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Friday, December 23, 2011

{Recipe} Cointreau Diabolic and two exciting giveaways to win..


Robert Fulghum sure knew a thing or two about partying as he once said - "If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.".. I agree too as a holiday-get-together is never complete without a fizzy, signature cocktail as it gets people into a jolly-good mood. That is when the real conversations will start. Isn't it :-)



..there are tons of cocktails that you can make this season, some within a span of minutes. Today's recipe is one such drink which uses Cointreau as its base. There is cranberry juice that renders a gorgeous color, strawberry puree for a nice, fruity feel and tabasco for a hint of spicy note.




{Recipe} Cointreau Diabolic

Ingredients:

50 ml cointreau
30 ml cranberry juice
20 ml lemon juice
10 ml strawberry puree
2 drops of tabasco

Preparation:

Mix in a shaker with ice. Pour into a Martini Glass. Serve.





Do you have any holiday signature cocktail ideas? I would love to know them all about them :-)

Now, coming to the fun part. I have planned two fun exciting give-aways this holiday season for readers in India and US. Sorry for others, but if you want to gift these for somebody in either of these two countries, you are most welcome to enter the giveaway!.


For peeps in India - A chance to win one full-year subscription of BBC Good Food India magazine.



BBC GoodFood is a magazine internationally popular for its devotion to fine dining. The magazine comes with great recipes for home cooking, and entertaining. Their triple-tested hand picked recipes make the magazine a must have for every kitchen. Each recipe is also paired with entertaining food photos and each issue also reveals culinary secrets from Internationally renowned chefs., BBC GoodFood India also comes packed with restaurant reviews and news on India’s dining scene. For the globe-trotting food-lover, they have recommendations for eating well across the world. In short, it is a must-have for every food-lover out there..

For US residents - A chance to win 75th Anniversary Edition of Joy Of Cooking.



The Joy of Cooking -- selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century -- has taught tens of millions of people to cook, helped feed and delight millions beyond that, answered countless kitchen and food questions, and averted many a cooking crisis. JOY remains the greatest teaching cookbook ever written. 

This edition also brings back the encyclopedic chapter Know Your Ingredients. The chapter that novices and pros alike have consulted for over thirty years has been revised, expanded, and banded, making it a book within a book. Cooking Methods shows cooks how to braise, steam, roast, sauté, and deep-fry effortlessly, while an all-new Nutrition chapter has the latest thinking on healthy eating -- as well as a large dose of common sense. In addition to hundreds of brand-new recipes, this JOY is filled with many recipes from all previous editions, retested and reinvented for today's tastes.
 
How to enter these giveaways - very simple..:-)

Everybody - bloggers and non-bloggers can enter these giveaways. All you have to do is leave a comment when you -

1. 'Like' Cooking With Siri on Facebook
2. 'Follow' me on Twitter
3. Subscribe to the Cooking With Siri blog feed
4. RT this giveaway on your Twitter and/or Facebook.
5. Important: While leaving the comment, please mention your location - India or US, so that you are chosen for appropriate giveaways.

Do one or more of the above and leave a comment that you did so. If you are already following me on facebook, twitter or RSS feed, just leave a comment and you are automatically entered in the giveaway!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 31st 2011, midnight. Two winners - one from India and one from US will be randomly picked and announced on January 1st 2012.


Wishing you all Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays!


until next time,

48 comments :

  1. Siri looks so great , great combo, clicks and nice giveway too :)

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  2. I am the first to comment! I am from India I do follow you on Twitter! that is one amazing giveaway Siri!

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  3. Siri.. this is Chandhana from Bangalore India.. I liked you page on Facebook

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  4. Hey dear... one more comment to increase my probabilities of Winning!! ;-) I subscribed to the feed !

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  5. and one more! from Chandhana India.. I shared your giveaway on Facebook...

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  6. and the last one from Chandhana India ... retweeted you giveaway!! amazing one!

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  7. Hey Siri...even i liked the 1st 2 editions of the magazine and wld be happy to get the full year subscription.....I already follow u on Fb. :D India

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  8. Looks absolutely tempting, luv the strawberry click very much

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  9. This is such a beautiful drink! I made some cocktail the other day with fresh strawberries and vodka, spiced with some fresh green chilies!
    Your drink sounds a lot better!
    I already like you everywhere ;) will RT this post on Twitter now. Thankfully I still haven't subscribed for 'Good Food' so will wait till month end to check my luck ;)
    Chinmayie (www.lovefoodeat.com) from Bangalore India.

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  10. Awesome.....tempting clicks....love that cute Santa....i wish Santa could win me this....:-) already a fan of u r space and follow your space.....

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  11. Already like your facebook page (US)

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  12. Subscribed to your blog RSS feed (US)

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  13. Recommended this post on facebook (US)

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  14. I have never won anything so far (pick me pick me pick me!). I already follow u in all the options you've mentioned.

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  15. I like(d) Cooking with Siri on Facebook!

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  16. Now following you on Twitter.

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  17. Have been your silent reader since some time & was subscribed to your blog (that's how I learnt about your giveaway) :)

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  18. Just tweeted about these giveaways :D

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  19. I've been following Joy of Cooking website, and would absolutely love to own a copy of their cookbook! I'm in the US :)

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  20. Ummm ... how are you going to contact the winner?
    Ummm .... just in case, in case I'm chosen, my twitter id is spusht_nisha and email is spusht[dot]nisha[at]gmail[dot]com :)

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012!!! :)

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  21. oooh, love that colour and looks very interesting with the tabasco :)

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  22. Diabolical Cocktail Siri --- I'm sipping one right this minute!
    I now follow your blog via email too ( US )
    sgrattan315(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Love this one. Have doen all that is needed for the give away. I reside in India

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway !

    I follow you on FB. On reader too. I am in US.

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  25. Came to know of this giveaway as i followed you on ur fb timeline ... already a subscriber of all your blog feeds, started following u on twitter from now on:) ...whatelse ???? the recipe looks stunning and simple to make ... love the colour and more so it has strawberries for the garnish !!!!! keep going ... all the best !!!!!! WISHING YOU A PROSPEROUS COLOURFUL AROMATIC FRAGRANT SWEET YUMMY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!! ...this is bhuvana from pune, india :)

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  26. so I have done all of the above... testing my luck with giveaways one last time ;)

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  27. Heye Siri, 'liked' your page on fb long back...Love this giveaway...Arch from India

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  28. Also subscribed to your blog feeds...Have a great year ahead !

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  29. Also subscribed to your blog feeds, forgot to mention location there, so here i am again...Arch from India

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  30. Liking you facebook page... i am in hyderabad

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  31. Hi Siri, "liked" you on facebook.. (US).
    Pavani

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  32. Just subscribed to your blog feed too.. (US).
    cookshideout@gmail.com
    Pavani

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  33. and I am subscribed to your blog via RSS

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  34. The cocktail pic looks awesome... love the colors.
    I did everything required for the giveaway (India)

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  35. Like you on FB! No doubts on that Siri! Yous blog simply rocks! (India)

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  36. Hey Siri...

    Jus loved ur website and the recipes... Have already liked ur page on FB... I live in the US and I wish you would pick me ... coz i jus started learning how to cook and i am sure Joy of Cooking wud help me a lot...!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. Hi Siri,I liked your page on Fb,followed you on twitter and subscribed to your blog feeds.Loved the diabolical cointreau especially the bokeh. It's a pleasure to follow your blog.Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  38. Hi Siri, Liked you on facebook. Happy new year. (In the USA.)

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  39. Siri... Waiting for you to announce the winner ! it will be a very good New year gift!

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  40. Thank you all.

    Winners have been announced. Please refer to the following to know who are the lucky ones -

    http://www.cookingwithsiri.com/2012/01/best-of-2011-and-winners-announced.html

    Cheers,
    Siri

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