Summer Drinks – Skewered Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/CA giveaway to win one a set of each of the following titles: Summer Drinks: Over 100 Refreshing Recipes to Enjoy in the Sunshine by Ryland, Peters & Small (editors) and Skewered: Recipes for Fire Food on Sticks from Around the World by Marcus Bawdon. There will be two winners – each will receive both books.

Our takes you inside Summer Drinks: Over 100 Refreshing Recipes to Enjoy in the Sunshine and shares six cocktail recipes.

Summertime calls for refreshing, cool drinks. From fruity and fresh to fierce and frozen, this title shares a range of drinks for every occasion complete with vibrant imagery. From a pitcher of Sangria to share or an ice-blended wine Frosé or a Strawberry Daiquiri, it is all here including a full chapter on mocktails and juices. Now that restrictions are easing up around the world and invitations for get togethers are starting to begin, take a copy of this book and a bottle of your favorite liquor as a hostess gift. This will guarantee continued invitations throughout the season.


Every tasty beverage needs a nibble that is easy to enjoy without fumbling about for a place to sit and utensils to manage along with your drink. Grilled delights that you can eat simply at an outdoor party make the perfect accompaniment. Our takes you inside Skewered: Recipes for Fire Food on Sticks from Around the World and features three recipes for the grill.

Marcus Bawdon, bestselling author of Food and Fire (amazing title), brings you loads of options to cook over the flames. This time round, the recipes are all skewered on a variety of sticks: metal, wood, rosemary, lemongrass, and bay, among others.

Not only is this a quick and easy way to cook, but the skewers themselves can add flavor to the food that is cooked on them. And this method of cooking, with food brought close to the flames, produces a beautiful carameliszed effect that tastes as good as it looks.

Easy to prepare in advance, so there are no last-minute panics, skewers are perfect for entertaining, and this method can be used on everything from meat, fish, and vegetables to fruit. Global recipes fill this book and demonstrate the popularity of this way of cooking from South America (Chicken, pepper and chimichurri rojo skewers) to the Middle East (Fig and halloumi skewers), and Oceania (Shrimp and pineapple skewers) to Europe (Grilled gnocchi skewers).

These two books make an ideal companion for any time and especially the warmer days where the only thing on the agenda is staying cool with good food, tasty drinks and great friends.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing two sets of these books in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

What is your favorite grill and beverage combination?

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67 Comments

  • Kristjudy  on  June 24, 2021

    Love an icy lemon breeze with grilled Greek chicken.

  • sarahawker  on  June 24, 2021

    Grilled pork, bacon and bread skewers with a mojito.

  • hillsboroks  on  June 24, 2021

    Just Peachy Punch and Aubergine Satay with Spicy Almond Dip

  • matag  on  June 24, 2021

    Burger and a Bloody Mary

  • nvernon  on  June 24, 2021

    Korean short ribs and michelada

  • liliew  on  June 25, 2021

    Burger and a Bloody Mary

  • geniecuisine  on  June 25, 2021

    Love a spicey Bloody Mary served with baby shrimp with cocktail sauce in a wonton soup spoon.

  • bopper  on  June 25, 2021

    grilled rump steak and red wine

  • maci234  on  June 25, 2021

    Grilled pork, bacon and bread skewers with a mojito

  • maci234  on  June 25, 2021

    grilled rump steak

  • Tovie  on  June 25, 2021

    Sounds so yummy. I love to grill

  • sarahteertzah  on  June 25, 2021

    piña colada with pineapple shrimp skewers

  • MissKoo  on  June 25, 2021

    Paloma and Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

  • Shelley.b  on  June 25, 2021

    Grilled rib eye steak and sangria

  • BMeyer  on  June 25, 2021

    just peachy punch with the coffee crusted meat

  • RuthHarwood  on  June 26, 2021

    grilled rump steak and red wine sounds like a plan!!

  • Semimedium  on  June 26, 2021

    I love Grilled Shrimp and Lemondrops!

  • dogs  on  June 26, 2021

    Grilled pork with pineapple, French bread and red wine

  • agreaves19  on  June 26, 2021

    grilled rump steak

  • Dendav  on  June 26, 2021

    Greek chicken and Pina colada

  • virjeania  on  June 26, 2021

    Sangria and grilled steak

  • miggsy  on  June 26, 2021

    Sangria and grilled Greek chicken

  • ravensfan  on  June 26, 2021

    grilled salmon and pinot grigio

  • Elveenah  on  June 27, 2021

    Carne asada and a mojito.

  • maisietoo  on  June 28, 2021

    Medium, juicy steak and red wine.

  • LaurenBears  on  June 29, 2021

    I love grilled chicken and a gin tonic.

  • hawol001  on  June 29, 2021

    Chicken, pepper and chimichurri rojo skewers

  • sus1ecooks  on  June 29, 2021

    A Paloma and Aubergine satay with the spicy almond sauce sound winning.

  • dbranigan27  on  June 30, 2021

    I love grilled salmon with a Vodka Collins.

  • Siegal  on  June 30, 2021

    I like a margarita and a churrasco

  • Pizzacat13  on  July 1, 2021

    Because of the current “Heat Dome” we are experiencing all I can think about are grilled fish tacos with mango salsa and frozen margaritas!

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  July 2, 2021

    just a simple guy … love smoked ribs with Coke and Southern Comfort

  • zeenie  on  July 2, 2021

    veggie sausages and a can of coke

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  July 2, 2021

    Grilled Lamb Burgers + Cucumber-Mint Mojitos!

  • Breeze81  on  July 3, 2021

    Just Peachy Punch and Aubergine Satay with Spicy Almond Dip

  • Gup  on  July 3, 2021

    Looks like a great pairing!

  • maggz19671  on  July 3, 2021

    Sish kebab and ice cool lager

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  July 3, 2021

    Grilled pork skewers with a vodka and lemonade.

  • bookmark77  on  July 5, 2021

    Grilled rib eye steak and sangria

  • Tammywolf  on  July 5, 2021

    Ancho honey grilled chicken thighs with a cool paloma

  • bookmark58  on  July 5, 2021

    Burger and a Bloody Mary

  • LaurenE  on  July 5, 2021

    Grilled pork, bacon and bread skewers with a mojito

  • dzm  on  July 6, 2021

    grilled rump steak and red wine

  • debbiehb  on  July 6, 2021

    Grill steak and cabernet sauvignon

  • theBlackbird  on  July 6, 2021

    Gin & Tonic w/ St. Germain and Grilled Chicken

  • hbakke  on  July 7, 2021

    Barbecue chicken and a mojito.

  • banba1  on  July 8, 2021

    Grilled sausages and a farmhouse ale!

  • calguire  on  July 9, 2021

    Grilled chicken with a mojito

  • ChicagoJen  on  July 9, 2021

    Grilled white pizza with anything fruity.

  • Leonard5854  on  July 10, 2021

    Grilled beef kebabs and sangria

  • SamanthaV  on  July 10, 2021

    My favorite is grilled portabella’s and Mojito’s

  • MrRichTea  on  July 13, 2021

    Grilled cheese & red wine

  • nelajankechova  on  July 15, 2021

    Burber & rum and coke

  • KZahnow  on  July 16, 2021

    short rib skewers and paloma

  • t.t  on  July 17, 2021

    grilled salmon and anything to drink–no favorites

  • LR.eatingright  on  July 17, 2021

    Fave combo is grilled spatchcock chicken and a white wine spritzer.

  • trudys_person  on  July 17, 2021

    Mojitos and anything spicy on the grill!

  • elisabeta  on  July 17, 2021

    burger and a gin

  • RickPearson54  on  July 19, 2021

    Burgers and Bloody Marys

  • Sand9  on  July 22, 2021

    Lemon & Coriander Chicken and Elderflower Cordial

  • Dannausc  on  July 24, 2021

    Grilled corn and limeade

  • Cjennings  on  July 24, 2021

    shrimp & pineapple skewers with sangria

  • ceejayen  on  July 24, 2021

    Grilled salmon and sparkling wine

  • annboleyn  on  July 25, 2021

    Garlic prawns and chorizo and homemade lemonade

  • maria411  on  July 25, 2021

    grilled chicken and a mojito

  • farqualar  on  July 25, 2021

    Scallops, peas and a cold beer

  • aligiraffe  on  July 28, 2021

    Love an ice cold diet pepsi & vege Burger

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