Giveaway in collaboration with Kambrook
My latest blogging assignment has me in the test kitchen (which looks a lot like a bar) with Kambrook this month. I’m officially ‘Casing the Cocktail’ for Christmas and really hoping you can join me… as my end of year GIVEAWAY party continues.
Christmas in Perth for our family, means being 4000 km away from family and friends. These days with our three girls that little bit older (almost 15, 16 & 17) it is a lot easier to focus on the positives involved with being so far away from extended family.
We are all about making the most of our own little family of five foodies and taking advantage of the fact we get to do our own thing at this time of year. It also means that we’ve adopted a couple of traditions since moving to Perth.
We no longer need to spend the Christmas season playing a game of join the dots on the NSW map, traveling great distances on Christmas and Boxing day to catch up with our extended family. One side of Christmas I really don’t miss at all. But we do miss our extended family at this time of year and we do try to over compensate for our girls by making the day extra special.
We’ve had to let go of some of our long running traditions but have more than made up for this by adding some new and improved ones into the Christmas mix.
One tradition that
I invented we recently adopted is our Christmas Eve cook up. Basically we cook all our Christmas menu favourites and sit down to a late supper on Christmas Eve, which allows us to feast on left overs on Christmas and Boxing Day. We then host a boxing night BBQ and once again feast on left overs for the next few days.
It does mean a bit of work on Christmas Eve but not having to lift a finger in the kitchen on Christmas day but still having quick and easy access to gourmet Christmas food, makes it all worth it.
Our Christmas Eve menu usually looks something like this…
This year, for very good reasons, we are
blending mixing things up.
If you’ve been following the blog, you would know my eldest daughter recently had jaw surgery and is currently on a liquid diet with her mouth wired shut. It means our Christmas Eve menu, the one we look forward to each and every year, needs to look a lot different this year.
This year, it’s going to be all about the mocktails and cocktails, as we try and jazz things up for our daughter who after three weeks on a fluid diet is rather over soup and smoothies. I don’t blame her. I tried to join her liquid diet and caved after a week. It’s no fun being around people who are feasting on your favourite foods when your mouth is wired shut and your food needs to be blended.
To help with my daughter’s liquid diet and my ‘casing the cocktail’ endeavours, Kambrook have me casing their Blitz2Go personal blender this month together with their Blizt2Go Shake It Kit. They couldn’t have arrived at a better time. My rather expensive blender (the one I’ve replaced three times under warranty) died a slow and shattering death, just outside of warranty. Given my track record with this expensive brand, I wasn’t keen to go back.
I wasn’t convinced a budget friendly blender like Kambrook’s Blitz2Go (RRP $49.95) would measure up either but so far I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The blender is used daily in my house. I tend to start my day with a fairly substantial green smoothie. I like to finish my evening with a quick and easy homemade soup.
I’m not one to muck about in the kitchen (unless it involves cocktails) and need a blender I can trust, that will take a daily green smoothie beating but is also relatively easy to clean. The fact the Blitz2Go has an impressive optional extra Shake It Kit ($29.95) to take the hard work out of cocktail making, which also doubles as a milkshake/thickshake maker is a WIN WIN in my books.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of my favourite cocktails on Instagram (@agentmysterycase) together with a Blitz2Go review here on AMC next month. There’s also a very strong chance you might see me hosting a little ‘casing the cocktail’ blogging party once the Christmas chaos settles. Who wants to join me?
Until then, I will be in the test kitchen coming up with a mystery mocktail and cocktail for Kambrook who have just released a new Blitz2Go Shake It Kit downloadable cocktail recipe book (HERE) with over 100 naughty cocktail & nice mocktail recipes just in time for Christmas.
I’m probably playing more naughty than nice right now but you can guarantee I will be casing each and every recipe.
I know… I know… It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!
As I’m fairly new to this DIY at home cocktail business, I’m looking for inspiration and recipe suggestions. Which is where you and this latest giveaway comes into play.
Casing the Cocktail for Christmas GIVEAWAY
Want to join the mystery review crew on this one and WIN your own Kambrook Blitz2Go and Shake It Kit?
- Just come up with a mystery mocktail /cocktail and give it a name. Share your recipe below and let me know why you are the perfect person to be ‘casing the cocktail’.
- Select your favourite Kambrook cocktail from A Perfect Pantry and share below, letting me know why we should select you as our winner.
Our mystery judges will select one winner, who will receive their very own orange Kambrook Blitz2Go personal blender and Shake It Kit together with 200+ hand picked smoothie, juice, cocktail and mocktail recipes to get you started.
Our winner will also have the option to guest post a review and share their favourite recipe here on AMC but no pressure… this is optional.
MORE MORE MORE!!! Why not check out our Aussie Giveaway Linkup while you are here. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs this month, including our ‘All I want for Christmas is…’ and MYER Giftorium GIVEAWAYS. Our giveaway party continues right up till Christmas Eve, so check back daily.
Terms & Conditions:
Game of skill
Entries close 30/12/15 (9pm WST)
Australia residents only
Prize distributed directly from Kambrook