“Honeychurch Highball” Cocktail

What do you do when the only copy of your manuscript is lost in transit? Get Ravished with a few cocktails and start investigating! 

And I think this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—is the perfect cocktail for the job: the “Honeychurch Highball” cocktail, inspired by Hannah Dennison's 4th Honeychurch Hall mystery, Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall!

Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison is the 4th book in the Honeychurch Hall series (available May 2, 2017).

When the only copy of Ravished, Iris Stanford’s new manuscript, never arrives at her London publisher’s office, her daughter Kat investigates the tiny local village post office, where it appears the package never left the building. Iris is on tenterhooks—not only is her novel gone with the wind, but she’s deathly afraid that Muriel Jarvis, the postmistress and notorious busybody, will expose her secret identity as the bestselling romance writer Krystalle Storm. Meanwhile, Muriel has her own problems with the sudden death of her husband Fred, which has left her heavily in debt. In the spine-tingling climax, both past and present collide as Kat fights for her life and those she holds most dear, dancing once again with the dark forces lurking behind the grandeur of Honeychurch Hall.

Read an excerpt from Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall!


“Honeychurch Highball”


– 2 oz.reposado tequila
– 1/4 oz. mezcal (for wash)
– 1 oz. honey syrup*
– 3/4 oz. lemon juice
– 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
– lemon (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour mezcal into a highball glass and swirl around (wash) to coat the glass—dumb out what doesn't stick.
  2. Pour the tequila, honey syrup, and lemon juice into a mixing tin with ice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a the mezcal-washed highball glass.
  5. Add ice.
  6. Top with 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
  7. Garnish with lemon peel.

*To make honey syrup: combine equal parts honey and hot water, and stir to combine. 

So have a few “Honeychurch Highball” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison!


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Hannah Dennison began her writing career as a trainee reporter for a small West Country newspaper in Devon, England, and is an especially big hit with librarians. Coincidentally her mother is a docent at Greenway, Agatha Christie’s summer home, which has been turned into a museum. Dennison is the author of the Honeychurch Hall and Vicky Hill mystery series.

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