Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Invisible Hand”

What do you do when you're a bartender with dormant magical abilities?

Say the magic words and whip up this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Invisible Hand” cocktail, inspired by Brad Abraham's debut novel, Magicians Impossible!

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham is a debut novel that blends magic and mayhem to create an edgy thriller perfect for fans of fantasy and crime fiction.

Twenty-something bartender Jason Bishop’s world is shattered when his estranged father commits suicide, but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war. Now the Golden Dawn―the shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks responsible for Daniel Bishop’s murder, and the death of Jason’s mother years before―have Jason in their sights. His survival will depend on mastering his own dormant magic abilities; provided he makes it through the training.

From New York to Paris to worlds between worlds, Jason's journey through the realm of magic will be fraught with peril. But with enemies and allies on both sides of this war, whom can he trust? The Invisible Hand, who’ve been more of a family than his own family ever was? The Golden Dawn, who may know the secrets behind his mysterious lineage? For Jason Bishop, only one thing is for certain; the magic he has slowly been mastering is telling him not to trust anybody.

Read Dave Richards's review of Magicians Impossible!


“The Invisible Hand”


– 2 oz. gin
– 1 oz. lemon juice
– 1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– 1-2 oz. club soda
– rosemary sprig (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and elderflower liqueur 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 sprig of rosemary.

So have a few “The Invisible Hand” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Brad Abraham's Magicians Impossible today!


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Brad Abraham was born in Ottawa, raised across Canada and the US, and now makes his home in NYC. A writer of film (Fresh Meat), television (60 Squadron) and comics (Mixtape). Magicians Impossible is his first novel.

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