Stephany Tullis: 2 Fabulous Cocktail Recipes

Happy Hour! (It’s Happy Hour somewhere, right?)  Stephany Tullis is here today. Obviously a gal after my own heart, Stephany has brought not one, but two lovely cocktail recipes for us today. Also – BARGAIN ALERT – you can get Stephany’s book 48 Hours ’till Christmas for only $0.99 right now!

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I love to write, travel and hang out with family and friends. From my perspective, mouth watering food,  a frosty or hot drink , depending on the occassion and season, are necessary ingredients to guarantee a good time for all. Add some music and the sky’s the limit!

My smorgasbord of passions is reflected in my writing. My characters love nothing more than to celebrate, memorialize, or toast  an occassion with friends and family. Small town southern charm and hospitality season my writing style, my characters–and their desire to entertain with homespun flare and, as befitting the occassion, a sophistication that rivals the best of the best.

In my first novel, The Master’s Plan, A Novel About Purpose , Selena B. Jones hosts a dinner party to announce her purpose filled ‘master plan’ project.  Nothing but the finest works for Selena who hires a caterer to assist with the event:

15_1009_TULLIS_Southern table setting“Selena had converted an area that was normally a part of the great room to the left of her dining room and created an elaborate carving station where guests could sample their choice of succulent roasted turkey, beef and ham. An elaborate backdrop of candles interspersed with luxuriant bouquets of her favorite flowers…calla lilies… provided a muted but elegant backdrop for the food.”


In my soon to be leased Christmas Anthology, Love, Peace & Joy,  Holly Spriggs excitedly plans to host her first Christmas Eve gathering inviting an overflow of guests  to a mouth watering buffet intended  to satisfy the palates of her multi cultural guests. Included on the menu is this holiday inspired punch, her boyfriend Chad’s  speciality:

Stephany Tullis Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail RecipeJOLLY CRANBERRY JUICE SANGRIA


1 bottle of Zinfandel

4 cups of Cranberry Juice (chilled)

1 cup of Orange Juice

1 Orange (halfed and thinly sliced)

1 Apple (cored, quartered and thinly sliced)

1/2 cup of fresh cranberries


Combine all ingredients in a pretty glass decanter. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

Stir well and serve over ice.

Garnish with an extra orange slice, if desired.

This drink is the perfect punch for Holly’s holiday feast!

Recently, I traveled  to Jelyll Island, a beautiful  island off the coast of Georgia, known as the playground of the wealthy in the late 1800’s. I was introduced to a speciality cocktail served at a local restaurant. (I asked permission to share the restaurant’s potent and eye catching version of a ‘We Be Jammin’ cocktail.)

I plan to include this specialty drink in Book 2 of my Blue Lady, Angelica Mason Series.

1st three readers who email me via my website receive a copy of BLUE LADY’s Sweet Dreams scheduled for release November 6th 2015.


Jammin Vodka Cocktail‘WE BE JAMMIN’ COCKTAIL

Ingredients :

Cranberry flavored Vodka

Orange flavored Vodka

Jam: cranberry/blueberry or jam of choice

Orange/Berry or garnish of choice


Add some ice to a drink shaker and the following:

A healing spoonful of your jam of choice

An ounce of each: Cranberry  and Orange flavored vodka

1/4 (or as fits your taste buds) cup of water

Shake this fabulous concoction for about 30 seconds

Pour into your favorite martini or other cocktail glass

Add your garnish of choice

This combination serves two cocktails.

Love, Peace, and Joy by Stephany TullisLove, Peace and Joy

Love, Peace & Joy is guaranteed to fill readers hearts with the magical, mystical spirit of Christmas. Three short stories filled with all the ingredients of a holiday season like none other: fun, family, food, love, music and the potent gift of giving.

The perfect holiday gift and one you won’t forget: A Holly Spriggs Jolly Christmas, Chocolate Covered Kisses and Joyeux Noelle.

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About Stephany

My spirituality is the force behind my being. In my world, there is no life without writing, traveling, family, music and my love of politics. My loves and interests are central to my writing.

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2 Responses to Stephany Tullis: 2 Fabulous Cocktail Recipes

  1. Liv

    That ‘We Be Jammin’ cocktail looks SO good! Will definitely have to try it sometime.