It is no big secret that myself and my good foodie blogger friend, Julie from This Gal Cooks  love to cook and bake with alcohol.   Don't believe me?  Then make sure to check out my recipes for Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie and Butternut Squash Cheddar Ale Soup.  Or Julie's Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes and Cheddar Beer Bread.  

Julie & I have teamed up to bring you all an all new recipe challenge with a twist (of lime or lemon, if you please ;) )- your recipe must feature the alcoholic beverage being spotlighted that month! Every other month there will be a new Spiked! Recipe Challenge with a new featured boozy beverage. 

Winners from 2014:

So, let's get to the rules...

Julie and I would like for you to follow us via one of our many social media outlets.  Your choice- Bloglovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+... you get the idea.  Plus, following us both will keep you in the loop about upcoming dates for the challenges, announcements of winners, and so on.

You need to sign up by adding a link to your blog's home page to the linky on that month's challenge announcement post.  Be sure to include your email address when adding your link- this is how we will email you all updates and reminders for the contest!

You must have the Spiked! button in your recipe post to be considered as an entrant.  It would also be SUPER awesome if you included the button on your sidebar, but it is not a requirement to win. ;)

The recipe you submit MUST BE YOUR OWN.  You can be inspired by another's recipe (and please include a link back somewhere in your post to that original recipe), but you must make that recipe your own in some way.

You may only link up ONE RECIPE submission. 

The recipe must feature the beverage of choice. Your recipe can be anything BUT a drink recipe.  You must cook or bake with the Spiked! ingredient.  

You must link up your booze infused recipe when the linky goes live in the recipes submission post to be considered for judging.  The linky will remain open for just two days.  No entries will be accepted past that date.

All recipes will be judged by myself and Julie from This Gal Cooks.  
The winner will be announced one week after the entry linky has closed and will be emailed as well as announced on each of our blogs.  

The winner of the Spiked! Challenge will receive bragging rights of course, but there are a few other perks...  A new foodie/boozy prize will be awarded for each challenge, so stay tuned!