Later this month Chow Bella and Changing Hands are co-presenting a book signing and cocktail event with professional mixologist Kim Haasarud, author of 101 Tropical Drinks and the "101 cocktail" series. On August 22 at Tempe's Changing Hands bookstore, you'll be able to catch Haasurud as she shakes up a few drinks from the new book, which introduces readers to the world of rum through the variety of styles, flavors, and regions.
And whether you're an at-home cocktail amateur or an experienced pro, we're looking for your best boozy recipes to enter in a contest to win one of two copies of 101 Tropical Drinks as well as a front row seat at the book-signing event.
Here's how the contest is going to work:
You share your best cocktail creation in the comment section below complete with ingredients, instructions and of course, a kick-ass name by noon on Monday, August 19. Don't forget to include your name and e-mail address, so we can let you know if you win.
We'll choose two winners who will each receive a free copy of Kim Haasrud's 101 Tropical Drinks as well as a front row seat to the August 22 book signing and cocktail-tasting event at Changing Hands.
And for a little inspiration, here's an excerpt from Haasarud's book:
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The tropical cocktail conjures exotic visions of swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches, gentle ocean breezes, and libations served from hollowed out pineapples. It is a perfect choice for a warm day, but if you can't make it to the South Pacific, you can feel transported in your own backyard with the right cocktail in hand.