Cocktails and Characters: Katie Rochester from ‘Finding Summerland’

Paige Bleu creates a chocolate/strawberry/whipped cream martini based on Katie Rochester from the novel, Finding Summerland.

Just like Katie Rochester, this cocktail is Sweet, Bubbly, Pink, and Decadent. And don’t let it’s cutesy looks fool you, this ‘foo-foo’ confection is stronger than it looks.

Start with a fluted glass, preferably crystal or something swanky! Take a Fresh Strawberry slice and rub it along the rim of the glass, then dip the rim in crystalled sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice and add 2 oz.Pinnacle’s Chocolate Whipped Vodka (or more if you aren’t a high school cheerleader!). Top the mixture with soda water and 1 tablespoon Strawberry Daquiri mix. Stir the mixture gently with a pink, glass stir stick. Garnish with strawberries, and if you really want to be indulgent and aren’t counting calories…go all in by adding a puff of whipped cream! This is also yummy blended.

About Finding Summerland (The Ameryn Chronicles #1)

After his brothers recent disappearance Wesley Rochester wished he could just fade into obscurity. Searching for closure, he’s haunted by visons. Consumed with decoding the messages, he begins turning dangerously deeper inward. Enter an intriguing, ‘not quite’ human stranger, who mysteriously arrives just as he feels all hope is lost. Together they begin to realize that their destinies are intricately tangled in a drama reaching far beyond the realms of the wold they know. Discovering the secrets plaguing Wesley since childhood are no coincidence, and everything he believes is shattered.

Captivated by her, he must decide between the life he has and the one he’d forgotten.

Finding Summerland is like Twilight in the sense that it is a supernatural, coming of age romance—but has a genre bending, metaphysical element and a much deeper rabbit hole. Follow the journey of two star crossed souls as they explore who they are and the ties that bind them. Enter a world intentionally forgotten. A place buried by history, where only the chosen are aware of its existence. A place covenants are made and broken, where myth leads to truth and forbidden love threatens to destroy or be destroyed, becoming just another casualty in their shadow war. The introductory novel in a series of five, called The Ameryn Chronicles—but compelling enough to stand alone—Finding Summerland is sure to be savored by anyone craving to stretch the bounds of ordinary imagination, edgy enough to engage readers who enjoy unraveling a mystery, and sweet enough to grab onto the hearts of the romance lovers! Where legends breathe and dreams are alive. A ‘trippy’ journey to a new reality.

Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal, science fiction

Find Finding Summerland

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