Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Gulls’ Night”

Meg Langslow and her grandfather may have a hard time tracking down a rare gull…

But they should have no problem with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Gulls' Night” cocktail, inspired by Donna Andrews's 21st Meg Langslow Mystery, Gone Gull!

Gone Gull by Donna Andrews is the 21st Meg Langslow Mystery, bringing readers yet another knee-slapping adventure filled with the New York Times bestselling author’s cast of wacky characters (available August 1, 2017).

Meg is spending the summer at the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center, helping her grandmother Cordelia run the studios. But someone is committing acts of vandalism, threatening to ruin the newly-opened center’s reputation. Is it the work of a rival center? Have the developers who want to build a resort atop Biscuit Mountain found a new tactic to pressure Cordelia into selling? Or is the real target Meg’s grandfather, who points out that any number of environmentally irresponsible people and organizations could have it in for him?

While Meg is trying to track down the vandal, her grandfather is more interested in locating a rare gull. Their missions collide when a body is found in one of the classrooms. Can Meg identify the vandal and the murderer in time to save the center’s name―while helping her grandfather track down and rescue his beloved gulls?

Read an excerpt from Gone Gull!


“Gulls' Night”


– 2 oz. orange juice
– 1 1/2 oz. gin
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– 4 oz. pink grapefruit juice
– 2 oz. soda water

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Combine gin, simple syrup, and grapefruit juice in a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the orange juice.
  4. Slowly pour the gin/simple/grapefruit mixture on top.
  5. Top with soda water.

So have a few “Gull Party” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Donna Andrews's Gone Gull today!


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Donna Andrews is a winner of the Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Awards, a Romantic Times Award for best first novel, and four Lefty and two Toby Bromberg awards for funniest mystery. She is a member of MWA, Sisters in Crime, and the Private Investigators and Security Association. Andrews lives in Reston, Virginia. Gone Gull is Andrews's the 21st mystery in the Meg Langslow series.

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