Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Big Fig Limoncello Give Away

I've been experimenting with lemon drop recipes ever since the MIL discovered this beverage and declared it her favorite cocktail. I've come up with some reasonable versions but hit upon the perfect one the last weekend using my newly bottled homemade limoncello. Not too sweet, not too boozy—just right.


And now this beverage can be yours. You can follow my recipe (given in two parts, here and here) or you can win a bottle of my homemade limoncello, two stainless steel camping martini glasses (just because you're camping doesn't mean you should do without some comforts of home), Meyer lemons from my tree, and a lemon drop martini recipe.



Entering is easy! Leave a comment to this post, and you're in. A comment introducing yourself if you're a new commenter would be nice but is not required. Winners will be drawn Wednesday after Sophie comes home from violin.

The terms of winning include the obligation to host your own give away. If you do not have your own blog but would still like to enter, you may do so with the agreement that if you win, I post an interview with you on my blog. I'll then host your give away here at Figs.

Good luck!

42 comments:

Jackie said...

Nothing says I really want to win like being the first to post!

:)

lisagh said...

This looks amazing! Please omit me from the giveaway though, I've won too much already... but here's to you paying it forward. Cin cin!

kristenspina said...

I'm in. And Happy Mother's Day!!!

Maria said...

Salut, stin i yia sas and kampai!

Yum yum...my friend in Japan had her own homemade "liquid sunshine" and it was amazing.

PS. Happy Mother's Day!

TC said...

No too sweet? Oh....memememe! Please!

(I may be a first-time commenter; I'm not sure. I've been reading you for a while, though, I swear! So, if I really am commenting for the first time, um, well, hi! And...pick me!)

Cloggsy said...

Ooh, I'm in - I looove anything lemon!

Mrs.Preppy said...

I think since my maiden name is Meyer, I deserve multiple entries. This looks delish!

Erin said...

Ohh, I so want to win this! I should get a bonus entry 'cause I'm local. And I camp. And I keep saying I'm going to make my own limoncello, but haven't yet (big freeze of 2 years ago nearly took out my lemon tree, and it's just now back to looking like a tree. No lemons yet.).

:-)

Belle in Bloom said...

What a great give away! Count me in, please. I'd really, really, really love to win this! Our produce is so bad right now. Especially lemons. Thanks!

jenmarie702 said...

Wahoo...sign me up. And I will cross my fingers that my name gets picked!!
Hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

MsMVNJ said...

Sign me up!!! Happy Mother's Day...:-)

Beth G. said...

Yuuuuum! Please count me in!

Happy Mother's Day!

J said...

Out of all the blog giveaways so far, this is the one I've wanted to win the most!

Happy Mother's Day!

Libby said...

I'm not entering because I have already received more than my share of delicious lemons from your garden, I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day. :)

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I never, ever enter giveaways but this is too good to pass up! Please enter me as I will (GOD WILLING) be giving birth in the next week and will be in the market, shall we say, for some limoncello! Meyer lemons are my fave!

I'm more than happy to host a giveaway on my blog but I can't promise it'll be as awesome as this one!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Ooooh- I LOVE all things lemon! Pick me! Pick me!!

Sabina said...

hand waving frantically, because i don't have the proper container to make limoncello, and i camp incessantly and have NO martini glasses to take with me. and i'd pick it up and save you postage, and i know it's a drawing, but i need some snazzy cocktails for camping right after school lets out. and i have no blog but would gladly guest blog for a moment. hope mother's day was all that!

gwendomama said...

I HEART BOOZE!

is that enough?

I ALSO HEART GIVING SHIT AWAY!!! I MEAN NICE STUFF!!! (not like that lame xmas party that shall go unnamed)

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm in too! I love lemon drops, but I haven't had one in ages.

fluffymuffy said...

I am really new to your site but really wish I could live where you do. Texas wheather has not been boading well to citrus growing. Well at least the part where I live. I would love your recipe for lemoncello. We are in the process of moving and I will need something to fill my days. We have lots of wild mint growing so I must do something with that before we move.

I Love Your Whole Face said...

Me too! Me too! I did Limoninis last summer. Limoncello + champagne. Very tasty!!

A. said...

I'm feeling lucky! : )

ElleBee said...

Hmmm...if I don't win, can I BUY some lemons from you?! :)

Brianne said...

Lemon drops are one of my favorite martinis, especially as the days turn warmer! There's nothing like a frosty cold glass filled with lemony goodness. We even had citrus drops at our wedding (fresh lemon, lime and orange juice in place of just lemon) instead of a champagne toast. Even if I don't win I'll be trying your recipe with some store bought limoncello. Thanks for the idea! Happy belated Mother's Day! - Bri

Midge said...

I would love to win, I am really into fresh fruit cocktails right now! I count them as one of my fruit servings!

Bren said...

Hey there! I'm Bren and I'd love to enter and win! And even if I don't, I plan to try your recipe. Sounds wonderful!

E said...

nothing says summer like lemons! (and booze!) that cocktail looks absolutely delicious!

KatieGirlBlue said...

Ooooooh! I'd love to be thrown into the (ski) hat!

Hope you had a great Mom's Day.

KK said...

I'm salivating over here Cindy! PICK ME!!!!! :)

pinkpolkadotaa said...

I would love to try limoncello, count me in!

Kerry said...

I have never had one but would love to try one - looks great!!

Always Organizing said...

I'm in! I have "lurked" on your blog before but never commented :) ps. I have a giveway going on right now too, all your readers are welcome to play along!!! AO

Stef said...

I'm in! And Happy Mothers' Day from a (long time) lurker!!

MixinMike said...

Pick me!!! Pick me!!!

Kate said...

Pick me and I will do a cookie giveaway!! Or if not, I will finally break down and make some Limoncello on my own;) I have this idea for a summer trifle using raspberries, meringues, shaved white chocolate, and a limoncello whipped cream...

jilly said...

WHEW! JUST in the nick of time! I knew there was a reason why I chose this morning to catch up on my blog reading!

dmmlandcruiser said...

Sophie, pick me, pick me!!!!

My mother makes an unbelievable lemon drop. I think she uses one whole lemon per drink!

WSU Laura said...

This sounds so good and I am all about the lemon drinks when the weather warms up...if it ever does.

Sarah said...

YES Lord knows I need a drink...and your limoncello looks DIVINE. Thanks!!

Krista said...

I am in it to win it!

maggi said...

Yummy!

NJDecorator said...

Well, I am here via MsMVNJ as she has introduced me to the joy of blogging. And since I love martini's and the huby loves lemoncello it seemed good to post.