Friday, October 5, 2018

A GIMLET with GLITTER BOMB by Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran

Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran have a new book out in the scrapbooking mystery series, and it takes place at Mardi Gras. This is the fifteenth book in the series, and it's so much fun. If you need a break from all the craziness, this is a great book to pick up. Let's see what drink they picked to match their drink. 

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend Ava. Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly the revelry turns to disaster. Shamus' float crashes and explodes, and although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed.

Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe-member's death, but as they dig deeper it starts to look less like an accident and more like a murder....and Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect. Before they know it, the girls are visiting haunted cemeteries, participating in a fashion show and Carmela winds up driving in a sports car rally, all the while searching for clues. The good news is, no matter how far the adventure takes them, there is always time for a sumptuous lunch at one of New Orleans traditional restaurants such as Brennan’s or Antoine’s.  
And if Carmela and Ava are enjoying a brief respite, then a Gimlet would not be out of the question. 

2 oz. gin 
2/3 oz. Rose's lime juice
1 lime, sliced

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled stem glass with a wide bowl.
Garnish with a slice of lime.

So, sit back, relax with a cool, refreshing Gimlet in one hand and a copy of GLITTER BOMB in the other.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deb, Thanks so much for inviting us to Drinks with Reads. Gimlet is a classy drink year round. And I do love a drink in stem wear.