Whether you're an author or not, you've heard it before: All authors drink.
But what do they drink?
I can't believe January is all but gone! No matter, it's Friday folks and today Siobhan Muir is dropping in with a drink that can be had any time! Mmmmm...
Author Happy Hour WIth Siobhan Muir & - Solstice Grog from A Centaur’s Solstice Wish
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I’m a huge fan of eggnog, but the stuff from the stores is often full of chemicals and preservatives that aren’t healthy. Not to mention the sheer amount of sugar they put in the drink. I’ve been on the lookout for a good ’nog recipe for a while and my good friend Silver James gave me one she used for get-togethers while her husband was in the military. Considering the characters in my story were in the cavalry, it seemed like a great fit for the narrative.
What I love about Solstice Grog is you can have it anytime, not just around the winter holidays. There’s a summer solstice, too, remember. :) While it’s not low calorie, you don’t need much to give you your sweet fix, and it’s refreshing in the summer.
1 dozen large eggs,
1 lb powdered sugar,
1 pint brandy,
1/2 pint peach brandy
1/2 pint dark rum
3 pints milk
1 pint heavy cream.
Separate eggs and beat whites to semi-stiff peaks. Blend yolks and sugar. Slowly stir in brandies and rum. Add milk and cream. Fold in semi-stiff whites. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve chilled. Serves 25.
**For a “virgin” grog, add a tbsp of vanilla and/or 1 tsp Almond extract in place of the alcohol.
Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, and a vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he's never shifted when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology. An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.
In previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.
Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance stories.
Siobhan’s latest release, A Centaur’s Solstice Wish, is the second story in her new Rifts series. She has published A Hell Hound’s Fire (a free read), The Beltane Witch, and Cloudburst Ice Magic in the Cloudburst Colorado series. Siobhan has also published Bronco’s Rough Ride and The Navy’s Ghost in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series, Not a Dragon’s Standard Virgin and Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack through Siren Publishing, and Her Devoted Vampire through Evernight Publishing.
When making wishes on the Hunter’s star...
It will take more than wishes to improve Sedgewick Icetrotter’s Solstice. After being sent to the infirmary, again, for dislocating his shoulder while stringing his bow, he figures he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell to impress the centaur he loves. Until Corporal Ronin Creekjumper brings in two injured centaurs suffering from unusual insect bites, and Sedgewick knows how to treat them.
Ronin can’t believe his good luck when Sedgewick saves his men. It also gives him a chance to do more than light candles for his injured friend. Ronin takes the chance and invites Sedgewick to spend the Solistice holiday together. Just the two of them.
And a pack of hungry dire wolves who’d like to put Sedgewick on the menu. Who says Solstice can’t be exciting?