Savvy Housekeeping Giveaway: DIY Cocktails Book

My long-term partner in cocktail making, Drink of the Week, has a book out called DIY Cocktails. They have been so gracious as to give me a copy to give away to you guys!
In DIY Cocktails, the editors of Drink of the Week not only give you plenty of recipes to try out like the Tomato Martini or the Italian Sparkling Citrus Punch, they teach you how to make your own cocktails using a system of ratios. But don’t worry, this isn’t about math, it’s about drinking! In fact, the book works a lot like the Basil Mojito we just made up, where you substitute one ingredient for another–in our case basil instead of mint–for your own creative spin on the drink. DIY Cocktails also has lots of cool “mixology” tips, like what edible flowers make great garnishes or how to make your own cocktail onions.
So! I have one copy of this book to give away. To win, leave a comment below telling me about your favorite drink. In spirit of the book, I’ll pick the one that sounds the most creative.
Make sure to leave your e-mail so I can inform you if you won. I will also put the winner up as an update on this post.
I will announce the winner on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
Good luck!
We have a winner! Congratulations to Christy Gardner for telling us about her Scurvy No More, which sounds quite tasty. We’ll be getting the copy of DIY Cocktails in the mail to her soon.
Thank you to all the people who entered the giveaway. I really enjoyed reading about your favorite drinks. This was fun.
Learn more about DIY Cocktails here.

[Currant Event Cocktail from DIY Cocktails]

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21 thoughts on “Savvy Housekeeping Giveaway: DIY Cocktails Book”

  1. I love those frozen peach drinks at Outback Steakhouse…the Wallaby Darned or something like that. And a Lemon Drop Martini is really good as well.

  2. Margaritaville! Doesn’t a margarita sound good right about now, it sure does to me and its one of my favorite drinks of all time! I love drinking it especially when eating some chips and salsa! Yummo! 😉
    Here’s the recipe I use from
    1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
    6 fluid ounces tequila
    2 fluid ounces triple sec
    *salt for the rim.

  3. I’ve had a couple that are pretty damn good:
    Hercules = blue curacao, lemon vodka, blueberry vodka triple sec shaken served in martini glass, a couple drops of Jaeger that sinks.
    Silverwasser & French Vanilla Bean Vodka Infused Martini – not sure whats in it but damn good.
    1 oz. white rum
    2 teaspoons blue curacao
    2 teaspoons lime juice
    1 1/2 teaspoons sugar syrup
    1 orange
    Directions: Slice off the top 1/8th of the orange and cut out the fruit. Leave in 1 1/2 oz. of the juice. Shake well all including the orange juice with cracked ice. Strain into the orange shell. Serve with a straw.

  4. Not sure why it cut it off but:
    Viktoria Sekret:
    equal parts Peach schnapps, Raspberry Vodka, 3Sec, vodka, cranberry shaken and poured into a martini glass with 7up.
    Guranteed for someone to lose their clothes! 😉

  5. Scurvy No More (SNM) is a recent drink made here on my island after being given a case of oranges and tangerines and having a love of bourbon. A spoonful of turbinado sugar muddled with an orange slice in the bottom of your glass. Rare Breed bourbon and fresh squeezed juice mixed with crushed ice and poured on top of sugar/orange slice-yum!

  6. Instead of the usual spicy Bloody Mary, I opt for the Sweet & Smoky — a spritz of maple syrup with a strip of crisp bacon.

  7. I love the Jackwagon from my local micro-brew pub. Deep, rich and delicious. Part stout, part house-made root beer. Not sure the ratio, besides it seems to be a little different depending on the bartender anyway. 🙂

  8. My favorite drink, well, favorite drink I make, is the Poke. Likely you’ve never heard of it. 🙂
    I can very rarely finish a bottle of Port, because it’s so sweet. I hate to throw it away though, because with its high alcohol, it lasts a long time. So, I invented the very redneck drink, “Poke.”
    Basically it’s a mixture of Port wine and Coke. It doesn’t sound terribly delicious, but I rather like it. Not a sophisticated drink in the least, but a Poke over crushed ice is rather refreshing. Plus, if you’re daring, you can make a Cherry Poke, which almost sounds dirty… O.o

  9. It’s called Antifreeze – normally a shot, but can be a drink…
    Three-Olives Dude (yes, a Mtn Dew-inspired flavored vodka, Apple Pucker, & Lemonade)

  10. One of my all time favorite drinks/cocktails is the American Beauty:
    1 part rosewater
    2 to 3 parts pink champagne
    1 to 2 parts of vodka
    Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice, pour into a glass and add a rose petal or two. Tastes just like the scent of a rose

  11. Here’s another one of my favorites, the Pink Sink:
    2 ounces Absolut Kurant vodka
    3/4 ounce peach schnapps
    1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
    1/2 ounce cranberry juice
    Place in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake then pour into a cocktail glass.

  12. Thanks for sharing your drinks! And to the winner, I hope you enjoy the book. Now I have to start experimenting with some of the ideas you mention!

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