**** COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED, THE CONTEST IS OVER! THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING AND A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, JUNE 15TH! ****
I’m sure in these times of what I call ‘haute couture cupcakes’ that we’ve all heard of or seen cupcakes made with alcohol, or cupcakes deemed ‘cocktail cupcakes.’ There are Margarita cupcakes, White Russian cupcakes… hell there are even ones made with wine (yeah- for real, Google it). But this recipe I’m posting here today, although it does contain alcohol, is not a cupcake recipe, its an actual cocktail recipe, and its called… ‘The Cupcake.’ It’s very hot out, and I couldn’t bring myself to bake a cupcake. But drink a cold one, sure. I can do that!
“Cocktails” to me are from a totally different era. There was a time when men would come home from work and have a cocktail, not crack open a can of Bud. Or at dinner parties; people would serve Martini’s and Manhattan’s. It wasn’t a “drinking to get drunk” kind of time back then. It wasn’t like now (when most assholes go out with all intentions of getting sloppy and acting stupid). In the spirit of the cocktail and the retro vibe it gives, these super cool retro tumblers are from the amazingly awesome Sourpuss Clothing, and you too can win your VERY OWN SET (details below the recipe).
Anyway apparently this sweet little drink originated at a conference in Dallas, Texas. I don’t know how true that is, because I’m the kinda girl who orders a Sam Adams or Harp if I’m in a drinking mood, and I’ve never heard of anyone order this anywhere, anytime (then again I’m pretty damn far from Texas). But when you combine cupcakes and cocktails I have to believe good things happen, so of course I tried it.
By the way- the cocktail turned 203 this past May! Happy birthday cocktails!
Quantities for one drink:
- ½ Cup Seagram’s® Vanilla Vodka
- ½ Cup Sprite® Soda
- Fill a glass half full with cubed ice.
- Pour in ½ cup of Seagram’s vanilla vodka (or other vanilla vodka).
- Pour in ½ cup of Sprite from ½ a foot above glass (helps make it mix better).
- Stir for 10 seconds, and serve.
Enjoy your cupcake *wink*
Now lets get down to business. You want those tumblers, right? Who wouldn’t- they’re the bees knees. Calyn at Sourpuss Clothing was nice enough to tell me that whoever wins this little giveaway of mine will get their own set of these, on the house! These 13 oz. beauties retail for $24.00 on the website and you have a chance here to win them. Thats pretty sweet. So here’s what you have to do to win:
Go to the Sourpuss Clothing website and find your FAVORITE item they sell in the KITCHEN section. Then tell me why its your favorite here in my comments and be sure to post a link as well, i.e., “I love the Werewolf cutting board because I have a weird sense of humor and the thought of me cutting carrots & chopping onions on a bloody werewolf claw makes me laugh.” Make it interesting, because I’ll choose the winner at random based on who made me laugh the most or who’s comment was the cutest or some kind of nonsense like that, and it’ll be me and Jay who make the final decision (because he’s totally impartial and will more than likely not know a single one of you, whereas I probably will). And PLEASE- when commenting, make sure you leave your e·mail address! I’m not sure if I have it set to be mandatory, but I need that to contact you if you win. Anyway, once it’s decided, then I’ll e·mail you and ask you for your info, then when you give me your address and such I’ll send it to Calyn and you’ll recieve your tumbler set ASAP! This contest will only be a week long, so get your entries in quick as little bunnies, because next Saturday, June 13 at 12 a.m. Eastern time, it will be over. Finito. Donesky.
GOOD LUCK GUYS!
Oh, P.S.- I know you love the fact that I put this in the “no-bake” category.