Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Allied Sour”

What do you do when you've foiled a Nazi plan and changed the outcome of the war? 

Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“The Allied Sour” cocktail, inspired by Andrew Gross's WWII thriller The Saboteur!

The Saboteur by Andrew Gross portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to single-handedly end the one threat that could alter the course of World War II (available August 22, 2017).

February 1943. Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct the decisive weapon of the war.

Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance. After the loss of his fiancée, his outfit whittled to shreds, he commandeers a coastal steamer and escapes to England to transmit secret evidence of the Nazis' progress towards an atomic bomb at an isolated factory in Norway. There, he joins a team of dedicated Norwegians in training in the Scottish Highlands for a mission to disrupt the Nazis’ plans before they advance any further.

Parachuted onto the most unforgiving terrain in Europe, braving the fiercest of mountain storms, Nordstrum and his team attempt the most daring raid of the war, targeting the heavily guarded factory built on a shelf of rock thought to be impregnable, a mission even they know they likely will not survive. Months later, Nordstrum is called upon again to do the impossible, opposed by both elite Nazi soldiers and a long-standing enemy who is now a local collaborator—one man against overwhelming odds, with the fate of the war in the balance, but the choice to act means putting the one person he has a chance to love in peril.

Read an excerpt from The Saboteur!


“The Allied Sour”


– 2 oz. whiskey
– 1 oz. lemon juice
– 1/2 – 1 oz. simple syrup
– lemon peel (garnish)
– rosemary (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Add liquid ingredients to a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Cut a peel of lemon and stab a rosemary sprig through the peel.
  5. Rub garnish around the rim of the glass and add to the cocktail.

So have a few “Allied Sour” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Andrew Gross's The Saboteur today!

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Andrew Gross is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of several novels, including No Way Back, Everything to Lose, and One Mile Under. He is also coauthor of five #1 New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into over 25 languages. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Lynn. They have three children.

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