Orange Obsession: My 5-Hour Energy® Yummification Drink Recipe + $25 Visa GC Giveaway!

*The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®

  As a working mother of a rambunctious 3-year-old boy, I can often use some extra energy. Like, lots. Unfortunately (arguably), I never developed a taste for coffee and don't care for caffeinated colas. Because
of this my body is fairly sensitive to caffeine and I can't stomach energy drinks when I need that extra boost. 5-hour ENERGY® came to my rescue many a time back when I was working overnights before the munchkin, but would they be gentle enough on my sometimes empty stomach nowadays?
  The answer is a resounding YES! I've found that I can mix one with my favorite fruit juices and it makes not only more delicious but more gentle on my system, giving me extra energy without the jittery caffeine rush. There are so many flavors and strengths of 5-hour ENERGY® that are completely mixable, the drink possibilities are virtually endless. To let everyone know about how versatile these little energy shots can be, 5-hour ENERGY® has introduced the $100,000 "Yummification" video contest for it's drinkers! 

Information about the “Yummification” Contest:

  • The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® announced the launch of the “Yummification” video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage.  The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation
·         Drink creations must follow the approved/non-approved ingredients guidelines (i.e. no caffeinated beverages or alcohol)

·         To enter the contest, visit and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!)

·         One grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded:
o   Second Prize (1): Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000)
o   Third Prize (1): Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000)
o   Fourth Prizes (10): One Thousand Dollars ($1,000)

  • Entries must be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible.  No purchase necessary.  US residents only.  18 years and up   

·         For official rules, visit

  Follow 5-hour ENERGY on Twitter for more information!

  I chose to mix a regular-strength Orange 5-hour ENERGY® shot with about one cup of a pineapple/orange/strawberry juice blend! My concoction tasted just as good when mixed with an orange/pineapple juice blend sans the strawberry, too. Check out my fancy-ass drink! I'm pretty proud...

  I mixed my concoction in a shaker, poured it over ice and garnished it with an orange wedge for that extra juicy goodness. Yum! 

  5-hour ENERGY® has offered to give one Serial Access Mom reader the same "Yummification" prize pack I received, a 10-pack variety pack of 5-hour ENERGY shots and a $25 Visa gift card! Enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! Giveaway is open to US residents 18+ (no PO Boxes) and will end on 8/27 at 11:59pm. Good luck!

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**5-hour ENERGY® is not an energy drink or intended to be mixed with alcohol. It is not intended for children, women who are pregnant or nursing, or people with medical conditions. It does not increase physical performance, dexterity, or endurance and does not treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Do not drink more than two per day, do not drink more than one at a time.