Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Step Up and Win: Pitcher Perfect

Back in February, CSN Stores contacted me about a giveaway opportunity and one lucky reader won herself a Bamboo Cutting Board. Happy to report that they are back with a new prize for you to win!

CSN Stores has such a wide array of sites to keep you busy: from headboards to home decor to hammocks. I stuck with Cookware.com for this week's giveaway:

Presenting the Le Creuset Sangria Pitcher. How fitting as we lead into the first days of summer. . .here in Chicago we are experiencing a week of 90 degree days - perfect to sit out on the balcony, grill out and imbibe in cocktails with friends.

Enjoy a refreshing summertime drink with our brand new Sangria Pitcher. Perfect for Sangria, Lemonade, Iced Tea or just cold water, this 3 qt. pitcher keeps liquids colder longer than other materials. Because Le Creuset Stoneware does not absorb odors or flavors, it is ideal for wine and citrus fruits found in many Sangria recipes. Prechill the Pitcher for faster cool down. The high-quality finish resists chipping, scratching and staining. 

Features:
Bold Cobalt Blue color (though we may have some flexibility in color choices!)
Durable, non-porous enamel resists chipping, scratching, staining
Oven and microwave safe
Refrigerator and freezer safe

Specifications:
Material: Stoneware
Capacity: 3-Quart

Cleaning and Care:
Dishwasher safe


Entry details:
- US residents only
- 1 entry per person, please
- Comment on this post, be sure to include your name and preferably email address to be eligible!
- Answer This: What is your summer drink? Mojito, pink lemonade, good old fashioned tap water? Do tell and share recipes if applicable! I'd have to say that "spa water" is hard to beat. Get away from the typical lemon slices and test out strawberries, raspberries and starfruit. Here's a link to get you started:
- Contest closes end of day Tuesday, June 29.

I will pick a winner using random.org early next week and post results by Thursday, July 1. I will notify the winner via email to receive their shipping address. Yes, it's just that simple!

Good luck!

102 comments:

  1. Would love some tasty Sangria!
    Pick me! jlsullivan@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Debra Supan (dsupan@gmail.com)
    My summer drink is the good old Arnold Palmer!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Call me boring, but nothing beats good ole fashion lemonade in the summer!
    Lynne Adamson

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kristen Van SyckleJune 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    My favorite summer drink is a blue hawaiian -
    one part blue curacao
    one partvodka
    Two parts pineapple juice
    serve over ice

    ReplyDelete
  5. Iced tea is my summer thirst-quencher of choice!

    ReplyDelete
  6. i recently discovered my new favorite summer drink courtesy of a friend while at a wedding. it is the Alabama Slammer. i'm typically not a fan of sweet drinks, but this one maintains the perfect balance of sweet and citrus. play around with the amounts: if you want to bring out the citrus, add more OJ. f you want it sweeter, add more liqueur.

    1 oz whiskey
    1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
    1 oz sloe gin
    1 oz peach liqueur
    1 oz orange juice

    ReplyDelete
  7. My favorite summer drink is Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade!

    Cara (cmcgarigle@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love homemade sangria but recently I have been into mojitos because I am growing fresh mint in my garden.

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am a water girl. The perfect summer drink is ice cold water with crushed ice!! heather fabulousfunfinds at yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nothing really quenches my thirst like water. I just need to drink more of it. Thanks for the spa water link.
    gomeggo[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  11. For a drink drink, I love coconut martinis! But the kids and I make yogurt smoothies a lot with fresh fruit, ice, vanilla, and plain yogurt - always refreshing!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  12. For me it is pink lemonade but I love sangria

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  13. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    i like ice cold sweet tea!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sweet Iced Tea w/ a lime wedge :)

    Celeste
    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    what a beautiful pitcher! I like to drink lemonade!

    ReplyDelete
  16. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    i like to drink water!

    ReplyDelete
  17. We are Sangria addicts in my house, thanks!
    mike.karr at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love Raspberry Lemonade! tracietrump@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like ice tea made from mixing my favorite loose tea flavors.....and if I am feeling crazy adding some fresh lemonade to zing it up! -Kari Squires

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love minty iced tea! I make my iced tea with orang pekoe tea bags and mint tea bags, sugar(just enough but not too much), ice. and some chopped mint leaves in it! Very cooling for summer!
    rouan.rouyue at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Definitely pink lemonade!

    kelli at pfrog dot net

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love sweet tea during the summer.-JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love raspberry ice crystal lite!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Peach Tea Sangria is my fav for our Summer get togethers. Starting making this when EVERYONE seems to be prego so it's non-alcoholic but can of course be spiced up with any alcoholic beverage I would think:

    Crystal Light Peach Tea package
    Equal amounts of OJ and water mixed together in a pitcher with the tea package
    Add PLENTY of your fav fruits {blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, oranges, PEACHES of course, etc...}
    So easy!!
    dana {at} babyelandaily {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love a good ole Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade) Hmmmm...perfect on a summer evening!

    kate.domestic@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love Tom Collins which are made with gin. Not sure what else. . I'd love a red pitcher filled with it though! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love cold margaritas on a hot sunmmer day! I would love this pitcher!

    t.m.price82@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love limeade in the summer!
    lifewithjding at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love strawberry lemonade!!!

    chunkerton13@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. mike's hard lemonade is my favorite! or cherry limeade from sonic.
    kevindormer at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like making my own spritzers--3 parts club soda to one part juice

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love pink lemonade or southern style iced tea (with 2 cups of sugar per gallon!)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Tap water is the primary beverage in our home on those really hot days, but when I'm relaxing then bring on the margaritas. Thanks for the giveaway.
    maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  34. i really love strawberry margaritas!
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

    jenn g.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have an awesome sangria recipe:

    2 large juice oranges, washed; one orange sliced; remaining orange juiced
    1 large lemon, washed and sliced
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup Triple Sec
    1 750 milliliter bottle inexpensive, fruity, medium-bodied red wine, chilled. Zinfandel will work too

    1. Add sliced orange and lemon and sugar to large pitcher; mash gently with wooden spoon until fruit releases some juice, but is not totally crushed, and sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Stir in orange juice, Triple Sec, and wine; refrigerate for at least 2, and up to 8, hours.

    2. Before serving, add 6 to 8 ice cubes and stir briskly to distribute settled fruit and pulp; serve immediately.

    sadly, I can't drink it this summer, but I've been enjoying lots of lemonade.

    ReplyDelete
  36. definitely iced tea with lots of ice and a slice of lemon!

    ReplyDelete
  37. This is so beautiful. Id love to win this.
    Julia
    everydaymomideasathotmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  38. My favorite summer drink... good old lemonade with lots of ice! Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  39. How pretty!! My summer (and winter and spring and fall!) drink is iced tea. I also love limeade in the summer.

    sarahdlamb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  40. my favorite summer drink is mango iced tea...i brew my own black tea and stir in some thick mango organic mango juice. make sure its super chilled (no actual ice to water it down) and you're good to go!

    thanks!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks! What a great pitcher!
    Orange kool aid, and iced tea with a few lemons squeezed in.
    ncb304 at gmaildot com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Mine's a mojito or margarita... but since I'm pregnant, I've been having non-alcoholic of both! I've also had diced fruit inside a sparkling beverage lately so it's like a sangria... minus the alcohol!

    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Favorite summer drink is Raspberry Iced Tea. For alcoholic beverage it's a cosmopolitian!
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Spa water so refreshing! The first time I had something similar it was served by a British friend. Pimm's Cup. I didn't realize that Pimm's Cup is an alcohol. Holy moly! Hot day, delightfully cooling drink. . . WHO KNEW my lips would be numb by the second glass! I'd better stick to spa water. :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love to drink iced cold green tea.


    sonflower277(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I know this isn't a drink but I live off of Otter Pops in the summer. Thanks! cindyhinckley at msn.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Our favorite summertime drink is a strawberry lemonade!Yummy!!
    Thanks for the chance.

    zippieee@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Adrianna
    My favorite summer drink is called a torito or bull, and it has vodka, peanutbutter and condensed milk. very creamy and yummy. (adriyaya02@yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  49. For me, I have to have a refreshing glass of iced mugi-cha (barley tea) to make summer complete.

    mDOTkurokoATgmailDOTcom

    ReplyDelete
  50. My favorite summer drink is a margarita--my favorite would be the El Presidente from Chili's or any from the little mom & pop Mexican restaurants...YUM!

    leoandchelle at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. No idea what to call it other than bloody delicious! Coconut milk, Cachaca and pineapple juice. Mmmmm.... d period fi period gravity at gmail dot com.

    ReplyDelete
  52. My favorite summertime drink is gin and tonic.

    ReplyDelete
  53. My summer drinks are ice water, iced tea and margaritas!

    ReplyDelete
  54. My summer drink is definitely a whiskey sour, or an iced coffee! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  55. My fave is Limeade

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love an Arnold Palmer (Half Lemonade Half Iced Tea).
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. It's margaritas for me - all summer long! Thanks so much!

    ang
    ang_vaughan at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. love iced tea-and the alocholic version (Long Island)

    flyergal82 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  59. My favorite summer drink is white sangria with honeydew melon and blackberries.

    lynsym gmail com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Makes me thirsty just reading your review!! Thanks for the chance to win a cool giveaway!
    kerriekg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love drinking iced cold tea in the summer.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love pomegranate lemonade, or coooold water! :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    amykpaul AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love strawberry lemonade! It's so refreshing and tasty!

    milkncookiezzz[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  64. My favorite drink this year is a Beer Margarita!
    12 oz. can frozen limeade
    12oz. Tequila
    12oz. Water
    12 oz. beer

    Be Careful -- it's strong, but delicious!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Mojito is at the top of the list, but fruit daquiris, like peach or raspberry, are great, too.

    lorilibes27[at]gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. My very favorite summer drink is whatever someone is willing to bring me so I don't have to leave my book and the deck chair! A close second would be well water from the house where I grew up.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  67. HI, my favorite drink is a strawberry pina colada, but good cold water is pretty hard to beat on hot summer days also.
    mommieguide@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. IMy favorite summer drink is a miami vice [1/2 pina colada and 1/2 strawberry daquari] -- YUM would love this!

    forevereightyeight[at]gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. Home made lemonade
    con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love Root Beer in the glass bottles..not the cans.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Sangria is my summer pick but I enjoy a lemonade too on very hot days!
    Lau
    thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. My favorite summer drink is sweet tea flavored vodka paired with lemonade: it's the adult style Arnold Palmer! It's even better when the sweet tea is flavored with peach! :D

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    katherine.loiry@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. I like a good cold beer with a grilled burger, preferably enjoyed up on the rooftop deck.
    aollinger1@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  74. I really love a big tall glass of old fashioned lemonade with plenty of ice cubes and a sugar rimmed glass- YUM!
    emsfsemsfs(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  75. I LOVE fresh lemonade!

    couponboss at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  76. I LOVE Freckled Lemonade! Lemonade with Strawberries in it!!
    cassandra@aubut.net

    ReplyDelete
  77. My typical summer drink is just straight-up lemonade, though I'm preparing a white strawberry sangria for a party tonight, so that might bump the lemonade... :)

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  78. My summer drink is Iced Tea! I've got a glass with me now. Thanks so much for the chance to win this lovely pitcher!!

    buckeye7081 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  79. Iced Tea with lemon is my drink of choice!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  80. I love sangria!

    13cls13@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. My summer drink is pineapple juice with ginger ale and mint leaves, on ice. REFRESHING!!!

    shecooks@gmail.com
    (shecooks at gmail dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  82. I have been looking for the perfect pitcher for iced tea, my favorite summer drink. However, if I'm in the mood for a summer alcoholic beverage, it would be a pina colada. Nothing says summer like that. Thanks for the chance to win!

    kstreinz(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. My favorite summer drink is sweet tea (especially if I'm sitting out on the back porch with a slice of watermelon! mmmm!)

    thanks for the chance to win!

    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  84. Great giveaway! My favorite summer drink is ginger limeaade. Yum!

    Annie Milner - annie(dot)milner(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  85. I love raspberry lemonade with ice cubes!

    bamagv at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  86. My summer drink? Corona with a lime!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Favorite drink in summer is water!

    jswaks at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  88. fave drink ice tea.
    malmort01@optonline.net

    ReplyDelete
  89. Homemade coconut ocean water:

    Sprite (or 7Up is a little more refreshing, in my opinion)
    Coconut extract
    A drop of blue food colouring

    It's a kick with the kids. My grandmother and I figured out the "magical recipe" when I was really little. It was way fun!

    I also love making a big pitcher of lemonade, fresh squeezed, with flavoured ice cubes of all kinds - raspberry, strawberry, mango - anything to perk up the tastebuds. I just puree the fruit, add a little water or lemonade to the cube trays (in fun shapes!) and then boom, yummy ice cubes.

    e.y.doyle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I think you can't beat Iced Tea!
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. Strawberry Lemonade is my favorite summer time drink, made with fresh strawberry's.


    Liz.
    Lnordquist@live.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. Pina Coloda
    or in a pinch, coconut rum mixed with lemon-lime soda. Yummy!
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I love good old fashioned sweet tea!

    ReplyDelete
  94. its a toss up between raspberry ice tea and pink lemonade thanks for the chance
    eaglesforjack@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  95. Lately I really love flavored lemonade, raspberry or strawberry. I've been ordering that when I go out to eat if they have that. I also love Sangria. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  96. I love icy cold water with a few slices of lemon. Easy, refreshing and delicious!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

    ReplyDelete
  97. I love iced coffee in the summer!
    murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  98. I love mango lassi for the summer

    rajee@momsfocusonline.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. Funny you should ask, because we just made an awesome sangria this last weekend. It is a perfect way to consume all the fruits you need for a balanced diet.

    ReplyDelete