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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!