Thanks to @putnambooks#partner for the copy! .
not only is there a great looking book, but there was a little bottle of v***a and a flash drive with a message from the author 😍
the banker's wife by cristina alger (out in july 2018)
"on an early morning in november, a couple boards a private plane bound for geneva, flying into a storm. soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the alps. among the disappeared is matthew lerner, a banking insider at swiss united, a powerful offshore bank. his young widow, annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. as she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that matthew's death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies. .
meanwhile, ambitious society journalist marina tourneau has finally landed at the top. now that she's engaged to grant ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. her entry into the upper echelons of new york's social scene is more appealing than any article could ever be, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story. while looking into swiss united, marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including some who are too close to home. the story could also be the answer to annabel's heartbreaking search—if marina chooses to publish it."
Feliz fin de semana.! 🍸 #repost from @servedbysoberon - there's something about stirring cocktails that has a calming effect on me. ❤️ is it the sound of the stir itself? the magic of the mix? the silent pour in the glass?🥃 whenever i do and take that first sip afterwards, i feel like the weight of the day falls off my shoulders. who has a familiar feeling?🙏 for today's cocktail i went all the way with bold flavors: first up, the johnnie walker's blender's batch experiment #8, a blend of speyside and lowland whiskies finished in casks that previously held carribean p*t still rum.😍 it's fruity, with a sweet & spicy kick at the end, designed by a team of blending experts constantly conducting over 100 experiments, which also lead to the release of johnnie walker black label in the past, and recently the 'espresso roast', which i shared not too long ago.☕ next up, an equal combo of averna and the infamous amer picon.🍷 the finishing touch: a dash of both elixir vegetal de chartreuse 🌿 and... bogart's bitters.
the latter is a new expression of a legendary but almost forgotten product.🤩 the bitter truth from germany have revived jerry 'the professor' thomas' classic 'boker's bitters', the first bitters ever to be published in a bartender's manual, dating back to 1862.📖 it took tbt ten years to recreate the forgotten flavor, straight from one of the very last bottles still to be found worldwide, which was bottled over a century ago.😲 there's dark spices, some roasted coffee and cocoa, all wonderfully supporting the other heartwarming ingredients in this cocktail. have a majestic week, drinkstagram!
a walk through history
- 50ml johnnie walker r*m casks
- 15ml averna
- 15ml amer picon
- 1 dash elixir vegetal de chartreuse
- 1 dash bogart's bitters
stir all with plenty of ice for 30-40 seconds. strain in a prechilled coupe, i used libbey's retro cocktail glass for the occasion. express and discard lemon peel.
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