Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hurricanes--the good kind by Nicole Leiren #recipe #giveaway

Please help me welcome my friend Nicole Leiren to Mystery Lover's Kitchen. When Nicole asked if a drink recipe was okay, I told her as long as she made it for me the next time we were together, it would be fine. 😈

Hi Everyone!

Nicole Leiren here on behalf of Lilly Waters, bartender extraordinaire from The Smugglers’ Tavern in Danger Cove, Washington. Lilly, like myself, is no Betty Crocker (or Martha Stewart) so we both have a great deal of appreciation for all the amazing culinary creators that grace the pages of this blog.

Lilly lived in New Orleans for a short time before moving to Danger Cove. That’s where she learned to make her famous hurricanes that are featured in “Heroes and Hurricanes.” Named after the lamp shaped glasses the drink was served in when they were originally served at Pat O’Brien’s bar in New Orleans, the hurricane is a fresh, fruity drink that has been enjoyed by thirsty people since the 1940’s.
To make these traditional hurricanes (recipe courtesy of New Orleans Official Guide), simply follow this easy recipe:
2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon simple syrup
1 Tablespoon grenadine

Garnish: orange slice and cherry (preferably speared with a plastic sword LOL)
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice (Lilly does a little dance during this part, but you can skip that if you want) and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

To make the virgin version, simply leave out the light and dark rum and garnish with your favorite fruit!



Want to learn more about Lilly and her special cocktails (and how she catches the bad guys?) check out Heroes and Hurricanes or her newest adventure, Deadly Dirty Martinis.


For everyone who comments, you’ll be entered to win the Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery Box Set that includes 3 full length adventures for the occupants of Smugglers’ Tavern, including Heroes & Hurricanes.

For Purchase Information: http://nicoleleiren.com/mysteries/






Bio:
Described by those who know her best as perky, quirky and effervescent, USA Today Best-Selling author Nicole Leiren likes to have fun — in life, with her characters and, of course, her readers.  She admits to being sassy (just ask her mother!) and inspiration for her characters are drawn from the real-world heroes and heroines she meets while traversing the country.
Nicole enjoys sharing the love, laughter, mystery, and occasionally a touch of the mayhem she forces her characters to endure—all for the reader’s pleasure!  Her real-world heroes and heroines will keep you turning the pages until you reach the whodunit or happily ever after (usually both!)
Social Media Info:


Twitter:  @NicoleLeiren



Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/nicoleleiren/




53 comments:

  1. I love fruity drinks! They remind me of summer and beaches!
    Thank you for the chance to win these books!

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    1. Hi Deb! I agree �� summer fun and fruity drinks are a winning combination! Thanks for stopping by today! Nicole

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  2. Good Morning Nicole .
    Thanks for sharing the hurricane recipe.The recipe had me at rum ;)! I will definitely be trying it out soon. Thanks for the information on hurricanes the drink,I never knew the drink originated from New Orleans. Congrats on your book series! I can't wait to find the book series,so I can start reading it!
    BakingCookies32(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Mindy! I confess a certain weakness for rum too ;-) thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your visit to Danger Cove! Nicole

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  3. Hmm...I might not remember the book I'm reading after one or two of these cocktails. Lol. Good thing I love to read!! Thank you for sharing! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL Marci �� that is a risk but I have faith you'll get through the story just fine! Thanks for stopping by today! Nicole

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  4. Marlene Ezell here. My crazy phone will only let me comment as anonymous. I would definitely like the virgin version of this drink.Thanks for the giveaway.
    ezellmarlene(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Marlene! I've had to be anonymous a couple times too. Technology! And the Virgin version is just aa yummy! �� Thanks for stopping by! Nicole

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  5. I would have to have the one without the rum. They do sound inviting. My mom said I was sassy, too. I don't think she meant it in a good way.(that was when I was much younger) I'd love to read your book.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL Linda! I'm sure my mom would have preferred less sass but we keep life interesting for them ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by! Nicole

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    2. Linda- congratulations you were the random winner selected. I'll email you to work out the details. Thanks!

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  6. This is a new to me author and series which I'd love to become acquainted with. The Hurricane drink sounds fresh and delicious. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Hi Dianne! Nice to meet you �� I hope you enjoy your visit to Danger Cove! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Nicole

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    2. No idea why those question marks are in there for lol that's what happens when I try to respond on the road with my phone! LOL

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  7. Wow sounds amazing. I will definitely try both versions with and without alcohol. I think the kids will like the virgin one this summer. I'd like to try you're books as well. I run a cozy mystery book club with a co worker at the library we work at. I always bring a treat from the recipes in the book. This should go over well. Melindadevonshire(at)gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Melinda! They are definitely yummy! I hope you and your co-workers enjoy and that you enjoy your visit to Danger Cove. I love book clubs! Been a guest author at a couple - such a great time. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  8. My best friend and I would go down to the Quarter and order Hurricanes. We both looked young and would have to show our IDs. They also served a smaller version called a Breeze. Good times.

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    1. Hi Pat! Maybe I should have tried the breeze as the hurricane I had a Pat O'Brien's did a number on me! LOL thanks for stopping by today!

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  9. Sounds delicious, I’m new and would like to read these books. Thank you.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Donamae ��Thanks for visiting today and I hope you enjoy your visit to Danger Cove!

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  10. Passion fruit and rum?
    Yes, please!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Can't go wrong with those right? Thanks for stopping by today!

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  11. Taylor R. WilliamsMay 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    The drink sounds great - can't wait to read your books and see more cocktails trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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    1. Thanks Taylor! Hope you enjoy your visit to Danger Cove!

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  12. I love drinking and reading! Perfect combo! 😂😂😂 Thanks for the opportunity to win these books!

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    1. Two of my favorite things too! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  13. I love hurricanes (the drink, not the storm), and really appreciate the recipe for the delicious drink.
    Would love to win this book set - looks like fun reading! 😊

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    1. I'm with you on that Robin! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy your visit to Danger Cove!

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  14. This looks like a great drink for our get together with the neighbors next weekend! Thank yu so much for the giveaway!

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    1. Definitely a fun drink to enjoy with friends! Thanks for visiting today!

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  15. The drink sounds great! Thanks for the recipe and the history. And thanks for the chance to win the books.

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    1. Hope you enjoy the drink and the read! Thanks!

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  16. I definitely want one of your drinks!! Thanks for the informative post and the chance to win!!!

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    1. Thanks Linda :-) It was fun doing the research on the origin of the hurricanes! I appreciate you stopping in today!

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  17. I love hurricanes! I've tried to make them at home with Pat O'Brien's hurricane mix, but it just doesn't taste as good as they make them in New Orleans. Can't wait to go back to New Orleans to have another one! Thanks for the recipe... I'll have to try that instead of the mix sometime!

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    1. Hi Amanda! Personally I think Pat O'Briens has secret ingredients in there that they don't share LOL

      I'm looking forward to a visit to NOLA again soon too! Thanks for stopping by today :-)

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  18. The cocktails sound wonderful as do the books. thanks for the chance.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! I hope you enjoy both!!

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  19. Thanks for sharing both versions of the cocktail recipe. I would love to win these books. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Doward! Hope you enjoy the beverage and your trip to Danger Cove.

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  20. I love hurricanes! I haven't had one since I was in New Orleans. A great drink for summer. Would love to read the books. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dianne, I don't think I've had one since I was in NOLA (that one knocked me for a loop LOL) Thanks for stopping in today!

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  21. I haven’t had a hurricane in many years. I’m a big fan of fruity rum drinks. I’d love to win the series 🍹

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  22. Fruity rum drinks for the win! *grin* Can't go wrong with that. Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you enjoy the beverage and your trip to Danger Cove.

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  23. The Hurricane is a super boozy rum-based concoction that will get the party started no matter where you are.

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  24. I only had a hurricane once in New Orleans, but I'm more a beignet girl. Give me my carbs in solid form. Love boxed sets and the savings they usually offer.

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  25. The drink sounds good and the books even better!! Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  26. The drink sounds amazing! I've been craving a good cocktail, I might have to try that. And thank you for the chance to win the books!

    booknerdcat@gmail.com

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  27. Thank you for the introduction to a new to me author and the drink recipe.

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  28. Wow, that recipe sounds refreshing for a summer party! Thanks for posting. I had no idea it originated in New Orleans.
    donnaing1(at)gmail(dot) com

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  29. That recipe sounds so good. That drink would be good while sitting on your front porch . I love the cover of your book. Can't wait to read it.

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