{Now Closed} Giveaway // Curated Cocktail Kit from Crafted Taste

Giveaway: Win a Crafted Taste Curated Cocktail Kit and 50% Off for the holidays  // stirandstrain.comYou guys might have noticed that the Holiday Gift Guides have started to roll out on here. Well, I thought it might be nice to also roll out the Holiday Giveaways too! Yes, for the next few weeks I’ve lined up some delicious prizes from some of my favorite products that I know Stir and Strain readers will enjoy too.

I’m SUPER excited to kick it off today with Crafted Taste! Crafted Taste, the makers of some really cool curated cocktail kits (booze included!), must have been bit by the holiday bug because for this week’s giveaway they are going to let one winner pick out a curated kit from their site! Love Manhattans? (I do!) Want to try some Ward 8’s? (I do!) Curious about Cachaça? (You know you are!)

And not only do you get to pick out the cocktail kit of your choice, Crafted Taste is also giving the winner 50% Off a one month subscription! Now you get your very own Booze Mail!

Just check out the options below to enter and get up to 13 entries to win. You MUST BE 21 and OLDER to WIN. Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST November 27th, 2014. Please see terms and conditions below (some states unfortunately are excluded from shipping liquor to). For more information on Crafted Taste, please visit them at craftedtaste.comGood Luck!

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{Now Closed} Giveaway // Sipp Soda Sampler Pack

Giveaway with Sipp Sparkling Organics // stirandstrain.comIt’s time for another giveaway guys! This week I received some sodas in the mail that I enjoyed SO much, I thought, Hey! Stir and Strain readers would like these too! Using organic ingredients, Sipp’s flavor packed bevies were created with the cocktail maker in mind. You got your fruit, your herbs, just add some booze! Earlier this week you might have noticed that I even made a pear granita with the Summer Pear flavor! With booze of course.

Sipp agreed that one lucky person should get to enjoy a 4 pack of all their flavors:

  • Ginger Blossom
  • Lemon Flower
  • Mojo Berry
  • Summer Pear

And if you can’t wait to see if you’re a winner, get $1 off when you purchase a 4 pack online with code HAVEASIPP1 (good until December 17th) through their shop.

Ready to make some Cocktail Quickies of your own with this 4 pack? Just check out the options below to enter and get up to 12 entries to win. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST November 13th, 2014. Please see terms and conditions below. For more information on Sipp products, please visit them at haveasipp.comGood Luck!

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{Now Closed} Giveaway // Fall Liquor and Entertaining Basket from VOM FASS

VOM FASS Fall Entertaining Giveaway // stirandstrain.comThe air is electric with the prospect of Fall entertaining and today I’ve teamed up with VOM FASS to help get you started on that! How you may ask? With a giant basket of Fall liquors, oils, olives and salts. All kinds of flavor combinations will be at your fingertips with these items:

50 ml Tripple Carre Bottles:

  • Mandarine Liqueur
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Crancello Liqueur
  • Elderflower Liqueur
  • FassMix Pomegranate Simple Syrup
  • FassMix Raspberry Simple Syrup
  • Maletti Aceto Balsamico
  • Quince Balsamic Vinegar
  • Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
  • Calamansi Balsamic Vinegar
  • Star Fig Balsamic Vinegar

200 ml Futura Reana Bottles:

  • Star Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey Balsamic Vinegar
  • Chili infused Sunflower Oil

20ml Sample Bottles:

  • Pepone Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Cru Cravenco Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Basil Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Additional items:

  • Green Calcidica Olives
  • Black Truffle Fleur de Sel

See?! So many items to try out. Try some oils in your cocktail! Did you see my cocktail with the balsamic? Now you can try your own out! Just check out the options below to enter and get up to 10 entries to win. You MUST BE 21 and OLDER to WIN. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST October 17th, 2014. Please see terms and conditions below (some states unfortunately are excluded from shipping liquor to). For more information on VOM FASS products, please visit them at vomfassusa.comGood Luck!

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{Now Closed} Giveaway // Fever-Tree 6 Pack Sampler

Fever-tree 6 Pack Sampler Giveaway // stirandstrain.comA few weeks ago I posted a photo of Fever-Tree’s Elderflower Tonic and we all agreed on one thing: we ALL love their tonics. So today I’m giving all my U.S. readers out there the opportunity to get your own pack of Fever-Tree products in this week’s giveaway. Wooo!

I’ve been using Fever-Tree on the site here for years because of the high quality of all-natural ingredients they use. And NO high fructose corn syrup (Which is in a surprising number of mixers on the market. Gross.). And now one lucky reader will get a 6 pack sampler including:

  • Fever-Tree Tonic Water
  • Fever-Tree Naturally Light Tonic
  • Fever-Tree Bitter Lemon
  • Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
  • Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
  • Fever-Tree Club Soda

Want to win this? Just check out the options below to enter and get up to 12 entries to win. Giveaway ends at midnight PST September 18th, 2014. Please see terms and conditions below. For more information on Fever-Tree products, please visit them at Fever-Tree.com Good Luck!

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{now closed} Cucumber Basil Caesar and a Caesars Cocktail Book Giveaway!

Cucumber Basil Caesar Cocktail and a Giveaway! // stirandstrain.comHappy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers out there! I know you exist (my stats tell me so). Today I honor all of you with your national drink, the Caesar.

However, I’m not excluding all of the rest of the world with this post, because I’m also opening up a contest for all my Canadian and US readers with a cocktail book giveaway on this very drink. For the next week, enter win your own copy of Caesars: The Essential Guide to Your Favourite Cocktail by Clint Pattemore.Cucumber Basil Caesar Cocktail and a Giveaway! // stirandstrain.com

And for everyone across the globe, I’m also giving you a cocktail to try out. Because you’ve read this far.

I have to admit it, I didn’t realize that a Caesar was specifically a Canadian invention. Like many drinks with a history, I had a vague idea of its origins. Wasn’t it a cousin to the Bloody Mary, just with clam juice? Well, I consider myself schooled now. The Caesar I still work into the realm of day drinks, or even Sunday morning drinks (or Monday morning if Sunday was rough). And today I’m gussying up the classic with some fresh Persian cucumbers and basil from my garden. It’s seasonal and refreshing and only has a touch of savory flavor to contrast against the bright vegetable flavor.Cucumber Basil Caesar Cocktail and a Giveaway! // stirandstrain.com

Try this, or one of the many (like, over 50) ways to create a Caesar from your own copy of the book. But! You have to enter to win a copy first!

Actually, let’s make a drink first…

Slightly Adapted from the Caesars cocktail book
4 cucumber slices (preferably Persian cucumbers that you don’t have to peel)
4-6 basil leaves
3 dashes hot sauce (I use Tapatio)
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
1-1/2 ounces gin
4 ounces Clamato

1 tbsp smoked salt, 1 tsp pepper, cucumber spears for garnish

Garnish your highball glass (or small goblet) first by rimming the outside of the glass with a cucumber slice then dip in salt and pepper mixture poured into a small bowl. In a mixing glass, muddle together cucumber slices, basil, hot sauce and pepper. Add gin and Clamato. Stir and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Finish garnishing with a cucumber spear. Straws are always optional!

Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Caesars: The Essential Guide to Your Favourite Cocktail! You can get up to NINE entries to win. Contest runs until midnight PST Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Please see terms and conditions below.

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{now closed} Giveaway // Just in time for summer entertaining with the Beatriz Ball Vento Ice Bucket

Beatriz Ball Vento Ice Bucket Giveaway // stirandstrain.comThere’s a tangible electricity in the air. It’s just a little bit lighter every night. The invitations have slowly started trickling in: weddings, showers, BBQs. It’s the start of summer entertaining season. And I CANNOT WAIT.

Usually I make up gift guides featuring a handful of nifty items you can purchase for yourself. Today, however, I am happy to offer something awesome that you can WIN for FREE.

This is the first time I’ve offered a giveaway on the site and mainly it’s due to waiting until the right product came along. A few weeks ago I was sent one of these gorgeous ice buckets from Beatriz Ball. I’ve never seen anything quite like it: it has a classy vintage feel while being organic and unique in the way that only a one-of-a-kind piece can be (they’re all hand-made). Talk about an instant upgrade to your home bar.

The Vento Ice Bucket is cast from recycled aluminum (hello being green!) and is roomy enough for some of your larger bottles. Also, it looks cool. And I think you’d look cool with one too.

It’s so easy to enter to win one of these beauties! Just check out the options below to enter and get up to SEVEN entries in to win. Giveaway ends at midnight PST Friday, June 6th, 2014. Please see terms and conditions below. To find out more about the Beatriz Ball Collection, please visit their site here.

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