Champagne cocktails are the order of the day for author Debra H. Goldstein as she introduces us to her latest novel, Three Treats Too Many. And yes, there are three champagne cocktail recipes to highlight the book...
When a romantic rival opens a competing restaurant in small-town Wheaton, Alabama, Sarah Blair discovers murder is the specialty of the house . . .
For someone whose greatest culinary skill is ordering takeout, Sarah never expected to be co-owner of a restaurant. Even her Siamese cat, RahRah, seems to be looking at her differently. But while Sarah and her twin sister, Chef Emily, are tangled up in red tape waiting for the building inspector to get around to them, the attention-stealing new establishment, right across the street, run by none other than Sarah's greatest nemesis, is having a field day thanks to its delicious vegan specialties.
To compete, Sarah’s restaurant considers showcasing three treats a day. Because each treat will need to be paired with a perfect drink, here are the three Emily and Sarah suggest for tonight.
Glass number one (saucer champagne)
St. Germain Cocktail
3 oz. Champagne
1 oz. St. Germain Liquor
1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice
Glass rim dipped in superfine sugar
Garnished with a peach
Glass number two (champagne flute large)
Pink Fling Cocktail
2 oz. watermelon juice
1 oz. Campari
3 oz. Prosecco
1 oz. lemon fizzy water
Garnished with watermelon wedge
Glass number three (martini glass)
Traditional Lake Vista Martini
2 jiggers of Hendrick’s Gin
A whiff of Dry Vermouth
A whiff of Olive “juice”
Garnished with two LARGE anchovy or garlic jalepeño olives
Judge Debra H. Goldstein authors Kensington’s Sarah Blair mystery series including recently published Three Treats Too Many, 2020 Silver Falchion finalist Two Bites Too Many, and
January 2019 Woman’s World Book of the Week One Taste Too Many. Debra also wrote Should Have Played Poker and 2012 IPPY Award winning Maze in Blue. Her short stories have been chosen as Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer finalists.