Fellow bloggers, Jordan Catapano and Jocelyn Dunn Muhlbach of This Girl Walks into a Bar, reached out and asked if we’d help get the word out about their new book. I knew right away that I wanted to help because I attended one of their cocktail workshops at The Big Potluck last year and thought they were great. I knew that their book had to be just as good and I wanted to support them right away.
They shipped me their beautiful new book Cocktails for Cougars and Cowgirls: Simple and Delicious Drinks for Every Woman, in a great little box complete with a hand written note card (so sweet!). The book is beautifully photographed and full of creative and interesting cocktail recipes. I wanted to make them all! I struggled a little to find a recipe to share with you that would also fit into the “Indian” theme of this blog. There are several delicious sounding mango cocktail recipes that would have worked just fine but I didn’t want to be so obvious. I finally settled on the Mississippi Delta Infusion recipe because not only does the recipe call for bourbon (Indians love their whiskey!) but also ginger, mint and pineapple. All flavors that remind me of my childhood growing up in India.
We sipped this drink on a warm September evening as we waited for the supermoon lunar eclipse last night. It was delicious!
Jordan and Jocelyn are going to be in San Diego for a book signing this weekend. Check out their schedule if you’d like to grab a copy of this book. If you’d like to order the book online, use the code C4CC2015 for free shipping and a 10% discount. Those of you who purchase two or more books from their website will also get a free copy of their etiquette guide, This Girl Minds Her Ps & Qs: An Etiquette Handbook for Dinner Parties, Restaurants, and Bars.
We are also giving away a free copy to one lucky reader.
How to enter
The last day to enter the giveaway is October 10, 2015 at 11:59 PST
This giveaway is open only to United States residents (including Alaska, Hawaii, and all territories).
— I apologize to those of you who live in other countries. We do not have the budget to ship to the rest of the world right now. Hopefully someday soon we will! 🙂
Winners will be chosen at random and announced at the bottom of this blog post between October 12, 2015 and October 14, 2015. If winners do not respond within 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
Mississippi Delta Infusion
- 1 small ripe pineapple
- 4 inches ginger root
- 3 mint sprigs
- 12 ounces bourbon
- Remove the skin, top, and bottom of the pineapple. Slice the pineapple horizontally to form spears and place them into a large mason jar or sealable pitcher.
- Peel about 4 inches of ginger root and slice into thin wheels. Add those pieces to the pineapple.
- Wash and dry three small mint sprigs and place inside the jar.
- Fill the jar with your favorite bourbon (we used Bulleit about 10 to 16 ounces). Store in a cool shaded spot in your kitchen or in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
- Strain directly into a glass or into a martini shaker filled with ice to shake before serving.