As you know, I’m getting ready to launch Tight Spaces, Book #1 in the Double Dare series of Erotic Romances. These stories are all connected to the Double Dare Night Club in one way or another.
While you’re here, don’t forget to VOTE ON THE COVER!
Since the Double Dare figures so prominently in all the stories, I’d like to have a sort of signature drink for characters to order, to get thrown in a douchebag’s face, or to fall off a waiter’s tray right into some super-hot guy’s lap. I could include the recipe for this drink with promotional items for the series, and on the website, that sort of thing.
The problem is, I know VERY little about alcohol. *blushes* The extent of my drinking experience extends to a few shots of moonshine, and one ill-advised evening of Southern Comfort and coke, consumed on an empty stomach with my friend’s elderly German mother. Not a good thing, I assure you. Oh, and peach brandy as cough syrup when I was growing up. Other than that, it’s a glass of wine with dinner for special occasions.
You see why I need your help.
I can handle writing about margaritas and martinis, JD, tequila, or beer. I even invented a local micro-brewery that has a couple of specialty beers served at the Double Dare. But mixed drinks absolutely confound me, and if they’re out of the ordinary, I’m worse than lost.
With food, I know the qualities specific ingredients can lend to the final product. Booze? Not so much. I get adding fruit juices, etc, to change the flavor. But why 2 or more kinds of liquor in one drink? And why use one kind instead of another?
I can research recipes all day long, but that doesn’t give me anything resembling first hand information about taste, or tolerance, or… You get the idea.
What I need is…
Your suggestions for one or more drinks that I can use as signature, or specialty, drinks for the Double Dare. Along with the suggestion and recipe, if possible, I’d like to know the why for the alcoholic ingredients, and, your description of the taste.
Just leave a comment below with as much information as possible about your suggestion.
After the suggestions come in,
I’ll figure out which one will be the Double Dare’s signature drink, which to list as a particular bartender’s specialty, etc. Since I know so little about drinks, I’ll probably put it to a vote here on the blog.
What’s in it for you?
If I use your suggestion, you’ll get credit on the website, and receive a free copy of Tight Spaces.
If it makes a difference…
The Double Dare is a pretty nice club, well maintained, with a nice VIP section. It has a live band, dance floor, good bar, and various sized tables and booths. The music is hard rock/heavy metal, and loud. Security keeps the peace, doesn’t interfere with dirty dancing unless body parts become visible, and more liberties are permitted in the VIP section.
The clientele has nearly every kind of job imaginable, and most are between 21 and 55, but the occasional octogenarian isn’t unheard of. The staff are both male and female, with a similar age range, and take pride in making the Double Dare the best club in town.
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