Friday, January 14, 2022

Guest @CateConte with Fairy Fire drink #recipe and #giveaway!

MADDIE DAY here, delighted to welcome my longtime friend and Wicked Authors blogmate, Cate Conte (aka Liz Mugavero). Witch Trial, her newest Full Moon Mystery, is freshly released, and she's sharing an awesome drink recipe with us all! I love this series and this book is another delightful installment.


Long before Violet Mooney was a witch, she was attracted to all things magical and mystical. So when things were, er, better between her and her boyfriend Todd, he created the Fairy Fire for her at his bar, Luck o' the Irish. It makes for a great holiday drink - or, let's be honest, any time of the year. Enjoy!


Fairy Fire

Ingredients:

Crown Royal - because every fairy needs a crown

Pomegranate Liqueur.

Directions for one drink: 

2 parts Crown and 1 part Pomegranate Liqueur. 

Heat a glass of water in microwave to almost boiling. 

Dump water. 

Serve in your hot glass. A brandy snifter works well for this.

Garnish with an orange slice - a must if serving in hot glass.

Options: Serve cold using a shaker with ice. Pour in glass. Add ginger ale or for an extra special treat cream soda. Add to taste. 

Readers: what's your favorite special drink? I'll give away (U.S. only) one copy of Witch Trial!



Double, double toil and trouble,
A witch’s life is quite a muddle.
 
The Full Moon crystal shop in North Harbor, Connecticut, offers healing stones for all sorts of ailments. Unfortunately, there’s nothing among the gems that can help owner Violet Mooney learn how to wield the magick she inherited from both sides of her family—the legendary Ravenstar and Moonstone clans. As if being an apprentice witch weren’t difficult enough, Violet’s tutors are her estranged mother Fiona, a sister she never knew she had named Zoe, and a familiar in the form of a black cat, Xander.
 
Between learning spells, Violet is being investigated by the Magickal Council. A reporter out to debunk spiritualists was “genied”—her soul imprisoned inside a bottle—in Violet’s shop, and she can’t prove she didn’t do it. Meanwhile, her non-magickal life has become complicated when one of her crystal shop customers, Nicole St. James, goes missing and turns up dead, a victim of murder.
 
Determined to solve both crimes, Violet taps into powers she doesn’t understand, much less control—and finds herself conjuring up both supernatural and mortal enemies…




Cate Conte writes the Cat Cafe Mysteries and the new Full Moon Mysteries. As Liz Mugavero, she writes the Pawsitively Organic Mysteries, the first of which was an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. She lives in Connecticut with her rescue pals.  

37 comments:

  1. I don't have a special drink. I drink lemonade or water only. Boring.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, not boring at all! I drink tons of water. If I drank too much of this it would be a problem!

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  2. I like eggnog as a special drink--I wish I could drink it more often, but I don't think it would be good for me!

    jsmith[delete brackets]3may[delete brackets]2011

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  3. I love eggnog!! I don’t do dairy anymore but found that oat milk or coconut milk eggnog is really good and a bit less bad for you 😉

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  4. I love a frozen Margarita with lots of salt on the rim.
    3labsmom(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  5. A spicy Bloody Mary is my favorite drink.

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  6. Cate,
    I love "Heat a glass of water in microwave to almost boiling.

    Dump water." :-)

    I can't wait to try this. You had me hooked at Pomegranate Liqueur.

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    1. LOL. Have to be specific :) I hope you like it! Let me know :)

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  7. Not much of an alcohol drinker, but when given the occasion traveling to our favorite hotel that gives drinks at their evening gathering, I do enjoy one drink there when I asked for something sweet and fruity. Watching them make it, I saw that it had orange juice, sprite, grenadine, a splash of sweet and sore, rum and served with cherries. At home, I'm more of a lemonade or Diet Pepsi person.

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a copy of "Witch Trial"! Would love the chance to read it - especially since it's on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  8. I love hot chocolate with peppermint schnaaps. Thank you for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's my kind of drink too...anything chocolate!

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  9. Thanks for your writing talents Cate! I prefer water or coffee, but also love Eggnog. It is a good thing it is a seasonal drink, or I'd be twice my size if available year-round:-) Happy writing!!!! luis at ole dot travel

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    1. Oh, thank you for reading, Luis! I love coffee too :) Way more than alcohol, truth be told.

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  10. I like a good margarita or strawberry daquari.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I used to love daiquiris! Especially in New Orleans with the drive-through daiquiri stands ;)

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  11. I haven't had one in ages but for a special treat, I like a grasshopper.

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  12. I have a thing for the colour red, so I love all the red wine coolers and vodka coolers :-)

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    1. That's fun, Zita! Power colors even in your drinks. Love it.

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  13. My favorite special beverage is hot cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream.

    Nancy
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    1. I love hot cocoa too, Nancy! Especially in this recent weather.

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  14. I love a mojito made from scratch with fresh ingredients! Life doesn't get any better.
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  15. My special drink varies on my mood: mojito (seltzer, not club soda), Bee's Knees (gin), N'oreaster (bourbon and maple syrup), most sours if made with real lemon or lime, nor "sour" mix.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  16. I love this series! I've been looking forward to book #2. I don't really have a special drink, I really like a frozen strawberry margarita or Skrewball peanut butter whiskey.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I'm not much of a drinker. Somehow I always ended up being the designated driver. The few times I wasn't, I enjoyed a margarita.
    wskwared(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I drink unsweetened iced tea! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Bacardi gold and diet coke! tWarner419@aol.com

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  20. Hot chocolate with real milk.cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  21. The recipe sounds really good!
    Peach Bellini or Mimosa is a very special treat for me.
    I usually drink water or hot tea. Thank you for the chance to win. madam hawk at g mail dot com

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  22. Bacardi Gold and regular Coke
    lindalou64(@)live(dot)com

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  23. The recipe sounds good! I enjoy eggnog with a splash of rum. Yum! Thanks for the chance!

    jarjm1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I love drinking pina coladas. I have a bit of a sweet tooth. cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Rum and coke, that's my drink. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  26. My special drink is an iced sugar-free vanilla coffee; however, ice cold water is what I drink most. chatcozy1 @gmail.com

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