Whether you're an author or not, you've heard it before: All authors drink.
But what do they drink?
I love a Cosmo cocktail. Elegant, sour, and delicious, it's the perfect cocktail for a summer evening, sitting out in the garden with friends when having a get together.
Here in New Zealand we have our twist on the classic using feijoa vodka. Feijoa is a love it or hate it fruit native to New Zealand with a unique flavour.
FOR 1 SERVING
2 ounces (1/4 cup) feijoa vodka
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) triple sec
3/4 ounce (1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons) cranberry juice
1/4 to 1/2 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons to 3 teaspoons) fresh lime juice
1 2-inch orange peel/twist
FOR 1 Serving
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. I like the extra bite of extra lime juice, so I use 1/2 an ounce in my cosmopolitan cocktails. However, use what is best for your taste.
2. Shake the cocktail shaker for about 30 seconds until well chilled. Then, strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with orange peel/twist. For an extra burst of flavor, peel the orange twist over the filled cocktail glass. This way, the orange oils spray into the glass.
I would have this cocktail with some elegant finger food. Blinis topped with smoked salmon and a dot of crème frais. A good paté or camembert cheese served with crispy crackers. Olives. Grilled prawns with a lemon aioli dip.
About Pelaam: Living in clean, green New Zealand, Pelaam is a best-selling, multi-published author of M/M romance and erotica across time and space.
When not writing she can be found indulging in her other passions of cookery and wine appreciation.
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Jared joins his four best friends on an early Christmas holiday in a beautiful winter wonderland. He's been in love with the talented and extroverted Casey for years, but lacked the courage to say anything.
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