“Strong Cold Daiquiri” Cocktail

The powers of science can can be used to good … or for evil. 

Thankfully, the powers of flavor have come together for delicious in this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Strong Cold Daiquiri,” inspired by Jon Land's 8th Caitlin Strong novel, Strong Cold Dead!

Strong Cold Dead by Jon Land
Strong Cold Dead by Jon Land
Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong returns in Jon Land's Strong Cold Dead, a thriller with heart-stopping action and a high-stakes terrorist plot (Available October 4, 2016).

The terrorist organization ISIS is after a deadly toxin that could be the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The same toxin holds the potential to eradicate cancer. There is a frantic race to see who can get to it first, even as Caitlin Strong begins to assemble the disparate pieces of a deadly puzzle.

At the center of that puzzle is an Indian reservation where a vengeful tycoon is mining the toxin, disguising his effort as an oil-drilling operation. This is the same reservation where Caitlin’s great-great-grandfather, also a Texas Ranger, once waged a similar battle against the forces of John D. Rockefeller.

In her highest-stakes adventure yet, Caitlin Strong faces off against a host of adversaries that just might include the beautiful Comanche girl with whom the son of her ex-outlaw boyfriend Cort Wesley Masters has fallen in love, along with a mythic monster culled from Native American folklore that the tribe believes has risen to protect its land. The lives of those Caitlin loves most are threatened by the villains she’s pursuing; her own moral code is challenged. The fate of both the country and the state she loves are dangling on the precipice of a strong cold death.

Read an excerpt from Strong Cold Dead!


“Strong Cold Daiquiri”


– 1 1/2 oz. light rum
– 1/4 oz. dark rum
– 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
– 1/2 oz. simple syrup
– 3/4 oz. lime juice
– 1/4 orange liqueur (triple sec or Cointreau)
– lime (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing tin. 
  2. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Strain into a coupe (or cocktail) glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime.

This cocktail might not cure cancer, but it'll sure cure whatever troubles ail you! So drink up, and don't forget to order a copy of Strong Cold Dead by Jon Land!

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Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels, including the bestselling series featuring female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break, Strong Vengeance, Strong Rain Falling, Strong Darkness, and Strong Light of Day. In addition, he is the author of the nonfiction bestseller Betrayal. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.