Mix Shake Stir by Danny Meyer: Giveaway (6/19) CLOSED

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Posted by Dina N

Can you mix a martini? I can't, unless I Google it ;-) I used to like vodka and orange juice, a concoction commonly called a screwdriver. Now I like to play it safe and usually have a glass of cabernet. What to do if you want to serve - or drink - something a little more complicated than wine and beer when you entertain? I came across a book written by an expert who can help you out! And teach me how to mix a drink without resorting to a search engine.

Book Description
The bartenders at Danny Meyer's wildly popular restaurants are known for their creative concoctions. Guests at Union Square Café or Gramercy Tavern expect not only the finest cuisine but also Meyer's special brand of hospitality that often begins with a Venetian Spritz or a Cranberry Daiquiri. In MIX SHAKE STIR, Meyer offers all the tips and tools needed to become a masterful mixologist and supplements the cocktail recipes with gourmet takes on bar snacks. There are over 100 recipes of bar classics, signature favorites, and original, refreshing libations--from the Modern's elegant mojito made with champagne and rose water to Tabla's Pomegranate Gimlet. Shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, these cocktails make this collection an invaluable resource for elegant entertaining.

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have the opportunity to give away THREE copies of Mix Shake Stir!

To enter, please leave a comment below. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address if not visible in your blogger profile.

For extra entries, you can do one or all of the following - please leave a separate comment for each:
  • tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading;
  • tell me about your favorite drink;
  • follow my blog (see right sidebar);
  • subscribe to my feed by e-mail (see right sidebar);
  • blog about this giveaway linking to this post and get 2 entries;
  • email three people about this giveaway and copy me;
  • follow me on twitter and leave your twitter name;
  • tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet – you can do this once a day;
  • add this giveaway - or any of my current giveaways - to a Mr. Linky and let me know where to find it - you get two entries for every giveaway that you help promote, leave a separate comment for each;
  • add my blog to your Technorati favorites (click on link or see right sidebar);
  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is June 19, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Three winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!


  1. MissBling said...

    Ohh too bad this isn't open internationally:(

  2. Anonymous said...

    Thank you for this entry!! I love coctails!!


    My favorite coctail is a Cosmopolitan.

    I am a follower on twitter and a subscriber too.

  3. Debbie said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was "Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice" Controversial, but interesting nonetheless.

  4. Debbie said...

    I usually fall back on the old-fashioned Gin & Tonic with lime. It was my grandmother's drink so I have chosen it for years for sentimental reasons. It goes down really nicely on warm summer evenings.
    This doesn't mean that I'm not open to trying new drinks!!

  5. Debbie said...

    I subscribe to your feed by e-mail

  6. Debbie said...

    I follow you on Twitter

  7. Debbie said...

    I've entered your "Made in the U.S.A." & "how Not to Look Old" giveaways.
    BTW my twitter name is @debbierodgers

  8. Debbie said...

    I've tweeted about this contest http://twitter.com/DebbieRodgers#/favorites?user=DebbieRodgers

  9. News Around The Blogs said...

    I would love to make some awesome drinks at my next mixer!

  10. Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

    Thanks...I would love to have this book. We love trying new drinks!

  11. Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

    The last book I read was Zen and The Art of Happiness. I loved it.

  12. Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

    Favorite drink...the The Very Berry Tonic. The recipe is on my blog. Yummy.

  13. Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

    Following as Michelle

  14. Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

    Favored you on technorati Gigglesandlollipops

  15. Esme said...

    I just bought Babycakes which is a gluten free sugar free (almost cookbook). Favourite drink-pina colada.


  16. edeliz said...

    I would love to win this book!

  17. edeliz said...

    I follow you on twitter. My name is edeliz.


  18. edeliz said...

    I follow your blog.

  19. edeliz said...

    I entered the Girls in Trucks giveaway.

  20. Chrissy Reese said...

    Would love to win a copy of this one and school myself in bartending! :)

  21. Chrissy Reese said...

    I also entered the Bobby Brown giveaway. :)

  22. A Reader said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. A Reader said...

    I enjoyed Jantsen's Gift.


  24. A Reader said...

    My favorite drink of the moment is a nice Mojito.


  25. A Reader said...

    Entered the Girl Who Stopped Swimming giveaway.


  26. A Reader said...

    Follower (liane66).


  27. scottsgal said...

    Please enter me - would be great for drinks at pool parties

    msboatgal at aol.com

  28. scottsgal said...


    msboatgal at aol.com

  29. scottsgal said...

    fave drink is amaretto stone sour yummm

    msboatgal at aol.com

  30. scottsgal said...

    Last good book I read was Testimony - just finished it

    msboatgal at aol.com

  31. scottsgal said...

    I entered the Girl Who Stopped Swimming contest

    msboatgal at aol.com

  32. kalea_kane said...

    This would be an incredible book to win! Please enter me!


  33. kalea_kane said...

    I also entered the Gift Good Health Giveaway. That is awesome too! Thanks so much!


  34. kalea_kane said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. I also just listened to Run For Your Life on audiobook. It was excellent too. :)



  35. kalea_kane said...

    My favorite drink is a Scarlet O'Hara: Southern Comfort and Cranberry Juice. :) Yummy!


  36. kalea_kane said...

    I am a follower of your blog too!


  37. kalea_kane said...

    I am a Twitter Follower too (kellyblackwell)


  38. kalea_kane said...

    I am also an email subscriber to your blog.


  39. kalea_kane said...

    I Tweeted your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/kellyblackwell/status/1931572338


  40. kalea_kane said...

    I tweeted again today: Mix Shake Stir Giveaway at Just Another Blog http://tinyurl.com/r85ncp @aitmama


  41. Stephanie J H said...

    What a great book! I cannot wait to try the recipes! (I hope :) )

  42. Stephanie J H said...

    I just read the most amazing book, Random Family. It was about individuals and their connected lives in the Bronx in the 80s and 90s and was a piece of reportage.

  43. Stephanie J H said...

    I am a classic drink girl! I love really good beers, particularly wheat beers as well as fruity drinks like margaritas!

  44. Stephanie J H said...

    I am following you!

  45. Stephanie J H said...

    I entered your Bobbi Brown giveaway too!

  46. kalea_kane said...

    I tweeted again. :)



  47. Cindy said...

    I would love to win a copy of this book! My kids worked as waiters and bartenders during college years and this would be a fun book to have on hand when they come home to visit.


  48. Cindy said...

    I live in Texas and my favorite mixed drink is a Margarita on the rocks with salt!


  49. Cindy said...

    I follow your blog!


  50. Cindy said...

    I subscribe by email!


  51. Cindy said...

    I follow you on Twitter - username Soccermom213


  52. Cindy said...

    A book that I recently read was Marley and Me. It is a cute book! My family and I have our own real life Marley, so I laughed throughout this book.


  53. Cindy said...

    I signed up for another of your giveaways, Obama's Blackberry.

    You have great giveaways! Thank you!


  54. Anonymous said...

    Hi My favorite drink is the Ceasar. Wowho.
    Count me in.
    MarionG polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  55. Anonymous said...

    The lastest book I enjoyed was City of Glass. My daughter has read it too. Merci
    MarionG polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  56. Anonymous said...

    Yes I entered another of your giveaways.
    MarionG polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

  57. ossmcalc said...

    I would love to win this book for my daughter as she is just beginning to entertain in her new career.

    Thank you,


  58. ossmcalc said...

    I am also a subscriber.

    Thank you,


  59. ossmcalc said...

    I really enjoyed reading an ARC of Loosing My Religion. It answered alot of my questions.

    thank you,


  60. ossmcalc said...

    I have also entered your drawings for Testimony, Made in the USA, and all of the drawings on June 16th as it is my birthday.

    thank you,


  61. christin said...

    This sounds great! Thanks for the chance:)

  62. christin said...

    I follow:)

  63. christin said...

    I just finished Jantsen's Gift...EXCELLENT!

  64. christin said...

    Mexican Martinis are my drink of choice:)

  65. Terra H. said...

    This would be a great book to have. Please count me in to win.

  66. Terra H. said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Providence by Chris Coppernoll.

  67. Terra H. said...

    My favorite drink is the Slow Screw.

  68. Terra H. said...

    I follow your blog.

  69. Terra H. said...

    I'm an e-mail subscriber.

  70. Terra H. said...

    I follow you on Twitter, partymix25.

  71. Terra H. said...

    I entered the Made in the U.S.A. giveaway.

  72. ilja said...

    This book looks very interesting to me!
    I would love to make some of the drinks!

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. ilja said...

    My last book i enjoyed reading was Twilight!
    I was so obsessed with this book!

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  74. kathy said...

    I'm always checking out books at the library on home made drinks. My favorite is spiked coffee in the evening while snowing outside

  75. ilja said...

    I follow you on Twitter!

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  76. ilja said...

    I tweeted:

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  77. Lesley said...

    I would love a copy--thanks!


  78. Lesley said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Anna Karenina.


  79. Esme said...

    I just finished reading the Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie.

    loved it.

    Chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  80. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. ilja said...

    I tweeted:

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  82. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  83. Allison said...

    The last book i enjoyed reading was Jennifer Lancaster's Pretty in Plaid.

    My favorite drink is a mojito!

    Please enter me!

  84. ilja said...

    6/10 tweet:

    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  85. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  86. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. budletsmom said...

    Now this looks like a fun book.


  88. budletsmom said...

    Currently my favorite mixed drink is a mojito but a good margarita is good to.


  89. budletsmom said...

    I have entered a couple of your giveaways.


  90. budletsmom said...

    I am a follower.


  91. budletsmom said...

    I am subscribed to your email list.


  92. budletsmom said...

    A fun book I read recently that I enjoyed was Heiress for Hire by Erin McCarthy.


  93. ilja said...


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  94. ilja said...


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  95. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  96. Sammie said...

    I am very interested in your book, I would love to win it.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  97. Sammie said...

    The last book I read (I just finished today) was Made in the Usa BILLIE letts.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  98. Sammie said...

    I am follower already

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  99. Sammie said...

    I have also entered your GIRLS IN TRUCKS giveaway.

    SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

  100. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  101. Emily said...

    Thanks for the giveaway - I know I'd enjoy this!


  102. ilja said...


    iljaze (at) gmail (dot) com

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