Ruby Slipper Springtini & Giveaway

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Spring is only a few more weeks away, yay!!!  To celebrate, how about a new giveaway AND a fun new cocktail that is perfect for the season??  My good friend Jeena over at Mamacat’s Q. Tea will be sending two lucky readers some of her incredible tea!  She has a great variety of teas and a great story behind them, so check it out.  And to get you all started with her tea, I’ve developed a beautiful and tasty cocktail, the Ruby Slipper Springtini, that is perfect to kick-off spring!  Keep reading for the recipe and details on how to enter the giveaway!  Deadline to enter is March 31st, 2012 so enter soon!  I’ll be posting another recipe in a few weeks with another blend of Mamacat’s Q. Tea, so stay tuned!  Also, visit my Giveaway page for other current giveaways.

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THIS CONTEST IS OVER.  THANKS FOR ENTERING!

DISCLOSURE:
All prizes were supplied by Mamacat’s Q. Tea . Snappy Gourmet did not receive any compensation.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Now how about a fun spring cocktail using Mamacat’s Q. Tea???  This Ruby Slipper Springtini is a BEAUTIFUL color!  Mamacat’s Q. Tea has a great line of teas including Ruby Slippers, Golden Slumbers, Emerald Wonderland, Amber Maharani, Blossom Hill, and Casablanca Mist.  This Ruby Slippers Springini is the perfect “martini” for spring or a ladies night out!  It’s easy to make, and did I mention even my husband enjoyed it????  Mr. Steak & Potatoes enjoyed a cocktail with tea!!!  Love it!

You first want to prepare some of Mamacat’s Q. Tea Ruby Slippers tea.  You will notice how fresh the tea smells!  The tea itself is a beautiful color!  The picture doesn’t do it justice!  The beautiful color is from hibiscus flowers.  And did I mention this tea is packed with Vitamin C???  Love it!  After you prepare the tea, let the tea cool, before making the rest of the drink.

To compliment the citrus and flower flavors of the tea, I added some PAMA (pomegranate liqueur), some Triple Sec (orange liqueur), ginger ale (regular or diet, for a little bubbly), and a few orange slices for garnish. You may want to multiple this recipe and make a pitcher for easy serving!  I hope you enjoy!

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Ruby Slipper Springtini
4.6 from 11 reviews
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Recipe type: drink
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Serves: 1
Ruby Slippers Tea from Mamacat’s Q. Teas is the perfect base for this beautiful and refreshing cocktail!
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons prepared & cooled Ruby Slippers Tea from Mamacat’s Q. Teas
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate liqueur (such as PAMA)
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec (orange liqueur)
  • 4 tablespoons ginger ale (regular or diet)
  • orange slice (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Mix together tea, pomegranate liqueur, and triple sec in a large glass or shaker. Add ginger ale.
  2. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with orange slice.
Notes
SNAPPY TIPS: Depending on the size of your martini glasses you may have to alter the recipe. SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: For a nonalcoholic version, use pomegranate juice and orange juice for the alcohol. (For more recipes visit Snappy Gourmet at http://www.snappygourmet.com to sign up for an email/RSS subscription or visit Snappy Gourmet on Facebook or Twitter.)

 

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Disclosure: Mamacat’s Q. Tea provided tea for the contest prize but no other compensation was provided.  All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. 1

    WOW!!! Gorgeous photos, Lisa. You are really making me long for spring. I really want to try this tea, and I am following on Facebook.

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    This does look good and I follow Snappy Gourmet on Facebook

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    Debbie Jelinek says:

    I follow Mamacat’s Q.Teas on facebook!

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    Debbie Jelinek says:

    I follow Snappy Gourmet on facebook also!

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    Debbie Jelinek says:

    I like my tea warm in the winter and cold in the summer. I like to sweeten it with honey.

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    Like her on FB

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    Like you on FB

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    I like my tea in contrast to the weather. When it is cold, I drink hot tea. When it is hot, I drink iced tea.

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    I like Mamacats on FB.

    “Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.” Catherine Douzel

  10. 10

    I really like Snappy Gourmet on Facebook! Great Blog.

    note: In Russia, tea is sipped in clear glass mugs, the better to appreciate the differnt hues.

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    I really like to press my own almond milk, and use it with my hot green tea (along with Stevia). It’s very neutralizing to the body and great for controlling appetite & health.

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    I follow Mamacat’s Q. Tea on Facebook

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    I follow Snappy Gourmet on Facebook

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    I like tea hot! I can drink it any time of the year, but it is especially good in the winter since it warms you right up! I also prefer it sweetened!

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    Christina Tong says:

    I like hot tea year round and sometimes with lemon & honey especially on cold days and occationally added a pinch of ground cinnamon.
    Would like to try your Ruby Slipper Springtini, the photo is pretty.

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    I follow Mamacat’s Q. Tea on FACEBOOK.

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    I like drinking tea year round. In the winter, I like it hot, sweetened with honey or sugar with lemon slices. In the summer I like it icy cold, sweetened with honey or sugar with mint, and an assortment of fresh fruits.

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    Carole Resnick says:

    I like my tea straight—no lemon, no sugar, no milk

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    Carole Resnick says:

    I follow Mamacat’s Q tea on FB

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    jessica edwards says:

    lots of sugar!

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    I started following Mamacat’s Q Tea on FB

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    I follow Snappy Gourmet on FB

  27. 27

    I love all tea. Hot & Cold. Both sweetened & unsweetened….depending on my mood. My two favorite flavors are ginger/peach and a pumpkin fall flavor.

  28. 28

    I can’t even wait to test out this recipe and I’ll be waiting “patiently” for the next one too!

    I love a good mug of hot chai. That’s my favorite way to drink tea, but I like tea in most all forms.

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    I can’t wait to try this recipe!! It looks wonderful! I think I’ll even a little sugar rim.
    Thank you for the recipe and the great photos!

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    twitted this today

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    These recipes look so good. I cannot wait to try a few of them.

  32. 32

    What a wonderful creation. I love tea! I’m following Mamacat’s Q. Tea on FACEBOOK now.

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  34. 34

    I love tea and I usually drink tea hot. For afternoon tea, I love a nice cup of black tea with a little sugar and cream, the British way, and pair with my favorite pastry. What a nice way to enjoy life.

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    I like on FB!

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    I follow Snappy Gourmet on FB (above was for l iking Q Cat on FB)

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    I like hot tea plain – occasionally with a bit of honey or splenda!

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    Stephanie Bondlow says:

    I follow MamaCat’s Q Tea on FB as Stephanie Diane.

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    Stephanie Bondlow says:

    I like Snappy Gourmet on FB as Stephanie Diane.

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    Stephanie Bondlow says:

    I take my tea hot with sugar. It is so good for you, especially herbal tea.

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    Carole Resnick says:

    I drink me tea plain

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    Carole Resnick says:

    I follow SG on FB

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    i follow snappy gourmet on fb!

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    i like fruity teas sweetened and cold and prefer dark teas unsweetened and warm… i have made tea infused baked goods before. earl grey & vanilla are wonderful in pound cake!!

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    I usually prefer hot tea with a bit of maple syrup (that’s the Vermont girl in me!) and soy milk.

  48. 48

    Hot tea with lemon…

  49. 49

    I’m a cold tea gal. This is my first visit to your blog, so I spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. You are a great photographer and I really like the recipes you share with your readers. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day.Blessings…Mary

  50. 50

    Sounds delish!….need to give ths a try….

  51. 51
    Samantha says:

    Love my tea any way I can get it! Also going to give your recipe above a whirl tomorrow.. I’ll tell you how I like it! New follower and new fan :)

  52. 52
    Pamanella says:

    Southern Sweet Tea on ice, all year long.

  53. 53

    love tea hot or cold, day or night…herbal or tea…lapsang souchong is wonderful for cooking…adds wonderful smoky taste to legumes, grains, chili, etc…marinate chicken breasts or salmon…oh so many ways to use it in cooking

  54. 54

    I like my tea hot in the winter and iced in the summer, sweetened with a little honey or agave nectar if it is iced. No unusual recipes, as of yet.

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    i follow snappy gourmet on fb

  56. 56

    i like it ice cold with lemon – NO SUGAR please!!!

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    I follow you on Facebook

  58. 58

    I love tea anytime of the day, hot and cold, but must be sweetened!

  59. 59
    Victokirsh says:

    Nothing better than hot tea after a day working out in the snow.

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    I drink lots of herbal tea hot and without sugar. However, when I drink iced tea I do want it sweet. If I am out somewhere, I usually order it half sweet and half unsweet or I add splenda if they have it. I drink tea year-round. If it has caffeine though I drink it in the morning. And I love chamomile and other sleepy type teas before bed.

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    Dawn Hughes says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

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    Dawn Hughes says:

    Love sweet tea with lemon but in the winter a warm mug of tea with a little honey is heaven.

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    I follow Snappy Gourmet on FB!

  64. 64

    I usually ptrefer it cold and sweet. I also like to drink Green Tea Smoothies!

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    Rebecca says:

    I like my tea hot with a little sugar and will drink it all year round for sure!

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    i drink my tea hot and not sweetened.

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    Marilyn Wons says:

    I like my tea either hot or cold unsweetned!

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    Angela H says:

    I follow Mamacat’s Q. Tea on Facebook. Angela H

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    Angela H says:

    I follow Snappy Gourmet on Facebook. Angela H

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    Angela H says:

    I like both hot and cold tea. I prefer my iced tea unsweetened but I do drink sweetened iced tea. I like to add a little bit of sugar and cream to my hot tea if it is an unflavored tea. For flavored I drink it without anything added.

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  71. 71

    I would love to win. Gorgeous pictures!

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    I am a Snappy gourmet FB follower.

  73. 73

    I’m a tea addict, I’ve got 60 or so boxes of herbal tea.
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    I’m following Mamacat’s Q. Tea on Facebook (Lesha Anderson).

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    I’m following Snappy Gourmet on Facebook (Lesha Anderson).

  76. 76

    I love my tea hot and unsweetened. Also, I love trying out different kinds of teas.

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    susan varney says:

    i like snappy gourmet on fb susan v

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    susan varney says:

    i like mamacat’s tea on fb susan v

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    susan varney says:

    i like my tea sweetented and with a touch of milk has to be hot

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    Christine says:

    like my tea hot with honey

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    Love cold fruit-flavored tea year round!

  82. 82

    Hi there! I just came across your blog today through Pinterest – very nice!
    I generally like warm/hot tea in cooler weather and iced tea in warmer temps. I like a variety but a good Chai is always nice and I just love fresh mint iced tea (which I’ll be posting soon on my blog).

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    I am following Mamacat’s Q. teas on facebook.

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    I liked you on facebook.

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    My favorite way to have tea is latte style. Doesn’t matter if it’s iced or hat I just love milk with my tea.

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    I follow you on facebook

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    I follow Mamacat’s Q. teas on facebook.

  88. 88

    I love hot tea almost always. But on the hottest days some icy cold tea fits the bill!

  89. 89

    I follow you and Mamacat’s Q. teas on facebook. Typically I prefer my tea hot (I used to love iced tea, the Lipton pre-made mix). I’ve only been drinking green tea and I like it as is and will drink it year round. I have never tried cooking with tea personally. This recipe sounds delicious! I am going to have to try a few of your “tini” recipes; they all sound so yummy.

  90. 90

    I LOVE peppermint tea. Hot, cold, winter, summer, all day, everyday! Mixed with chamomile or green tea, or mate!

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    alyce poalillo says:

    I like Mamacat’s Q. Tea on FB (Alyce Poalillo)

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    I like hot unsweetened tea any time of the year. My favorites are fruity flavors and herbal options.

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    Naomi LaFave says:

    Looks Great! I follow you on Facebook

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    ElizabethJean says:

    I follow Mamacat’s Q. Tea on facebook :)

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    ElizabethJean says:

    I follow you (Snappy Gourmet) on facebook too!

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    ElizabethJean says:

    I like my tea both hot and iced, and I prefer sweetened (though oolong I can have unsweetened, hot). I drink it year-round.. it’s good for the mind, body and soul :)

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    I like iced tea – slightly sweet – if it is traditional, southern tea I like it a bit weak and watered down.. strange, I know LOL ;)

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    alyce poalillo says:

    I like Snappy Gourmet on FB (Alyce Poalillo)

  99. 99

    Hi Lisa!

    I came across your blog through pinterest and love your willingness to try so many things and come up with new and creative recipes so nicely! I can’t wait to try some of them.
    As for tea, I don’t really like it. However, they have this green tea frappucino at starbucks that I can’t get over for some reason. So I tried to make a cheap version at home using vanilla bean ice cream and a bunch of bags of green tea steeped in a little bit of water all mixed in the blender and it’s spot on! Taste’s just like Starbuck’s but doesn’t cost nearly as much. I was so happy with the way it turned out!

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    Sabrina Matthews says:

    I follow both you (Snappy Gourmet and Mamacat’s Q Tea on Facebook. I love the color of this drink and look forward to trying it soon. I like my tea unsweetened and hot. Sometimes with a little honey & lemon.

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    Erin Cook says:

    it looks beautiful, I follow snappy gourmet on facebook ERin Cook

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    kathy pease says:

    like you on facebook kathy pease
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    kathy pease says:

    I like my tea hot and cold year round but I always put a slice of lemon for zing :)

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    Chaqkins says:

    I follow Mamacat’s Q. Tea on facebook as A Ann Casson
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    Jennifer J says:

    I like my tea sweetened, either hot or iced!

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    I like my raspberry tea iced and my chamomile tea hot.

  107. 107

    I like tea all year round, I tend to like iced tea more but hot tea is right on its tail. A little sweetener and strong I find best

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    Follow MQT on FB

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    Like Snappy Gourmet on FB

  110. 110

    I like hot tea in the winter and iced tea the rest of the year!

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    Jennifer R says:

    I love sweetened iced tea in the warmer months and I always drink tea with honey when I feel ill.
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