Friday, January 18, 2019

One Taste Too Many & The Paper Plane

Author and former judge, Debra H. Goldstein has a new book out from Kensington Publishing. It's called One Taste Too Many and she's here today to match it with the perfect drink. 

I wish Emily, my twin, was here! Not only is she a gourmet chef, but she has a perfect palate and would know exactly what drink to pair with One Taste Too Many, the debut book in Kensington’s new Sarah Blair cozy mystery series. I’m Sarah Blair, the protagonist, but unlike my twin, for me there’s only one thing scarier than cooking (or mixing a drink) from scratch – murder!

After my divorce, I knew starting over would be messy. But things fell apart completely when my ex was found dead, seemingly poisoned by Emily’s award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with RahRah, my Siamese cat, wanted by the woman who broke up my marriage and Emily wanted by the police for murder, I need to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Unfortunately, for a gal whose idea of good china is floral paper plates, catching the real killer and living to tell about it could mean facing a fate worse than death—being in the kitchen!

Because I’m culinary challenged, I asked a group of friends to suggest drinks they’d consider hoisting while reading about me. Their suggestions all go down smoothly, but hit you with a punch: cosmopolitan, lemon drop martini, Long Island Tea, mojito, and the cat’s meow (because I love RahRah).

Even though all of these were great when I tried them, I decided because I am a cook of convenience and am flying high because Kensington, only from January 21 to January 23, is going to run the e-book version of One Taste Too Many for ninety-nine cents ($.99), I’d go with the four ingredient Paper Plane recipe. It’s quite simple:

The Paper Plane:

¾ oz Bourbon
¾ oz Aperol
¾ oz Amaro Nonino Quintessentia
¾ oz Lemon Juice

Shake the four ingredients in a shaker and put a lemon twist on the top

I hope you’ll try a Paper Plane while reading One Taste Too Many in print or on your reader (and don’t forget the Kensington special from January 21-23 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.)

You can find the Drinks with Reads post for Debra's first novel, Should Have Played Poker here.

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