml glass with ice cubes.
  3. Pour watermelon mixture over the ice and garnish with mint.

Coconut Almond Shake

Recipes Serves 1
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate sorbet
  • 2 fresh bananas, frozen and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Blend the coconut milk and chocolate sorbet together in a blender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the mixture.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Acapulco Zombie

Recipes Serves 1
  • 30 ml vodka
  • 30 ml tequila
  • 30 ml white rum
  • 1 dash Creme de Menthe
  • 90 ml orange juice
  • 90 ml grapefruit juice
  1. Add the 4 liquors to a tall glass half filled with ice cubes.
  2. Fill with the two juices. Stir.

Florida Tropical Storm
Recipes Serves 2
  • 355 ml of V8 Strawberry-Kiwi fruit drink
  • 30 ml Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 30 ml Bacardi Limon
  • 30 ml dekuyper Peach Schnapps
  1. Place ingredients in a blender with a generous helping of ice and blend until thick.
  2. Serve in 2 frozen mugs.
  3. Sprinkle a dash of grenadine over the top for colour.
  4. Garnish with a large strawberry and a slice of Kiwi fruit.

Blue Witch's Brew

Recipes Serves 4
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh (or frozen, thawed) blueberries
  • 1 1/4 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Blend blueberries, apple juice, ice cream, milk, and cinnamon in a blender until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

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