Bibbidi Bobbodi Booze! (Spike Your Juice™ Giveaway for Ages 21+)

Miscellaneous / Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

A few months ago, someone from Spike Your Juice™ asked if I wanted to try one of their kits. A kit that she said would transform the wholesome all-natural juice of my choice into fizzalicious boozy booze.

So, in the name of science and for the good of the land, I said, “Hell yeah!”

The process is simple. Pick up a 64-ounce bottle of your favorite all-natural juice (I chose a store-brand, ultra-cheap White Grape-Peach), pour the magical Spike Your Juice™ powder inside (it’s yeast, organic evaporated cane juice and an emulsifier), and seal it with an airlock and rubber stopper for at least 48 hours. Go, Science! 

After the 48-hour wait, you taste it. If you like the flavor, you can seal it with the rubber stopper and chill it in the fridge. If you’d like something stronger, drier and tarter, reseal the bottle and keep waiting and sampling.

How does it taste? Really bright, fruity and fizzy, like a sparkling wine.

The kit might sound a little gimmicky, but it was developed by European expats living in California who were craving their homeland’s Federweisser – a “new wine” made only in September and October out of fresh grapes. It’s sold while the grape juice is still fermenting, so it’s meant to be enjoyed immediately if not sooner – not stored.

Ready to make your own sparkling pomegranate, cranberry, grape or other juice?

These kits sell for about $10 each at, but you can win one here!

The kit includes:

  • 6 packets (enough for six 64-ounce bottles of juice)
  • 6 bottle labels (for clearly marking your spiked juice, as well as the date)
  • 1 airlock
  • 1 rubber stopper
  • Instructions and recipes (e.g. Spike Sangria, Spike Fireside, Spike Ice Cubes)


1. You MUST BE age 21 or over to qualify. By entering this contest in the comments section below, you are verifying that you are at least 21 years old.

2. Enter by 2 p.m. CST, Friday, Aug. 6. (I’ll announce the winner by 4 p.m. CST that day.)

3. To enter, answer the following question:

What’s your favorite trashy summer TV show?

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143 thoughts on “Bibbidi Bobbodi Booze! (Spike Your Juice™ Giveaway for Ages 21+)

  1. Royal Pains. Is that trashy? Probably not, but it is summery. :) And it does have cheese factor.

  2. This sounds like so much fun! I love food projects and have made my own soda and beer, so this is right up my alley!

  3. I totally got hooked on "American's Got Talent" one summer! I don't know if people would call it "trashy," but regardless, it's pretty ridiculous! And I LOVED it!

  4. I got into Tosh.0 this summer, and watched a bunch in a row OnDemand. It's not my normal brand of humor, but I can't stop. Dude is hilarious and likeable, even when he's raunchy.

  5. The horrrrible Real Housewives of New Jersey. I just started watching it last weekend and am hooked! And ashamed!

  6. This summer I've gotten into the Real Housewives. I started with Orange County…then New York, then New Jersey…and now most likely DC. Trashy TV…yes. Entertaining?…yes :P

  7. I like Persons Unknown and Pretty Little Liars. I love trashy summer shows. They keep it interesting.

  8. I'm going to have to go with "Drop Dead Diva" and "Losing it with Jillian". I can't believe I just said that (or wrote that) out loud.

  9. Put me down as a second for Tosh.0, and it's so not my humor. I spend most of the episode alternating between laughing and shaking my head saying "that's just not right".

  10. Nothing has caught my eye yet this summer… but i AM watching the first season of Mad Men from Netflix! 6 episodes in and I love it!

  11. Ummm………….. "Jersey Shore". I swore up and down that I would never watch it and give them the satisfaction of another viewer, but each time I see it, I can't pull my eyes away, like watching a horrible car wreck. I think the real attraction is that it makes me feel infinitely better about myself and everyone I know! :-)

  12. losing it with jillian is about as trashy as it gets for me. at least until fall, when i watch the biggest loser with a pint of ice cream. sounds horrible, but incentive for already losing the weight :)

  13. Any of the Housewives franchise is my guilty pleasure! The D.C. one premieres tomorrow night! If I had some of this and made it yesterday, I'd drink it tomorrow!

  14. Normally I would never admit this but considering the prize you're enticing me with I'll just come out and say it: I'm totally hooked on the Housewives.

  15. I don't watch "regular" TV, but I did feel like I'd been on a junk-food binge last month after my kids and I watched 9 back-to-back episodes of NCIS on DVD.

  16. I don't know if I'd say it's trashy exactly, but I sure do love Project Runway!

    Thanks for having this great giveaway, it's a damn cool idea!

  17. To be honest, I don't know if this is summer TV, but I do enjoy watching True Blood. Now that's trashy… I'm with you, go science!

  18. True Blood! Like the guy said on NPR, "It's a soap opera pure and simple. Or rather, impure and complicated." Is it still trashy if they're talking about it on NPR?

  19. Well, this is actual a trashy vice for all year round, but perfect for when it is too unbearable to leave the house…COPS. Oh boy do I love watching shirtless rednecks try to argue their way out of an arrest. "Sure, you can search my car, officer…what, that meth? It's not mine. This car isn't mine. I stole it…no, wait, I borrowed it from my friend…No, they don't know I borrowed it…but the point is that meth isn't mine! The gun? Well, yes, that's mine."

  20. I love all the 'aren't you glad your life isn't this sad' TLC shows, like hoarders and I didn't know I was pregnant. So good.

  21. It's a definite toss-up between True Blood and America's Next Top Model. One is trashy but awesome, the other is trashy and cuh-razy. Love it!

  22. I don't really watch any summer TV, let alone trashy summer TV. But I did watch part of the Bachelorette finale with a friend. So let's say that.

  23. Uhhh gosh theres so many to choose from! I think its probably a toss up between the good ol' housewives of the OC and New Jersey!

  24. True Blood! I'm in that cross section of people that can handle a little hyper-violence with my soap opera.

  25. I may have been know to watch and DVR the series of "You're Cut Off" ha ha! bad TV but it was so funny.

    This is really a neat idea. I'd love to give it a try!

  26. It's so sad, but I don't watch tv aside from LOST, and now that's over. I do get my fill of YouTube, though. I had to watch all the Old Spice Guy spots.

  27. wow! what is this concoction… I’m intrigued! trashy… mmm… well, top chef is kinda going down that route… a little too much drama not enough food although I keep watching it…

  28. I have to say that Jersey Shore has been my guilty summer pleasure. Thanks to JS, conversations involving the words "The Situation hooking up with skanks in the hot tub" are quite normal and acceptable.

  29. I usually get sucked into Big Brother but this summer its sadly. The Jersey Shore. Its a freaking trainwreck.

  30. Wow, this sounds so intriguing! My fav summer tv show is definitely "Psych", which is only mildly trashy. :)

  31. MTV's The Real World from the 1990s. A classic with its Air Jordans, parachute pants, acid wash jeans, buzz cuts and scrunchies all mixed in with trashy reality tv :)

  32. I don’t have TV, therefore I don’t have a favorite trashy TV show. Not owning a TV, winning this kit would help me to convince my friends to come over and party rather than watching their TV at home!

  33. ugh i don't have cable so i don't watch much tv but i am enamored with Dexter. that show has me hooked and i am literally counting down the days until the season 4 release on dvd!

  34. I have allowed my kids way too much Xbox time only to keep them from coming into the room while I watch True Blood. Bad Mom.

  35. My vote goes for Californicaton! Sex, drugs and rock and roll with drop dead beautiful David Duchovny. What more could a girl ask for?

  36. It's so embarrassing to admit but Big Brother. It's kind of my favorite anytime trashy tv but it usually comes on during the summer. And tonight is eviction night! I wish I had some tasty, fizzy adult beverage to enjoy with it!

  37. I feel guilty to say that I have been watching Teen Mom. It's actually on my television right now. Good thing no one else is home. Although they already know I've watched Sixteen and Pregnant before, since I wrote a fifteen-page English paper on it…

    But usually I watch better television, like Mad Men. I <3 Jon Hamm. I saw the trailer for The Town yesterday when I went to see Inception, and I couldn't think of anything else but him before the movie started.

  38. My fave summer trashy show is the Jersey Shore–just a yucky guilty pleasure that makes me want to be young and single again.

  39. I don't know that this is particularly summery, but my favorite trashy TV show is One Tree Hill, which, oddly enough, my husband got me hooked on.

  40. I have to say jersey shore. I know its awful, but even my mother has been getting into it. The cast are disasters and its like watching a car accident, I know I shouldn't, but I can't look away!

  41. Year round it's always a Bachelor or Bachelorette series! I cannot wait until the Bachelor Pad starts, that will be the finest raunchy cheese EVER!

  42. It's not trashy, but I've been so into watching the new Futurama episodes, it's not even funny. But Degrassi…oh, I've been watching a lot of Degrassi, albeit because other people in the house want to, lol.

  43. Bethenny getting married?

    I particularly enjoy that they use a question mark in the title.

    Also partial to Say Yes to the Dress but that is all the time, not just in the summer.

  44. I'm afraid to say, I'm hooked on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. So trashy, so addictive. It's like a car wreck – you can't look away!

  45. Two words: True Blood. You really cannot get any trashier or magnificent. It might be the only thing getting me through the 104 heat index.

  46. Oh man! I love, love, love Burn Notice and Covert Affairs… but if we're going all "full disclosure" here, I'd have to admit that I watch the Real Housewives of Jersey. I know, I know. For shame.

  47. I'm going to have to go with Real Housewives of New Jersey and True Blood LOVE THEM BOTH LOL!

  48. My fav summer show is True Blood. I'm not sure that it's trashy, but it is am-AZ-ing! And right now nothing sounds better than some Spike Your Juice Sangria while I watch the latest episode :)

  49. I can't help watching The Bachelor/Bachlorette shows. I was so addicted this season. Lucky for me, the Bachelor Pad is starting up Monday night :-) Whooo for trashy tv! P.s. I'm 22!

  50. Jersey Shore. There, I said it…

    We don't have cable so I recently camped out on a friend's couch for a marathon.

    Seriously addicting.

  51. Hung and True Blood on Premium cable – Top Chef/So You Think You can Dance/Project Runway/Design Star on regular cable.

  52. As of late, I have kind of become obsessed with The Jersey Shore. I resisted watching the first season, but couldn't help but get sucked in to watching the second season premier a couple weeks ago. It's just so trashy. I love it.

  53. MAD MEN!!! although I would argue that it is not trashy. And Shark Week is somehow terrifyingly addictive.

  54. I can't stand Keeping up with the Kardashians, but I love Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami! This product sounds amazing, if I don't win I'm def going to order some!

  55. I don't watch TV in the summer. Seriously, I'd rather be at the pool or swinging on the front porch. I still want to win, though! :)

  56. Bones. All four seasons on Netflix. I was addicted from the first episode until the last and am impatiently waiting for season 5.

  57. Oh I have so many….Housewives of Orange County, Jersey Shore, Teen Moms, Real World Road Rules Challenge, Kardashians….I need help!

  58. I'm loving The Next Food Network Star. I'm such a sucker. And, speaking of suckers (hahaha–I'm punny), I'm also way too into True Blood.

  59. I'd have to say Jersey Shore…I used to watch The Real World but that got old, for some reason this seems different to me! I know, it makes no sense… but sometimes it's nice to watch something that's so stupid yet so funny…

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