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December 12, 2011 07:02 ET

Celebrate Christmas US-Style!

RC® (Royal Crown) Cola unveils the top five ways to host a Christmas party with an American twist

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2011) - America has a long-standing influence over the UK from the music we listen to, the films we watch to the food we eat and with more Americans living in the UK than ever, with 140,000* residents, the US is firmly embedded in British culture.

In time for the festive season, RC® Cola has canvassed opinion from American food bloggers to recommend the top five ways to bring some American sparkle to your festive celebrations this year!

Why not serve one or all of these top US treats at your Christmas party to surprise family and friends.

  1. Eggnog
  2. Pumpkin Pie
  3. Ice Cream Float or RC Cola's 'Really Christmassy' version
  4. Sweet Potato Pie
  5. Hot Buttered Rum

Inspired by its American roots and the impending festive season, RC® Cola has created its own yuletide celebration drink, the 'Really Christmassy Cocktail', which is a take on the iconic ice cream float with a twist.

Sundeep Gill, assistant brand manager for Cott Beverages Ltd. who launched RC® Cola in the UK, said, "Just like the ice cream float, RC® Cola has been at the heart of America for over a century. With an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version, this spiced-up version of an old-fashioned treat is perfect for anyone wanting to indulge themselves this Christmas. The kids could even leave one out for Santa!"

If you fancy trying to create your own RC® 'Really Christmassy Cocktail', simply follow Alastair's step-by-step recipe:

RC® Really Christmassy Cocktail (Please enjoy responsibly. Not suitable for persons under the age of 18)

Ingredients:
12.5mls Kahlua
37.5 mls cinnamon-infused vodka
150 mls RC Cola
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Ice:
Cubed
Garnish:
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cherries

Method:

Infused the vodka with cinnamon sticks by leaving the cinnamon in the vodka for 4 days

Fill a tall glass with ice and add all the ingredients apart from the ice cream putting the RC Cola in last. Add the ice cream scoops at the top and garnish with the cinnamon sticks and cherries.

For those interested in a non-alcoholic version, simply follow the same method, with the below ingredients:

Virgin RC® Really Christmassy Cocktail

Ingredients:
Pinch ground cinnamon
150 mls RC Cola
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Ice:
Cubed
Garnish:
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cherries

Method:

Fill the tall glass with ice and add all the ingredients apart from the ice cream putting the RC Cola in last. Add the ice cream scoops at the top and garnish with the cinnamon sticks and cherries.

Created in 1905, RC® cola is one of America's original colas and is already available across the globe in over 60 countries. Launched in the UK by Cott Beverages Ltd. and available exclusively in Asda stores nationwide, just visit rccola.co.uk for your local stockist.

*Figure taken from Office for National Statistics, published on 24 November 2011

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/migration-statistics-quarterly-report/november-2011/population-by-country-of-birth-and-nationality.xls

Notes to Editors

  1. Originally launched in 1905 by Claud Hatcher in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.A., consumers first knew RC® Cola as "Chero-Cola". In 1934, Chero-Cola was reformulated and re-released as Royal Crown.
  2. RC cola proudly introduced a series of industry firsts:
    1. 1950s - First to sell soft drinks nationally in cans and to introduce the 16 ounce bottle
    2. 1960s - First to introduce a low-calorie diet cola, Diet Rite, and the all-aluminium beverage can
    3. 1980s - First to introduce a caffeine free diet cola, RC 100 and a diet cherry cola Diet Cherry RC
  3. RC cola is a part of American popular culture:
    1. Television/Movies -RC was featured in the Jerry Lewis movie, The Nutty Professor and The Green Mile with Tom Hanks.
    2. Celebrity Endorsements - RC® Cola enhanced advertising with the use of celebrities such as Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Scott and Hedy Lamarr.

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