My monster meditation on the subject of holidays for monsters has led to a story. It’s not done, yet. I’m about half way through the first draft, but I’m stymied. I haven’t come up with the name of the signature drink served nightly at sunset at the bar on the beach. It’s a rum punch with citrus fruit, ginger simple syrup and an edible origami frog (made of sweetened rice paper) instead of the clichéd little parasol.
I’m not usually one for crowd sourcing, but I’ve decided to ask the Candy’s Monsters Facebook fans and blog followers to come up with some suggestions. Any thoughts? This is a great drink, a memorable concoction that’s hard to resist. Only a monster on a blood-only diet would pass on a tall, cold glass.
On the surface this island is a paradise for wealthy tourists. The hotel is small, but luxurious and many of the bar’s other patrons come from their yachts for a sunset drink, followed by dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.
Of course there’s one regular at the bar one might consider to be a bit ‘different.’ He’s a pale fellow and he’s very fond of midnight strolls on the beach. The locals call his house on the hill The Hurricane Castle, but only a few of them have set foot inside the ominous front door. This mysterious man is not the only person on the island with a secret and that’s where the story begins.
So… ideas for naming the rum punch? Please chime in, so the characters in the monster story can drink up!