“Sloe Gin with Murder” Cocktail

What could be worse than being stuck in a snow storm? Unwittingly getting stuck in a snow storm with the cast and crew from a reality TV show! 

So warm your soul, drown your sorrows, and wait out the weather with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“Sloe Gin with Murder,” inspired by Auralee Wallace's 3rd Otter Lake Mystery, Snowed In with Murder!

Snowed In with Murder by Auralee Wallace
Snowed In with Murder by Auralee Wallace
Snowed In with Murder by Auralee Wallace is the 3rd book in the Otter Lake Mystery series.

There’s no retreat and no surrender when Erica Bloom finds herself stuck in a snow storm with a stone-cold killer…

Erica has returned to Otter Lake, New Hampshire, to rekindle her romance with Sheriff Grady Forrester at her mom’s island retreat, currently closed for the off season. Just ahead of a rapidly advancing storm front, Erica arrives to discover Mom has rented the lodge to a reality TV show. They’re filming the wealthy but awful Boatright brood, who’ve been summoned here by their patriarch because—so he says—one of them wants to kill him.

Read an excerpt from Snowed In with Murder by Auralee Wallace!


“Sloe Gin with Murder”


– 2/3 oz. sloe gin
– 2/3 oz. dry gin
– 2/3 oz. Campari
– 2/3 oz. sweet vermouth
– orange (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour all ingredients (minus the orange) into a ice-filled glass.
  2. Briefly stir.
  3. Cut a peel of orange (careful to avoid the white pith), squeeze the oils on top of the cocktail, rub the rim of the glass, and use to garnish the drink.

Spring is just around the corner—wait out the weather with a few “Sloe Gin with Murder” cocktails, and don't forget to order your copy of Snowed In with Murder by Auralee Wallace!

Read Janet Webb's review of Snowed In with Murder!


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Auralee Wallace is the author of the Otter Lake Mystery series which includes Skinny Dipping with Murder and Pumpkin Picking with Murder. She has played many roles in her life, including college professor, balloon seller, and collections agent. When this semi-natural blonde mother of three children (and psychiatric nurse to two rescue cats) isn't writing humorous novels about quirky characters, she can often be found pontificating about the Golden Age of soap operas or warring with a family of peregrine falcons for the rights to her backyard.

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