Her writing expertise covered topics like self-publishing, writing for specific genres, and publicizing a new publication. I was especially fon An enjoyable and funny read. For more spirited cocktails and helpful hints to brighten daily life, visit! Keep the fall theme going with autumnal garnishes, such as dried apple slices and candied citrus peel. She worked with well-known authors, brands, and household names such as Mark Bittman, Nigella Lawson, the Culinary Institute of America, and Betty Crocker. I was especially fond of the write up about the Book Club drink as I am part of a book club and have stated before that we need our own drink. You might pair wines with each course, offer a full bar, or mix up a pitcher of one signature aperitif. Your choice of invitation, and even wording, tells your guests what to expect.
Soothe yourself with a calamine-pink Name Your Poison, made with rum, milk, and frozen strawberries. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes tongue in cheek humor, retro vibe books, or cocktails. For something in between, there are dozens of Internet invitation sites to choose from. Valerie loves cocktail, creativity, and fun. Do place candles on the table, since everyone looks better in candlelight.
That just means I'm even more aware of how truly creative Valerie can be with a cocktail. Before serving, add chilled wine and sparkling cider. She is completing her first fiction novel. Put down the saw and get hammered with a classic Rusty Nail. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. I'm a writer and a fan of smart writing, clever plot twists and all things procedural — preferably with a bite of humor. Pet When the daily grind begins to grate, lifting your spirits can be as simple as…lifting a glass of spirits! Before the party, skim a website like BoingBoing or the Huffington Post for interesting news nuggets you might want to stay away from politics.
I'm not much of a drinker so perhaps that is why. Add flavored sugars and spices to the rims of cocktail glasses for a gourmet touch. Other Titles: Happy hour Responsibility: Valerie Peterson. Love the combination of nostalgic pics from the author's family and friends mixed with her own original cocktail recipes. She has already published four books: Peterson's Holiday Helper and Peterson's Happy Hour, a humorous cocktail book, and co-authored Cookie Craft and Cookie Craft Christmas. Serve in highball glasses, making sure each serving includes fruit.
Book publishing professional and consultant who teaches and speaks regularly on book publishing and book marketing. You'll find this much more enjoyable than the actual recipes. With a picture of old school plane and crew think 1960s in the background was too good. She was the head of marketing for the cookbook and gardening and Frommer's divisions at John Wiley Publishers. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on job searching, resume writing, salary negotiations, and other career planning topics. Use cloth table linens, real dishes — the good china, why not? Honestly though I didn't get inspired to make any of the drinks.
If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. Peterson has held strategy and marketing positions at corporations and book publishers including Random House and Doubleday. She has written lifestyle articles for the Washington Post, the New York Times, Brides, and Medium. With simple instructions for making up-to-the-minute cocktail ingredients infused liquors, syrups, purées , an equipment glossary, and a list of resources, this book gives you the know-how and inspiration to concoct your own happy hours—on even the most miserable days. Shake well until condensation forms on the entire shaker. Because sometimes, when the day hands you lemons, a shot of homemade limoncello can do you a world of good. Cover and macerate fruit for at least 2 hours.
What sets this book apart from other cocktail books is its whimsy. Enter to win our favorite new reads, bookish goodies, and so much more. I'll be drinking her Bug Zapper and other cocktails all summer long. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add orange liqueur, and muddle the fruit into the liqueur with a wooden spoon or muddler to release the juices. There, she produced videos and developed and directed marketing campaigns for authors James Lee Burke, Robert Crais, among others.
That just means I'm even more aware of how truly creative Valerie can be with a cocktail. Whether you're planning a big Halloween bash or just hosting an intimate family affair for Thanksgiving, cocktails that capture the spirit of the season make a bold statement. Stage design Dinner-party décor is more than just setting the table — gussy up everything from your living room flickering votives on the mantle, fresh flowers on the end table to your bathroom neatly displayed guest towels, softly scented candle. From book promotion to publicity to content strategic and social media, she has run every facet of book marketing and touched every part of the book publishing process. Transform pumpkin-flavored beer into a dessert-worthy indulgence by adding cinnamon sugar to the rim; spice up a classic rum and Coke with maple sugar; pair hot apple cider with spiced rum and cinnamon sugar for instant apple pie in a glass.
The write ups before and around the drink are just fun to read. For crisp, cool evenings, apple and pumpkin are sure to comfort, but nothing says Halloween quite like chocolate. When I was staring at the wall of Fee Brothers bitters at I immediately thought of her and what amazing things she could probably create with the grapefruit or celery bitters. Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from leading cookbooks and magazines as well recipes from the best food websites and blogs. Honestly though I didn't get inspired to make any of the drinks. Put down the saw and get hammered with a classic Rusty Nail. Currently finishing my own first novel which involves several intertwining mysteries and at least two dead bodies , I'm a member of both the Jane Austen Society of America and the Mystery Writers of America.
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