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What’s Your Poison?

Having sold more than 2 billion copies of her crime novels, the bestselling author in the world, Agatha Christie, still reigns—and inspires killer cocktails in a new book by Colleen Mullaney.


Agatha Whiskey by Colleen Mullaney is part recipe book, part tribute. It’s full of clever recipes inspired by the famous mysteries of Agatha Christie. In addition to beautiful photography by Jack Deutsch, there are helpful bar basics and syrups. Readers will enjoy the fun drinking games and trivia. It’s a must-have for all Agatha Christie fans. No one serves up a wicked good time better than the Queen of Crime, especially with Colleen Mullaney at the bar!


No one serves up a wicked good time better than the Queen of Crime, especially with Colleen Mullaney at the bar!

“What’s your poison?”


"So begins many a boozy adventure, but this also happens to be an excellent way to approach an Agatha Christie novel. The Queen of Crime used poisons more than any other means to murder her characters. Fail to pay attention to what you’re imbibing in a Christie mystery, and you very well may find yourself—well, written out of the story.”

—Forward by Kemper Donovan

The Agatha Whiskey


2 oz bourbon whiskey

2 oz blackberry juice

1 oz blackberry liqueur (Heimat New York Blackberry recommended)

1 oz mint simple syrup

1 egg white

2 blackberries and mint springs for garnish


In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients, shake well until chilled and frothy. Strain evenly between two glasses, take top off the shaker, and spoon froth on top of each glass. Garnish each glass with a blackberry and a mint sprig and serve.


To create a mocktail, replace whiskey with Kentucky 74 or another non-alcoholic spirit, add 1 ounce additional blueberry juice, and prepare as above.

Drink Photo Featuring Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot: Carolyn Tillery

Recipe Copyright © 2023 Colleen Mullaney. Excerpted by permission of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.



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