Monday, July 5, 2021

Character Guest Post and a Fun Recipe...Draw and Order



Hello. I'm Miranda Trent, owner of Paint & Shine, my brand new business specializing in cultural adventure tours set within the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. My clients paint a picture and then sample a traditional southern meal paired with moonshine. I've been back in Kentucky for a few months now and the business is catching hold with the tourists.

One of the nice things about this business is that I'm experimenting with various moonshine cocktails. Creating cocktails is my favorite part of my new business, and I've named this one Ale & Shine. I frequently pair this cocktail with fried green tomatoes.

     Ale & Shine

     1 1/2 ounces of clear, unflavored moonshine

     Ale-8-One Soda or Mountain Dew

     Squares of candied ginger

     Lemon twist


     Fill an 8 oz. mason jar halfway up with ice

     Pour moonshine over the ice

     Top up with Ale-8-One Soda or Mountain Dew

     Garnish with the ginger and lemon twist.


I enjoy this kind of research. It helps me relax after a stressful day dealing with problem clients and construction issues. I especially appreciate them when the cocktails remind me so strongly of my family. I feel closer to my late Uncle Gene when I'm mixing up a moonshine cocktail. It gives me comfort.

What's your comfort beverage?

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thank you for featuring my new release as a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Blog Tour. I appreciate your hard work in supporting authors and readers.