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.

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

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

  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!

    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

  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

    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

  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.

    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

  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.
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