Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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

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!'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 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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At June 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Grace L said...

I just posted my response here. I chose an Amaretto Sour. I love them.

At June 20, 2012 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Claire said...

Awesome challenge! My drink isn't too summery though lol.

My post :)

At June 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM , Blogger SweetMarie83 said...

Fun challenge! :-) Here's my response:

At June 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM , Blogger CrystalReads said...

That drink looks Delicious...especially since it's so hot in Texas :(

At June 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM , Blogger jen7waters said...

Wow, that sangria looks tasty :D 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! :D

jen7waters at gmail dot com

At June 20, 2012 at 4:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

At June 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

I love this challenge! :) I chose Orange Julius for my drink and Before I Wake for my book.

At June 20, 2012 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Carla B. said...

Nice challenge :) Here is my post:

At June 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Tami said...

My favorite summer drink is easy - Pioneer Woman's Perfect Iced Coffee.
Most anticipated book isn't as easy.

Check out the full answer here:

Thanks for sponsoring such a fun challenge!

At June 20, 2012 at 4:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

** 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! :)

At June 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Awesome challenge! Now I'm thirsty!
My post!

At June 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Darlene said...

Fun question!

Here is the link to my blog post with my answer:

At June 20, 2012 at 5:03 PM , Blogger April Alvey said...

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.

At June 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Rachelle21 said...

Mine is at my blog:
I use for email

At June 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM , Anonymous Christy @ Love of Books said...

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.


At June 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I present the Lemon Cherry Zoom:

At June 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my.
This makes me want to go buy a blender.

At June 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Barbara W. said...

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!

At June 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM , Blogger roro said...

mine's a ice cream soda lol

At June 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Sophia said...

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! :D Happy reading.

At June 20, 2012 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

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

At June 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM , Blogger p7 said...

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.

At June 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM , Blogger BlackWolf said...

At June 20, 2012 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Cayce said...

Awesome challenge, Kimba! :)
Here's my post:

At June 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Isa said...

I really like this challenge, there are some delicious recipes to try out! Your drink looks so refreshing. I chose a Mudslide. x)

At June 20, 2012 at 7:48 PM , Blogger Kristin @ My ParaHangover said...

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!!

At June 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM , Blogger Mariana Pereira Bezerra said...

My answer is here:

At June 20, 2012 at 8:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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*

At June 20, 2012 at 8:57 PM , Blogger Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

Hi, I am in the Read-a-thon, and did your challenge, here is my link for my WWReadathon post with my challenges in it , and will have updates too. :)
WWReadathon Post

At June 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM , Anonymous Leeanna said...

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!

At June 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM , Blogger Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Fun Challenge! Here is my post with my Challenges and Updates! My Wicked Wildfire Read-a-thon Post

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

At June 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM , Blogger Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

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At June 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM , Blogger Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

What a great challenge! Thanks for the fun. Here's mine: It's in my read-a-thon starting line and update post.

At June 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM , Blogger The Vintage Bookworm said...

That sounds yummy. (I just turned 20 yesterday, so I guess I'll be waiting another year to try this. ;)) I've only read Sarah's young-adult historical fiction THE SEASON, but I've been dying to read her Adult ones. Will definitely get on that soon!

Here is my post for this challenge. (

At June 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM , Blogger Louisa said...

Yum! Here's mine:

Go lemonade!

At June 21, 2012 at 2:55 AM , Blogger Hwa Sun Kang said...

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.

At June 21, 2012 at 4:27 AM , Blogger Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea said...

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

At June 21, 2012 at 6:04 AM , Blogger Kriss Morton said...

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

At June 21, 2012 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Patricia @ Lady with Books said...

My post can be found HERE.

My drink is basically just adding grenadine to everything. Lol.

Patricia @ Lady with Books

At June 21, 2012 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Sarah E. said...

My post is here!

At June 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Unabridged Bookshelf said...

Here is My Challenge Post

Thank you for the challenge! It was a lot of fun trying to pick a recipe!

At June 21, 2012 at 10:39 AM , Anonymous alchemyofscrawl said...


At June 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never tried a Pretty in Pink Sangria but it sounds yummy. Here's mine

At June 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Bea said...

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

At June 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Kristin @ My ParaHangover said...

Thank you, Kimba!!


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