Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Rox and Whiskey”
By Adam WagnerMay 4, 2018
What do you do when a simple investigation turns into a complicated and dangerous nightmare?
Settle your nerves with this week’s Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Rox and Weary” cocktail, inspired by Kristen Lepionka’s second Roxane Weary novel, What You Want to See!
What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka is the thrilling follow-up to The Last Place You Look and the second book in the Roxane Weary series.
Marin Strasser has a secret. Her fiancé thinks her secret is that she’s having an affair, and he hires P.I. Roxane Weary to prove it. Then, just days into the case, Marin is shot to death on a side street in an apparent mugging. But soon enough the police begin to focus on Roxane’s client for Marin’s death, so she starts to dig deeper into Marin’s life―discovering that the elegant woman she’s been following has a past and a half, including two previous marriages, an adult son fresh out of prison, and a criminal record of her own. The trail leads to a crew of con artists, an ugly real estate scam that defrauds unsuspecting elderly homeowners out of their property, and the suspicious accident of a wealthy older woman who lives just down the street from where Marin was killed.
With Roxane’s client facing a murder indictment, the scammers hit close to home to force Roxane to drop the case, and it becomes clear that the stakes are as high as the secrets run deep.
PICK YOUR POISON
“Rox and Whiskey”
- 2 oz. whiskey (dealer’s choice)
- juice of half a lime
- 1 – 2 strawberries (quartered)
- 3 oz. soda water
- lime and strawberry (garnishes)
How to make the cocktail:
- Add whiskey, quartered strawberries, and the juice from the lime to a mixing tin.
- Muddle the strawberries well.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Add the juiced half-lime to the bottom of a highball glass and top with ice.
- Strain mixture into the glass.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and strawberry.
So have a few “Rox and Whiskey” cocktails and don’t forget to order your copy of Kristen Lepionka’s What You Want to See today!