Tailgate Touchdown: Publix Gift Card Giveaway

September 6, 2013 | By | Comments (5)
Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy

Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy (center); Photo: Hector Sanchez

Grab your pom-poms, we’ve got something to cheer about! Today, we’re giving you a chance to win a Publix gift card worth $250. But, that’s not all. You could have the chance to win a $250 Publix gift card every week through October 25. In football terms, that means eight chances to make your tent the talk of the tailgate.

In honor of our first giveaway, we’re getting fired up with our favorite game-day libations. From Bloody Mary Punch to Apple-Pie Infused Bourbon, there’s seldom a spirit that isn’t perfectly fit for a Southern tailgate. But, for an early-fall game day that’s a little heavy on the heat with nary an air-conditioned respite (or shady live oak) nearby, there is one cool cocktail that we just can’t pass up—or put down—our Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy.

Apple, Lemon, and Gin Shandy
From the September 2013 issue.

3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons fresh shredded ginger
1/2 cup Simple Syrup
2 cups gin
1 (12-oz.) bottle chilled Pilsner beer or club soda
Garnish: apple and lemon slices

Puree apples, lemon juice, and ginger in a blender. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, pressing to release juices; discard solids. Stir in Simple Syrup and gin. Chill 2 hours. Stir in chilled Pilsner beer or club soda. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Share your favorite game-day drink on twitter with the hashtag #PublixGiveaway for your chance to win. Official rules here

Don’t forget to vote for the South’s Best Tailgate!


  1. Joanie O.

    Hi Patricia! I got an Twitter DM saying I’ve won this contest but I can’t DM Southern Living back. My Twitter handle is @NancyJOben and I would love to give my address so I can claim my prize! I’m SO excited 😀

    September 17, 2013 at 8:15 pm
  2. Tamara

    Sweet tea!

    September 7, 2013 at 5:53 am
  3. Penny Tullos Polk

    1.25 oz of Grey Goose Vodka
    splash of Cran-Lemonade by Ocean Spray
    garnish with a lime or lemon – your choice

    September 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm
  4. regina bordelon

    not fair. not on twitter

    September 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  5. Marybeth Sullivan

    1.25 oz of sweet tea bourbon
    Splash of lemonade
    .25 oz of mango syrup
    garnish wlemon

    September 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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