Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Contest Time! Name that Cocktail, Please.

Fan appreciation? Giveaways? Who knows?
I like my contests interactive and my themes a bit kooky (go figure).
And, I need your help.

Cocktail? Yes, please!
This is my special "I've made it through another day" treatail, usually occurring on a nightly basis.

The recipe:
-about 1/2 oz. lemon juice
-a few drops of Campari
-2 oz. - 4 oz. of Plymouth gin (one of the only brands worth drinking, in my humble opinion)
-a splash of (diet for me, please) tonic

Mix (or shake, if you are feeling frisky!) the lemon juice, Campari and gin over some ice cubes. Add tonic to taste.

Optional garnishes:
-a few loose berries shaken with the alcohol and lemon juice
-a toothpick full of Haribo Gummi Bears balanced on the rim, arranged in some sort of visually pleasing colorway
-stellar MCM Roly- Poly glasses with gold doohickey designs or any (preferably) old (and shiny) low ball glass. I am a fan of these examples.

Why should you care?
RetroTrend enjoys cocktails, this is nothing new. This doe's favorite cocktail does not have a name.
That's where you come in.

The terms:
This is a blog only contest.
Comment with your chosen name for my chosen cocktail.
It is a bit bitter, girlie, and likes to kick it old school, just like me. Bonus points for anatomy, indie music, Mad Men or fashion references, of course!

Start shopping! You'll need to include which item/s you'd chose from one of my shops if you had $50.00 to spend.
If your drink name is chosen, you'll win a one time use, $50.00 credit to one of my three Etsy shops.

This contest ends Friday, November 5th, at 12 noon EST. The winner will be announced here.
Good luck!


  1. MY ENTRY: Pink Wink

  2. Submitted by my friend Emily via e-mail: Mrs. Robinson.

  3. Whatever it is, it sounds delish!

  4. Appolonia. Only because I think everything should be named Appolonia.

  5. @Angi, isn't Appolonia the name of Prince's "wife", the one from Purple Rain!? Brilliant!!!

    I think you should name it the "Suzi Quatro". Pink drink --> The Pink Album --> Tuscadero --> Leather Tuscadero --> Suzi Quatro. I may have overthought this one

  6. I just logged on to Twitter this a.m. and saw the contest, recipe and replies! I wish I had more time to think about it, but instantly the words "Lemon Tree" came to mind. It does sound yummy! I'll have to give it a try this weekend! Pam (thevintagegreen)