Okay, gang….this is a fun one! I just received the most darling book….The Best Summer Drinks by Ray Foley, the publisher of Bartender Magazine. It’s an adorable, tiny book jam-packed with cocktail and appetizer recipes (500 to be exact). This book would make the perfect hostess gift (it’s only $4.99!).
So, here is where the fun part comes in….
Like I mentioned above, this book offers 500 cocktail recipes – but the names of these cocktails are hysterical! The Cape Codder, Love Bite, Grape Hopper….the list goes on. These cocktails could definitely inspire the theme for a party! Seeing as though we are in the last month of summer, I know you are all cramming in at least one last summer bash. Leave a comment here telling us what type of party you are hosting (or want to host) this summer….the more creative the better! We’ll randomly choose 2 winners that will each receive a copy of The Best Summer Drinks. Contest starts NOW….ends Monday, August 10, 2009 at midnight pst time.
Before I leave you for the weekend…..here is the recipe from the book that I will be trying out for brunch on Sunday:
Go Green, Be Mary
By the way, how cute would this drink be for a bridal shower for a girl named Mary?!
1 1/2 oz. 360 vodka
3 1/2 oz. bloody mary mix
2 dashes tabasco
Squeeze lemon wedge
Celery stalk for garnish
Lemon wedge for garnish
Pour liquids into a glass, garnish with the celery stalk and lemon wedge and serve.