Monday, May 4, 2009

Giveaway: MIX SHAKE STIR For The Home Bar

I've been meaning to post about dessert wines and other liqueurs and alcohols used to flavor or flambe desserts, so when Hachette Book Group contacted me about this latest giveaway I figured it would be the perfect segway into that world. There will be three winners for the soon-to-be-released Mix, Shake, Stir, recipes from Danny Meyer's acclaimed New York City restaurants.

Here's what the publisher is saying about the book: 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.
Category: COOKING
Publish Date: 5/11/2009
Price: $29.99/$32.99
ISBN: 9780316045124
Pages: 224
Size: 9" x 9"


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* If you are a participant in my Vintage Recipe Thursday carnival, leave another comment for one more chance;

The deadline for the giveaway is Sunday, May 31, 2009 at midnight.


  1. i would love to win this because it looks like it has some sensational ideas and is not normally a book i would buy myself thanks for the giveaway

  2. I would like to win this b/c we do a lot of cook outs in the summer. Having some cool new drink recipes would be great addition to our cookouts.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. this looks great becuase it includes some of the newer more pop items like pom juice but also not just the boring older drinks but instead fun party and summer drinks.

  4. We have a pool bar set up and these recipes would be awesome to make when we have pool parties! thanks for the giveaway

    msboatgal at

  5. I am pretty big into my wet bar and am always looking for some new recipes. Thanks for the chance

  6. I'd like to win this book because while I'm quite comfortable cooking for people, I have zero skills in the cocktail department. Thanks for the chance! asthenight at gmail dot com

  7. What a great giveaway, Joy!

    I'd love to have this book because I do entertain a lot--and that's easy with food, but I'm often at a loss for what to serve in the way of spirits and cocktails. Most of the time I end up putting out bottles of liquour and letting people do their own thing--so lame!

  8. This book would enable me to throw an elegant cocktail party with a nice signature cocktail or two; that's some worthwhile street cred!

  9. This book would also help me learn more about different spirits and what goes nicely with them in order to (a) find yummy cocktails that work with my diabetic lifestyle and (b) share the same with friends & blog readers in the same boat.

  10. This would help me with my summer entertaining!
    Count me in! I need this book!

  11. I would love to win this because I am in a drink rut! I tend to have the same 2 drinks over and over and I would love to try something new. Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. I am not the biggest fan of alcohol, so I never experiment with it. It would be good to learn some new recipes. thanks

  13. I would love to have some great new ideas for great summer drinks! The cover of this book is enough to draw me in. thanks for the giveaway

    bsby100 at gmail dot com

  14. I'd love this book for so many reasons, but mainly because I'm always in charge of the theme drinks for all the family functions. What fun!

  15. I'd love to win this book because it will give me alot of new drink ideas instead of the old standbys.

  16. I need to win this one! I can make 1 great martini and after that it goes down hill fast! Would love to have a few tricks of my sleeve for summer parties!

  17. I want this book becuase lately I have been entertaining a lot and need new ideas to keep my guests dru... errr happy :) I just started following on Twitter, can I leave another comment? And I looked for the Follow Blog link on the top nav bar, but I dind't see it :( I almost clicked on Flag Blog thinking that was it... that would've been bad :-p


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