Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Cocktail Hour


To celebrate the launch of 'Crooked Cats' Tales', a veritable cocktail of short stories, I came up with this little beverage.


Inspired by my contribution, somewhat cheekily tagged 'Cocktail Hour', it's a 'stormier' version of a Sea Breeze, which can be a little bland.

Ingredients:
1.5 measures vodka
1 measure cranberry juice
Juice of half a lime
Dash of cranberry bitters
Dash of tonic water

Shake everything bar the tonic water over ice and add a spritz of tonic water to taste.


The cocktail story (and the cocktail itself) were inspired by a visit to the Finnish archipelago, which was stunning. We were lucky enough to be be invited to stay in the guest house of a family who lived on a tiny island, 20 minutes from the mainland.


It was the epitome of serenity - in August. We were entranced by the colours of the ocean and wildlife (see more images on Pinterest). As a fan of Nordic Noir, it wasn't surprising when a dark little story popped into my head.


If you fancy some great holiday reading, do please join the Facebook launch of the anthology.

Cocktail Hour is the first on the list. Chin chin.