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5 stars for Agatha Whiskey: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Bestselling Novelist of All Time #bookrec



Title: Agatha Whiskey: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Bestselling Novelist of All Time

Author: Colleen Mullaney (Author), Jack Deutsch (Photographer)

Genre: Liquor, Spirits & Mixed Drinks, Mixology, Agatha Christie


Book Blurb:


A celebration of Agatha Christie’s timeless murder mysteries, killer short stories, suspenseful plays, and unmatched characters—with cocktails that are so tantalizingly delicious, it must be a crime. Dame Agatha Christie is perhaps the world’s most famous mystery writer with over a billion copies of her books sold. Agatha Whiskey takes clues from Agatha’s most pivotal works of fiction and honors her most popular detectives. Featured supersleuths are Dame Agatha herself, the one and only Maiden of Murder, private detective Hercule Poirot, whose sleuthing is only outdone by his magnificent mustache, and Miss Marple, the sweet old maid with an uncanny knack for crime solving. There’s a plot twist for everyone with fifty thrilling drinks such as a pocket full of rosé, orient espresso martini, and daiquiri on the Nile. There are also detective drinking games to get the whole party on the right track, perhaps sipping until there were none, and mocktails for those who choose to forgo an endless night. Just like Agatha, Agatha Whiskey is here to entertain, inspire, and add some drama of the right sort to your life.


"Classic cocktails with a twist and a tale!" —Society Social “With stunning photographs and clever cocktails that wink at the Queen of Mystery’s novels and characters, Agatha Whiskey is a must-have for every whodunnit fan with a taste for sparkling cyanide.” —Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Agatha Christie "After years of being clueless, I finally tracked down my favorite cocktail." —Robin Robinson, author of The Complete Whiskey Course "I find the idea of a cocktail guide paired with an entertainment genre I greatly enjoy something worthwhile. This is even more so because Christie’s detectives, like Poirot and Marple, were known to have a taste for a well-made cocktail. In fact, it’s a fair description to say alcohol infuses Christie’s work on a level similar to Ian Fleming’s Bond novels." The Whiskey Reviewer


My Review:


If you are a fan of Agatha Christie and cocktails, you’re going to want to have this in your book collection. With breathtaking photographs, easy to follow cocktail recipes, and fun insights into stories written by the queen of mystery, Agatha Whiskey is a delight.


I’m a connoisseur of Agatha Christie mysteries and she is my favorite author. I have all of her books and even know some of the dialogue. So, it was such a pleasant experience for me to read this book.


Each recipe correlates with an Agatha Christie story. The recipe is easy to follow and a breeze to make. I tested out about ten to fifteen different cocktails and served them to my family and friends. Some we liked while others weren’t to our taste, but we had such fun trying them. The photographs are stunning.


If you’re an Agatha Christie fan or in need of inspiration for your next cocktail party, pick up this book. It makes a great gift, too.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Colleen Mullaney is a well-known lifestyle expert, designer, and best-selling author of how-to books covering a range of topics on entertaining, cocktails, floral design, and weddings. Her most recent, Gin Austen, 50 Cocktails Celebrating the Novels of Jane Austen, (Sterling Publishing, 2019) won the International Gourmand Drink Culture Award in 2020.


Her other sought-after drink titles include It’s Five O’clock Somewhere: The Global Guide to Cocktails, Punch and The Stylish Girls Guide to Fabulous Cocktails.Over 30,000 copies of Colleen's books have been sold in outlets such as William Sonoma and Anthropologie.


A former magazine editor in chief, Colleen has gone on to create interiors for residential, commercial and hotel spaces, and has designed floral arrangements and cottage gardens for her many clients. She’s been a regular contributor to Huffington Post and iVillage (now today.com), featured on HGTV's Insider's Garden and in InStyle, The New York Daily News and Woman's Day, among others. Colleen was a guest on Martha Stewart Radio, and is a keynote speaker, most recently at the Chicago Flower Show.


Colleen developed and was the on-air talent for a made-for-television pilot “Party Perfect”with the Marro Media Company, and was the brand ambassador for Daily’s Cocktail Mixer’s Summerology program touring the U.S., making television and radio appearances, including a series of YouTube videos.


Colleen lives with her husband and three children in Westchester, NY and is available for interviews, appearances and lifestyle content creation. Visit her @lifemadestylish where's she's always sharing design trends and whipping up fun in the form of a craft, floral arrangement, or cocktail.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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