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Entries in sierra mist (2)

Saturday
Dec312011

Sugar + Spice COCKTAIL plus AmEx Gift Card GIVEAWAY

Just in time for New Year's (and the colder weather that follows), I've concocted this sweet and spicy drink with a wintery kick. Inspired by my friends at Sierra Mist Natural (did you see the two Sierra Mist holiday cocktails featured earlier this month?) this "Sugar and Spice Cocktail" has the bite of bourbon, a spicy dash of bitters, and Sierra Mist's 100%-natural-no-artificial-ingredients bubbles.

The recipe is below, along with a chance to win a nice little mixology set plus an AmEx gift card!

Sugar + Spice Cocktail

You will need:
1 part bourbon
1 part Sierra Mist Natural
3 drops Angostura bitters (or to taste)

Directions:
Gently stir all ingredients in a rocks glass, either neat or over one large ice cube. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


But of course, cocktails do not make themselves. You need the tools of the trade, such as those found in a Sierra Mist Natural gift pack: a shaker, garnishing sugars, 4 cocktail glasses, and a $50 American Express gift card to buy the bourbon, bitters, and anything else that strikes your fancy. Want to win? Here's how to enter..



Rules

Leave a comment below telling me about your favorite cocktail (or mocktail).

For additional entries:
1) Like Sierra Mist on Facebook, and tell them Second City Soiree sent you (but either tag the Second City Soiree FB page, or come back here and tell me you left a comment on Sierra Mist's page, so I can count your vote). You can even share your favorite cocktail on their "Mixology" tab, if the spirit (haha) moves you.
2) Tweet "Winning a @sierramist gift pack from @SecndCitySoiree would be a great way to ring in 2012!  -> http://su.pr/2cY3mr"

Contest closes at 8pm CST, Tuesday, January 3

The contest is now closed. Winners will be announced tomorrow via Twitter and Facebook.

Good luck!


This is a sponsored post, but as always, the opinions are strictly my own.

Friday
Dec162011

Two fizzy holiday COCKTAILS (with MOCKTAIL options)

From Sierra Mist come two festive cocktails, sure to add zing to your holiday parties! If you're avoiding artificial ingredients - as I am - rest your troubled head with the knowledge that Sierra Mist is made with real sugar, no artificial ingredients, 100% natural flavorings.

I made the two below for a recent party, and while I think I prefer "Meet Me at the Mist-letoe" for the holidays, one of my guests pointed out that "Frost Bite" would be prefect for a holiday-in-the-tropics theme, what with the orange and coconut flavors. Good point.

Visit Sierra Mist's Facebook page for more recipe ideas, and watch for the second post in this series, coming next week (there's a giveaway...)

Frost Bite

• 3 oz. Sierra Mist Natural
• 1 oz. Blue Curacao (substitute 2 oz white grape juice for mocktail)
• 1 oz. Coconut Vodka (substitute 1 oz lime juice for mocktail)
• Fresh mint
• 1 oz. Pineapple juice
• Fresh blueberries for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, mix coconut vodka (or lime juice) and pineapple juice. Add blue curacao (or white grape juice), fresh mint and blueberries. Shake, strain, and top with Sierra Mist Natural. Garnish with fresh blueberries.

 

Meet Me At The Mist-letoe...Martini

• 2 oz. Sierra Mist Natural
• 1 ½ oz. Raspberry Vodka (substitute Raspberry juice for mocktail)
• 3 Leaves fresh basil
• ½ oz. Fresh lime juice
• 1 oz. Blueberry juice

In a glass, muddle two basil leaves and lime juice, then add to shaker filled with ice. Add raspberry vodka (or juice) and blueberry juice to the shaker; shake and strain. Top with Sierra Mist Natural and garnish with a basil leaf.

 

This is a sponsored post, but as ever, opinions are strictly my own.

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