I didn’t know anything about the book, Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, when I choose it. I’ve seen this book everywhere, and have been avoiding it like the plague. It was pretty much the only thing I could find on loan from the library in ebook format, and I was desperate. This is why you shouldn’t judge a book (especially) by its cover. It’s about private detectives, and even though it’s the fourth in a series, I loved it! It perfectly walks the line of entertaining without being cheesy, and gritty without being boring. The characters are realistically flawed, but not so much that you want to murder them. And oh yeah, Robert Galbraith is actually JK Rowling. You have known this forever I’m sure, but I have been living under a rock. I’m reading the rest of the series immediately!
I don’t want to ruin anything for you, but spoiler alert, this book is about horses. English people and horses? I’m going to have to go with a Pimm’s Cup as my classic cocktail on this one. While this is really the unofficial drink of Wimbledon, it still works for me on a stereotypical level, so you’re going to have to deal with it. I have actually made a Pimm’s Cup before, but this one is directly from the back of the bottle, and its pretty great! James Pimm developed the Pimm’s No. 1 Cup in London in the 1800’s, while it is a top-secret recipe we do know that No.1 is Gin based. This is a really great warm-weather, low ABV cocktail, I highly recommend enjoying while playing croquet, watching horses or to ease the boredom of a tennis match…
Next weeks read is The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix. I'm still trying to figure what classic cocktail to pair with it so any suggestions would be appreciated. As always scroll down to see how you can make your very own Pimm's Cup cocktail.
1.50 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
Fever Tree Ginger Ale
Garnish with lemon, lime and strawberry’s
Pour Pimm’s into a glass half full of ice, top with ginger ale.