Friday, June 28, 2013

A Drink and A Book: The Dream You Make by Christine Nolfi and The Peachy Belle

Another WONDERFUL author friend of mine has a new release that is to die for! I love Christine's books, which are light and airy...just like the author. Christine hails from the wonderful state South Carolina that is famous for their peaches and Southern Belles. When I was developing her drink to celebrate her new release, THE DREAM YOU MAKE, I wanted to focus on the fruit the peach...not only because it is the fruit of her state, but because when I think of Christine the saying "She's just a peach" comes to mind. She is delightful, funny, warm and inviting! I couldn't forget Christine's bubbly side though...therefore, top off the Belle with a nice Pink Moscato because of its sweet and bubbly make-up.

So, on that note, let me introduce:

The Peachy Belle
A Naomi Blackburn Original


1 peach cut up (no need to remove the skin) or 3 oz peach nectar
3 oz Peach Schnapps
1.5 oz Southern Comfort
PINK Moscato


1) In a chilled metal shaker place cut up peach and meddle to extract juices
2) Add liquors and ice. Shake for 30 seconds
3) STRAIN into a CHILLED wine glass filled with ice.
4) Top with CHILLED PINK Moscato. Stir very don't want to break down the bubbles of the moscato!
5) If desired, garnish with fresh chopped peaches. I tend to find they just get in the way. 

**Note: if you choose to use the nectar, simply start with step 2 including the nectar with the liquors and continue on!

While you are relaxing on the veranda enjoying your drink be sure to have Christine's new book, THE DREAM YOU MAKE, with you and enjoy your escape!

From Goodreads:

Each day Annie McDaniel’s dream of a brighter future slips further away.

After her nephew’s world is destroyed in a burst of gunfire, Annie receives temporary custody of five-year-old Dillon. Now the greenhouse she managed with her late father isn’t bringing in enough money. If she doesn’t get her financial house in order, a judge will allow a couple in Baltimore to adopt Dillon—and remove him from her life forever.

Desperate, she takes on a second job at Rowe Marketing. The instant attraction she shares with Michael Rowe is a circumstance Annie can’t risk. But should she walk away from a love sure to last a lifetime?

Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.

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  1. Naomi, thank you for the invention of The Peachy Belle. Yummy!

    1. Yes, actually, I have to say it is. I think it is my favorite that I have done for A Book and A Drink.

  2. Seriously, this sounds like my kind of drink ... a South Carolina Bellini! Nice work, Naomi! Congratulations on the new release, Christine!