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The Rum River - A Custom Cocktail for Jennifer Givhan

Hot Redhead Media is delighted to return from hiatus with this fabulous first episode of Season Three of the Booktails literary podcast series, featuring one of our favorite authors, Jennifer Givhan, reading from her new novel River Woman, River Demon and chatting craft with co-hosts Reine Dugas and Heather Fowler.

The custom cocktail we have created in the spirit of Givhan's book is called the Rum River. Grab your copy of River Woman, River Demon now, make a drink, and meander over and pull up a chair for the full podcast episode.


Rum River


5 mint leaves

1 tsp sugar

2 lime wedges

2 oz white or pineapple rum or lemon soda (for AF)

1.5 oz pineapple juice

Jalapeño slices

2 shakes of orange bitters (optional)


In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint, lime wedges, and sugar. Add the rum, pineapple juice, and jalapeño (however much heat you like) and some ice. Shake. Strain into a glass. If alcohol free, omit the rum and top with lemon soda. Shake on bitters and garnish with mint, lime wedge, or pineapple slice.


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