I’m a big one on world-building. It is, in fact, one of my favorite things to do. That being the case, I love to come up with recipes for foods and drinks mentioned in my books.
The Melon Peckers and Nutty Fluffies mentioned by Timothy and Justin in Wolf in the Shadow have given me particular issues. I just haven’t been able to come up with anything that seemed like it would work. After all, exotic and ‘not of this world’ or not, I still want them to be edible. Mostly.
I think I’ve finally come up with something that might work for the Melon Peckers.
1 lb watermelon (seeds removed)
1 kiwano melon (seeds removed)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 c brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c club soda
mint leaves for garnish
Puree the fruit until smooth. Add lemon juice, cinnamon, and sugar and blend. Add club soda and vodka. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves.
This is still in the early phases of development. I’m trying to decide if I want to try it with dragon fruit or not. I think it would be interesting.
If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out.