We are excited to be the first stop on the Winter Holiday Recipes (+reads) Tour from Harlequin & TLC Book Tours. Below author Anna Del Mar has shared her mother's recipe for sangria. Make sure to check out her latest book, To the Edge,on sale now! For more yummy holiday recipes, check out the other stops on the tour list after the giveaway!
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of publication: November 2016
Naked. Cuffed. Caged. Is this the sweet senator's daughter I left behind?
I didn't know it was her when I rushed into that room filled with flames, but I'll never let her go again.
She's proposed a unique way to thank me. It could bring us both to the edge of ecstasy—or to the point of no return.
Clara wants to submit. To me. Totally. Damn any limits. The very thought of it has brought me back from the dead.
But a stranger is watching from the shadows. He's made us his fantasy. And he plays rougher than I do. Where he's taking us now is somewhere so dark, and so dangerous, that this time it could be inescapable.
In our home, the holidays are all about family, about coming together to celebrate our blessings and have fun. We’re a global bunch and people travel from all over to gather at our house. There’s lots of laughter and an excess of delicious foods. But the star of the evening is my mother’s sangria.
· 1 bottle of your favorite red wine
· 2 oranges
· 2 apples
· 1 lemon
· 1 tablespoon of sugar
· 1/2 a liter of Sprite or Seven Up
Begin with a bottle of wine. I prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon, but you can choose your favorite red. Hint: The wine doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just full-bodied and delicious.
Next, slice oranges into thin wheels and cut up a couple of tart apples into small, square pieces. I use a red and a green apple to add variety to the flavors. Set the oranges aside and marinate the apples in a half a cup of wine. You can prepare the fruit early and keep it fresh and cold in the refrigerator.
When you are ready to serve, pour the reminder of the wine into your favorite festive pitcher and add two cups of cold Sprite or Seven Up. Hint: You can adjust the alcohol level by playing with the wine to fizz ratio. Testing this ratio is half the fun. J
Add a half tablespoon of sugar and mix well. Taste. Add more sugar if you like your cocktails sweet. Reduce the sugar amount by half if you’re like me and prefer less sweetness in your sangria.
Add orange slices and marinated apples. Add a few squirts of fresh lemon. Serve over ice if you like your cocktails fizzy and cold like I do. Make sure everyone gets apples and oranges in their glass. Garnish with orange wheels.
· Lots of love
· Your family crowding the kitchen
· Your honey nearby
· Tons of laughter
About Anna Del Mar:
Amazon bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories are about strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who fight with all they’ve got to protect the women they love. She’s the author of The Asset, The Stranger, At the Brink and her latest December 2016 from Carina Press, To the Edge. Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.
TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for Winter Holiday Recipes (+ reads!) from Harlequin:
Friday, December 2nd: From the TBR Pile – Anna Del Mar guest post
Monday, December 5th: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – RaeAnne Thayne guest post
Wednesday, December 7th: Bewitched Bookworms – Lynne Graham guest post
Friday, December 9th: – Just Commonly – Marta Perry & Jo Ann Brown guest post
Monday, December 12th: Read Love Blog – Belle Calhoune guest post
Wednesday, December 14th: Reading Reality – Maisey Yates guest post
Friday, December 16th: Books and Spoons – Cathy Gilen Thacker guest post
Monday, December 19th: The Romance Dish – B. J. Daniels guest post
Wednesday, December 21st: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Sarah Morgan guest post
Friday, December 23rd: Books a la Mode – Tiffany Reisz guest post
Monday, December 26th: The Sassy Bookster – Geri Krowtow guest post
Wednesday, December 28th: Romantic Reads and Such – Valerie Hansen & Lenora Worth guest post