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Oct 17, 2013

GROUP GIVEAWAY and Fancy Drink Link-up!!

Good morning party people!!

I am honored to join a group of fabulous blogging ladies (and avid drinkers, I might add) to do two things:

Share a delicious libation with Kristin at Hopelessly Ever After
And....
since she has reached 200 followers, we are all helping her celebrate by gifting you fine folks with some
FREE SHIT!!

I am contributing a $25 Giftcard to Pier 1 just in time to buy yo' self some fun holiday decor for your house!! Class it up a bit!

Check out what the other ladies are offering as well!!

You have a few options to enter the contest.

1) Lank your drank. You will get points for submitting a drink and linking up with us.

2) Using the Rafflecopter below, Follow Gilded on Facebook and GFC (Google Friends Connect, for non-blogging folks)

Got it? Aaaaand GO!!


My Fancy Drank is called the Pear Haymaker. 

via Saveur

 I followed the directions via Saveur's website (with a tiny variation)

MAKES ENOUGH COCKTAILS FOR A PARTY
24 PEOPLE CAN HAVE 2-3 DRINKS

ingredients

FOR THE GINGER SIMPLE SYRUP:
One hunk of Ginger, the size of your fist
3 cups sugar
3 cups water

EACH DRANK:
2 oz. vodka OR gin (I prefer Hendrick's Gin)
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice 
1 oz. Pear Nectar
(Saveur tells you to use an actual pear and muddle it in the bottom of the glass, I don't like trying to suck chunks of fruit through a straw while I'm drankin', so I opted for Pear Nectar)
1 oz. Ginger Simple Syrup
Ginger ale, to top

instructions

1. Make the ginger syrup (I did this the night before): Combine sliced ginger (roughly chop of the ginger, don't worry about peeling, you will strain it later), sugar, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Strain out ginger solids and discard, reserving syrup in an airtight container. (This will make approx. 30+ oz of simple, you can modify the quantity based on your needs)

2. Fill glass with ice

3. Add booze, lemon juice, pear nectar, and simple

4. Stir to combine

5. Top with ginger ale (about an ounce)

6. Guzzle that shit down

TASTY!!!

Now....read below and get yo'self some free shit.  Thanks in advance for your support!!!


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1. Follow the blogs below via GFC or Bloglovin'.
- Kristin @ Hopelessly Ever After
- Ida @ Second Chances Girl
- Lisa @ Butterflies and Hurricanes
- Brandi @ Realities of Brandi
- Alicia @ Brew Mama
- Brittany @ Wine, Cheese, and Workout Capris
- Britney @ Lady Luck
- Sevi @ Ware is the Vodka?!?
- Tia @ Gilded TBags

2. Grab a button from below or Kristin's sidebar and put it in your post.
3. Write about your favorite alcoholic beverage.
4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for the weekend and make a new friend!!
6. Send a tweet with #ThirstyThursday and include @leggs532 so I can see it!!

Anyone interested in co-hosting (it’s free) email Kristin at: hopelessly_ever_after@yahoo.com

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And now time for the giveaway!! Don't forget to link up for Thirsty Thursday and complete all the entries for an extra 20 points!!


- Kristin @ Hopelessly Ever After
- Brandi @ Realities of Brandi
- Tia @ Gilded TBags
- Brittany @ Wine, Cheese, and Workout Capris
- Sevi @ Ware is the Vodka?!?
- Britney @ Lady Luck
- Alicia @ Brew Mama
- Lisa @ Butterflies and Hurricanes
- Ida @ Second Chances Girl
a Rafflecopter giveaway

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!! 

CONTEST ENDS 10/25/2013!! 

TELL YO KIDS! TELL YO WIFE! TELL ERR'BODY!