Friday, October 20, 2017

The Double Cross Martini & The Last Mrs. Parrish

The sisters Constantine - Lynn & Val , who write under the name Liv Constantine, have just published their first novel, The Last Mrs. Parrish. Let's see what drink they've cooked up to match the book.

Our novel, THE LAST MRS. PARRISH, is set in the tony town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, where the only thing bigger than the houses are the bank accounts of its residents. Amber Patterson is tired of watching from the sidelines while these pampered women get everything they want. She decides it’s her turn, and sets her sights on Jackson Parrish. So what that he’s someone else’s husband? She hatches a plan to get close to his wife, Daphne, with the intent of taking over her glamorous life. 

Amber arranges an “accidental” meeting at the gym, where she pretends to have lost her sister to Cystic Fibrosis, the same disease that claimed the life of Daphne’s sister. Over coffee, Amber sets the trap. “Amber leaned forward and did her best to look interested while she calculated the total worth of diamonds on Daphne’s ears, the tennis bracelet on her wrist, and the huge diamond on her tanned and perfectly manicured finger. She must have had at least a hundred-grand walking around on her size four body, and all she could do was whine about her sad childhood.”    

Before long, Amber is Daphne’s co-chair on the Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser committee, where she insinuates herself into Daphne’s good graces. Their “shared grief” bonds them, and soon Amber is Daphne’s closest friend. As the story progresses, a secret from Amber’s past threatens to destroy all her plans. Will she succeed in becoming The Last Mrs. Parrish or will she get what she deserves?

The Double Cross Martini is what everyone is drinking in Bishops Harbor. It’s deliciously duplicitous, sneaks up on you, and packs a potent punch. Best of all— it’s low-carb so you will still fit into your designer jeans the next day. But be careful, you never know what might happen after you down a few.

Double Cross Martini Recipe

Double Cross Vodka
Malibu Passion
Pineapple Juice
Peach Juice
Splash of Grenadine
Garnish with orange

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