What do you do when you're investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator and things get weird?
Get back on the (soy) sauce with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “What the Hell Did I Just Drink” cocktail, inspired by David Wong's third John Dies at the End novel, What the Hell Did I Just Read!
What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong is the third book in the John Dies at the End series.
It's the story “They” don't want you to read. Though, to be fair, “They” are probably right about this one. To quote the Bible, “Learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the only thing keeping your head attached.” No, don't put the book back on the shelf — it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with e-books, too, I don't have time to explain how.
While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they—like you—would be better off not knowing.
Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome—and, to be frank, stupid—cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction “They” are hoping for.
PICK YOUR POISON
“What the Hell Did I Just Drink”
– 2 1/2 oz. mezcal (smokier the better)
– 1/2 oz. honey syrup
– 2-3 dashes soy sauce
How to make the cocktail:
- Fill a pint glass halfway with ice.
- Add mezcal, honey syrup, and soy sauce.
- Stir to incorporate.
- Strain into a coupe glass.
So have a few “What the Hell Did I Just Drink” cocktails, drift between dimensions, and don't forget to order your copy of David Wong's What the Hell Did I Just Read today!
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David Wong is the pseudonym of Jason Pargin, New York Times bestselling author and executive editor at the hugely popular comedy site Cracked.com. His first book, John Dies at the End, lives forever as a cult-classic movie directed by Don Coscarelli, and his second, This Book is Full of Spiders, scares people on a daily basis.