We asked Colleen Mullaney, author of It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, to share some of her favorite recipes and behind-the-scenes advice on how to become cocktail-savvy.
Photographer Randy Mayor
Combine 6 ounces (¾ cup) limoncello and 2 ounces (¼ cup) orange liqueur in a small bowl. Stir in 8 sliced strawberries, and soak at least 1 hour. Puree strawberry mixture in a blender; strain, if desired. Pour into 4 tall glasses. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon peel, and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
CL: What inspired you to write the book It's 5 o'clock Somewhere?
CM: It all started for me at 5:00 on a trip to Paris a few years ago. I was sipping a Champagne cocktail in a fabulous hotel lobby bar, listening to music and munching on those delectable bar snacks. I suddenly thought, this is what we all need, to visit all the luxe and fabulous places around the globe and sample their 5:00 cocktails. So my quest began to write a book on global cocktail favorites, including tidbits about each location, the cocktail of the moment, and downloadable playlists to keep you in the global mood!