Meyer lemon, blood orange w/ mint spritzer & a sweet giveaway!

by Kiran on March 20, 2012 · 152 comments

in Beverages, Giveaway

Happy Tuesday!!

Wow, it was a whirlwind weekend attending Food Blog Forum courtesy of Walt Disney World and many other wonderful sponsors that I can’t wait to work with in the future.

There’s so much to share, but thought to just soak it all in with a glass or two of meyer lemon, blood orange with mint spritzer, reading Joy the Baker’s beautiful cookbook.

3 lucky readers would get a chance to win Joy’s cookbook, so read on!

Ever since the blogging world had their chance of showcasing meyer lemon recipes, I’d on the other hand was mad at my local grocery store. Every single visit to them was a nightmare. I couldn’t get my hands on meyer lemons.

Can it get anymore worse? Yes. We’ve never tasted meyer lemons before, so the curiosity was literally testing my patience.

After endless scouring, we found these babies at Whole Foods — gotta love WF for versatility in the produce department.

Now, enough of me complaining. While I sip and browse through Joy’s beautiful cookbook, care to join in the fun with a glass or two? Go make this now, I’ll wait :)

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Ingredients:

[Makes 3 servings]

  • 2 meyer lemons, juiced
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 1 can of ginger ale
  • 2 heaping tbsp honey
  • a few sprigs of mint
  • some ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Chill serving glasses ahead, in the refrigerator.
  2. To prep, add juiced meyer lemons + blood orange with honey and mint in a small pitcher. Mix and muddle everything to combine.
  3. Gently stream ginger ale into the pitcher. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Add a few ice cubes in the chilled serving glasses. Top it with spritzer and garnish with some fresh mint leaves & thinly sliced meyer lemons.


Cheers!

Are you back with a pitcher and a glass in your hand? What’s only missing is Joy’s Cookbook, right? Not to worry my friends, read on…

Before I give more details on the cookbook giveaway, can we all just give Joy a round of applause?!? What an amazing journey she’s had and I couldn’t be more thrilled when she announced a cookbook deal.

Well, it was about time, no? ;)

If you’ve never came across Joy’s blog, you must now. She is such an inspiring blogger with so much sense of humor I feel we are somehow related from previous lives.

Her cookbook, “100 Simple and Comforting Recipes“, truly reflects her personality, witty and writing skills from her blog. Truly love that she’d reflected her blog into this cookbook!

I mean, just look at the content and page titles. Who does that at all, right? :D

Hope to meet you someday, Joy and congratulations on the success of your beautiful, thoughtful and scrumptious looking recipes. Can’t wait to experiment in the kitchen!

ps: Any chance of visiting Orlando, FL on your cookbook tour? ;) No harm in asking, I hope!
 

Giveaway!

Joy’s publisher, Hyperion has kindly provided 3 cookbooks for 3 winners. How cool is that? Awesomesauce!

How to Win?

Here’s the nitty-gritty details on ways to enter this giveaway. Did I just say “ways”? Heck, yes!

  1. LEAVE a comment telling me, What do you love slurping while enjoying spring?”
  2. SUBSCRIBE to our Blog via Reader or Email.
  3. LIKE us on Facebook.
  4. FOLLOW us on Pinterest.
  5. FOLLOW us on Twitter and Tweet or ReTweet the following message:

Win @JoytheBaker cookbook on 100 Simple & Comforting Recipes courtesy of @Hyperionvoice. Follow @Kiran_ & RT http://bit.ly/GDfFNU #giveaway

Giveaway details

  • Giveaway is open to anyone from around the world!
  • Entries are acceptable from the time this post is published & ends on Monday, March 26th 2012 @ 23:59:59 pm ET.
  • Winners would be announced on Tuesday’s post, March 27th 2012.
  • For each entry, leave me additional comments letting me know you’ve done so.
  • Winners would be selected by Random.org, not me.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Hyperion and postage by yours truly.
  • Good luck!

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I received a complimentary copy of 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes for review. In no way I was compensated for this post. Read my disclosure policy for more details on my role as a food blogger.

 

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1 Maureen March 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Yum this looks good! You make the best stuff!
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2 carolinaheartstrings March 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Great post. Your pics are wonderful. Hmmm lets see what do I love to slurp while I enjoy spring. A tall iced coffee of course!
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3 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 20, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Beautiful photos! I would love one glass now ;-)
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4 jen @ one curly fry March 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I love Blood Orange Margaritas! They definitely call out “Spring!” to me.
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5 jen @ one curly fry March 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I tweeted the message above!
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6 jen @ one curly fry March 20, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I “like” you on Facebook!
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7 jen @ one curly fry March 20, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I’ve added you to my Google Reader!
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8 jen @ one curly fry March 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I follow you on Pinterest!
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9 Biana | Meal Planning Tips March 20, 2012 at 5:12 PM

This drink looks fabulous – so nice and citrus-y!

I already follow you on Pinterest :)
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10 Fabiola March 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway:). I love iced coffee, simple and a touch sweet, perfect on a hot day.

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11 Fabiola March 20, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I also followed you on twitter!
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12 Fabiola March 20, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I followed you on Pinterst as well, here’s my Pinterst too:)…
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13 Margarita March 20, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Grocery stores in my area still don’t have any Meyer lemons. :( I guess I can do with regular lemons.
I want the pretty cookbook… So I will take a shot: I love slurping on fruit smoothies or just lemongrass green tea… Joy went to Seattle and Portland and both ways are about 4 hours away from where I live. So sad I couldn’t make it to see her.
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14 Julie M. March 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Love Joy the Baker! I didn’t realize she had a cookbook out, I’m excited to get my hands on it. :) I enjoy limeade spritzers as a thirst quencher. :) I could easily do with one of your spritzers as well; they look delicious!
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15 Andi at The Particular Traveler March 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

How fortuitous! My aunt just gave me a bag of Meyer lemons since she knows I adore them…I am making your recipe right now!

I just saw Joy’s cookbook on the shelf in my local Barnes and Noble and thought it looked so interesting. I would love to win a copy! My favorite spring drink has got to be Limeade with Crushed Mint. Simple, easy, and refreshing.
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16 easyfoodsmith March 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM

The drink looks so refreshing and delicious. Lovely give away.
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17 Divya Yadava March 21, 2012 at 12:55 AM

Glad to hear you had a great time at the FBF! Lovely spritzer. I’ve recently been on a meyer lemon craze myself. Made a lovely granita with it!
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18 Farwin March 21, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Spritzer looks absolutely wonderful ! A simple ginger and lemon ale would quench my thirst in spring.

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19 Farwin March 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Liked in Facebook :)

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20 Farwin March 21, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Followed in pinterest.

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21 Farwin March 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Tweeted the giveaway.

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22 the wicked noodle March 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I love to slurp Pomegranate Margaritas, although my mom is visiting and I’m going to make your drink for her! I think she’d love it {me, too}!
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23 the wicked noodle March 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Already subscribed :-)
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24 Priya Sreeram March 21, 2012 at 9:13 AM

super giveaway kiran; am a big fan of Joy’s space and her book is defenitely on the top of my to-get list ! Do count me for the same. Spring means vibrance & spunk and the one thing that signifies is fresh juicy strawberries. I just love to slurp on them anytime.
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25 Priya Sreeram March 21, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Your heart & hearth adventures warm my inbox; cheers
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26 Priya Sreeram March 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Your FB page has my like; cheers

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27 Priya Sreeram March 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM

And yes Pinterest too !

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28 Mary Cait March 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Cucumber-mint water! Or, even better, a cucumber-mint mojito?

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29 Asmita March 21, 2012 at 12:14 PM

This looks like such a cool and refreshing drink. Love it.
I love to sip mango lassi or a simple lemonade.

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30 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast March 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM

How about fresh watermelon lemonade? And would love to have a copy of “Joy the Baker”!
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31 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast March 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Already subscribed to your email babe!
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32 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast March 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Love your pinterest boards!
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33 Grishma @ZaikaZabardast March 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM

And tweet..tweet! :)
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34 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 21, 2012 at 1:23 PM

now that looks like my kind of drink!

I am in for the give away!!! I d love to win joys book. =D
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35 chinmayie @ love food eat March 21, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I love the colors of this post. It screams spring to me!
Spritzer looks sooo refreshing of course! Just what I need for bangalore summer right now!
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36 Suchi March 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I just returned from a long walk and am really thirsty…would love a glass or two of this beautiful drink and would love to participate in the giveaway…I check Joy’d blog from time to time….love her writing…but I do not have a pinrest account…:-(
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37 Suchi March 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Opps sorry Pinterest…
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38 Jean March 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM

LEAVE a comment telling me, “What do you love slurping while enjoying spring?”

Just a cool glass of cold water with a some strawberries added.

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39 Gourmantine March 21, 2012 at 3:58 PM

What a lovely drink and your photos are so beautiful. I love slurping, well… (don’t judge) I’m totally addicted to vanilla soya lattes from Starbucks despite the time of year…
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40 honeywhatscooking March 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

My favorite Spring Drink is probably a fruity cocktail, I know, I’m such a lush! :) I would love to make this since it doesn’t incorporate any alcohol.. looks delish! Your photos are insane!

Btw.. now following you on FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Signed Up, & ReTweeted your message! I really like Joy’s website.. you’re right, she has a funny and witty writing style.

WElcome back, I hope you got to try the food at the Mexican/French Pavilions!
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41 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc March 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

omg fabulous photo and giveaway! I want that book! So great to meet you this weekend in person!
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42 Richa@HobbyandMore March 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM

love the color of that spritzer! i like any fruity juicy, sweet and sour with mint drink to sip on the beach on a warm sunny day!
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43 Maria March 21, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Gorgeous!
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44 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} March 21, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Kiran, my sweet friend! This spritzer is fantastic! Though I think I would use some sparkling wine in replacement of the ginger ale! ;-)
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45 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} March 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

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46 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} March 21, 2012 at 8:04 PM

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47 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} March 21, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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49 Lindsay {life and kitchen} March 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I love drinking iced passion tea. It gets me ready for summer!
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50 Lindsay {life and kitchen} March 21, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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51 Lindsay {life and kitchen} March 21, 2012 at 8:26 PM

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53 balvinder ( Neetu) March 22, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I am not new to your blog but have you in my followers’ list thru google friend connect.
I have never seen those blood oranges here. that would be a perfect drink for me after a workout.
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54 Choc Chip Uru March 22, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Though I am not entering your wonderful giveaway, I am more than happy to just sit and stare at the beautiful drink colour :D
Awesome post!

Cheers
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55 Baker Street March 22, 2012 at 2:58 AM

What a lovely giveaway!
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56 Baker Street March 22, 2012 at 2:59 AM

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57 Baker Street March 22, 2012 at 2:59 AM

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58 Baker Street March 22, 2012 at 2:59 AM

and follow you on pinterest! :)
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59 Baker Street March 22, 2012 at 2:59 AM

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60 Baker Street March 22, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Totally forgot to mention the spritzer looks delish.
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61 Cat March 22, 2012 at 3:45 AM

I love to slurp strawberry banana smoothies!

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62 Cat March 22, 2012 at 3:45 AM

I subscribe via Google Reader

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63 Cat March 22, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I pressed ‘like’ on FB! (as Cat P…. S….)

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64 Cat March 22, 2012 at 3:46 AM

I follow on pinterest (as snoozinchat)

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65 Cat March 22, 2012 at 3:47 AM

I follow on Twitter (as picatasi)
and tweeted!
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66 Nava Krishnan March 22, 2012 at 4:19 AM

Love this drink with the oranges and the rest of the ingredients you have used. Perfect for soothing and the cooling effects down the throat esp when the sun is high up there and burning. I really can’t differentiate the types of oranges and just grab any of it when its worth the price. The colors of this drink is so gorgeous and love it all the way.

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67 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 22, 2012 at 4:44 AM

What a lovely looking cookbook! And Joy seems so lovely too :D
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68 Sanjeeta kk March 22, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Aha..finally a giveaways without any boundaries ;)
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69 Sanjeeta kk March 22, 2012 at 4:57 AM

I love you on FB/twitter/and follow you everywhere…just need to come to your home directly to slurp this spritzer..slurrppp…:)
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70 marla March 22, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Hi! Glad to hear FBF was soooo much fun. I would LOVE a copy of this book. Congrats to Joy!

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71 marla March 22, 2012 at 7:39 AM

I follow your Pinterest boards :)

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72 marla March 22, 2012 at 7:40 AM

I like you on Facebook!

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73 marla March 22, 2012 at 7:41 AM

I follow you on Twitter :)

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74 nisha March 22, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Oh my such gorgeous pics. I love blood orange and everything to do with it, but never tried making a spritzer..with mint, im thinking it would be a fab combo.
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75 nancy at good food matters March 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM

love the vibrant color of this beverage—meyer lemons and blood oranges—wonderful combination!
for refreshing springtime slurping, I like to make cilantro lemonade!
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76 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 22, 2012 at 9:23 AM

That looks truly heavenly!
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77 Jenny @ BAKE March 22, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Gorgeous photos, the colour and light in them is almost entrancing! what do I like to slurp? I am addicted to pomegranate spritzers, I can drink pints of it!

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78 Emily March 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Kiran ~ Your photos are beautiful! I am so excited to start following your blog! So glad we met!

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79 sharon mcshane March 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I love Meyer lemons. You should try lemon bars made with them.
I am an iced coffee drinker.

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80 Feast on the Cheap March 22, 2012 at 2:34 PM

This looks so refreshing! And since I’m 6 most pregnant, I’m loving anything alcohol-free that isn’t water!
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81 Gretchen O'Donnell March 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I love Meyer lemons AND also blood oranges – which my grocery store finally carries! Horray! Will try this…
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82 Ann March 22, 2012 at 3:42 PM

What a stunning drink! …and the photos? WOW! I love homemade lemon ade in the spring…I’ll have to try it with Meyer lemons!
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83 Charissa March 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I love slurping fresh lemonade and mint teas!
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84 Ambika March 22, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Love the color of this spritzer!! I love Joy’s blog and thoroughly enjoy her writing. She is so funny, I would love to meet her sometime. Meanwhile, I would love to own her book. My favorite drink during springtime is any fruit mocktail or some lemon iced tea, I hate sodas, so its all fruity drinks for me!!!
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85 Ambika March 22, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I like you on FB!
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86 Ambika March 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I am subscribed to you on reader!
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87 Ambika March 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

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88 Ambika March 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I already follow you on twitter!
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89 Rikki March 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

This looks so refreshing! And that beautiful purple color is making me want one even more!! I’ve never had Meyer lemons, but I have to now [:
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90 karen March 22, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Can’t go wrong with a nice gin and tonic!

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91 Reem | Simply Reem March 22, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Gorgeous!!!
What a lovely refreshing drink… Trust me I can drink this through out the day and feel so fresh and balance…
I am more of drink person than eat and by drink I mean NON-Alchoholic drinks…LOL
I did everything you want me to do to enter the give away, now just waiting to win..yayayayay….. ;-)

B/W Kiran what lens do you use for photography…. I really like the depth you get…

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92 anh@anhsfoodblog.com March 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

how beautiful is that drink? I want one, now!
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93 Kate March 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I love really fresh lemonade with some basil and ginger.

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94 Dana March 22, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I can’t do better than a nice lemonade/ice tea combo in the heat of summer. So delicious!

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95 Dana March 22, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’m also following on pinterest. Addicting much?

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96 Cass @foodmyfriend March 22, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Everything you make is so so beautiful. I just want to dive through my screen for a sip!
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97 Cass @foodmyfriend March 22, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I love slurping on a champagne with peach foam. Decadent!
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98 jojo March 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

These look great for a summer afternoon.. or morning or evening :P
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99 Sara {OneTribeGourmet} March 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM

wow this spritzer drink looks so refreshing especially with those great flavors! I already follow you everywhere on social media! hehe xx
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100 Rebecca March 22, 2012 at 10:51 PM

fun drink and what did you learn from the conference
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101 Marina March 22, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I love meyer lemons, I just made something out of it today and posted. Your drink looks delicious and very refreshing! Thanks for visiting my blog!
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102 Amanda March 22, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Wine Spritzers are always good. Also I love anything with blood orange in it. You won me over.
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103 Meghan A. March 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM

I love drinking vanilla iced coffee.

Lame yes, but tasty.

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104 Biren @ Roti n Rice March 23, 2012 at 12:48 AM

I do see Meyer lemons once in a while but they are kinda hard to come by here in my neck of the woods. Looks like a refreshing drink. Nice color too!

My favorite drink is tea – spring time or any time! :)
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105 LinsFood March 23, 2012 at 5:39 AM

What a fantastic colour! Would you believe, I bought blood oranges for the first time this week?! I’ll have to give this a go, apparently, it’s going to be a warm spring weekend!
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106 Hotly Spiced March 23, 2012 at 6:22 AM

That’s a great giveaway and I’m glad the competition is open to anyone anywhere in the world! xx
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107 Holly March 23, 2012 at 6:48 AM

I enjoy slurping a green smoothie. It’s especially nice to hear the birds chirping and feel the sun shining on me while I enjoy it.

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108 Holly March 23, 2012 at 6:49 AM

I subscribed via email to your blog.

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109 kannajirao March 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM

wow colorful feast

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110 Barbara March 23, 2012 at 9:17 AM

A simple ginger and lemon ale would quench my thirst in spring.

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111 Barbara March 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Subscribed to your Blog via Reader!

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112 Barbara March 23, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I “like” you on Facebook!

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113 Barbara March 23, 2012 at 9:20 AM

And follow you on Pinterest.

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114 Michele Sparrow March 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I love slurping hot coffee with steamed soymilk, dusted with cinnamon on top of the frothy foam. Then, I love to take it outside and sit in the warm, spring air and dip is as the breeze hits my face. Perfect duo!

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115 Michele Sparrow March 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Haha…that should say “Sip it!”

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116 Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails March 23, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I like to slurp Pinot Grigio in the spring. Just subscribed to your blog as well — would love to win the cookbook and learn more about Joy. Happy Friday!
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117 Kitchen Belleicious March 23, 2012 at 10:45 AM

okay i did all the above entries! I love this giveaway and that spitzer is BEYOND amazing! You are awesome girl and the photos- gorgeous

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118 Beeb Ashcroft March 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Coffee, in all seasons! ;) Thank you for the giveaway!

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119 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

What a great giveaway, Kiran! My favorite drink to enjoy during spring is a fresh, minty mojito! Thanks for sharing. I’m also having a tea giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!

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120 MelodyJ March 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I like lightly sweetned Ice Tea.

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121 Sarah March 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

My favorite summer drink is actually a mint lemonade spritzer from Zut! That’s what drew me to this recipe – looks refreshing!
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122 Sarah March 23, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Also, I follow you on Twitter!
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123 Lubna Karim March 23, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Being in India, spring is something we miss out here….but the season btw the wnd of winter and start of summer……i love to grab on the fresh farm produce and seasonal fruits available at that time….as summers are approaching it’s always a flavoured chilled lemonade which makes me relax….love that medley of flavours in spritzer…….
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124 Lubna Karim March 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Subscribed to your blog as an e-mail reader…..
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125 Lubna Karim March 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I already follow u on pinterest….
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126 Lubna Karim March 23, 2012 at 3:30 PM

like you on facebook…
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127 Lubna Karim March 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Follow you on twitter too….
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128 Hannah March 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I’ve heard only good things about this book so I’d love to win a copy! My favorite spring sipper right now is cucumber-mint water. So light and refreshing. :)
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129 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Wow your giveaway is so generous! I am not a baker so I’m not familiar with her. And I think it’s probably not fair that I take this giveaway considering most of bloggers are a baker and want to get this book! I’ll pass this time (but I’ll try to win future giveaways! ;-)). I follow you everywhere anyway. :-) Good luck all!
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130 Em (Wine and Butter) March 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I think I might love sipping this most recent drink of yours the most – looks incredible Kiran and I adore the photos!! :) Have a great weekend lovely!
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131 LaurenW March 23, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Nothing beats sipping on a Mexican martini!!

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132 Deeps @ Naughty Curry March 24, 2012 at 7:54 AM

waiting to hear more about the amazing meet, looks like u had a blast :) the drink looks heavenly!
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133 Meryl March 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Homemade lemonade!

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134 Jennifer (Delicieux) March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Yum, this looks so delicious and refreshing! I love the combination of meyer lemon and blood orange. I’ve yet to try meyer lemons, hopefully I will be able to get my hands on them one day here.
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135 Rinku Naveen March 25, 2012 at 2:50 PM

This is such a refreshing drink. Looks so cooling. Your pics are fab..
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136 Magic of Spice March 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Your spritzer looks delightfully refreshing…lovely star to spring :) great giveaway as well :)
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137 katie March 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM

What a great giveaway and delectable drink! I love drinking sangria during the spring time!
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138 Sri March 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Love your site. Love your food. :D

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139 cassie March 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I enjoy sipping on margaritas in spring, more than anything else!
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140 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I love milkshakes in the spring! oo and Sun Tea!
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141 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 26, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I like you on Facebook.
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142 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I follow you on Pinterest!
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143 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife March 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I tweeted that tweet!

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144 Monica March 26, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Old fashion here.. I love a big, ice cold glass of ice team, with lots and lots of lime.
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145 Kien March 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Hi Kiran, my family loves the Gunners at RSC and Lake Club but we also make our own: Pour half a can of ginger ale in a chilled glass, followed by 3-10 shakes of angostura bitters and lime cordial (optional, twice amount of bitters). Top up with half a can of ginger beer and serve ice cold with a sprig of mint.

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146 michelle @ The Village Cook March 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I already follow you!! My fav. drink to slurp would probably be a Mai Tai… but when I slurp that, I get tipsy… It’s more of a sipper…
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147 Baani March 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Mojitos!

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148 Wanda March 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Love Mimosas for Spring, make them for just me or to enjoy with my girlfriends!

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149 Viviane Bauquet Farre March 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Kiran, what a phenomenal spritzer for the coming spring weather. The flavors and color just bring about those warm, sunny days in the garden!
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150 Shannon | Just As Delish March 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I want this cookbook! :)
no spring here, so it will be limau ice on all the 365 hot days!
have followed you on fb, pinterest, twitter & subscribed to your email!
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151 Esmeralda Pachero March 28, 2012 at 2:52 AM

I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are using? I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest website and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any suggestions?

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