Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Forget Me Not”

What do you do when it feels like you're losing your mind? 

Drink yourself back to sanity with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Forget Me Not” cocktail, inspired by B. A. Paris's latest propulsive psychological thriller, The Breakdown!

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris is the next chilling, propulsive book from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors (available July 18, 2017).

Take a visual tour of The Breakdown—one of the most anticipated thrillers of 2017! 

If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?

Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods, on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, with the woman sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm. Her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. And she probably would only have been hurt herself if she’d stopped.

But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing: where she left the car, if she took her pills, the alarm code, why she ordered a pram when she doesn’t have a baby.

The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt.

Or the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her…

Read an excerpt from The Breakdown!


“Forget Me Not”


– 2 oz. bourbon
– 1/2 oz. lemon juice
– 1/2 oz. honey syrup
– 4 mint leaves
– 2-4 oz. ginger ale or soda water (depending on taste)
– lemon wedge (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour lemon juice and honey syrup into a rocks glass with three of the mint leaves.
  2. Muddle lightly.
  3. Pour in bourbon, add ice, and stir.
  4. Top with ginger ale or soda water.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wedge.

So have a few “Forget Me Not” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of The Breakdown today!

Read Jenny Maloney's review of The Breakdown!


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B. A. Paris is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors. She grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. The Breakdown is her second novel.