Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Robot Fuel”

The last working robot left requires a lot of fuel—especially with the high-stress involved with being a hired assassin. 

So fuel up with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Robot Fuel” cocktail, inspired by Adam Christopher's second Ray Electromatic Mystery, Killing Is My Business!

Check out Adam Christopher's discussion on genre and the blending of sci-fi and crime fiction!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher is the second book in the Ray Electromatic Mysteries series.

Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape and assignment for intrepid PI-turned-hitman—and last robot left in working order—Raymond Electromatic. But his skills may be rustier than he remembered in Killing Is My Business, the latest in Christopher's robot noir oeuvre, hot on the heels of the acclaimed Made to Kill.

Read an excerpt from Killing Is My Business!


“Robot Fuel”


– 3 oz. black stout (preferably Guinness)
– 3 oz. dry sparkling wine
– WD-40 (for joints)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour stout into a copper mug or tin cup.
  2. Slowly pour in the sparkling wine.
  3. Stir gently.
  4. Lubricate your joints with the WD-40.

So have a few “Robot Fuel” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Adam Christopher's Killing Is My Business today!

Read David Cranmer's review of Killing Is My Business!

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Adam Christopher is a novelist and comic writer. Made to Kill was an Indie Next Pick. His debut novel, Empire State, was a Financial Times Book of the Year, SciFiNow's Book of the Year, and nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award.

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