Enjoy these drink recipes from our authors.
They are called that specifically for that reason- they sneak up on you! They are a hit at every party-
Bring to boil and simmer 15 minutes: 3 cups water, 1.5 cups sugar- remove from stove
Add- 6 cups cold water, 12 ounce can frozen lemonade, 12 ounce can frozen orange juice, and one pint vodka (2-2.5 cups)
Mix all together and put in freezer. Leave til slushy- Fill glass three-fourths full with slush and top with 7-up or Sprite. SOOO Good!
Fifteen-year-old Kate Christenson is pretty sure she’s about to experience the worst possible summer at her grandparents’ rural farm in Baudette, Minnesota. Without cable, cell phones, or computers, she is headed for total isolation and six tedious weeks of boredom.
Until the storm.
A freak lightning accident has Kate waking up in 1960.
But she is not herself. She’s the aunt she never met but has eerily resembled her entire life.
Thrust into living a dirt-poor, rural farm existence, Kate struggles to make sense of her situation - a boyfriend with a dark side, a “townie” who steals her heart, and the knowledge that 1960 is the very summer her aunt drowns in the local river.
But was the drowning an accident or a suicide… or something much worse?
#2 K.C. Sprayberry
Coming Soon: Softly Say Goodbye
A handful of tea bags, Tetley works best.
Place in a saucepan three-quarters full of water.
Add enough sugar to rot your teeth.
Bring to boil, and then simmer until you have a thick syrup.
Pour over ice in a pitcher. Add water to fill.
Serve over more ice in a cup guaranteed to sweat.
No other embellishments needed. This sweet summertime treat of the South is guaranteed to cool you off on the hottest day.
#3 Suzette Stone
Great Barrier Reef:
2 measures gin
1 measure cointreau
Dash of blue curacao
2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
Combine ice, gin, cointreau, bitters, blue curacao and ice-cream in a blender. Blend well and pour into a highball glass.
Stunning Jenna Penworthy’s looks are drawing admiration from most men she encounters, not least the ruthless and lascivious Lord Edwin Penrose, whose lust for his wife’s favorite maid is becoming more and more ardent. With Jenna and her mining fiancé Trystan’s livelihood dependant on the Penrose Tin Mines, Lord Edwin knows it is only a matter of time before the voluptuous virgin will be his. That is until his cousin returns to Cornwall from America. The irresistible and carefree adventurer, Sir Jack Bartholomew, finds himself caught up in protecting the alluring servant who has so captured his heart. But with Jenna, a mere servant girl, betrothed to another man, Jack realizes he is certain to be denied his overwhelming desires. Then destiny takes a turn and a stormy encounter with Lord Edwin seems to seal Jenna’s fate. Set amidst the harsh and windswept moorland of 1840’s Cornwall, A Fateful Wind tells of hidden secrets, familial destinies and a love that can never be denied.