Friday, July 24, 2015

Fatal Reservations & the Mojito

Lucy Burdette (AKA Roberta Isleib) joins us today to match her new cozy mystery, Fatal Reservations, with the perfect drink.

Before I began spending half the year in Key West, I had never tasted a Mojito, never mind made one. But now it's my new favorite drink. What spells tropical paradise better than the combination of lemons, limes, mint, and rum? Add a splash of bitters and a Key West mystery and you’re on vacation—but without the hassle of airports, freeways, and bank-busting expenses!

Ingredients for one mojito

  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 to 5 sprigs fresh mint 
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 to 2 ounces rum, depending on how strong you want the drink
  • Club soda
  • Ice
  • Bitters 

Start by crushing several slices of lime, several slices of lemon, the mint, and 2 teaspoons of sugar in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Add the rum and stir. Fill the glass with ice. Cover the ice with club soda. Mix all that together and add a splash of bitters on top.

About FATAL RESERVATIONS: Food critic Hayley Snow sets aside her knife and fork when her dear friend Lorenzo the tarot card reader is accused of murdering his flaming-fork-juggling nemesis. If Lorenzo could read his own cards, he might draw The Hanged Man. He can only hope that Hayley draws Justice as she tries to clear him of murder.

“This strong series continues a unique blend of island mayhem and sparkling characters surrounding a layered mystery.”— Booklist 

About Lucy: Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) is the author of 14 mysteries, including FATAL RESERVATIONS, the sixth in the Key West series featuring food critic Hayley Snow. Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a past president of Sisters in Crime. Like her food critic character in the Key West series, she is passionate about food.

You can read more about the books on Lucy’s website. Follow her on Facebook, or Twitter @LucyBurdette, or Pinterest, or Instagram.


  1. Love this drink and can't wait to read the book. Thank you for a great post!

  2. Thank you so much and hope you enjoy them both!

  3. One of my favorite book series and a favorite drink! I even got my mom hooked on these books. 😃