This sponsored post is brought to you by Smirnoff Cocktails. Yes they do make their very own cocktails that you just need to chill and pour, but I digress. Smirnoff are giving you the chance to win 1 of 25 bottles of Smirnoff Cocktails and a set of cocktail glasses. And all you have to do is tell MM entertaining novice Linda how to get the perfect dinner party happening. She writes:
“It is almost summer and my mind and my mood are starting to think about days at the beach, friends, hot summer nights, fake tan, Vodka Mojito, Grand Cosmopolitan and Pomegranate Martini. Yes I have begun to obsess about Smirnoff cocktails and summer entertaining – not just lazy bbq’s or long , hot summer lunches but this year I am thinking of bringing the dinner party back, you know just like Justine Timberlake brought sexy back? But with more cocktails and food and less er, JT.
I love the idea of throwing a dinner party, swanning about in my own home sipping on cocktails knowing that I do not have to drive home. I also love the fact that Smirnoff have made it so easy by preparing the cocktails for me.
So while Smirnoff Cocktails have made the drinks part of the night a cinch I need help with the rest of the party. I may not know exactly what to do but like all good hostesses I do know where to go to source the best help – which is why I am here at Mamamia doing just about the best preparation a woman can undertake.
Music choice – do you go soft and background or a bit louder and party like? I love the idea that I can use an iPod playlist and load and leave for the night but I need to know what to load (so that I can genuinely leave it)
Menu plan – needs to be simple to prepare but delicious to eat. I know this is asking the impossible but I would like to spend as little time in the kitchen on the night as possible. If I wasn’t so conscious of the fact that I am inviting people to my house for dinner I would order in take away.
Cocktails – clearly I am going for a Smirnoff Cocktail that I can just whip out of the fridge and pour onto ice, but do I go for the
- Vodka Mojito A perfectly balanced blend of crisp clean Smirnoff Vodka, Kaffir Lime Liquor and natural mint flavour;
- Grand Cosmopolitan A professional shake of crisp clean Smirnoff Vodka, Triple Sec Liquor and a splash of Cranberry juice; or the
- Pomegranate Martini A delicious blend of Smirnoff Vodka, pomegranate juice, Meyer Lemon Flavoured Liqueur, and natural lemon flavour.
Decisions, decisions. Help! Tell me your perfect dinner party plan. Send in photos of your best meals or your dinner table set up. tell me about your playlists and tell me which is your favourite Smirnoff Cocktail.
Competition Time: Simply tell us your favourite Smirnoff Cocktail in the comment form (along with the rest of your dinner party ideas) then get as many of your friends and family members as you can to vouch for your cocktail choice by asking them to pop by Mamamia and give you a thumbs up. Then pimp your recipe by Facebook, Twitter or any way you can. Don’t forget to add your facebook update to the Mamamia fanpage here because votes will be counted on the Mamamia fanpage as well! And while you are trawling the net check out Smirnoff’s Facebook site for some great ideas – just click here
The top 25 comments win a bottle of Smirnoff Cocktails and a set of cocktail glasses. BUT YOU MUST BE OVER 18 AND YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
And of course remember to always drink responsibly.
Full Competition terms and conditions can be found here.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. If you entered and have not heard from Mamamia (Lana) please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
So… get cracking – your favourite Smirnoff Cocktail and the perfect dinner party plan…