“Mr. Ginsdale” Cocktail

What do you do when the boss at your new job is sort of a weirdo—charming but peculiar for sure? I create a cocktail based off his name, drink a couple, and hope he un-looks the other way!

So, get a little strange with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Mr. Ginsdale” cocktail, inspired by Paul Jenkins's upcoming debut novel, Curioddity!

Curioddity by Paul Jenkins is an quirky, fast-paced debut novel that is as peculiar as it is fun to read (Available August 30, 2016).

Will Morgan is a creature of habit―a low-budget insurance detective who walks to and from work with the flow of one-way traffic, and for whom imagination is a thing of the distant past. When a job opportunity enters the frame in the form of the mysterious Mr. Dinsdale―curator of the ever so slightly less-than-impressive Curioddity Museum―Will reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing box of levity (the opposite of gravity). What he soon learns, however, is that there is another world out there―a world of magic we can only see by learning to un-look at things―and in this world there are people who want to close the Curioddity museum down. With the help of his eccentric new girlfriend Lucy, Will will do everything he can to deliver on his promise to help Mr. Dinsdale keep the Curioddity Museum in business.

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“Mr. Ginsdale”


– 3/4 oz. gin 
– 3/4 oz. green Chartreuse
– 3/4 oz. lime juice
– 3/4 oz. maraschino liqueur
– lime twist (optional)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing tin.
  2. Fill halfway with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
  4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Garnish with lime twist (optional).

Keep Pick Your Poison weird with a few “Mr. Ginsdale” cocktails, and don't forget to pick up your copy of Curioddity by Paul Jenkins!

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Paul Jenkins is a British born comic writer who lives in Atlanta, GA. He began his career at Mirage Studios working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Jenkins has written some of the biggest characters for Marvel and DC Comics, including Spider-Man, Batman, Incredible Hulk, and Hellblazer. He is best known for reviving The Inhumans as part of Marvel Knights and creating The Sentry for Marvel Comics. Jenkins also writes for video games on hits like The Darkness, Incredible Hulk, and God of War.

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