Friday, January 30, 2015

Drinks with Reads: Feta Attraction

It’s cold outside, but it’s a perfect day for a cocktail and a good mystery

Susannah Hardy is here to tell us about her new book and the perfect drink to match.

Thanks for inviting me to Drinks with Reads today. I notice that “Drinks” comes before “Reads,” but I won’t comment on that, LOL! 

My cozy mystery, Feta Attraction, released in January. My heroine, Georgie, isn’t Greek, but she married into a Greek family and works in the family restaurant. The Greeks love their ouzo, which is a delicious (and potent!) anise-flavored liquor. So it seemed only appropriate that I invent an ouzo cocktail to go along with the recipes in the book.

I hope you’ll give the Cherry Ouzotini and Feta Attraction (not necessarily in that order), a try, and let me know what you think. Opa!

Cherry Ouzotini

1 oz. ouzo (an anise-flavored Greek liqueur)
1 oz. citrus-flavored vodka
4 oz. orange juice
½ oz. maraschino cherry juice (more if you like a sweeter drink)
Splash of seltzer or lemon-lime soda

Place ouzo, vodka, orange and cherry juices into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it, shake it, baby! Pour into martini glass (there’ll be some left over for a second drink), add a splash of seltzer or soda, then garnish with orange slice, maraschino cherry and a mint leaf. 


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Bio: Susannah Hardy thinks she has the best job in the world: making up stories and inventing recipes to go along with them. A native of northern New York, where she attended St. Lawrence University, Susannah now lives in Connecticut with her husband, teenage son, and Elvira the Wonder Cat.

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  1. This is one of the cutest drinks with reads photos. Who doesn't want to try a drink that is so wonderfully portrayed. I am a big cozy fan and your book sounds wonderful. I really like your cover art too!

  2. Thanks! My son made a tiny snowman and I couldn't resist taking its picture. Isn't the cover art beautiful? I can't wait to see what the incredibly talented art department at Berkley Prime Crime comes up with for the next book in the series, Olive and Let Die.

  3. Love the drink and the book (the snowman is cute too.) Thanks for stopping by.