Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Bring Me Jack”
By Adam WagnerJune 22, 2018
Layla! You’ve got me on my knees. Layla! I’m begging, darling, please. Layla!
Ease your worried mind with this week’s Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Bring Me Jack” cocktail, inspired by B. A. Paris’s latest psychological thriller, Bring Me Back!
Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris is a tour de force of psychological suspense that will have you questioning everything and everyone until its stunning climax.
Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes inside. When he returns Layla is gone―never to be seen again. That is the story Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story.
Ten years later Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to believe that she is the one for him … even though a sixth sense tells him not to trust her.
Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla―hiding in plain sight. There are other odd occurrences: long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive―and on Finn’s trail―what does she want? And how much does she know?
PICK YOUR POISON
“Bring Me Jack”
- 2 oz. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey
- 1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)
- 3-4 dashes of Angostura bitters
- lemon peel (garnish)
How to make the cocktail:
- Add the Jack Daniels, elderflower liqueur, and Angostura bitters to a pint glass with ice.
- Stir well to incorporate the ingredients.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Cut a peel of lemon (careful to avoid the white pith), squeeze the oils over the drink, rub around the rim, and drop into the cocktail.
So have a few “Bring Me Jack” cocktails and don’t forget to order your copy of B. A. Paris’s Bring Me Back today!