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A.S. Green | My Road Trip Based On Favorite Cocktails
Author Guest / June 19, 2018

WILD CHILD is a second-chance romance (slash) mistaken-identity (slash) road-trip novel. In short, all of my favorite things. When I was choosing what cities Jax and Natalie should stop in, I made my decision based on some of my favorite cocktails (and the cities that made them famous). First stop: Chicago. Known mostly for beer, it’s also the home of the “Old Fashioned.” People can get very persnickety about their Old Fashioned recipes, but here’s mine: Ingredients: Cinnamon, ground Cinnamon stick (to garnish, optional) Sugar Lemon Ginger Ale Bitters Brandy Make a cinnamon/sugar mix that is 1 part cinnamon to 3 parts sugar. Using a 12-ounce glass, pour 1/2-inch of Ginger Ale into the bottom. Add 5-7 dashes bitters. Add 1/2-3/4 tsp of cinnamon-sugar mix. Stir until dissolved. Fill glass with ice. Add 1 jigger Brandy. Squeeze in the juice from one lemon wedge. Fill glass to top with Ginger Ale and stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick. Second stop: New Orleans, home of the “Hurricane.” Ingredients: Light Rum, 2 oz. Dark Rum, 2 oz. Passion Fruit Juice, 2 oz. Orange Juice or Pineapple Juice, 1 oz. Lime Simple Syrup, 1 T. Grenadine, 1 T. Squeeze 1/2 lime into a cocktail…