Candy Apple Smoothie {for Adults} and a Giveaway!

Very Merry Cocktails Friday ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen Welcome to the first of my Very Merry Cocktails Friday!!!!  I am so excited to be doing this series!! I have wanted to have a cocktail party for the longest time. So who better to share a drink with than Friends?  As a matter of fact I am so excited to launch this series that I am doing a Great Giveaway!!!

Candy Apple Smoothie ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~

Do you see that very cool blender in the background?  Well that my friends is just one of the cool blenders that you could win today!!!

Our Good Friends at Hamilton Beach have done it again.  They have made the best blender and it’s really called a Smoothie Maker.  But I can tell you that this is no ordinary Smoothie Maker…… No, sir it is a Proper Blender that makes any blending, chopping, ice breaking, pureeing {spell check had a blast with that word} soup making job a total breeze!!!

This giveaway is for this amazing Smoothie Maker.  But wait there is more!  You will also win the single serve smoothie maker!!! This little guy packs a ton of power.  I made today’s cocktail in it.  The best part of this little guy?  He also is a cup to go!!! You make your morning Green Machine Smoothie of sea weed and kelp {who drinks that stuff?!?} and you jump in the car and head off to work.

And you are going to get a chance to win them Both!!!

It’s so very exciting I can hardly contain my excitement!!!  I just know that you will have such a blast creating so many fun drinks this holiday season with these two great appliances!

When you receive your prize this is the first drink that you should make.

Candy Apple Smoothie ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~

Smoothies can be healthy, the can be ice cream based, but did you know that they can also be made with booze?! Why of course they can!

Speaking of fun drinks lets take a closer look at this Very Merry Cocktail.  Perfect for warm Autumn Days Candy Apple Smoothie has Caramel Flavored Vodka and Apple Cider!!!!

Candy Apple Smoothie ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~

Can I just tell you how much I am in love with Caramel Vodka?! It doesn’t have the burn of vodka at all and it’s just sooooo darned Yummy!!!!  This drink is certainly a perfect flavor combination of Autumn’s best.  I love apple picking and making all sorts of great apple dishes.  The flavor I love most with apple, well hands down that is Caramel!!! So if you want your drink to taste like this:

Candy Apple Smoothie ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~

Then you really have to try this Cocktail recipe. I promise you will be glad that you did!!!

By far one of my favorite treats of all time! And it’s healthy right?  I mean it has an Apple.  Covered in sugar but it’s an apple……

Let’s take a closer look at that great Smoothie Maker you have the chance to win!

Candy Apple Smoothie ~ The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen ~

I bet that you are getting really excited for the entry form.  So with out further ado
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now are you ready for the recipe?

Candy Apple Smoothie {for Adults} and a Giveaway!

Candy Apple Smoothie {for Adults} and a Giveaway!


  • 2-3 oz Caramel Vodka (I used Caramel Kissed Smirnoff}
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 10 oz Apple Cider


  • place all ingredients in single serve blender and mix till thick and smooth
  • to make a larger batch triple or quadruple the amounts!!
  • Enjoy Responsibly!!!

As always with any cocktail please drink in moderation!

Hamilton Beach did provide me with Both Smoothie makers but all opinion are my own.




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I have 16 lovely thoughts, I would love to hear yours.

  1. sharonjo says:

    We live on a farm/ranch so mornings can be very busy (and start very early!) some parts of the year. At other times, things slow down and mornings can actually be a relaxing part of the day. Thank you!

  2. […] Forget to pop over to Last Week’s Very Merry Cocktails and enter to win two Blenders from Hamilton […]

  3. kesha says:

    My mornings are so busy with trying to get ready for work, getting my daughter ready for school and out the door with a healthy breakfast. She is a morning person so it is not hard to wake her up. We have to feed the dogs too!

  4. Julie says:

    My mgs aren’t as busy as they use to be :)
    thanks for the giveaway

  5. Angela says:

    My mornings wouldn’t be so busy if I would just get out of bed earlier!

  6. So funny that I found this post tonight…I was just on pinterest looking for a cocktail to make with carmel vodka!
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  7. Ben says:

    My mornings are so busy I hardly have time to shower.

  8. Our mornings are ALWAYS busy and I frequently make smoothies for the whole family. Love this Candy Apple Smoothie Chandra – yum!
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  9. Leah says:

    My mornings are very busy! I am a full-time college student writing two theses and a varsity rower. I have to get up early to work out and eat breakfast before a busy day of classes and studying!

  10. Very busy with walking the dog, getting the hubs ready, packing lunch, and heading out.

  11. MaryAnn says:

    Right now my morning aren’t too bad, but in Januay I am going back to school full time with a 3 month old and a 3 year old.

  12. Sarah G says:

    My mornings are very busy! I have four kids (one with special needs), four cats, and a dog to feed and take out!

  13. Heather says:

    My mornings are quite busy. I have a husband I get up early to fix breakfast and coffee for before he heads to work. Then I have 5 kids ranging from 4 to 8 that I have to get up, get dressed, fed and off to school all before I head out to run errands for the day.

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