My true love brought to me,
An ooh-la-la Peppermint Martini.
First, you have to prepare your glasses. For the red rim, put sugar into a blender and slowly add food coloring until it’s the desired shade. Pour onto a plate. Break an egg white onto a second plate. Dip the glass rim into the egg white, then into the colored sugar – set aside until it hardens.
5 oz Vanilla flavored Vodka / 2 oz White crème de menthe / .5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
Pour all three ingredients into shaker with ice. Then strain into sugar-rimmed glasses. Alterations: You can also use green crème de menthe. Garnish with mini candy canes in red, green, or red & green stripes. Recipe makes 2 glasses.
Enjoy while listening to Christmas music, watching your favorite holiday movie, wrapping Christmas presents, or reading your brand new book.
Check out this great Highland novel released earlier this year. With 75 Amazon reviews, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars, I know you’ll enjoy it!
Highland Deception by Meggan Connors
When Kenneth Mackay, long-banished rogue and thief, returns to the Mackay holding at the request of his brother, he has no idea what he might find. He certainly doesn’t expect to be confronted with his twin’s imminent death, or with the plan his brother has concocted.
Ten years before, Malcolm made a tragic mistake, and, to preserve the family name—and his own skin—he allowed Kenneth to take the fall. Now that he is dying without an heir, Malcolm plans to atone for his mistake: by giving Kenneth his life back. All Kenneth has to do is assume his brother’s identity. But complicating matters is the unexpected return of Lady Isobel Mackay, the daughter of an English marquess and the wife Malcolm didn’t want.
Isobel barely knows the husband who abandoned her even before their marriage, and she’d long since given up on having a real marriage with him. Yet when she returns to the Mackay holding far earlier than expected, she finds her husband a changed man. Despite the hurt between them, Isobel’s heart responds to this man who cares for his entire clan as if they were family. Who, for the first time, cares for her as if she is, too.
Falling in love with her husband had never been part of Isobel’s plan. But when their future is suddenly in peril, Isobel must find a way to save him—from himself and from the deception threatening to tear them apart.
Pick up your copy today from Amazon.
As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Meggan donated an ebook set and signed PB of The Marker, paired with a $10 Amazon card from Kim Hotzon to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.
About the Author
I’ve been writing stories since I was little–I finished my first story (3 spiral notebooks) when I was eleven. I think it’s in a box in the garage, actually. Because, really, everyone should keep the first story they ever wrote. Sure, it featured the boy I had a crush on, unicorns and rainbows and a witch that looked suspiciously like my sixth grade teacher, but whatever.
Okay, yeah, it’s super embarrassing. Especially when you consider that I didn’t exactly know the difference between profuse and perverse, and used them interchangeably.
Mmhm. Well. Let’s move on.
While graduate school effectively killed the writer in me for a time, the stories kept percolating in my head. After my son was born, I decided to try my hand at writing romance novels. I finished my first, wrote a second, and started entering contests. Eventually, The Marker got picked up by Soul Mate Publishing, and the rest is history.
When I’m not writing–or at work–you can find me hiking in the hills behind my house, camping in my tiny camp trailer with my two dogs, two kids, and lawman husband, or with my nose in a book.
What’s your favorite holiday cocktail?