You're in a book club, and the book is only a third of the fun. You meet each month to chat with dear friends, have pot luck food, a glass of wine (or two, or three...), and oh, right, there's also that book you
Some authors, myself included, are keeping you in mind. Not only does <i>Sunsets of Tulum</i>, my debut novel, have an exciting, sometimes steamy plot and great characters that are perfect for book club discussions, there's a note directly to book clubbers like you in the back. Best of all, each of my novels includes an original cocktail.
[Image one: Finished drink on white background]
Loosely based on the margarita (Why not, since the book starts out in sunny Cancun?!), the Tulum Sunset is what the main character is sipping when he meets the enigmatic girl-of-his-dreams, Clione Roux. Like the girl, the drink is unforgettable.
2 parts tequila (such as Hornitos)
1 part triple sec
1/2 part Damiana liqueur
juice of 1 lime
splash of grenadine (reserved)
Note: this is super easy to make in a pitcher, too, just be sure the grenadine is added after pouring into individuals' glasses.
Another note: Skip the alcohol and it's an amazing mocktail, too. (Though why on earth would one want to skip the alcohol?!)
A third note: Go easy on the Damiana. Among other "powers" it's rumored to be an aphrodisiac. (Don't say I didn't warn you!)
[Image: Book club enjoying the Tulum Sunset]
Ray Bartlett has been a travel writer for over a decade, working for
some of the industry's biggest names: Lonely Planet, Insight Guide, Moon Handbooks, USA Today, Public Radio International, and more. His debut novel, <i>Sunsets of Tulum</i> was a Midwest Book Review February 2016 fiction pick. Set in the lush, exotic, Riviera Maya, the novel explores love, lust, and the life-changing consequences that can happen when two travelers fall unexpectedly in love. Available on AMAZON or wherever books are sold. Signed copies available at www.BarrelFirePress.com or through Ray Bartlett directly.