I’m Jianne Carlo and I’ll be your host for this HOT— yeah, I’m being snarky—contest. If you have any questions, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or leave a comment below. Let’s hit the contest ground running!
Summer’s hot and the kitchen’s hotter, so the Nice Girls are looking for great recipes to cool us (and YOU!) down this summer. Our contest runs from AUGUST 4TH – 17TH. We’re posting daily featured recipes on the blog from each of our Nice Girls, but we want you to participate.
Post your own cool-down recipes in the comment section of the featured post. The recipe can be for a drink, an appetizer, an entrée, or a yummy dessert. Each recipe you post enters you to win our GRAND PRIZE OF A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD at the end of our contest. More recipes = more entries.
At the end of our contest, FOUR lucky readers will be chosen by the Nice Girls for second place prizes, one in each food category. So make your recipes delightful, readers, because we get to vote on the ones we like best. The recipe in each category with the most votes wins a $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD prize!
Now for today’s Featured Recipe: Tipsy Arnold Palmer from Nice Girl Jianne Carlo
A perfect summertime cocktail. Because it’s a combination of iced tea, lemonade, and booze, it’s dubbed it the Tipsy Arnold Palmer. How could I resist this? I’m a confirmed golf widow as the dh (Dutch Husband) will confirm :).
- 2 large tea bags for iced tea
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 8 fresh mint sprigs
- 4 cups lemonade made from frozen concentrate
- 1/2 cup vodka
- Ice cubes
- 8 lemon slices
Place tea bags in medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup boiling water. Let steep 4 minutes. Discard tea bags. Place mint sprigs in large pitcher; mash with muddler or handle of wooden spoon until slightly bruised. Pour in tea, lemonade, and vodka. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
Fill 8 highball glasses with ice. Divide sweet tea among glasses. Garnish with lemon slices.
Ingredient tip: To streamline this recipe, you can use one cup Sweet Tea Vodka from South Carolina’s Firefly Distillery in place of the tea and the vodka. For a list of distributors, go to www.fireflyvodka.com
Readers, don’t forget to post your favorite recipes in the comments section, now through AUGUST 17TH, for a chance to win our Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon gift card or one of Four $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD Prizes! Winners will be announced August 21st!
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Recipe courtesy http://www.epicurious.com