The Blue-Amber Mule

by | Mar 31, 2021 | Drinks, Excerpts, Featured, Recipes, Spotlight, Wine & Drinks

The Blue-Amber Mule

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Hey Babes!

We have a delicious happy hour recipe for you, thanks to Katana Collins! She paired Private Property by Skye Warren with The Blue-Amber Mule and it has our mouths watering…  Check it out below and you can see her other recipes and articles here

Ohhhh, Babes! Do I have an exciting booze & book pairing for you today!

Skye Warren’s new release, Private Property, has allllll the dark, broody goodness to hit you right in the feels. This modern Jane Eyre retelling has all the classic traits that we love in a Skye Warren book, plus the added excitement (for me) that it takes place in my very own home state of Maine!

For those who don’t know, Maine blueberries are a staple up here in our little New England state. They are smaller and sweeter than the blueberries most of you know and recognize and if you have the chance to try a Maine blueberry pie… run, don’t walk!

In keeping with the local Maine feel, I’m recommending products that are small, locally owned businesses here in my state, but of course, just know that you can substitute any of your own favorite brand of the ingredients, of course. And fear not if you can’t get your hands on Maine blueberries… regular ones will work just fine for this cocktail!

I played around with a few recipes before settling on the right now. The moody, gothic feel of this book, wasn’t working with your typical blueberry cocktails. That being said, I think I found the perfect spiced pairing to sip while reading Private Property…

The Blue-Amber Mule

What I love about this pairing is that its spice perfectly blends with the sweet for a dark and stormy flavor. It works in the winter or summer seasons!

4 oz fresh blueberries

1 tbsp blueberry preserve or jam (Stonewall Kitchen sells a Wild Maine Blueberry Jam that’s delicious)

1 oz vodka (Cold River Vodka is delicious and distilled right here in Freeport, Maine)

4 oz of Maine Root Ginger Brew (ie – Ginger beer)

Splash of lemon juice

1) Muddle your fresh blueberries and pour into a martini shaker

2) Add vodka, blueberry preserves, and lemon juice and give it a good shake over ice.

3) Pour the mixture into a highball glass and top off with the ginger beer.

And there you have an easy, dark and broody cocktail that will perfectly suit the mood of Private Property.

I know that I can’t wait to get my hands on either the book or the cocktail!

Hope you enjoy!


~ Katana Collins

Private Property

When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn’t expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother’s death means he’s now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She’s lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.

Grab your copy:
Apple Books

Let us know if you try this deliscious cocktail and love it as much as we do!

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