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Dee BrunAward Winning Author, Libations of Life, A Girls Guide to Life One Cocktail at a Time. Resident Cocktail’ista on The Steven and Chris show on CBC. Home entertaining columnist Toronto Star & Yourhome.ca. Cocktail Chef & Stylist, Menu Development, Home Entertaining Guru, writer, humorist, wife, mother of 4, TV Junkie, shoe-aholic, boarder line George Clooney stalker..hmm what else...I am old enough to remember making “Mixed Tapes” from the radio...My fave vacation spot is anywhere with a beach bar...and when I grow up I want to be Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City and marry George Clooney...IT COULD HAPPEN!

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  • THE SOCIAL HOST

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: beer, christmas, cocktail deeva, cocktaildeeva, cocktails, coffee, dinner party, drink, drinking and driving, entertaining, family, gin, girls nite out, Holiday, home, lifestyles, mixologist, mixology, mocktails, Party, rum, signature cocktails, social media, Tips, Toronto, trends, vodka, what not to do, wine

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    This past summer my neighbor was over served at a local pub, went home, fell down the stairs and died. It was a horrible, senseless and preventable tragedy that tore a family apart.

    So when RIDE Checks asked me to be a part of their campaign this year…Just like not dhttp://www.cocktaildeeva.com/wp-admin/post-new.phprinking and driving…it was a NO BRAINER.

    Over serving at restaurants and bars happens all too often. Bar owners, servers and bartenders all want to make the customer happy. Let’s face it, telling someone they have had too much to drink is uncomfortable at best. Also let’s not forget the money making aspect of this.

    In 1972 the Supreme Court of Canada decided there was a “special relationship” between a bar and it’s patrons because: as stated on Canada Safety Council.org

    “The bar “invites” the patron to use its premises to buy and drink alcohol. There is a duty or responsibility on the bar to ensure that there is no “foreseeable” harm that occurs to the patron because of what the bar does (serving alcohol to a patron when he is visibly intoxicated and then ejecting him) and what it fails to do (take preventative steps – offer a ride or call a taxi or police).”
    Establishments now have a “Duty of Care” for it’s patrons.

    So what happens when you invite people into your home to consume alcohol? Do you as, the host, have a ‘duty of care’? Does your home or office party fall under the ‘special relationship law’?

    What exactly is a ‘socialhost?”

    A definition could include anyone who: as per Canada Safety Council.org
    1. is not selling or supplying alcohol for profit;
    2. is not an employer, or any position in which he or she has a unique relationship with his or her guests; and
    is serving alcohol or condoning the service/consumption of alcohol on premises over which he or she has control.

    Then there is the whole B.Y.O.B issue. Are you liable if people bring their own booze?
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    Unfortunately there is no exact answer. This whole area is as grey as it gets. However there have been many people successfully sued and found liable as a ‘social host’.

    The real question is, how can you protect yourself this holiday season and really have your guests “Party Safe”?

    Here are my tips for being a responsible Social Host…

    As the host, don’t over serve yourself. Limit your alcohol consumption throughout the party in order to pay closer attention to your guests.

    Avoid a self serve bar. I am all for hiring a bartender for the evening who has alcohol training.

    Have MANY non-alcoholic selections. Create a signature Mocktail Punch for the evening.

    Say hi and bye! This one is SO important. Greet all your guests to get a feel for if they have already been drinking. Say bye to EVERY single person that leaves your home to gauge how they are acting and see if maybe they need a alternate ride home.

    Have a spare bed or a couch.

    Only TIME will sober someone up. Not coffee or a slice of pizza or cold shower. It’s all about how much alcohol is in the blood stream.

    One last thing to remember…If you have a guest that you feel is intoxicated and they refuse to take a taxi and insist on driving. You MUST call the police. It may seem dramatic but it is your ‘Duty of Care’ to do so. Imagine how dramatic an accident would be.

    For more great Party Safe ideas and to learn more about RIDE Checks check out their website www.ridechecks.com 

    You can also find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter…

    For more information on who, how and when you are liable as a ‘Social Host’ be sure to check out www.canadasafetycouncil.org/traffic-safety/social-host-liability

     

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS and #PartySafe
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  • BLURRED LINES…IS THERE STILL A SAFE PLACE ?

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: believe, bloggers, cocktail deeva, fuck you, rant, shit, social media, twitter

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    ” I don’t end friendships over difference of opinion though.”…

    “I would hope that you wouldn’t, I don’t either. The world would be a very lonely place if we did that.”…

    This is a snippet from some comments I received the other day and it got me thinking…

    When the CBC fired JG…MANY people I knew jumped to his defense. Bashing the CBC, criticizing them for judging his bedroom habits and vowing to vindicate him. And why wouldn’t they? The CBC did fire him for what seemed, at the time because he liked rough sex. There was no other information expect a story of he said she said from the media.  People simply had an opinion…people responded in the heat of the moment…I know this one all to well…

    After the rest of the started coming out and is still coming out, I saw retraction after retraction. “I am sorry for what I said” … “I apologize for my comments”…

    I mean you can’t even have an opinion about a company anymore without being threatened with legal action…

    But Why?

    If someone did something horrible to a friend or someone I respected, damn certain I would just to their defense in a heart beat not know all the facts. I would hope there are people in my life that would do the same for me. And if it came out after that they were a violent cowardly douche…I would be so sad.

    However I certainly hope people wouldn’t judge me or unfriend me because I was defending a friend at the time. But this is exactly what I saw happen…People ending friendships over a difference of opinion, a split second opinion coming from a place of almost protection for someone you admire or care for. If you still support the coward now then we definitely can’t be friends…

    But now..after seeing all this unfold…

    Would you still defend someone? Someone you are friends with or admire? Will you wait for all the facts? Does it depend on what they have done? Are we now so afraid of what others will think we can no longer freely express an opinion…? Or do we have to sensor ourselves to ensure our opinion is crafted carefully as not to offend? OMG what if someone doesn’t like me?

    Is it all in HOW we say it rather than what we say now?

    For example…

    Cat pictures and video makes me want to chew glass… I have now possible offended the over 200 MILLION people who have viewed the videos. What about…Cat pictures and videos are really not my favorite thing to watch.Sounds much better…but it’s not what I wanted to express…I want to express that I would rather have glass shards embedded in my tongue that watch a cat video. Just my opinion.

    The same can be said for Starbucks cup pictures and daily selfies (except for 365feminism that shit has a point other than your perfect duck face). All glass chewing worthy events, in my opinion.

    I know the same thing can and is said about things I post..People HATE food pictures..I adore them. To many shoe porn is an utter waste of space, to me it puts me in my happy place. We ALL have different opinions.

    The internet is filled with anonymous trolls some anonymous and some not and someone will always try and get your back up…I get that and it will never change.

    It just seems to me that we are now editing ourselves before we even put pen to paper…We are thinking about what the comments “might be” before we even know what we want to write…We craft our comments and replies like well oiled PR machines as no to offend…Why would I be offended if you post a honest comment about your opinion? Why would I be offended if you are offering me insight to something I may not know? I could actually learn something.

    “I would love to leave a comment and tell you how I really feel but I am afraid someone will screen shot it and use it against me.”

    REALLY? This is the evolution of having on online voice…

    We PREACH…

    OWN IT

    HAVE A VOICE

    USE YOUR VOICE

    BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

    “I am sorry but I have to disagree..”

    Quite possibly my least favorite thing I read in blog post comments…Why are you sorry you disagree? Are you just a polite Canadian? Why are we all sorry for having an opinion? Is there a”list’ now days for people with opinions? You know how much I love getting on Lists!

    Is there a way to write what the hell you want to write anymore? Are we all now Bubble Wrapped Bloggers? Editing ourselves with everything we post on line because we care so much about what people (many who we will never know or meet) think about us?

    It seems on line reading has become more about , who said what in the comments, than what was actually said in the article.

    But seriously…who even reads or comments on blogs anymore…………………

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • I WILL JUDGE YOU………..CUS SOMEONE NEEDS TOO…

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: cocktail deeva

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    Here I am…wine in hand… on my soap box again…had to find it and blow the dust off it …

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    I need a lot of things in my day…seeing Kim Kardashian’s ass …was not one of them…hashtag..Things I can Live without……..

    There was a time, not that long ago, I could not wait to tuck the weevas into bed, grab a glass of (good) wine and hit the key board…I wold spend an hour or two having great conversations with amazing people all over world. I would actually LEARN things and share in debates and listen to opinions. And no on was calling anyone a bully, no one was selling anything, no one was giving something away and no ones avatar was branded. AND THERE WERE NO HASHTAGS …

    I blame Hashtags for ruining twitter like I blame Wayne Gretzky for starting shitty celebrity wines…

    You know what I learned on Twitter and Facebook today…? That Kim Kardashian has a giant shiny ass and someones name was spelt wrong on their Starbucks cup and they thought it was SOOOOOOO FUNNY!

    In the passed couple of months I have had several conversations with some really S.M.R.T people, on Social Media. Regarding things like – Jian Ghomeshi, Twitter Parties, Buying posts, Social Media Whores, Bullies, Trolls, Judgies…and the only thing I have learned is…

    YOU CAN’T HAVE A FUCKING OPINION ON ANYTHING ANYMORE…

    Gawd help you if you have an opinion that may in some way hurt a person or their cats feelings…cus you will be labeled a BULLY..Don’t even think about making a comment that could even be slightly misconstrued as Judgmental because the online trolls will EAT YOUR LIVER WITH FAVA BEANS AND A NICE CHIANTI…anonymously of course.

    So …now that we can’t do anything on social media unless it involves winning a prize, jacking a hashtag or getting free shit…and we can’t have a real conversation because someone who forgot their big girl panties at home is going to get offended and run and cry bully ( yes I said BIG GIRL not big person)… what are we to do…

    CONGRATS Twitterers , Hashtags, Brands and Blog Whores… you have now made social media the MOST FUCKING BORING PLACE ON EARTH…You get a 25$ Gift Card…

    Here is how I see it through my wine glass on my self righteous dusty soap box…cus this is my blog and if you don’t like it you can take your blog and go home…

    - Twitter parties can be fun…I have hosted them, been a part of them and support them…if they make sense…after all it can pay decent coin yo…If you are doing 5 a week for every Brand Dick and Harry on the planet then complain about social media sell outs…If you host a twitter party and feel like you need to take a shower afterwards…you are doing it wrong…and I will judge you.

    - Having an Opinion is VERY OK…but if you make a living on your website judging companies, celebrities and just about everything…then decide to hop the fence and get morals when it suites you and your SEO …you are doing it wrong…and I will judge you.

    - Working for PR companies and Brands is a good thing…something we all strive for…but if you pimp any brand and work with anyone who tells you you’re pretty, then you are doing it wrong …and I will judge you.

    - If you post shitty pictures on Instagram…you are doing it wrong…and I will judge you…yes I am talking to you Martha Stewart…

    I really don’t know where I am going with all of this…all I know is that people I really enjoyed engaging with on social media are gone. People I loved reading don’t write as much anymore…People that I thought were not blinded by the free and the sparkly are working for horrible brands and people.

    So much has changed and so much more needs to change.

    When I do talkies…you know the thing that comes before the drinkies…and speak to people about what my social media strategy is…the first thing I get is…

    “Ya ya Cocktail Deeva (I don’t think they realize I actually have a name) that’s easy for you to say..you are on TV you get great gigs, you are so lucky”..blah blah blah…

    Cus ya…the day I posted my first blog post ever  … I got the call from HOLLYWOOD….

    I worked my ass off, made a gazillion mistakes and still make them daily…it’s that whole foot in mouth syndrome I have…

    It wasn’t until a few years ago when I realized what kind of blogger or social media person I wanted to be.
    This one time at a conference…I stood up for a woman I didn’t really know because she was being treated unfairly and then proceeded to piss of a TON of people and get my name added to “A LIST” ( like a no fly list only for blogging) …and IT FELT GREAT!

    Because everyone in that room said..”DAMN I wish I had said that”…and to this day it is one of the most common things people say to me when they meet me…besides..”Boy you are so lucky to be married to George Clooney”…

    My point is…if there can be one in all my verbal diarrhea…cus this post so far only makes sense in my thick head…

    STAWP FUCKING IT UP FOR EVERYONE ELSE!

    STAWP MAKING TWITTER A PLACE WE AVOID LIKE THE CLAP AFTER 6PM

    STAWP WORKING WITH SHITTY PEOPLE ..Do your homework …who you choose to associate your name with lives on line FOREVER.

    Wow that was preachy… (wine break)…………………………………….

    I have been a Big Mouth self righteous TIT on issues like this for a long time…I struggle with even staying in social media all the time, I have hung up my shaker and almost walked away several times. Then something reminds me of all the amazing people and friends I have made. The incredible opportunities it has afforded me. The bloggers I read that are doing it right.

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    Bottom line is…YOU CAN SAY NO…

    YOU CAN SAY NO and still get work..You get better work if you SAY NO…You get better brands and opportunities if you SAY NO!

    Just say no to drugs for bloggers should be ..Just say no to shitty campaigns and shitty people…

    I have been saying NO for a lot longer than I have had …a lot of Twitter followers…. or even knew what SEO was…I still don’t really know…I have good Blogging friends for that…

    I do EVERYTHING people say you should NOT do…I tweet and drink, I swear, I get shit sent to me and NEVER write about it..Because it’s ASS…I don’t do ASS….

    Yet some how I work with some of the best brands and people …How?

    I give good head…………………..

    There are SO MANY AMAZING BLOGGERS and WRITERS on line that I am in awwwe of daily that are doing it right..People I follow, copy and want to be when I grow up…Want to know who..ask me..I will tell you ..and like they did with me…they will give you the best advice…HA…it’s like I actually think I am talking to someone…

    If anyone who actually knows me is reading this…you know I am nothing but honest..to a fault..I have no filter and when you add wine to that..shit gets ugly…

    So at the end of this crazy ass RANT…bullshit soap box post…I just want to say…

    THANK YOU…

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    THANK YOU for always reminding me that there are still good things about Social Media and it’s not all free trips, gift cards and cat pictures…

    THANK YOU to the PR companies that “get it”…you are few…but you are mighty and you ROCK…

    THANK YOU to anyone who fucking read this and didn’t take a cheese grater to their face…

    Cheers…from me…still here…pissing people off…

    Final Note… If you want to join in the conversation and have an opinion on anything I said or didn’t say…Don’t email me..

    Don’t private message me…

    OWN your opinion and your thoughts and put it out there for all to see…I promise it doesn’t hurt as much as you think…and YOU WILL FEEL GREAT!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • BE OUR GUEST!!

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Bed and Breakfast, beer, cocktail deeva, cocktails, coffee, contest, D.I.Y, decorate, dinner party, DIY, drink, entertaining, fabulous, girls nite out, giveaway, hamilton beach, home, lifestyles, mixologist, mixology, mocktails, Party, restaurant, restaurants, social media, Tips, Uncategorized, win, wine

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    As some of you may know I have recently started a new adventure in my life…Because I wasn’t busy enough…I decided to buy a Bed and Breakfast!

    Not just any bed and breakfast, mine has a bit of a twist to it…naturally…

    Olde Bridge Place is NOT a traditional B&B…Here’s how it works..

    There are 2 suites that are situated in a 130 year old converted garage at the base of the Kissing Bridge. They have full kitchens, living area, large bedrooms and gorgeous bathrooms. The larger of the 2 suites, The Kissing Bridge suite even has it’s own private patio over looking the river and the bridge.

    I stock your room with FABOOSH local ingredients , fresh breads, pastries, eggs, bacon, fruit, juice, tea, coffee etc…and you make your own breakfast at your leisure..At NO TIME do I ever cook for you…

    You have your own private entrance, you get your own key and you come and go freely. At NO time are you in my home…However you can join me for cocktails on the porch…

    It’s a B&B only better…because you get your privacy and there is no awkward ..”I’m in someones house” stuff…

    The B&B is located in the middle of the St Jacobs, Elmira, Elora triangle in the heart of Mennonite country..So many great things to see and do..

    My new B&B is called, Olde Bridge Place and is located beside the historic Kissing Bridge in West Montrose on the banks of The Grand River. The last covered bridge in Ontario..

    It’s Peerrrrty….

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    So..to celebrate my new adventure I am giving away a 2 night stay in the Kissing Bridge Suite at Olde Bridge Place…

    BUT WAIT…that’s not all…you are about to get SPOILED!

    I am also going to celebrate all the FAB local business I have the pleasure of working with…(shop local)

    Here is what you can win…

    2 Nights stay at Olde Bridge Place in the Kissing Bridge Suite – $370

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    Cocktail reception on the porch sponsored by Innocente Brewing and Rosewood Estates Wines(Priceless Really) $250

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    Vintage milk painted side table from My Vintage Nest - $125

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    Gift Certificate to the FABOOSH Herrle’s Country Farm Market in St Agatha – $50

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    Gift Certificate from the drool worthy Lancaster Smokehouse in Kitchener – $50

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    10 X 6oz Brady’s Meats famous certified Angus beef baseball steaks – $70

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    Hamilton Beach Java Blend coffee brewer/blender – $70

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    Mini photo shoot up to 1.5hrs , 10  images included + printing rights 1 -11X14 print  from CL Buchanan Photo - $600 !!!!!

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    $1585 .00 ……….

    AMAZING !!!!

     

     

    HUGE thanks to all the FABOOSH local business that joined me in this AMAZING weekend escape…We LUV our region and want you to join us and see for yourself why it is just a wonderful place to be…CHEERS

    Here is how to Enter…GOOD LUCK and we can’t wait for you to BE OUR GUEST!!
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    Please show your support to all our fab sponsors of this contest by being SOCIAL with them..Like, Pin and share with your friends…CHEERS

     

     

     

     

  • BELVEDERE KNOW YOUR MARTINI CONTEST WEEK#4

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: cocktail deeva, cocktaildeeva, cocktails, contest, drink, entertaining, fabulous, giveaway, lcbo, lifestyles, mixologist, mixology, Party, recipe, recipes, social media, Tips, twitter, vodka

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    World Martini Day was on June 19th, Belvedere Vodka and I have teamed up to have some fun and spread the Martini LUV!

    Do you now know your Martini? Are you a shaken or a stirred Martini drinker…?

    What is the difference?

    IMG_6489There are many many different versions of the martini and many different thoughts and ideas on which way is better…

    There are many people that think if you shake a martini you will bruise the vodka. I don’t feel this way, I firmly believe if you hand someone a shaken and a stirred martini made the exact same way they won’t be able to taste the difference. Go ahead and try it and let me know what you discover.

    If you like your martini cold, I find a shaken martini to be colder than a stirred martini. It’s easier to chill it when you are shaking it.

    If you like your martini clear then stirred is the way to go for you. Shaking a martini causes air bubbles and will turned you cocktail a bit cloudy.

    If you like a stronger drink then stirred is also for you. When you shake your martini tiny pieces of ice chip off and will melt and dilute the cocktail. This is why you only want to shake it a few times…

    So what kind of martini drinker are you? Colder? Clearer? Stronger?

    To enter this weeks contest all you have to do is tell me how you like it? Your Martini that is…

    Send me a Tweet me or Facebook me with your answer

    Just be sure to add @cocktaildeeva and either #BelvedereShaken or #BelvedereStirred depending on how you “Know Your Martini”…and for goodness sakes keep your clothes on..

    You can comment here on my Blog or to me on Twitter or my Facebook page…all the legal lingo is below…Be sure to follow @BelvedereVodka on Twitter…

    GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!

    I will pic 2 winners from Contest one Monday morning June 23  before 11am ET. The Contest #3 will start right away…

    • What you WIN…

      This FABOOSH Belvedere branded Martini shaker and stir stick set…and then you have to invite me over for Martini’s !! Ok that part is not a must but always an option…

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      Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest – Rules and Regulations
      NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest begins on Monday, June 9 at 11:00 am ET and closes Monday, July 7 at 11:59 pm ET.
      Entrants may enter the Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest on Twitter or Facebook. To enter on Twitter, entrants must answer a martini-related question posted by @cocktaildeeva on her blog (http://www.cocktaildeeva.com) during the contest period. Entrants must include #BelvedereShaken or #BelvedereStirred, and @cocktaildeeva in their Tweet and must follow @Belvederevodka on Twitter to be eligible. On Facebook, entrants may enter by commenting on the specified contest posts featured on Cocktail Deeva’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CocktailDeeva) during the contest period.
      There are five entry periods within the contest. On Monday June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30 and July 7 at 5pm ET, a representative of Cocktail Deeva will select 2 eligible winners based on the most creative and passionate response. The total number of winners for the duration of the contest period will be 10. Winners from each week are eligible to enter more than once per announcement period.
      The winner will receive the following prize pack, courtesy of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka): one (1) Belvedere-branded martini shaker and one (1) Belvedere-branded stir stick (valued at $12.31 CAD each).
      The potential winner will be contacted via social media by a representative of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) to be deemed the official winner. No substitutions or alterations of any kind can be made to this prize except at the sole discretion of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka).
      The prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash and cannot be substituted in any way. If the winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days, the prize may be forfeited and another entrant may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
      Contest open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 19 years of age or older. This contest is not open to partners and employees of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka).
      By entering this contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Cocktail Deeva, Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) or any of its affiliated and related companies, promotional agencies and all of their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, successors and assigns, from any and all liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest or the prize won. By entering this contest, Cocktail Deeva, Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information entrants provide when entering the contest for the purposes of managing the user profile, administering the contest and prize fulfillment. By accepting the prize, winners agree that Cocktail Deeva and Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) may utilize personal information the winners have provided to send additional communications about its products, upcoming contests, events and promotions. Cocktail Deeva and Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) reserve the right to terminate or suspend the contest or modify it in any way and does not assume responsibility should the contest be cancelled, suspended or delayed for any reason beyond its control.

     

     

  • KNOW YOUR MARTINI WITH BELVEDERE CONTEST WEEK #3

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: bloggers, cocktail deeva, cocktaildeeva, cocktails, contest, drink, entertaining, giveaway, humour, lifestyles, mixologist, mixology, Party, recipe, recipes, signature cocktails, social media, Tips, twitter, vodka, win

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    World Martini Day was on June 19th, Belvedere Vodka and I have teamed up to have some fun and spread the Martini LUV!

    Sometimes however that Martini LUV can be expensive…One of the most expensive Martinis I have ever had was at Le Royal Monceau hotel in PaIMG_6319ris. It was a lovely warm ginger tea martini and cost… 29 Euro or in Canadian dollars $42.33…This broke my previous most expensive martini that stood at $29 US in Vegas…

    These are penny cocktails compared to one of the most expensive Martini’s in the world that is served up at the 45th floor lobby lounge at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo…The Diamonds are Forever Martini will set you back ¥1.8 million (approximately $18,000) …and it is garnished with a 1 carat diamond and is a regular menu item there! When one is ordered the live band will play the theme song from the James Bond movie of the same name…

    To enter this weeks contest you must tell what and where you had your most expensive Martini..Was it worth it? Send me a pick of it if you have one…

    Send me a Vine  or an Instagram…

    Just be sure to add @cocktaildeeva and either #BelvedereShaken or #BelvedereStirred depending on how you “Know Your Martini”…and for goodness sakes keep your clothes on..

    You can comment here on my Blog or to me on Twitter or my Facebook page…all the legal lingo is below…Be sure to follow @BelvedereVodka on Twitter…

    GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!

    I will pic 2 winners from Contest one Monday morning June 23  before 11am ET. The Contest #3 will start right away…

    • What you WIN…

      This FABOOSH Belvedere branded Martini shaker and stir stick set…and then you have to invite me over for Martini’s !! Ok that part is not a must but always an option…

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      Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest – Rules and Regulations
      NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest begins on Monday, June 9 at 11:00 am ET and closes Monday, July 7 at 11:59 pm ET.
      Entrants may enter the Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest on Twitter or Facebook. To enter on Twitter, entrants must answer a martini-related question posted by @cocktaildeeva on her blog (http://www.cocktaildeeva.com) during the contest period. Entrants must include #BelvedereShaken or #BelvedereStirred, and @cocktaildeeva in their Tweet and must follow @Belvederevodka on Twitter to be eligible. On Facebook, entrants may enter by commenting on the specified contest posts featured on Cocktail Deeva’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CocktailDeeva) during the contest period.
      There are five entry periods within the contest. On Monday June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30 and July 7 at 5pm ET, a representative of Cocktail Deeva will select 2 eligible winners based on the most creative and passionate response. The total number of winners for the duration of the contest period will be 10. Winners from each week are eligible to enter more than once per announcement period.
      The winner will receive the following prize pack, courtesy of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka): one (1) Belvedere-branded martini shaker and one (1) Belvedere-branded stir stick (valued at $12.31 CAD each).
      The potential winner will be contacted via social media by a representative of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) to be deemed the official winner. No substitutions or alterations of any kind can be made to this prize except at the sole discretion of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka).
      The prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash and cannot be substituted in any way. If the winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days, the prize may be forfeited and another entrant may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
      Contest open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 19 years of age or older. This contest is not open to partners and employees of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka).
      By entering this contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Cocktail Deeva, Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) or any of its affiliated and related companies, promotional agencies and all of their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, successors and assigns, from any and all liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest or the prize won. By entering this contest, Cocktail Deeva, Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information entrants provide when entering the contest for the purposes of managing the user profile, administering the contest and prize fulfillment. By accepting the prize, winners agree that Cocktail Deeva and Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) may utilize personal information the winners have provided to send additional communications about its products, upcoming contests, events and promotions. Cocktail Deeva and Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) reserve the right to terminate or suspend the contest or modify it in any way and does not assume responsibility should the contest be cancelled, suspended or delayed for any reason beyond its control.

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