LUCY BURDETTE: Whoo-hoo, FATAL RESERVATIONS is definitely here! And so we are definitely celebrating this week!
I'll pause for a minute to make sure you ordered your copy...and then on to celebrating with strawberry daiquiris!
For the first time ever, we had a super-duper crop of strawberries in our garden. We ate them every which way, and shared quite a few with a cheeky chipmunk, whose MO was to take a bite out of as many as he could reach.
Of course I made three different versions of strawberry cake, and you'll see two of them soon. But I decided the daiquiri recipe was the most festive--and perfect for sipping while reading...
Ingredients for One Daiquiri
1-2 oz rum (we used Pusser's, but a light rum would be fine too)
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 lime, squeezed
1/2 teaspoon sugar (you may want a little more)
1 cup or so ice cubes
1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
And here's how to make it: Put everything in the blender and whir! I had frozen some of our strawberry crop last week, so we used those. If you use fresh strawberries, you may need to adjust the ice. Garnish with a fresh berry and a mint leaf.
Hope you enjoy the drink--and the book!
FATAL RESERVATIONS is on bookshelves now! And you can follow Lucy on Facebook,
And big congrats to Leslie Budewitz, whose BUTTER OFF DEAD is in bookstores now too!