“Booze Hound” Cocktail

If a dog is “man's best friend,” then a stiff cocktail has to be a close second (and they're the 3 best friends that anyone can have).

So, squad up with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—with a few “Booze Hound” cocktails, inspired by David Rosenfelt's 14th Andy Carpenter Mystery, Outfoxed!

After all, I always thought studying for the bar would be way more fun than it actually is…

Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt is the 14th book in the Andy Carpenter series (Available July 19, 2016).

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter spends as much time as he can working on his true passion, the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs. Lately, Andy has been especially involved in a county prison program where inmates help train dogs the Tara Foundation has rescued to make them more adoptable, benefiting both the dogs and the prisoners. One of the prisoners Andy has been working with is Brian Atkins, who has 18 months left on a 5-year term for fraud. Brian has been helping to train Boomer, an adorable fox terrier the Tara Foundation rescued from a neglectful owner. Brian and Boomer are clearly a terrific match. In fact, Andy hopes that Brian will adopt Boomer himself, once his sentence is up. But one day, Andy arrives at the prison to discover that Brian has used Boomer to make an ingenious escape, and man and dog are both in the wind. The next day, the man on whose testimony Brian was convicted is found murdered. Brian is caught and arrested for the crime, though he forcefully protests his innocence. Suddenly, Andy finds himself with a new client in Brian and a new dog in Boomer. And as he starts to dig deeper into the murder and the events leading up to it, Andy realizes he might be putting them all in far more danger than anyone had realized.

Read an excerpt of Outfoxed here!


“Booze Hound”


– 2 oz. gin
– 1/2 Benedictine liqueur 
– 2 oz. grapefruit juice
– orange slice (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour gin, Benedictine, and grapefruit juice into a mixing tin.
  2. Add ice and stir vigorously.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice.

So, get right with the world with a little hair of the dog and a few “Booze Hound” cocktails, and make sure to pick up your copy of Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt today!


To learn more or order a copy, visit:

Buy at iTunes

Buy at Barnes and NobleBuy at Amazon



David Rosenfelt is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of several stand-alones and a dozen Andy Carpenter novels, including Who Let the Dog Out?. After years living in California, he and his wife moved to Maine with twenty-five golden retrievers that they’ve rescued. Rosenfelt's hilarious account of this cross-country move, Dogtripping, and his moving memoir of the dog that inspired his love affair with dogs, Lessons from Tara, are published by St. Martin’s Press.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *