FEATURED AUTHOR RECIPE
But she can’t turn back. For Cora, New York holds the promise of discovery that might prove a solace to lifetime of yearning, and so even as she does her best to endure and watch over Louise in a strange and bustling city, she perseveres in secret on her own mission. She does indeed make a great discovery, and though it isn’t the one she anticipates, The Chaperone becomes a novel of how much you can be changed by a summer, a city, and even by someone who seems born to annoy you, contradicting everything you say and believe.
Photo Credit: C. Tracy Rasmussen
Cora's Prohibition-Friendly Lemonade, or Louise's Hard Lemonade
Prep time: 15 minutes active, 10 hours inactive
Serve some Fresh Honeydew Melon Salad with this Prohibition-friendly lemonade, unless you're feeling more Louise-ish than Cora-ish, in which case you could slip in some bootleg and make hard lemonade.
Note: You can purchase vanilla-infused vodka, or make it yourself. Split two vanilla beans lengthwise and add them to a one-litre bottle of vodka. Let infuse overnight in a cool, dark place. Strain into another sterilized bottle.
2 cups water
1. Make the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Heat on medium-high until mixture comes to a simmer and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
2. Fill a large pitcher with the ice. Stir in simple syrup, vodka (if using), lemon juice, and lemon and lime slices, and serve.
Yield: 5 servings