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Win This: 101 Mojitos & Other Muddled Drinks by Kim Haasarud

UPDATE: And the winner is… #22 JennyO! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

I normally stick to fashion on this blog, but when I heard about a new book by Kim Haasarud, 101 Mojitos & Other Muddled Drinks - I just had to share. The mojito - a refreshing mix of rum, mint and lime, is one of my all-time favorite drinks, and it's perfect for summer. In 101 Mojitos, Kim shows you how to perfect this quick and easy yet oh-so-impressive drink, plus fun new ways to vary the recipe using fresh fruit, veggies and herbs, including a Black & Blue Mojito, Cucumber Cilantro Mojito, Cucumber Tomato Mojito, and Strawberry Basil Smash (get the recipe below!)

Is your mouth watering yet? Then keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a copy of the book, signed by the author!

To enter:

  • Tell us what's your favorite summer cocktail or beverage in the comments section below.

  • Follow @budgetbabe on Twitter and tweet this post using the twitter button below (optional for one additional entry).

Good luck!!

Strawberry Basil Smash

  • 2 oz SKYY Vodka (you can also use SKYY Infusions Dragonfruit)

  • 2 strawberries, hulled

  • 2 basil leaves

  • 1 oz lemon juice

  • 1 oz simple syrup

  • Splash of soda water

In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries with the basil, lemon juice and simple syrup. Add the SKYY vodka. Top with crushed ice. Top with a splash of soda water and stir. Garnish with strawberry.

Images and recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud, 101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks (list price $16.95). Kim is a liquid chef and founder of Liquid Architecture.

Contest ends 12 noon ET June 16, 2011. Winner will be announced on this post and via Twitter on or before June 17. Open to U.S. residents only, sorry. Winner will be chosen at random, notified by email, and has 3 business days to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be selected. This is not a sponsored post, the author has generously donated one book for one Budget Babe readers.

I love a nice glass of wine or some fruity cocktail like the Strawberry Basil Smash! :-)
#1 Jackie on 2011-06-09 13:02
I love the mindoro sling! Yummy
#2 Michelle v. on 2011-06-09 13:12
Any type of sangria or mojito. I love cocktails with fresh fruit!
#3 Nikki F. on 2011-06-09 13:19
My fave is the classic Arnold Palmer! Who needs booze? ;-)
#4 cathy (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 13:23
I love long island ice teas!
#5 Christa on 2011-06-09 13:30
I have recently been making margaritas using gold tequila, agave nectar, fresh lime, and a splash of OJ. Delish!
#6 Laura on 2011-06-09 13:38
Hmm... mango mojitos are my favorite during the summers!
#7 Teresa on 2011-06-09 13:46
Pomegranate margaritas!!!
#8 Lizz on 2011-06-09 13:46
My favorite summer beverage is a Brown Lady. Amazing!
#9 Tara on 2011-06-09 13:49
I love caipirinhas!
#10 Beale Street Chick (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 13:53
Mint Juleps and Cucumber Basil Mojitos!
#11 Veronica (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 13:56
Mojito is my absolute fav! I grow mint in the backyard just to make it!
#12 jules on 2011-06-09 14:00
Brown and Stormy (bourbon and ginger beer)!
#13 B on 2011-06-09 14:10
Peach daiquiris or the Mojito's.
#14 Nicole on 2011-06-09 14:21
#15 Danielle on 2011-06-09 14:23
Bellinis or anything fruity!
#16 Brittany (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 14:37
Strawberry margaritas or sangria!!
#17 Meeri on 2011-06-09 14:40
My favorite is local to South Florida, the cubeltini!
#18 Katherine on 2011-06-09 14:58
My favorite summer drink is a mixed drink of Ciroc coconut vodka and pineapple juice.
#19 Lisa on 2011-06-09 14:59
My favorite summer drink is (appropriately enough!) a mojito. Pina Coladas are a very, very close second!
#20 Jessica A. on 2011-06-09 15:17
I am just getting into cocktail making right now, but I love lemonade as a summer refresher! I'd love to get this book to find some new alcoholic favorites.
#21 Brooke (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 15:23
I love Lavaflows...takes me back to Hawaii!
#22 JennyO (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 15:25
I love Sangrias! Yummm...
#23 Yesenia on 2011-06-09 17:01
I love Sangria with a little bit of cinnamon added. It's such an unexpected touch, but it makes the drink so yummy!
#24 Samantha on 2011-06-09 17:30
Pina coladas. :-)
#25 Erica on 2011-06-09 17:40
We call it a Murrells Inlet Lemonade but I'm sure there are variations of this all over. It's a perfect beach day drink for everyone not to sweet and not to tart and of so refreshing! Enjoy!

1 can of Mintue Maid Limeaid (the frozen kind)
Clear Rum
1 Corona
1 18oz Sprite

In Blender put the entire can of Limeaid, then fill can to top with Rum, then pour Corona & Sprite in and blend.

*Disclaimer this taste so good you'll forget you are drinking alcohol so drink responsibly!
#26 Kristen Rearden on 2011-06-09 18:28
Nothing beats a margarita (with sugar) on a nice summer day. It brings me back to a tropical beach day and/or a Jimmy Buffett concert.
#27 Jess on 2011-06-09 18:46
A Gin & Tonic is my fav drink, year round, but during the summer I love margaritas!
#28 Sara Kat on 2011-06-09 18:54
Coco loso!!
#29 Nicole on 2011-06-09 19:02
I love pink sangria margaritas!

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#30 JJ on 2011-06-09 19:32
Pina coladas and white sangria are my favorite summer drinks! So refreshing!
#31 Sarah on 2011-06-09 19:58
I love a wallaby darn at outback! It's made with fresh peaches.
#32 Megan on 2011-06-09 20:42
I love malibu with mango juice.
#33 Emily Pike on 2011-06-09 20:54
either a gin and tonic or a mojito
#34 Felicity B Brigham (Homepage) on 2011-06-09 22:44
strawberry margaritas are my fave for summer!
#35 Fiona Foster on 2011-06-10 01:20
Mojito's are delicious! I grow mint in my easy to mix up.
#36 vi443 on 2011-06-10 06:53
I love a refreshing drink when its hot.. Margaritas and Long island ice teas(2 in one sitting) are good.. any of the 'slushy' drinks.

I been a follower for a while now on Tweeter.. and I posted on Facebook also
#37 donna k on 2011-06-10 08:36
This drink is so refreshing and spa-like: cucumber vodka with tonic and fresh squeezed lime.
#38 Debbie on 2011-06-10 08:51

I grow my own mint beginning Easter weekend so that I never run out of mint for my favorite summer drink!!!
#39 Tamara on 2011-06-10 09:05
In the summer I love anything muddled! Basil lemonade, which is very similair to the strawberry smash, is one of my favorites!
#40 Samantha on 2011-06-10 14:51
Mojitos are yummy as well as mint julips (we have TONS of mint in our backyard - need to use it up somehow!) :-)
#41 Jennifer on 2011-06-10 16:30
#42 claudia on 2011-06-10 17:06
fav would have to be either the classic Beefeater G&T with lime

or a watermelon smoothie:
watermelon, ice, and lime juice
simple and delicious!
#43 Birdy on 2011-06-10 20:25
I'd have to say a well marinated Sangria, lots of fruit and White Russians made with fruit flavored vodka's. Thanks for the awesome give-away and blog!
#44 Ani Schellenberger (Homepage) on 2011-06-11 03:36
I love a good mojito or margarita on the rocks!
#45 Amanda M. (Homepage) on 2011-06-11 10:51
Mojitos - a reminder of Spring Break spent in Mexico!
#46 Julie on 2011-06-11 20:27
Pimms #1 with lemonade or Dark and Stormy
#47 Phyllis on 2011-06-12 17:48
#48 Jen on 2011-06-12 19:25
I love smoothies for the summer!! But a good mojito is always delicious too!
#49 Michelle on 2011-06-13 11:21
Vodka Soda- preferably with flavored vodka- simple, low-calories, classic
#50 Nadine on 2011-06-14 05:34
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