“Red Rum on Brittany Shores” Cocktail

A beautiful ship, a gorgeous coastline, a wonderful town…and murder!? Talk about a buzzkill.

So, flip the script and keep the party cruisin' with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Red Rum on Brittany Shores” cocktail, inspired by Jean-Luc Bannalec's 2nd Commissaire Dupin mystery, Murder on Brittany Shores!

Heeeeeerrrrrre's Jean-y…

Murder on Brittany Shores is a superbly plotted mystery that marks the return of Jean-Luc Bannalec's international bestselling series starring the cantankerous, coffee-swigging Commissaire Dupin (Available July 26, 2016).

Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder.

Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye.

Read an excerpt of Murder on Brittany Shores here!


“Red Rum on Brittany Shores”


– 1 oz. light rum
– 1 oz. coconut rum
– 1 oz. dark rum (floater)
– 1 oz. pineapple juice
– 1 oz. orange juice
– splash of grenadine
– various tropical fruit (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour liquid ingredients (except dark rum) into a mixing tin. 
  2. Add lots of ice and stir to combine.
  3. Strain into a hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  4. Float the dark rum on top.
  5. Garnish with various tropical fruit (optional).

Relax, and let the true beauty of this cocktail shine forever and ever and ever, and make sure to pick up your copy of Murder on Brittany Shores!


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Jean-Luc Bannalec is a pseudonym. The author divides his time between Germany and coastal Brittany, France. Death in Brittany, the first case for Commissaire Dupin, was published in German in March 2012 and sold 600,000 copies, spending many months on the bestseller list. It has been sold into 14 countries.

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