Lanford Beard
June 23, 2011 AT 03:01 PM EDT

Calling all mixologist masterminds! Like you, we’re thirsty for another taste of True Blood. In anticipation of the season 4 premiere, we’re giving away 10 copies of True Blood: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray. Full contest rules after the jump.

Your task is simple: Tell us what you’ll be serving at your TB viewing party this Sunday. As Bill slurps on Sookie what will you be sipping? Will it be a Stackhouse Sling? Perhaps a Tru Bloody Mary or a Pam-mimosa? Post in the comments below the signature cocktail you’ve created based on your favorite moment from the last three seasons. Make sure to be specific — include ingredients, garnish, preparation, and the scene that inspired your drink of choice. Remember: You must enter your e-mail address when you submit your recipe so we can contact you if you’ve won. (Don’t worry, your address won’t be displayed publicly or used later for any reason.)

To get your creative juices flowing, EW has whipped up its own signature cocktail, the Sookie Soother:


– 2 bunches of fresh mint

– 4 cups tea-flavored vodka

– 1 cup granulated sugar

– 1 cup water

Preparation: Prepare simple syrup by bringing water and sugar to a boil in a sauce pan, stirring constantly until dissolved. Set simple syrup aside to cool. After syrup cools, pour vodka into a bowl along with syrup. Muddle 5-10 mint leaves in each glass before adding ice and ladling in vodka-syrup mixture. Garnish with fresh mint leaves. Makes 10-12 servings.

Inspired by: In sultry Bon Temps, Sookie always has a glass of sweet iced tea on hand. Last season, the temperature reached a fever pitch when Eric — fearing he was going to meet his true death — planted one on Sookie for the first time (outside of her V-tinged dreams, that is).

Now it’s your turn, Blood brothers and sisters. Give us your boozy best!


Open only to those to whom this or notice has been addressed, provided that entrant is a legal U.S. resident age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Ten persons who post a comment on the discussion board of this post will receive one copy of True Blood: The Complete Third Season, which has an approximate retail value (ARV) of $79.99. All entries will be judged by editorial staff, based on the following criteria: Originality (25%); Creativity (25%); Use of language (25%); and Appropriateness to contest theme (25%).  In the event of a tie, an additional “tie-breaker” judge will determine the Winner from among all such tied entries using the judging criteria above. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.  Decisions of judges are final and binding Where Entertainment Weekly is not the sponsor, it cannot guarantee the availability of any of the items described. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion. Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash. Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes. Promotion begins at noon ET or EST on June 23, 2011 and ends at 5 PM ET or EST on June 24, 2011. Entertainment Weekly will contact the winners via e-mail requesting their mailing address on or before June 26, 2011. Winners will have 24 hours to respond, after which time they forfeit their prize. Employees of Entertainment Weekly, Time Inc., HBO, or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win. Anyone who has won a prize from Sponsor during the previous 90 days is disqualified. The winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit or eligibility and waiver of liability before prize(s) can be awarded. For a list of winners, visit seven days after the end of this contest.

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