Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Arctic Gimlet”

Being stuck in a small, claustrophobic submarine in the Arctic while trying to prevent a nuclear attack calls for a drink!

So cool down with this week’s Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Arctic Gimlet” cocktail, inspired by Larry Bond’s sixth Jerry Mitchell thriller, Arctic Gambit!

Arctic Gambit by Larry Bond is the sixth book in the Jerry Mitchell series and an explosive military thriller by the New York Times bestselling author.

Jerry Mitchell, now the commodore of submarine Development Squadron Five, is dismayed when USS Toledo is reported missing in Arctic waters, close to Russian territory. The vessel is captained by his former shipmate and close friend, Lenny Berg. Eager to investigate, Jerry convinces the Navy to redirect one of his squadron’s boats to find out what happened.

It turns out Toledo was sunk just outside of Russian territorial waters by a torpedo launched from a naval mine. Even more disturbing is the discovery that Russia is building a deadly weapon. Engineers have modified the STATUS-6, a strategic nuclear-propelled, nuclear-armed torpedo that is already operational, into a stealthy first strike weapon: Drakon. This new tool would allow the Russians to launch a completely covert nuclear decapitation strike on the USA.

The new Russian president has plans for Europe and is more than willing to use nuclear blackmail―or an actual attack―to keep the Americans from interfering. To avoid a Russian war in Europe, and a nuclear catastrophe at home, Mitchell must find a way to destroy the Drakon launcher before it’s too late.

Read an excerpt from Arctic Gambit!


“Arctic Gimlet”


  • 2 oz. gin (dealer’s choice)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • lime wheel (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup to mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Pour through a mesh strainer over a frosted coupe or martini glass.
  4. Drop a lime wheel into the drink as a garnish.

So have a few “Arctic Gimlet” cocktails and don’t forget to order your copy of Larry Bond’s Arctic Gambit today!

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