Hello and welcome to Lost Coast Harbor, a stormy, isolated town on the California coast. It’s where we set our noir-inspired contemporary romance series. What is like? I’ll just let Gabriel Reyes, from Kiss of a Stranger, describe it:
Whoever named the town hadn’t been joking. The town wasn’t in the middle of nowhere. It was on the very edge of nowhere, pressed up against the enormous swell of the Pacific Ocean. It perched on the ragged cliffs of the Northern California coast, as though it hadn’t quite decided whether or not to jump into the churning water below.
This wasn’t the California of the movies, all beaches and bikinis and smiling tanned faces. This place was fog and lashing rain. It was wind that bit at your ears and made your eyes water. Maybe it was pleasant in summer, but summer was still a long way off.
So what better cocktail to serve than a Dark & Stormy?
Here’s the recipe:
Crushed ice and lots of it
Pour one shot of dark rum, the good stuff, over the ice
Add ginger beer to taste.
Serve with a lime wedge. Best enjoyed with a view of the sea, but a lake, river, or pool will do in a pinch.
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