Friday, March 15, 2019

Drinks with Reads: Death of an Honest Man and The Boulevardier

Hamish Macbeth is back and this time investigating the Death of a man called Paul English, someone whose “honesty” was not appreciated. Before he was murdered, English had insulted just about everyone from Lochdubh to Cnothan. He told people they were fat, boring, and crazy. The problem is, having so many suspects is making it hard for Hamish to work out which one actually committed the crime.

To top it off, Chief Inspector Blair is up to no good again, and Hamish might be losing his latest policeman, who has become fed up with police work.  It’s hard to keep track of who the criminals are and who stands on the side of law enforcement these days, but it’s comforting to know that Hamish is always there to catch the killer and keep the balance.

Hamish is famous for wanting a wee dram if whisky, or anything else on hand. I thought I would mix up a bourbon drink any Scotsman would love.

The Boulevadier

2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Optional: Lemon twist garnish

Combine bourbon, Campari, and vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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