Back in the early days of my canning jar obsession, there really weren’t fun accessories for mason jars. We had the regular old two-piece lids, the commercial one-piece lids and those white plastic lids designed for dry goods storage. That was it. There weren’t any reCAPs, leather sleeves and if you had a jar cozy, chances were good that it had been a sock in a previous life.
Things have changed rapidly in the last four+ years. Of all the new doo-dads now available for jars, my favorite is the Cuppow. I wrote about the original wide mouth version when it was released back in January and even then had a feeling that I was going to be a rabid fan of this sturdy plastic disk. And I was right. It has rapidly become a favorite in my travel mug world.
About a week ago, I got an email from the creators of the Cuppow. They wanted to let me know that they’d decided to release another lid, this one designed to fit regular mouth jars. What’s more, the new lid was going to feature something they’re calling “Straw-Tek.” That means they’ve designed the sippy hole in such a way that you can also insert a drinking straw into it without entirely crushing the straw.
In addition to really liking the fact that I can fit a straw into this lid, I’m also pleased with its performance as a drinking lid. They’ve made the opposite vent hole slightly bigger on this lid than on my original wide mouth version, and so it doesn’t have that slight whistle that the first one had. Like the original, it’s also easy to clean, entirely free of BPA and doesn’t have any funky, plastic-y scent.
It will come as no surprise to you that I was giddy when my two-pack of regular mouth lids arrived. I popped one open, gave it a rinse and poured myself a jar of iced tea. It was love at first sip.
Because Cuppow creators Joshua and Aaron know that my readers are just as crazy for all things jar as I am, they’ve given me five sets of Cuppows to give away. As in, each winner gets a regular mouth and a wide mouth Cuppow. Pretty nice of them, don’t you think?
If you want a chance to win, here’s what you do.
- Leave a comment on this post, telling me about your favorite hot weather beverage.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Wednesday, July 11. Winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and will be posted to the blog on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
- Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
I’d like to win!! Looks great for lemonade
Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win a Cuppow (or two)! Right now, I would love a lemonade, that is always a winner in the heat!
You can’t go wrong with an ice cold mojito on a deck over looking the river, but being an expecting soon-to-be mama, I’ve been pampering myself with bubbly water that I’ve sweetened with a Rhubarb Ginger syrup that I canned a couple of weeks ago. YUM!
Found awesome recipe for frozen mango daiquiries stored in freezer, in mason jars, to be consumed at will!!! I never win anything so already ordered and recieved my two cuppow lids, love them!! Use the old wide mouth ones for sippy cup lids now, no toxins and easy to clean. Also, so excited that I can now use my neat-o jars with handles for hot and cold drinks.
I love sweet iced tea. Yep, shows my roots, but nothing better.
my favorite summer drink is a cucumber cooler. i chop up some cucumbers and combine with a little sugar, fresh mint and fresh lemon juice. i store it all in the fridge overnight, then blend and strain the mixture. it is so refreshing! storing the juice in mason jars helps save on fridge space and also portions everything out nicely.
I like lemonade and margaritas.
yum! That looks wonderful for iced coffee!
Cold brew iced coffee with milk and simple syrup 🙂
For drinking in large quantitues, I like a mild iced herbal tea or lemon water. For special occasions, gin and tonic!
Since we live at 9200 ft elevation, we don’t get real hot here–at least often. I drink several cups of hot tea (darjeeling or green) each day, but recently it was 96° here! I drank iced tea then.
Coffee, coffee, coffee! Even when it is 100 out! My travel mug just came to a tragic end and was just wondering if there was something for a Mason Jar!
Wow, I guess people are excited about this giveaway. My favorites are fresh lemonade and iced coffee. And smoothies and milkshakes, but those are sort of special occasion drinks.
I’m very disappointed that you came to CT while I was out of state. I would have loved to come to one of your signings/classes. Maybe next time.
I like to make various iced tea concoctions from herbs and flowers in our yard… the edible ones!
A dash of bitters….
A cupow!!!! a Treat!!!
I’d have to say ice coffee is my favorite- I love to drink it out of mason jars, so these lids would be perfect for me!
Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway- excited to find out about them!
Lately, my ‘new’ favorite cool weather drink is raw carrots, frozen bananas, a bit of cinnamon and coconut milk blended together in a super tasty no-sugar-added milkshake of sorts. Mmmmm. I also add fresh berries or sometimes even spinach.
I love key lime iced tea. It just seems that if it is key lime flavored it just SHOULDN’T be hot, ya know? My wife likes the key lime iced tea with half lemonade in it.
Iced coffee in the morning and lemonade in the afternoon!
My favorite summer beverage is home-brewed, slightly sweet iced tea…..and I can only imagine how much better it would taste from a beverage container with a LID so that bugs can’t land in my tea when I take it with me to work in my yard! 🙂
I’ve seen these, and always wanted to try one! I’m imagining strawberry lemonade on a sunny afternoon.
Morning coffee on a hot morning is a must. I love my cold pressed concentrate. Using different flavors in small batches. These lids are fantastic. I great way to enjoy coffee in a jar. And save my tops from future coffee stains. Please save my tops. Would love to win..
Best hot weather beverage: a nice ice cold Utica Club, especially after mowing the lawn or weeding in the garden.
I like to drink lemonade with frozen fruit pieces in it. Dessert after the drink is gone!
oh this would be so fun to win! love me some iced coffee with a little hazelnut.
Love lemonade in the summer!
Iced Tea. Just plain old strong brewed tea. I used to love it when my Mother would give it to us in Mason jars as a kid.
I just now found your blog by clicking over from your refrigerator pickle recipe at the kitchn. I’ll be trying that recipe asap! Anyway, my favorite drink in hot weather is iced green tea with fresh ginger and lemon in it. So refreshing.
There is nothing like sweet tea! Except maybe iced coffee.
Mt favorite cold weather all time fav is was and will always be hot Chocolate 🙂
These lids are soooo cool! Win or lose I’m gunna get me some!
I drink a green smoothie from a wide mouth quart jar almost every day. These lids would be so perfect for me!
Iced tea is my favorite, unsweetened, with lemon.
Ice water with lemon can’t be beat! It’s always been my favorite. =] I don’t drink caffine.
these look so cool! I would love to win, thanks for the giveaway.
In this heat…these would be perfectly jarlicious!
My favorite hot weather beverage is ice cold water from the natural springs around my cabin.
I’d have to go with beer…but otherwise just cold water with a squeeze of lemon now and again. Those lids look so awesome. 🙂
I drink water year round.
rhubito – mojito made with rhubarb simple syrup
Oh boy, these will go great with my new iced coffee obsession!
My favorite summer beverage treat is the cherry limeade we get at Sonic drive in. I tried to make it at home but it seems the limeade is always too tart and I have not been able to find the cherry juice by itself. It is always mixed with something else. But Iwill not give up until I can make this at home with a glass full of crushed ice!
Iced Coffee without a doubt! I have a gallon of cold press concentrate in my fridge right now!
Cold-brewed La Calombe iced coffee with a splash of cream, all summer long.
My regular coffee shop makes a coffee soda that is amazing.
I LOVE iced coffee in the summer!
cold brewed Ice Coffee! Almost seems wrong to NOT drink it out of a jar.
Sangria, nice and icy. Though, maybe not as portable as lemonade!
ooooooh, pick me! pick me!
I loooooove drinking from my canning jars! Great giveaway!
I love anything cold on these hot summer days, but I think my favorite would be lemonade made with real lemons or fresh mint tea made with mint from the garden. These look so fun and I would love to win!
Ice Tea … and on occasion some lemonade!
Iced cinnamon coffee!
Blackberry shrub. Blackberries, smashed and simmered with sugar, water, balsamic vinegar and a sprig of rosemary. Strain, cool and serve over crushed ice or with sparkling water. Yummy!
Lemonade sounds delightful!
cold brewed iced coffee, several times a day! steeped in an old pickle jar, of course.
Peach ice tea with a splash of lemonade in a jar filled with ice! I make sun tea extra strong so I can pile in the ice.
I make gallons and gallons of iced tea all summer, and always to bring it to work in a canning jar, so this will be perfect.
iced red vanilla tea with half & half & a sprinkle of brown sugar. and always from a pint + 1/2 mason jar. so good!
Ice tea! thanks for the opportunity – love your blog!
favourite drink in summer would have to be smashed watermelon & lime juice – delish! c’mon lucky number me!
What a clever idea for reusing my canning jars. My daughter, who recently had a new baby has been wondering what to do with all my canning jars that I send home with her full of goodies and now she has something new to use the for besides just returning for refills…!!!
I like to make an iced tea with 3 different mints and some lavender (sometimes sage too) from my garden. It’s the best.
I am new to your site, but not new to the love of canning jars:)
My favorite hot weather beverage is tahitian limeade! You use coconut water instead of good old H2O.
Favorite hot weather beverage: soy chai or hard hot cider 😉
For perfect refreshment on a hot summer day, you can’t beat homemade ice tea.
Homemade iced mint tea – super yum!!
Cool, clear WATER!!
Daily, I ice the leftovers of the morning’s coffee in a pint-and-a-half jar with a Cuppow on top!
I’ve been loving my kombucha this summer and for hot weather, not much beats some herb and fruit infused probiotic bubbly beverages! My favorite so far has been a watermelon-thyme kombucha.
I guess my favorite hot beverage is green tea with fresh lemons in it. I am not a coffee drinker so I experiment with tea, especially puruh teas. Lots of antioxidents and earthy flavors.