Read & Nosh Series: “True Colors” paired with a Tangy Margarita Inspired Mocktail

Read & Nosh Series: “True Colors” paired with a Tangy Margarita Inspired Mocktail

The Read: True Colors by Kristin Hannah

“True Colors” immerses readers into the rugged expanse of cowboy country, delving deep into the intricate dynamics of the Grey family. At its core is Vivi Ann, the youngest sister whose journey grips you from the outset. Her forbidden romance with the new ranch hand, tainted by societal taboos and personal commitments, forms the captivating centerpiece of the narrative.

As tensions escalate between tradition and desire, loyalty and betrayal, the story unfurls into a tumultuous saga of passion and resilience. 

Through moments of jealousy, unwavering love, and profound loss, the sisters’ bonds are tested, yet ultimately reaffirmed amidst the trials that befall their family.

What sets this tale apart is the author’s masterful portrayal of cowboy life, evoking vivid imagery of rustic landscapes and the drama that often falls within the shadows of close-knit communities. 

“True Colors” is more than just a story; it’s a heartfelt exploration of love’s enduring power. 

The Nosh: Tangy Margarita-Inspired Mocktail

With each sip of this tangy margarita-inspired mocktail, you’ll find yourself transported to the rugged landscapes that unfold within these pages. Lose yourself in the narrative, as the tantalizing blend of citrus and spice enhances the immersive experience of the story.



Tangy Margarita Inspired Mocktail Recipe:


  • 2 limes
  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • 1 large naval orange
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • Salt of your liking, I used a mix of pink salt and smoked finishing salt
  • 2 cans Spindrift in Blood Orange (or preferred citrus flavor, found at most grocery stores)
  • Crushed ice


  • Slice your jalapeño and muddle it a bit, add the maple syrup and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Prep your glasses by running lime over the rim. Pour some salt on a plate and then put the glass lip down into the salt mixture, making sure the rim is well coated.
  • Squeeze the juice of the limes, lemons and orange into a mason jar, add in the maple jalapeño mixture. Shake/Mix well.
  • In three glasses add crushed ice (whole ice will work too). Pour the mocktail mixture into each glass, filling it just above the 1/3 of the way. Top with Spindrift and enjoy!

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