Evernight authors aren't just cooking, they're serving some awesome cocktails too. Today's guest mixologist is Aletta Thorne, author if The Chef and the Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins!
In The Chef and the Ghost of Bartholomew Addison Jenkins, Alma, the main character, enjoys a cocktail that would have been wildly retro in 1982, the book’s setting—but The Aviation would soon be rediscovered. It’s is a gin drink, and if you think a Cosmo is a stealth martini, you ain’t tasted nuthin’ yet!
Best served to you by a very handsome bartender you’re trying not to have a crush on. Beware, sister, beware.
1 and ½ oz. gin
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz maraschino liqueur (Luxardo is the best brand)
a scant ¼ oz crème de violette (ask at your booze emporium if they have it. If you can’t find it, sub a little more maraschino.)
Put everything into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard while doing a little dance, and strain into a pretty, chilled cocktail glass, garnished with a single cherry. As Alma’s sexy but rude barkeep says—“a single cherry, because you only get one.”
It’s still a delicious drink. And the perfect thing to sip while reading this book!
Bartholomew Addison Jenkins’ ghost has been invisibly watching Alma for months. When he materializes one night, Alma discovers Bart—as he likes to be called—has talents she couldn’t have imagined … and a horrifying past. Can you have a one-nighter with a ghost? And what happens if you decide one night is all you want—and end up ghosting him? Some spirits don’t like taking “no” for an answer.
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Aletta Thorne believes in ghosts. In her “normal” life, she is a choral singer, a poet, a sometimes DJ, and a writer about things non-supernatural. But she’s happiest in front of a glowing screen, giving voice to whoever it is that got her two cats all riled up at three AM. Yes, her house is the oldest one on her street. And of course, it’s quite seriously haunted (even scared the ghost investigator who came to check it out).