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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

One of my favorite days of the year – Cinco de Mayo – is nearly upon us, as is the culmination of Hiram Walker’s “Margarita Madness” cocktail competition! I’ve written previously of the contest, the third chapter of “The Quest” series, but it’s now time to mention it’s down to the final stretch.

For your chance to win an Apple iPad, you need only submit your favorite Margarita recipe to “The Quest” through the Hiram Walker website or Facebook page by this Saturday, el Cinco de Mayo! So break out the tequila, Hiram Walker Triple Sec and your other go-to Margarita ingredients  and get mixing these next two days; it’s really all the preparation you’ll need for your fiestas this weekend!

Perhaps there’s even a Mint Margarita waiting to be developed — combining the best of both Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day! 😉

Salud!
SJ

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Welcome Spring With Margaritas!

Hiram Walker seeks out creative twists and flavors to the traditional Margarita - such as this Watermelon Margarita - in this chapter of "The Quest - Margarita Madness".

Spring has officially sprung and with it comes the reemergence of Margaritas on bar and restaurant drink menus. The Margarita continues to stack up as the most popular cocktail ordered in the US and is served in a variety of styles, flavors, sizes and glassware.

In its search to find the country’s* greatest cocktail creations, Hiram Walker’s third chapter through “The Quest” focuses on Margaritas and invites consumers to submit their own original Margarita recipe for a chance to win an Apple iPad®**.

Using a wide selection of the brand’s liqueurs and schnapps, entries to Hiram Walker’s “Margarita Madness” are being accepted now through one of the biggest Margarita holidays of the year, May 5 or Cinco de Mayo. Consumers will be invited to create fun and flavorful Margarita recipes that feature at least one of the following all-natural ingredients: Hiram Walker® Triple Sec, Hiram Walker® Peach Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Pomegranate Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Sour Apple Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Blue Curacao and the all new Hiram Walker® Watermelon Schnapps.  A panel of independent judges will select a winner from all valid entries in accordance with the judging criteria.

To enter the competition, consumers 21 and older can visit Hiram Walker on the web at www.HiramWalker.com or www.facebook.com/HiramWalkerUSA and upload a recipe to the Margarita Madness competition by May 5, 2012. No purchase necessary. The official rules and regulations can be found on the Hiram Walker website and Facebook Fan Page.

So let the madness begin and submit your recipe before its too late!

Salud!
SJ

*Contest is not open to residents of California and Utah
** This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook® or Apple, Inc.®.

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Friday’s Feature Cocktail – Highland Harvest

My my my…well, isn’t this convenient? Today is National Caramel Apple Day and I have JUST the product to fulfill the day’s request!

I know I’ve waxed poetic already about the newest product release by Hiram Walker but I don’t think I’ve really explained truly with how much ease this product delivers both on the nose and palate the beloved fall flavors of rich caramel and crisp red apples.

For an easy-to-build cocktail that delivers other hearty, earthy components of the cooler season ahead, try out the Highland Harvest cocktail, today’s Friday Feature Cocktail.

Highland Harvest: Created by Tobin Ellis, BarMagic

  • 2 parts The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky
  • 1/2 part Hiram Walker Caramel Apple Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

    Have a fall cocktail as delicious as the Highland Harvest? Enter your recipe into The Quest fall cocktail contest by Hiram Walker.

Build in a rocks glass with a large ice cube.

Have you had a chance yet to try Caramel Apple Liqueur for yourself? Did you

create a recipe you enjoy? There is still time to enter your recipe into Hiram Walker’s fall cocktail contest The Quest for your chance to win an Apple iPad! Entries are being accepted on the web through October 31st.

Cheers and have a great weekend!
SJ

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“The Quest” Is On!

Hiram Walker's Fantastic Fall Four (say that five time's fast?!) Features Butterscotch Schnapps, Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Original Cinn Cinnamon Schnapps, and the brand new Caramel Apple Liqueur

Want to win an Apple iPad? Here’s a pretty easy – and creative! – way to do so.

Hiram Walker, the portfolio of schnapps, liqueurs, brandies and triple sec, has developed “The Quest”, an online cocktail contest set in place to search for original cocktails created by – and who better than – the brand’s consumers. (You can read more about The Quest in the Press Release that went out last week)

This particular segment of The Quest seeks recipes that have an element of the approaching fall season. Consumers submitting recipes can use any of the following iconic fall flavors when making a new drink recipe: Hiram Walker Butterscotch, Original Cinn, Pumpkin Spice, or the brand new Caramel Apple Liqueur.

So grab a bottle of your favorite seasonally-inspired liqueur, your cocktail shaker and a bit of imagination. The Quest is now open to submissions on the Hiram Walker website (http://www.hiramwalker.com/recipes/the-quest-is-on) and the Hiram Walker Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HiramWalkerUSA) through October 31.

Cheers!
SJ

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Embark on “The Quest” Cocktail Competition

Hiram Walker is launching a new year-long program that invites cocktail enthusiasts to get involved and submit their own original drink recipes for a chance to win an Apple iPad®. “The Quest” is Hiram Walker’s journey to find the country’s best cocktails, and the first leg in the journey launches online on September 15. Below is the press announcement, which you can read in its entirety on PRWeb.com.

HIRAM WALKER® LAUNCHES DIGITAL ACTIVATION CAMPAIGN WITH “THE QUEST” COCKTAIL CONTEST

New York, N.Y., (September 06, 2011) – Hiram Walker, the exceptional line of all-natural and premium schnapps, liqueurs, brandies and triple sec, today announces the first chapter in The Quest, a search for the country’s* greatest cocktail creations. The Quest invites the bravest cocktail voyagers and at-home entertaining enthusiasts to compete for an Apple iPad®** by submitting innovative cocktail recipes utilizing either one of Hiram Walker’s select fall-flavored liqueurs and schnapps or Kahlúa® Rum and Coffee Liqueur.

On the first leg of The Quest, “Fall Drinks”, consumers will venture to win the significant prize by creating an autumn-inspired cocktail that features at least one of the following ingredients: Hiram Walker® Caramel Apple Liqueur, Hiram Walker® Original Cinn Cinnamon Schnapps, Hiram Walker® Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Hiram Walker® Butterscotch Schnapps or Kahlúa®. A panel of experienced judges will narrow down the entrants to a semi-finalist round where Hiram Walker’s participating Facebook®** fans will have a voice in selecting the winning cocktail recipe.

The Fall Drinks cocktail journey opens to consumers on September 15, when the newest Hiram Walker flavor, Caramel Apple Liqueur, hits retail shelves. Like all 39 Hiram Walker flavors, Caramel Apple is made with the all-natural flavors of sweet caramel and crisp red apple, serving as a versatile cocktail ingredient to a variety of drink recipes.

“We launched The Quest program to focus on developing exciting new cocktail recipes by leveraging our greatest resource – our loyal patrons in the cocktail community,” says Adam Gold, Associate Brand Manager Hiram Walker, Pernod Ricard USA®. “We’re excited to see the creative cocktails our contestants come up with for the Fall Drinks contest.”

…Think you have what it takes? Share your drink on the Hiram Walker Facebook page and enter for a chance to win an Apple iPad®. To enter the competition, visit Hiram Walker on the web at  www.HiramWalker.com or www.facebook.com/HiramWalkerUSA and upload a Fall Drinks recipe by October 31, 2011. Must be at least 21 years of age to enter. No purchase necessary. The official rules and regulations can be found on the Hiram Walker website.

*Contest is not open to residents of California
** This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook® or Apple, Inc.®.

Although the cocktail contest does not open to submissions for another week, now is the perfect time to start mixing and crafting that exceptional winning cocktail! 

Cheers!
SJ

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