Wow...this is my official blog post as a new member on the Naughty Author Chicks team. I'm totally stoked about being here and I have to admit, I agonized over what I wanted to write about for my very first time. *grins*
I figured as the new girl in the bunch I should write something about myself...
Humm, where do I begin? I'm a Virgo. I have an obsession with lattes, books, clothes, shoes, make-up, haute cuisine....wait a moment....that's SO lame. I suppose most of us are into those same things so let me try again.
Okay, how about this? I've probably dabbled in at least a 100 jobs before I fell into writing romance seven years ago. Seriously. I've tried everything from college news anchor, fashion assistant, actress, screenwriter, personal assistant to the uber rich and spoiled, to high school substitute teacher–I pretty much have dipped my toes in it at least once. I guess I was one of those dreamers who really didn't quite know what I was good at, so the best thing to do was try them all out.
I've been pretty darn lucky because I got to experience the life I wanted even though I was brought up in a very strict, conservative, Asian household (I'll tell you where the Irish part comes from in the near future). Honestly, I'd do it over again in a heartbeat because the rollercoaster journey was definitely worth it all! Now that I've turned the big 4-0 earlier this month, things have slowed down a bit for me. I've traded the late nights out drinking with my buddies and peers for the occasional glass of wine, while I curl up to a good book–or the hot keyboards–but I have definitely collected an arsenal of memories that have been great inspirations for my stories.
Every once in a while when I miss living in Paris or L.A., especially my dear friends and the burst of vibrant energy that comes from living in big cities, I'll whip up one of my favorite cocktails that I've invented and paaaar-tay! Why not? It's fun throwing my very own party for one and I don't even have to drive home... but it's more fun to have some company. So, as a way to include YOU in my celebration, I'm providing this very delish recipe below.
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4 parts raspberry lemonade
1 ½ part Coconut Rum (or replace with regular rum or vodka)
splash of lime juice
1 part Grenadine
Mint leaves for decoration
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add ingredients. Shake well. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lime. For a tangier mix, add a splash of lemon-lime soda, or soda water if you don’t have a sweet tooth. If you don’t have raspberry lemonade, any berry lemonade will do!