New York Times Bestselling author Jackie Collins is more than a sexy romance novelist, she’s also hot in the kitchen. Chef Wolfgang Puck has been seduced by her charm and inspired to create a personalized cocktail for the author simply titled, The Jackie Collins, (recipe below) and it is a highlight of her new collection of recipes.
Stepping outside of her typical romance genre, her new book The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is on bookstore shelves today and her faithful fans will not be disappointed. Inspired by her most popular character, Lucky Santangelo, the cookbook features Lucky’s favorite recipes and some of Jackie’s too. The cookbook is more than a novelty item for fans only, it is filled with recipes to turn to in a pinch or when entertaining. Ingredients for most recipes can be found in any pantry. The book includes recipes for what the author calls a “Godfather’s feast” and ranges from seductive cocktails to decadent desserts and everything in-between. Appetizing photographs enhance readers’ experience, partnered with snippets about the inspiring character Lucky, throughout the book.
Lucky and is one of Jackie’s favorite characters to write about. “Lucky inspires women to be stronger,” Jackie says, “She is a positive role model with a true kick-ass attitude.”
Lucky is featured in seven of Collins’s novels and with two titles having been turned into television mini-series on NBC, with Lucky being portrayed by Nicollette Sheridan in Chances and Kim Delaney in Lady Boss.
If you’re looking for a sexy cocktail to serve at your next dinner party or Jackie Collins book club event, you must serve The Jackie Collins, by Wolfgang Puck. It is sure to impress. Cheers!
The Jackie Collins, by Wolfgang Puck
Yield: 1 Jackie Collins cocktail
Muddle the raspberries with the simple syrup. Add the vodka and lemonade into a cocktail shaker. Squeeze the lime over the vodka mixture. Add the ice cubes, and shake the cocktail shaker hard for 30 seconds. Pour in the club soda, shake once, and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with a raspberry and a fresh mint leaf.
6 raspberries plus an additional raspberry, for garnish
Splash of simple syrup (1 ounce or less)
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces lemonade, preferably Perricone’s
4 to 6 ice cubes
1 ½ ounces club soda
Fresh mint leaf, for garnish