Our Life In The Kitchen Turns One and You Get the Gift!

May 28, 2010

To celebrate OLITK’s first  anniversary and our brand-spanking new look, I’m doing my very first giveway.

Summer is here and it’s time for fresh, fruity summery cocktails.  Nothing fits the description better than a classic Mojito, served in a tall, icy glass.  My favorite glasses (and my favorite mojitos) are from Columbia Restaurant.  These pretty green-tinted glasses are tall and sturdy, just perfect for serving all kinds of cool and fruity refreshment.  One lucky reader will win a set of four.

Yes, I can count.  I know there are only three here.  One of mine was broken but the winner will get a set of four.  Maybe I’ll order a replacement for myself too.

They’re also perfect for delicious Orange Mojitos. What will you serve in them?

Want a set? It’s easy!  Just leave a comment and tell me what beverages you’ll be serving this summer.  That’s it.  One winner will be chosen at random on June 6, 2010.

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1 Angela May 28, 2010 at 10:39 am

Those glasses are beautiful. I’m looking forward to serving refreshing margaritas and strawberry lemonade this summer!

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2 Ashley May 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

Oh, those are cute! I would make my all time fav, mango mojitos! Your orange mojitos sound fab too though. :-)

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3 Noelle @OPera Singer in the Kitchen May 28, 2010 at 11:09 am

HOW FUN!I love these glasses as they happen to be in my fav color. I am planning on making my watermelon margaritas again along with Raspberry-Lime Coolers and Strawberry Mint Mojitos. Oh and maybe some sangria too!! I sound like a boozer. LOL Thanks for the nice giveaway! noellsky (at) gmail (dot) com

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4 Laura May 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

Hi Karen! I love those glasses! Green might just be my favorite color. I think I’ll serve some classic margaritas in them.

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5 Lynn May 28, 2010 at 11:11 am

My favorite summer beverage is something very fruity. Sex on the Beach with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum instead of the Vodka. My favorite recipe for it is 1 1/2 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, 1 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps, 2 oz Cranberry Juice, 2 oz Pineapple Juice and 2 oz Orange juice. Shake it all up and pour over ice! It’s yummy but a little dangerous because you can’t really taste the alcohol : ) I figure it’s got to be healthy with 3 servings of fruit in it!

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6 Christine Thomas May 28, 2010 at 11:17 am

I can’t believe it has been a year. I really enjoy “Our Life in the Kitchen” and look forward to your postings. Thank you for entertaining us and offering wonderful gastronomique ideas. The glasses would be perfect for the pomegranate mojitos or chambord margaritas that I enjoy!

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7 Aimee May 28, 2010 at 11:17 am

oh! These remind me of summers spent in portland! I would certainly fill then with strawberry mojitos and watermelon coolers!

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8 Susan May 28, 2010 at 11:22 am

In those lovely glasses I would serve Mimosa’s in the morning and Sangria in the afternoon. The biggest decision will be whether to serve white or red Sangria! :)

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9 Erin May 28, 2010 at 11:22 am

Mmm margaritas of all kinds would look beautiful in those! I look forward to some homemade lemonade spiked with tequila :)

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10 Tracy V May 28, 2010 at 11:45 am

Very Cute, is it the Columbia Rest. in Tampa? I love that place! I will be serving up some Electric Lemonades!

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11 Rory May 28, 2010 at 11:55 am

There’s a couple different types of lemonade I’ll definitely be trying this summer. Thanks for the chance to win these great glasses!!

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12 Pam May 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The new design looks great! So do the glasses.

What drinks to serve this summer. My all time favs are always a Bombay and Tonic, Margaritas (frozen or on ice). But my new love for this summer will be Watermelon Martinis.

And a mango mojito doesn’t sound too bad either.

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13 Susan May 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

This summer will a strawberry-limeade-and-margaritas-on-the-rocks kinda summer!!! So excited!

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14 Kari May 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Ice cold Coca-Cola with rum ofcourse!! ;) Did I mention that green is my favorite color??? haha

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15 April Hunt May 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I will use these for Strawberry Lemonade!!!!

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16 Becky May 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm

oh, a mix of raspberry and limeade!

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17 Anne-Lise May 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm

OOHH!!! I’ll be serving some pommegranite mojitos in my brand new glasses! Although i might just have to experiment with a bunch of these mentioned above!

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18 Nataliya May 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I’d use them to server margaritas or strawberry aqua fresca for the non-drinkers

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19 Kasie May 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

My favorite summer cocktail is a mai tai, but I bet sangria would also be great in these glasses.

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20 Katie B May 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

oh those are so cute!! i’ll be making margaritas and mojitos!!

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21 Kristin May 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I will be serving pineapple mojitos and sangria this summer!

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22 Mary at Deep South Dish May 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Oh Mojitos are always on my summer list! Hey, when you grow mint ya gotta have a good use for it, right? What better way than a mojito?! I think I drank more of them last summer than in my entire life LOL – sure could use some nice glasses. I’m sure I’ll make my trusty frozen vodka slush and frozen watermelon margaritas, classic margaritas, and maybe a Tom Collins or two, oh and of course some summer sangria too! I’m sure I have a few more under my belt that’ll show up. I am not loyal to any one summer drink!!

mary at deepsouthdish dot com

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23 Joan May 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Lemonade with different flavors added. Also cranberry juice with raspberry vodka. Yum!

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24 Irma Ramos May 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

My Favorite Summer drink is called “The lady bug”
Perfect for Summer and Perfect for these glasses!!

4 cups half-frozen watermelon cut into 1-inch chunks (seeds and all)
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup lime sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Blend,
Buen Provecho ;0)

I love your Blog, your Photographs and your Recipes, I am inspired to be in the kitchen and enjoy it!!

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25 cassee May 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm

I will be using those glasses for Sangria. Those glasses are beautiful.

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26 MaryB May 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm

The glasses are tall and elegant. Anything would be special in them.

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27 thunja May 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

bellinis baby! or frozen strawberry margaritas w/ salt on the rim not sugar, or Makers Mark on ice w/ a splash of H2O (my usual)this is a good idea I love all of the drink ideas already posted.

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28 Memoria May 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I don’t drink alcohol so I can’t enter this giveaway, but I did want to wish you a happy blogiversary!!!!

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29 sidra May 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

i’ll probably serve a lot of sweet tea. those glasses would be perfect!

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30 Sarah S May 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I have a tasty recipe for Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea that my whole family drinks gallons of all summer long. Those glasses are beautiful!

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31 Courtney May 29, 2010 at 12:48 am

This summer we’ll be drinking sangria (red and white), pomegranate martinis, and margaritas. : )

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32 gemma May 29, 2010 at 5:12 am

Oh these are gorgeous. I’d have to say I would serve Orange Mojitos in them, the recipe sounds delicious!

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33 Mary Beth May 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

Lemonade spiked with Ketel One and fresh blueberries for garnish. So refreshing in the Atlanta heat.

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34 Jessica May 29, 2010 at 9:58 am

Congrats on a year! I love your blog. I was just talking with friends about making homemade raspberry mojitos, so I would totally love some new glasses in my favorite color to go with a new drink.

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35 Olga @ MangoTomato May 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

These are gorgeous!!! I’ll be drinking quite a bit of iced tea and Diet Pepsi.
Congrats on your 1 year anniversary.

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36 Amy from She Wears Many Hats May 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

Cool glasses! I’m working on a pineapple, coconut, cherry smoothie combo of some sort.

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37 Barb S. May 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

Just subscribed to your blog via rss feed! Love the pics of the food and all! Congrats on your one year anniversary!!!
I would drink a lovely margarita in those glasses or have a glass of sweet tea! Those glasses are beautiful!!!

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38 Wenderly May 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

Wow, I’d just love to jump right in! Congrats on your 1 year Anniversary! I’m thinking that it may just be a *Madras* cocktail kind of summer around here. Those glasses would be perfect!

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39 Jennifer May 29, 2010 at 11:43 am

Lots of fresh lemonade, which would look beautiful in those glasses. :)

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40 Heather Burke May 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Those are pretty. I’ll be serving sweet tea, strawberry margaritas, & lemonade this summer! Yummm….

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41 Lidia May 29, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Definitely jamaica agua fresca or maybe tamarindo. Either way can’t lose. Love, love, Looooooove your blog. I’ve been stalking for a while and I absolutely think it’s fabulous. Your pics are amazing. Happy Memorial Day!!!

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42 Martha Vaughan May 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Since we have some Cachaca straight from Rio, we would probably christen them with traditional Mojitos. Then I would definitely want to try the orange Mojito. That looks absolutely yummy! Martha

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43 Leilee May 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I’ll be serving lemonade, sweet tea and sour cherry sherbet. I love the new look of your blog.

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44 Steph May 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I’d serve milkshakes in them this summer!

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45 Carmen May 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I love, love, love these glasses! They will look great serving margaritas on the rocks – little bit of salt, extra tequila!

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46 Suziee May 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Happy Anniversary! A nice, fruity Sangria would be great in these glasses.

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47 Lisa May 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Cherry limeaide for the kiddies and classic margaritas! Perfect for a hot summer evening!

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48 Katherine May 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I don’t do anything stronger than 7-up, but I love to make shrub. We buy fruit syrups from a farm in PA, add selzer water, and sometimes a scoop of sorbet. Yum.

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49 Karen May 30, 2010 at 8:18 am

Love your site! Wishing you happy summer – even with only 3 glasses!

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50 Sofie May 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

love the green glasses, my favourite colour

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51 Thora May 30, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I am going to try orange mojito and margaritas!

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52 sofie May 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm

my favourite cocktail would be pina colada.

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53 M.J. Jacobsen May 31, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I like to make a cocktail called Mint Condition! It’s lethal, but sooo refreshing. It would look great in those glasses!
Wow, a year, congrats!

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54 Romana May 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Ice tea with fresh peaches and peppermint

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55 Erica May 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm

It wouldn’t be me using the glasses, it would be my obsessive-smoothie-making husband :) However I would definitely benefit!

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56 Kelly May 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I’ll be doing italian margaritas, peach tea and trying something new.

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57 Sheri May 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Lemonade, margaritas, cherry limeade coolers, etc. etc. etc. :)

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58 Dana May 31, 2010 at 11:51 pm

hmm…. I’m gonna make orange creamsicles, a favorite from a restaurant chain near here.

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59 Michelle @ 5 Forks June 1, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Watermelon Margaritas and of course the classic margarita.

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60 Christine June 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Congratulations on your one year Anniversary!!! Thanks for all the inspiration this year. Looking forward to see what you cook up in kitchen in the year to come!!!

As for what beverages I plan to serve up this summer…. well I have 3 favorite summertime recipes that I always seem to fall back on:
1) Pomegranate mojitos w/vanilla sugar
2) Peach Bellinis
3) Watermelon Martinis

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61 dallimomma June 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Mine would be iced tea with lemon. These are beautiful.

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62 Katie June 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

raspberry ice tea, and i’ll definitely try your orange mojito recipe!

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63 Emily June 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Ionized Alkaline Water !!

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64 Tammy T June 1, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I am making your strawberry “Name this Drink” drink. I have been making them on the weekends for a few weeks now and cannot resist. They are light, summery and perfect.

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65 Mary June 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Have just found this website and am loving browsing around and deciding what to try next!!

Would love to try to make Bellini’s. These glasses look like the perfect opportunity to give it a go.

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66 Nick June 1, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Mmmmm.. brazilian lemonade :)

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67 Juliet June 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm

The two best in the world: Sweet Potatoe Margaritas(equal parts frozen lime aid and tequilla, 7 up and corona)and Lime-aid mixed with cheap champagne. Both are awesome and I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like them :)

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68 Emily June 2, 2010 at 9:04 am

My roommate and I already have a head start on the summer margaritas!

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69 LoveFeast Table June 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

I think we’ll be drinking Tickled Pink Tropical Iced Teas…created by our friend Greg (@sippitysup) and we’ll be drinking Espresso Martini’s, limoncello, sangria, & mojitos! Just not all at once!

We believe in “theme-ing” the summer with a signature drink! This summer is the Tickled Pink Tea!

Cheers! Chris Ann & Kristin

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70 Tammy McCullough June 2, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Lots and lots of half ‘n half! LOL That’s what we call lemonade and ice tea together! ~ Very refreshing on a hot summer day! :-)

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71 On the Glam June 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

I LOVE these! i have the short version of these glasses but would love to add the high-balls to our collection. I’ll be serving mojitos all summer long…

PS, if you’re interested in joining a giveaway yourself, I’m hosting one over on my site (ends next week). Thanks for the chance!

http://ontheglam.com

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72 Jo Ann June 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I still find that a Beefeater Gin and Tonic with a huge chunk of lime is the most refreshing for me. I am still a Mojito virgin…so I really need those glasses so I can try them….LOL!!

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73 Debbie Johnson June 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm

oh what beautiful glasses, anything would taste good in them!
first choice, lemonade
then after five, here I come margaritaville!

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74 Mae June 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm

watermelon margaritas. YUM :)

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75 Rebekah Vance June 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm

We will be trying a Raspberry Lime Rickey and of course Margarita’s and Sangria!

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76 April Brooks June 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Congratulations on your first year of blogging!

I love classic mojitos! I have a bartender friend that made me something delicious with fresh basil and cucumber recently though. I need to get the recipe! I’m also looking for a great punch recipe for parties. Any suggestions?

Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your blog!

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77 Ashley June 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Pretty. Probably lemonade!

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78 JulieD June 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Great giveaway! My first mojito ever was at the Columbia just last year!!! Love that place…I bought two of these glasses and would love more. Mojitos have to be my favorite drink too! :) Congrats on the blogiversary too!

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