Book-Inspired Cocktails: “A Study in Freezing”

When you’re the daughter of Sherlock Holmes, you have a reputation to uphold!

So imbibe with this week’s Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “A Study in Freezing” cocktail, inspired by Leonard Goldberg’s second Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery, A Study in Treason!

A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg is the second book in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery series, where a seemingly impossible mystery tests the keen mind and forensic skills of Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and the heir to his unique talent for deduction.

The following case has not previously been disclosed to the public due to the sensitive information on foreign affairs. All those involved were previously bound by the Official Secrets Act. With the passage of time and the onset of the Great War, these impediments have been removed and the story can now be safely told.

When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty.

Read an excerpt from A Study in Treason!


“A Study in Freezing”


  • 4 oz. mezcal
  • 4 oz. pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • lime wheel (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey, and kosher salt to a resealable container.
  2. Shake until all the honey is dissolved and refrigerate for 4+ hours.
  3. Add mezcal and two cups of ice to a blender and blend well.
  4. Pour into your favorite tiki cup.
  5. Add lime wheel and enjoy!

So have a few “A Study in Freezing” cocktails and don’t forget to order your copy of Leonard Goldberg’s A Study in Treason today!

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