“The Dark Sour” Cocktail

“Dad-a-chum? Dum-a-chum? Ded-a-chek? Did-a-chick?” 

After a nice seafood dinner of lobstrosities, what better a nightcap than this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“The Dark Sour” cocktail? I mean, if you've gotta be on the beach, why not travel with a refreshing drink?

After you make yourself a “Dark Sour,” be sure to follow along with our Dark Tower reread! We're currently finishing up the second volume, The Drawing of the Three, and we'd love to keep it rolling with The Wastelands. Happy reading!

The 2nd volume in Stephen King’s #1 bestselling Dark Tower series, The Drawing of the Three is an “epic in the making” (Kirkus Reviews) about a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.

While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland is drawn through a mysterious door that brings him into contemporary America. 

Here he links forces with defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.

Follow along as we reread the entire Dark Tower series!


“The Dark Sour”


– 2 oz. dark rum
– 3/4 oz. lemon juice
– 3/4 oz. simple syrup
– 1 cherry (garnish)

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Pour the lemon juice and simple syrup into a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass
  3. Float the dark rum on top.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

I may not be a gunslinger, but I am a drink slinger! So drink up, and don't forget to join our discussion of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King!

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