8/15/11 There’s a very special garden party event taking place on Twitter and that’s where I’m going to be tonight! My Twitter name is @dirtandmartinis and I’ll be tweeting under the Twitter hashtags #IGC11 and #gardenchat. Here’s the exact details of this massive garden party event along with the giveaways you could win if you join in tonight:
Join in the #gardenchat fun on Twitter and watch live coverage featured on this page on August 15th and follow #IGC11 Coverage from the IGC Trade Show Floor Aug. 16-18 coming to you from the Chicago Navy Pier.
*One lucky participant will have their name drawn at the end of the #gardenchat Summer Party Event 8/15 in @TheYarden as the winner of the @Subaru_Life Tailgate Wagon. YOU MUST BE tweeting on #gardenchat during the 7 -9 p.m. CT event to be eligible to win the Subaru Wagon featured on this page!
MORE #gardenchat GIVEAWAYS :
*We have amazing garden products that are featured on this page that will be given away after the #IGC11 Event. These prizes will be given away to those who participate on the #IGC11 / #gardenchat twitter stream. The more you share the more chances you have for your name to be drawn as a winner.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED at Monday 8/22 during the #gardenchat hour (9-10 p.m. ET)
Guest at The Yarden Party will receive a goodie bag filled with gifts from these #gardenchat supporters :
The cocktail I’m going to be drinking tonight is dedicated to the founder of GardenChat, the lovely and hard working Bren Haas. She’s a gardening mama who loves to plant seeds using social network and she does this all voluntarily! She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and she shares her midwest garden, life and photography on her blog at bggarden.com.
If you’re not familiar with Twitter and joining in a chat Bren has made a step-by-step instructional video on how to join in. She shows how simple it is to participate via Twitter and the hashtag called #gardenchat.
Bren,I hope you like this cocktail bursting with fresh berry color and citrus flavors. This pink cocktail is for you:
Berry Lemon Cocktail
3 ounces citrus vodka
1/4 cup of mixed berries (I used raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp sugar (adjust according to taste)
Muddle the berries and sugar in a martini shaker. Fill shaker with ice, add citrus vodka, lemon juice and shake until icy cold. Double strain (see note) into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon, edible flowers and/or berries.
Note: You want to keep those ice chips and berry debris out of your cocktail. To learn what it means to double strain your cocktail, please watch the 39 second video… http://www.hitthehighbeam.com/?p=705