Thursday, May 7, 2009

Giveaway - Mix Shake Stir - Danny Meyer


Okay, summer is coming .... really. And with summer comes... sitting on the patio, the porch, the deck with....well, how about a cocktail?

Thanks to the generous folks at the Hachette Book Group I have 3 copies of Danny Meyer's latest book, Mix Shake Stir to giveaway!

From the publisher:

"The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libations--from the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.

Want a chance to kickstart your mixology skills? To be entered, leave a comment with a summertime memory, favourite activity, plans, anything along those lines. Open to both the US and Canada, no po boxes please. Make sure I have a way to contact you. Giveaway ends Thursday June 4th at 6pm EST.

103 comments:

ann marie said...

Good morning Luanne,
For summertime plans: I love going to the beach/boardwalk to people watch. I love to take long drives on HWY 1 and enjoy the scenery. Have a great week. :)

annmariebro(at)hotmail.com

Christyrenee said...

One of my favorite ways to spend a summer afternoon is to have a small group of friends over with their kids, throw some food on the grill and cut up some fresh fruit and veggies, and mix up some delicious homemade margaritas! There nothing better than good food and even better company ;)

Jo-Jo said...

This summer we are planning on spending more time at home, working on our yardwork and garden. Although we will fit some time in there for some leisurely boating!
joannelong AT gmail DOT com

Annie said...

I live on an Island and summer always means swimming in the ocean up at Parksville BC; collecting sand dollars, eating smores and enjoying the ocean air!


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Sue W. said...

Living year round on a beautiful lake, we always have many guests especially in the summer months. Of course they enjoy a drink or two and this would be a fun way to learn how to mix a good drink. I'm always up for a good get together.

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

purplg8r said...

My favorite summer memory is every summer my family goes for a weeklong vacation to Hilton Head. I have made some great memories there and in the past couple of years my best friend and boyfriend have been going with me so I'm sure there's many more to come!

purplg8r@aol.com

MJ said...

Hubby and I both teach so we're hoping to leave for the beach June 6th! (The day after we get out.) and only make random trips home. I'm so excited but I have no internet at the beach and have to convince hubby that I really do need it!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Bridget said...

We love going to the beach in NC for our summer vacation. Looks like a fun book! Just posted on Win A Book. Don't enter me, though.

Janel said...

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is hang around on the dock at our cabin throwing sticks for the dog. If I win I could add "drinking a a cocktail" to that!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Anna said...

My family has a summer tradition of camping every 4th of July. We're making a second camping trip later that month for our daughter's birthday surprise.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentricdiaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

nightdweller20 said...

Ironically, one of my family's summertime plans is to have a Hawaiian luau! So there's usually drinks around in abundance. I'd love to win, because then I'd have some great ideas for mixing drinks. I love to try new things (and therefore make other people try new things too), so this would be great!!

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I love, love, love summer in Maine - sun, sea, seafood, shopping! Perfect!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kristi said...

Favorite summertime memory? Sitting in the garage with my dad as a summer storm moves in! Used to love that!

Thanks for the giveaway!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Sara said...

In the Summertime I like to take advantage of living by the Ocean. My favorite Summertime memory is probably fishing with my dad.

This book would make a wonderful gift. Thanks for the contest.

Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

scottsgal said...

In the summertime we swim in our pool as much as we can. We have a bar set up on the patio so this book would be awesome for some summertime beverages.

msboatgal at aol.com

Lisa N. said...

I like heading out to the family lake with family and relaxing. That, and watermelon margaritas are always a good time in the summer!!

rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

Esme said...

I love hanging out at the beach. I just received paddle board lessons-so that will be my beach pastime this summer.

The Giveaway Diva said...

i love just lying on the beach and doing nothing!! a must do every summer!!

Wanda :) said...

We are only a ten minute boat ride away from the longest beach in Nova Scotia, we spend a fair amount of time there and on our boat jigging for mackeral.

Would love to win this book!

wanda_waiting(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carlene said...

I would love to enter your drawing.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading@verizon.net

Belinda M said...

Camping!!!! Summer and camping go together. No summer is complete for me unless I go at least one weekend during the summer season

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gaby317 said...

My husband and I just moved to Brooklyn - we're planning to explore the neighborhood. I've just started container gardening and have ordered a dwarf lemon tree. he's ordering a grill and we'd love to make drinks and hang out on the balcony & roof deck! :)

pls count me in!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

cdziuba said...

I remember fishing at the lake where my parents owned a summer place, and every time I caight a sunfish (sunny) my dad would give me a penny. I got a dollar and change by the end of the summer. It was so fun, I still enjoy fishing.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

bbqs, watching baseball and margaritas

mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Peter D said...

Summer at the beach in Rhode Island. Fresh air, fresh food, lots of fun.

deedleweedle said...

We plan on camping and hiking in the mountains in July. Maybe trips to the zoo and museum in Denver also.

Fangirl Jen said...

We will be having a lot of BBQs on the back deck this summer. Sometimes we stay up all night smoking meat to share with our friends, family and neighbors.

grandmap said...

For an avid chef!

1agordon said...

we have a family reunion coming up in 2 weeks!

Anonymous said...

My favorite memory is looking up at the stars and going camping in Alabama!!!

mzpaw@yahoo.com

Meredith said...

I have great memories every year at our family beach trip @ the Oregon Coast.
meredycat*lycos*com

Carol Lawrence said...

My plans are to once again kidsit the grandkids that are out of school. Luckily we have a small pool and the neighborhood has a program for kids at the playground. jelly15301@gmail.com

mmentor said...

sign me up

Holli said...

I love picnics by the pool with the kids. Fun, simple memories in the making!
hdeys@yahoo.com

tarahsfoodreviews said...

We love to hang out on the boat on the lake. Swimming, snorkeling, grilling and just enjoying the weather!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

quelleheure4 said...

One of my favorite summer activities is playing outdoors in the sprinklers! We did that ALL the time and I still do it with my own kids!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

js22 said...

At work someone had mentioned that they really wanted a frozen dacquiri, but she hadn't found a good recipe yet. I knew my father had a great recipe, so I called and asked them for it. I gave it to the woman who had wanted it. As it was a real hot day out, on my way home from work, I picked up the makings fr frozen dacquiris, made them, and sat on my front stoop enjoying them! Someone else from work stopped at my house on their way home and I shared my frozen dacquiris with him!! Very nice!

Thanks for the giveaway!

email in blogger profile.

janehixon said...

one of my favorite summer memories is time spent at our cottage at the lake.....lots of sun and water and delicious food, and, most importantly, family.......

maweisberg said...

i want to win

Sunnyvale said...

Favorite summer activity as a kid was endless playing time on a tire swing or running through the sprinklers on the lawn when it was hot.

Anonymous said...

Favorite memory is summer vacations to Florida!

cava1129@gmail.com

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this. My favorite memories were of summers at the house on the lake in Maine.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

liane66 said...

We love to grill and eat out doors in the summer time. After dinner we go out for ice cream.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

danosor said...

Some of the things i'll be doing this summer is swimming,camping,barbecueing,sailing,canoeing and relaxing on the beach.

Patti V. said...

My favorite summer activity is going to our cabin in Minnesota. The most peaceful place I know!

Smooshy said...

My mom always hosts lots of big cookouts at her place. She's got a nice big yard and a nice big pool! woo! Can't wait!

Nickolay said...

My favorite Summertime activity is to head out to the lake on a Friday, sit on the dock and stare at the lake, listen to my ipod, and sip on some single malt scotch

jason@allworldautomotive.com

Aimee said...

Sitting by my parents fire pit on a cool summer night, sipping margaritas and making smores.


aimeebernard@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Our plan for this summer is to purchase and move into a bigger home. Fun, eh?

After doing so, we'll need some drinks I'm sure!

melacan at hotmail dot com

barbara said...

My favorite memory is of the summertime when I was growing up. There were days when it wasn't warm and it wasn't cool - it was like the atmosphere was the same temperature as my body. Now that I live down South, I'll never have that again - it's ALWAYS hot in the summer.

Pam said...

My favorite summer memories are taking summer vacations with my kids. It's so nice to have all day to talk together and to hopefully make memories they'll always cherish.

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Tina12312 said...

One of our favorite things in the summer is opening the pool and floating with a tasty margarita. I'd love this book! Thank you!

Ladytink_534 said...

Summertime favorite plans are always great period but one of my absolute favorites was a vacation in Tennessee. Such a lovely place :)

Kytaira said...

Some of my favorite memories included sitting around the pool watching the kids play while I read a book.

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

sweetsue said...

My favorite summer memory is renting a houseboat on Lake Shasta with some friends. We had such a wonderful time!
smchester at gmail dot com

ktgonyea said...

We spend the summer at camp on the weekends :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Andria said...

My family loves to play a lot of bocce in the summer. Thank you.

Dree said...

My favorite time was picking watermelons from the field with my grandpa.

Marianna said...

Our plans this summer are just hanging out in the backyard - grilling and swimming in the pool!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing is picnics in the park!
kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

chromiumman said...

we usually go up to lake tahoe

Alexa said...

My favorite summer activity is going to the beach with my family.

lovinfitch@aol.com

susitravl said...

I loved going to our towns summer events on the square when I was growing up. Watermelon feeds, ice cream socials - seeing all my friends and running around when the world was a much safer place. Memories!!

kalea_kane said...

Our favorite summer activity is day trips to the other towns and cities here in Arizona. I am still a relative newbie so it is going to be one fun summer! Great giveaway!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessilyn82 said...

My summer plan is a road trip out to Las Vegas, I've never been there before and I can't wait to go to all those cute little diners and see all the fun things along the way.

dolls123 said...

When I was a kid summertime meant ROADTRIPS !!!!

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Refreshing libations in the summer? Who could resist? I love to take long walks on the lakefront (Lake Michigan) with my beautiful German-sheperd - Husky mix Birdie!

kalea_kane said...

Hey Luanne! Please withdraw me from Mix, Shake, Stir. I just won it. I don't want you to waste a moment if my name comes up on random. :) Thanks for the great giveaways!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

A favorite summer memory-summer days at the beach, where my grandfather had a cottage, and evening bonfires on the beach. Thank you!

Lesley said...

I'd love to be entered--my favorite way to spend time during the summer is on walks with my husband. Thanks!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

throuthehaze said...

i plan to spend time at the beach

kngmckellar said...

I love to go to the Cedar Point Amusement Park with my kids! I don't go on rollercoasters but love to watch them have fun!
kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Julie said...

All my summer memories are from the same place...my family's cottage. There is absolutely nothing better than sitting on the dock or going boating with friends and family.

Cheers,
julie.sherritt[at]gmail.com

turboterp said...

I spend a week at the beach every June with my entire extended family (dogs included)! I look forward to it all year long!

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer memories are of me and my sister at the pool, swimming all day, only leaving to grab sustenance!
Leilani
one18fifteen (at) aol (dot) com

Angela said...

My favorite summer memory was when I was 4 or 5. Mom had a conference in NC so we drove her up and Dad, my brother and I just wandered all over for a week. One night at a little motel, the owner invited everyone out for watermelon. It was the best.

Jammie said...

we do a lot of cook outs and get togethers. Love the summers.

erma said...

We always go fishing and have a cookout during the summer.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

lezanac said...

We are planning to get away to the beach with our kids for a weekend this month lezanac@yahoo.com

imaclutz89 said...

My favorite summer memory is lying in the sun and chatting with my friends.

Anonymous said...

We always have a skirt steak family barbecue and waterballoon fight!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

mhill said...

My favorite summertime memory was going to the state park where we would fish and horseback ride as much as possible. I'm hoping to win this prize because I just bought a cocktail shaker but haven't made any drinks yet. I could really use some good recipes.

liliesrnice said...

We like to go swimming and on picnics.

canadiangiveaways said...

Some of my favorite summer memories involve night swimming in my parents pool when I was younger - the steam rising from the pool was a bit magical and it always seemed a tad naughty to be swimming in the dark!

Angela said...

One of my favorite summer memories growing up is of my grandpa making strawberry wine every summer!
pleaseundress@yahoo.com

Patricia said...

Looking at those gorgeous drinks on the cover of the book makes me want to head to the garden with a drink and a book, and h**l with the housework. My favorite summer memories are always those of puttering in the garden on a hot day - not too hot - but just hot enough to warm up my bones.

lilyk said...

I plan to go on some picnics and barbecues this summer.

lilyk@mail2world.com

purango said...

We are planning on going to NYC this summer. Our daughter hasn't been. She talks about going to NYC. garrettsambo@aol.com

Deborah said...

My plans this summer are a little odd. We're trying to grow a good bit of vegetables so I am going to be gardening a lot, and learning how to can our harvest. asthenight at gmail dot com

lisaray said...

When I was a kid, we used to frequently go sailing and canoeing at the lake just outside of town.

kathy pease said...

we love to have picnics at the lake it is so fun and relaxing :)

Gianna said...

Family road trips are always my favorite :)

Donna M. Clark said...

We are planning on having loads of Barbecues this summer.

Tracy said...

for my birthday we're renting a house and getting outdoors for the weekend! i'm so excited!

Brittany said...

This summer I am going on vacation to Massachussetts and I also plan to participate in a 5K run!
deadmonkeys90@yahoo.com

Miranda said...

I spend alot of my summer on the beach and would love this

Heather said...

The plan is to visit Aquatica every week during the summer. Plans vs. reality? We'll see. :-)

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

Our summers are filled with Crawfish boils, BBQ's. camping, swimming & fishing!

purplepassion126 said...

This year's summer plans include hosting a Luau, taking in a few baseball games, doing lots of yardwork, and squeezing in some leisurely walks.

Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

This summer I am planning on just taking it easy and trying to keep cool, considering I will be into my 3rd trimester then. :)

iggysaysno said...

we are looking forward to taking our dogs to the lake to swim

Jinxy and Me said...

We plan to spend a lot of time at the beach this summer!