Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon ~Challenge~ Slake your Thirst

June 20th, 2012 kimbacaffeinate UC 45 Comments

20th Jun

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon
This challenge is for those participating in the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon. It’s not to late to join in the fun. Just click on the image above to sign up. This is an awesome way to catch up on your reading, make new friends and have fun with amazing challenges.

~Create a Wicked Recipe Book~

For this challenge:
Help me create a recipe book for the Wicked Read-a-Thon

Share your favorite drink recipe* and the
 cover of your favorite/most anticipated summer read!
Have fun with this, include pictures, the recipe (so we can all try it**) and tell us about your book choice. Have you read it? Are you anxiously awaiting its release this summer? Why?

Here is my recipe and book:
Pretty in Pink Sangria

(serves 10)


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle chilled rose wine, such as white Zinfandel
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 liter ginger ale

Stir the strawberries, lemonade concentrate, rose wine, and pineapple juice in a punch bowl until combined. Stir in the ginger ale just before serving. Serve over crushed ice and add a fresh strawberry as garnish. 

My summer reading pick:
A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

I have been devouring Sarah MacLean’s historical romances. I love that the woman are strong and feisty. Of course all the men are completely swoon worthy! I am saving this to read on vacation this summer and cannot wait. 
I love the cover and the dress matches my drink perfectly!

Ok..it’s time for you to share your drink and book. 
Leave me the link to your post or include the details in your comment.

One winner will be selected at random to
 win a book of their choice 
(valued at up to 10.00)
from B&N or Book Depository 
(as long as they ship to your address)

Remember you must be a participant of WW read-a-thon to win.

This challenge is open from 4pm Wednesday June 20, 2012 to Thursday June 21, 2012 at 4pm. I look forward to seeing our first recipe book! 

Winner using random.org is
Kristian @parahangeover

Thanks to everyone who participated!

* this drink can be anything from a smoothie to a hot toddy. Participants under 21~please share your favorite non-alcoholic drink!
** disclaimer: Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and the hosts of the Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon do not endorse under age drinking. As always please drink responsibly.

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45 Responses to “Wicked Wildfire Read-a-Thon ~Challenge~ Slake your Thirst”

  1. jen7waters

    Wow, that sangria looks tasty 😀 I’m afraid I wasn’t so bold and picked… a cappuccino.

    My full answer is in my updates post, right here.

    Thanks for the fun challenge and giveaway! 😀

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

  2. Mesa SQ

    My favorite drink (especially in the summer) is Mocha Frappe.

    4 cups brewed coffee, hot
    4 (1-ounce) packages hot chocolate mix (3/4 cup mix)
    4 tablespoons sugar
    1 cup heavy cream
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Whipped cream, for serving

    My most anticipated book this summer is: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson!

  3. Sophia

    The pretty in pink sangria looks SO good! Y’know, just minus the alcohol, haha. 😉 I hope you’re kicking book-butt in this read-a-thon, Kimba! 😀 Happy reading.

  4. cmriedel

    ** FYI incorporating pics + 3 pages open are killer. I thought dial-up modems were outdated until I moved. Highspeed is concentrated in cities! Since countries are 90% small towns; more dial-up than we realize…. Couldn’t see how to get pics in comment box so am adding an URL. Technical info over. **

    I’d be very glad to win a $10.00 Book Depository treat. After 2 hours of fiddling and getting really hungry in the process, please find my 4:00PM contest entry here! 🙂 http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/future-book-beverage-challenge/

  5. April Alvey

    My Favorite Summer Drink There Is No Picture For As I Make It My Myself Is Called Alexis’s Summer Punch.

    2 Scoops Of Country Time Pink Lemon aid

    1 Cup Of Fresh Strawberries or Frozen But I Like Fresh Better

    1 Pint Of Cold Water

    Then You Add Just A Splash Of Vodka Or Gin I Like Vodka And To Make For The Kids Just Leave Out The Liquor Makes A Great Frozen Drink.

    Drink It Cold Or Freeze For About An Hour To Make A Slushie Out Of It.

    As For My Summer Read That Would Be Kiss The Dead By Laurall K Hamilton

    I had to buy this book it was so wonderful i just couldn’t put it down and before i knew it i had read the whole thing. Best book ever.

  6. Christy

    Haha…. so, yeah, you know me and mixing drinks. I’ve been drinking mango daiquiris lately, but don’t make them myself. So here are the recipes for the one that I *think* sounds good…


    1 Mango, Ripe, coarsely chopped.
    1/4 Cup pineapple juice
    1/2 Cup light rum
    3 Cups ice cubes
    2 tbs fresh lime juice
    2 tbs fine sugar


    Put mango, lime juice, pineapple juice and sugar in blender and blend till smooth.
    Add rum into this mix and blend again.
    Now add ice cubes into the puree and blend again till smooth.
    Pour this slush into glasses and serve.


  7. Barbara W.

    I’m a horrible cook and I rarely drink much besides Coke, but I submit my purely slapdash homemade recipe for iced coffee. I have a gigantic 42 oz. mug from Home Depot, toss in about ten ice cubes, about a half pot of cold coffee, 1/4 cup of Cinnabon creamer and 1/2 cup of light soy milk. Add more coffee or soy milk to taste. Prepare to bounce off of the walls.

    One of my most anticipated summer reads is Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost – I love the Night Huntress series and I’m really excited that Vlad is getting his own spinoff!

  8. Heidi

    Thismwas on my cocktail of the day widget…sounds interesting and don’t you love the name?
    I can’t paste it in…it it called pink squirrel on My Best Cocktails.com

  9. p7

    Interesting challenge! I’m afraid I wasn’t too bold on my choice of beverage, but somehow books and coffee are forever linked in my mind. Here’s my Tricolored Coffee.

  10. Kristin

    Awesome drink recipe! I’m always intimidated by sangria. On one hand, it’s supposed to be easy, right? It’s just fruit thrown in on wine and let it sit. But since I suck at cooking, I’d probably mess it up. Having this super easy recipe that sounds soooooo delicious, I couldn’t fail!!! Thanks!!!

    Here’s where my recipe is, on my WWRAT post page

    thanks for hosting the great challenge and giveaway!!

  11. tiensblurb

    I can never resist Pina Colada! I get my husband to mix it though and I can’t seem to find the right mix online! So, whilst I can’t tell you the proportions, I can tell you the ingredients: Midori, Malibu, thickend cream, pineapple juice, and crushed ice – so place them in blender / cocktail shaker – YUM! Sweet & tropical!

    For the Summer release, I’m looking forward to Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness because I’m currently reading A Discovery of Witches (book 1) and am in love… *sighs*

  12. Leeanna

    I have no idea what this is called, but I’ve been making it for a long time. It’s super simple.

    Frozen orange juice

    Put a few tablespoons of frozen orange juice in the blender, add as much milk as you want, and blend. I don’t ever measure.

    My most anticipated summer release is… oh boy there are a ton… Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff!

  13. Hwa Sun Kang

    Strawberry smoothie (serving depends on how much milk you pour in)- I don’t have specific measurements because I’m used to just eyeballing it.

    Get strawberries, cut the green part off, wash them, and put them into a blender. Next, get the milk out and pour it in. Make sure that the level of the milk is lower than strawberries (you don’t want it to overflow!). Ice is optional. After, put the top on and turn on the blender (keep it going for a while if you don’t want chunks of strawberry in your drink). Open the top, and taste it with a spoon. If it isn’t sweet enough, get some sugar and dump in it. And TADA~ here’s your smoothie!

    My most anticipated summer release is Nevermore by James Patterson! I love the Maximum Ride series.

  14. Vicky

    My favourite non-alcoholic drink has to be a cuppa tea with milk. As for alcoholic and summer drinks, Martini Pour Elle gets my vote! It’s a fruity cocktail and I LOVE it! All you need is the following:
    5 cl Martini Bianco
    2 cl passion fruit puree
    1 cl strawberry syrup
    1 cl lime or orange juice
    You put all these ingredients in a cocktail shaker, mix them together and voilá. 🙂

    As for the book, I’m DYING to read the new Meg Cabot book, Size 12 and Ready to Rock. I’ve read the entire series and I love it. <3

  15. Kriss Morton

    REAL SOUTHERN SWEET TEA is my favorite Summer Time Drink-
    12 regular tea bags
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    4 cups boiling water
    3 -4 cups sugar
    12 cups cold water
    (rest of the recipe ^ image can be found on my MY WWRAT UPDATE PAGE*

    Most anticipated release is BLOODLINE by James Rollins

  16. Bea

    I want to make your sangria but I can’t use the ginger ale (allergic), what could I replace it with?