Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Drink Fest with Arial Burnz - Day 1

Happy Halloween!! 

Hellooooo! This is one of my favorite holidays of the year and I am just BREWING with enthusiasm that AJ has allowed me to take over her blog this week and celebrate with alcoholic potions (well, a few non-alcoholic, too). Brave girl, isn't she! Such a trusting soul. *rubs hands together* Mwuahahahahaha!

I'm also participating in the Snarkology Halloween Hop, so be sure to stop by my blog for MORE drinks and prizes, eBooks and fun! If you're coming from my blog posts for that hop, thank you for adding AJ's site to your list of visits!! Woo hoo! Now for the drink!!!

Day 1 - Hocus Pocus Fizz

Okay, this drink just sounded darn fun and here was AJ's comment when she picked out the drink and sent me the link: "Can be made with or w/o alcohol so perfect for any party...and it's just so darn pretty I can't resist!" I totally agree! The colors are just FAB! And who doesn't like little sugar crystals, huh? Here's the recipe, borrowed from Kara's Party Ideas...

1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (or 1/2 cup rum)
1/4 teaspoon Imitation Coconut Extract
3 drops McCormick® Red Food Coloring
2 drops McCormick® Yellow Food Coloring
1 bottle Welches® sparkling white grape juice (or sparkling white wine)
Cranberries (optional)
2 tablespoons sugar
5 drops red food coloring
5 drops yellow food coloring

Mix pineapple juice, almond extract, coconut extract and food coloring in a small picture or large measuring cup.
For each drink, pour 2 ounces pineapple juice mixture into beverage glass. Top with 4 ounces sparkling white grape juice.

How to Rim Glass with Orange-Tinted Sugar: Place 2 tablespoons sugar in small resealable plastic bag. Add 5 drops McCormick® Red Food Color and 5 drops Yellow Food Coloring. Seal bag. Knead sugar until the color is evenly distributed. Pour out onto shallow plate. Dip rim of beverage glass in water, then into Orange-tinted sugar to lightly coat.

To top it off, drop cranberries into the glass to float on top.

Prizes for This Week!

AJ and I are both giving away collection of our novels! She's giving away the FABULOUS and ENTIRE collection of The Golden Key Chronicles & The Golden Key Legacy!! And I'll be giving away Books 1-4 of my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. All our books have HOT & HUNKY BOOK BOYFRIENDS! There are two images on the Rafflecopter to toggle through, so be sure to check that out. Drawing ends October 31st at midnight! Here's the breakdown:
  • ONE (1) lucky winner will get the complete collection of The Golden Key Chronicles (in a single eBook file)
  • ONE (1) lucky winner will get the complete collection of The Golden Key Legacy (in 4 eBook files - sorry, the complete compilation isn't out just yet)
  • ONE (1) lucky winner will get BOTH complete collections!
  • FOUR (1) lucky winners will get Books 1-4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles (in eBook format)
So that's SEVEN (7) winners total! The more you help us spread the word about our posts this week, the more chances you have to win! So come back every day for a new drink and earn more chances. Good luck!!!

1 comment:

Calisa Rhose said...

Great drink! I bet you could use blue berries in place of crap-berries though. ;)