Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Drink of Our Lady of Blessed Murder”

What do you do when you're a ruthless assassin on a quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family?

Train hard with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Drink of Our Lady of Blessed Murder” cocktail, inspired by Jay Kristoff's second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, Godsgrave!

Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff is the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, where a ruthless assassin continues her quest for vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family (available September 5, 2017).

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

Read an excerpt from Godsgrave!


“Drink of Our Lady of Blessed Murder”


– 2 oz. gin
– 1 oz. lemon juice
– 1/4 oz. simple syrup
– 1/4 oz. grenadine
– 2 oz. club soda

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and grenadine to a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

So have a few “Drink of Our Lady of Blessed Murder” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Jay Kristoff's Godsgrave today!


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Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Nevernight Chronicle, the Lotus War series and the co-author of the Illuminae Files. He is a winner of the Aurelius Award, was nominated for the David Gemmell Morningstar, and Legend awards, was named multiple times in the Kirkus Review and Amazon Best Teen Books lists, and is published in more than twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all this as you are.

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