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Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner: Reason Fourteen

To see the official rules for Twenty-Nine Reasons to Love Rose Gardner, go here.

We’ve talked tea a bit in this giveaway, so what would this giveaway be without a pitcher to make your very own, OR perhaps you would like to try Denise’s favorite special ginger tea recipe.  OR maybe you would like to try her white wine sangria?  I’ve had both and they are so very yummy.  With the pitcher you will receive a handwritten(by Denise) copy of her recipes and a box of passion tea.

Today I ask that you share with us a favorite summertime recipe for a drink.  That way all of us win, because we get to try some new great drink recipes.

Here is my favorite drink recipe from:

Kiwi Capiroska
Makes 6

2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 limes, juiced
2 cups high quality vodka
2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)
ice cubes

1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced

1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.
2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.
3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.

If you don’t want to write it out and have a link to it that would be fine too.

So today you need to share a summertime drink recipe.

You will have until Friday the 29th at midnight to post your recipe.

We have had a few people ask who the winners have been.  I have been posting them at the bottom of the blog posts on the day that they won.  Here is a list of the winners to date:

1-Laura, 2-Kristi, 3-Emilia, 4-Stormy, 5-Jannell, 6-Jules, 7-Deven, 8-Anne C., 9-G. Aliceson, 10-Jennifer W., 11-Carie L., 12-Jeanine

We use the random number generator on to choose the winner each day.

Paola Bell is the winner of our day fourteen giveaway.  Congratulations.  You will have to let us know how you like Denise’s drink recipes.  We will be contacting you by email for your mailing address so we can get it shipped off to you. 

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11 years ago

Green Tea Pomegranate Iced Tea
3 family sized green tea bags (I like Luzianne green tea iced tea)
2 bags pomegranate tea (I like Bigelow’s Pomegranate Pizzazz)
1/2 cup of sugar (more if you really like it sweet)
Boil 1 quart water and steep tea bags for about 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and toss away. In a tea pitcher mix sugar with hot tea and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add 3 more quarts of water to make 1 gallon.
Refrigerate until cold or serve over ice with some lemon wedges for taste.

Paola Bell
Paola Bell
11 years ago

Fruit Juice Sangria
Mix together 1 can of frozen grape juice, 1 bottle lemon-lime soda, and cut up fruits like strawberries, peaches, blueberries, oranges, and apples. Serve cold.

11 years ago

Mexican Limeade
1 cup fresh squeezed key limes
Simple Syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Boil 1 cup water and add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved and remove from heat.
In pitcher, combine simple syrup with lime juice and add enough water to make 2 quarts (1/2 gal).
Refrigerate until cold or serve over some ice.

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