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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

GIVEAWAY: KitchenAid Artisan® Series Blender + Cocktail Recipe Contest

Win a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Blender, by creating a unique summer cocktail and blogging about it!

Chilled fruit summer soups, salsas, cool cocktails -- what will you make with your new blender this summer? You've never met a blender that can mix like this, turning ice cubes to snow in a matter of seconds, then blend-up milkshakes, smoothies and everything in between. OK, and the BEST part...YOU get to pick the color you want! The KitchenAid Artisan® Series features:
  • 5 Speeds
  • 56-Oz. Shatter-Resistant Blend & Serve Pitcher
  • Patented stainless steel blade is positioned on four different planes for fast, thorough blending
  • Stay-Put Lid w/Ingredient Cup
  • Steel-Reinforced Coupler

You have to do three Wicked Good things to enter. Oh, before you do those things though, be sure to read this entire post so you're clear on rules and prizes and things. OK, in order to enter, you'll need to:
  1. SUBSCRIBE to Wicked Good Dinner with a legitimate profile so we can notify you if you win.
  2. Start concocting your favorite summer cocktail or mocktail and BLOG about it! Create an original blended summer cocktail or mocktail recipe, using 5 ingredients or less, and post it on your blog with a photo, and a link back to Wicked Good Dinner somewhere in the post (http://www.wickedgooddinner.blogspot.com/). 
  3. Then, come on back to this page, and post a comment below between now and midnight, Friday, June 4, 2010 East, telling us the NAME of your favorite summer cocktail or mocktail, with a perma-LINK to the RECIPE on your blog. Please do not post the entire recipe below -- it must appear on your blog. One winner will be selected, and announced on Monday evening, June 7, 2010, and the winning recipe featured on Wicked Good Dinner.
Why post to your blog first? For a couple of reasons. (1) We want to give you some link love and exposure. There are so many wonderful food, craft and life blogs out there and we want to give a shout-out to you! (Hi!) and (2) a comment area is no place for a super awesome recipe - your blog will give you the room you need to post photos, recipes and instructions.

Are you gonna visit each blog? You betcha! Every link will be visited, recipes examined, tested the weekend of the 4th, and winner declared! The winner gets a cool prize and their recipe featured on Wicked Good Dinner.

Um, what's a perma-link? A perma-link is the permanent link to your post, instead of just the general URL to your blog. Click on the title of your blog post, look at the URL window, and you'll see your permanent link. This is the one to copy and paste in the comment section below :-)

What if my photos stink? Don't sweat it, kid! Some of our photos stink, too...have you looked at some of our posts from 2007, LOL! Seriously, no worries about photos. Take the best ones you can - it's what makes you charming! (p.s. we're working on fixing our photos from 2007, seriously!)

RULES TO LIVE BY: By entering, all participants acknowledge their recipe is original and has not been reprinted in part or whole from another source. One entry per person - more than one entry will disqualify all entries. Replies posted after midnight, Friday, June 4, 2010 will not be counted. Anonymous comments will be discarded - you need to be subscribed to Wicked Good Dinner so we may notify you if you win. Recipes will be judged by Wicked Good Dinner, all decisions are final. U.S. residents only; item will be shipped directly from the manufacturer. No monetary exchanges or substitutions allowed. Void where prohibited. Total giveaway value, $129.00 US.



  1. Pomegranate Mint Punch

    I love bourbon! And while I would usually have this drink shaken, or stirred, I think it would work quite well blended.

    This starts with a pomegranate syrup. I like to make my own by combining 1 cup pomegranate juice with 1/2 cup sugar and simmering in a sauce pan over medium heat while stirring occasionally, until it has reduced to a thick syrup. Let this cool in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

    Now for the actual cocktail recipe:
    (this version serves two)

    Pomegranate syrup
    2 limes
    4 sprigs of fresh mint leaves

    1) Generously fill a pint glass with ice and dump it in your blender
    2) Measure out two shots of bourbon into the blender
    3) Measure out two shots of the pomegranate syrup into the blender
    4) Squeeze the juice of one lime into the blender
    5) Throw in two sprigs of mint leaves
    6) Blend well
    7) Garnish with sliced lime and mint leaves
    8) Enjoy while sitting in a hammock, in the sun

  2. I have a question! Does the post have to be a brand new post? Or can it be a previous post for a drink we invented and already posted about?

  3. Hi Mary - it can be an older post, as long as your recipe is original :-)

  4. My recipe for Gorilla Martinis can be found at http://www.cybercookscookingcorner.blogspot.com under the I'M BACK post.

    Hope you like my martini.

  5. http://swassy.blogspot.com/2010/06/cocktails-and-dreams-baby.html

  6. My version of Door County Tart Cherry Bounce

    1 Quart of Door County Tart Cherries(pitted)
    1 Cup Simple Syrup(made my own)
    1 1/2 Cup Tangueray Gin
    1 Cup St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur(A crisp slightly sweet melange of flavors with hints of citrus & tropical fruits)

    Put all in glass jar and chill for a few days or longer. Pour juice over ice in small cocktail glass with a little club soda and a skewer of the cherries. Sip and enjoy!

  7. I do not have a blog page. Can my facebook page qualify? I do a lot of food posts there.


  8. http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=9000208224870292832&postID=6811208473036521174

    Ok so now I have a blog started!

  9. Gail's Door County Cherry Bounce