Last night I was invited to an event by co-workers where the roads of the main street were shut down and you could walk around with open containers. There was a band playing and children running around. I was very impressed everything but not as impressed as when I went to order my wine inside a dive bar:
“Yeah, can I get a glass of Cabernet?”
“Sure, that’ll be $3.50,” the bartender said.
“Come again? I thought you said $3.50.” I repeated.
“Yeah, $3.50,” she said, somewhat flustered.
I turned to my co-worker.
“Are we in West Virgina or something? $3.50? Jesus, out in L.A. I can’t get a glass of wine for less than $12.”
My co-worker snickered at my little joke then requested libations as well.
“I’ll have a raspberry hot pants please?” My co-worker asked.
“You want a what?”
“A raspberry vodka.”
“Oh sorry, I swear you said raspberry hot pants!”
And maybe it was because we were already 2 drinks in but we thought that was the funniest things. She even regaled the bartender with my misunderstanding in which denim hot pants was NOT amused.
“Well a raspberry hot pants would be a super cute name!” I declared.
“It totally would!”
That’s when a contest idea struck me! You guys ready?
Raspberry Hot Pants Contest
I want you guys to invent the Raspberry Hot Pants drink! It can be any sort of beverage! Here are the rules:
- 1 entry per person
- Must be 21 or over
- You can live on the moon for all I care. Everyone is eligible
- I hate the taste of beer and peaches so avoid unless you can’t taste these ingredients
- I don’t like overly sugary drinks
- Bonus points if you take a picture of either you making it or the drink after you’ve made it
- I’m not a millionaire so keep the ingredients affordable and practical
- Please keep measurements in the American version (is that even what it’s called?) as I am too damn lazy to attempt to convert everything
- Don’t copy an existing recipe as I’ll be searching each entry to ensure it’s not a copy
- Contest ends 11:59 p.m. EST on August 11th 2018
- Send your newly created recipe to me at [email protected]
A SHINY NEW $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!!
Duh, me! And also anyone else I deem judge worthy. I will be posting every recipe entry along with a link back to their blog if they are a blogger, starting 8/12. I will make every one of your drinks and make a decision within the week of the contest closing. One will be deemed the official
RASPBERRY HOT PANTS DRINK!
Good luck to all you lushes out there! Don’t let me down!
OOOOO I want to do this so badly! But I don’t drink and I have no idea what to mix into a drink haha
Just make a non-alcoholic drink and add a shot of something alcoholic! It’s worth the link to your blog and a chance at a $25 gift card!!
Lol does it have to have raspberry in it?
Well, it has to have something resembling raspberries in it. It could be the color or taste?
Okies I’ll explore some ideas haha
You’re creative! I bet you could come up with something.
Very fun idea! I might try to come up with something!
Oh please do cause I’ve got nothin’! Plus your blog will be mentioned and you may win a gift card!!
Oooh!!! Wish I was a drinker to actually invent a drink!
Why did this go to spam? Hmm…..anyway, you could invent a non-alcoholic one then just add like a shot of vodka in it or something! That’s what I told T also in the comments here. Hey, might be worth a $25 gift card!
A shot of Chambord, a shot of vodka a dash of lemonade with two raspberries floating on top and a twist of lemon… In a martini glass with sugared edges ?
Ok! You are the first entrant and I am going to post everyone’s recipes! Thanks!
I made it up off the top of my head but it’s probably already a thing knowing my luck lol!!!
It sounds down right decadent! I’m going to try to find pink sugar for this.
Sounds good!! ?
I have an idea, but I need to um, experiment. This is such a cool idea. Will share, too!
Ohhhh….Lorna! I can’t wait to try what you come up with! I’m sure it will be delicious!