Monday, January 2, 2023

Spiked Rum Coffee and a Book Review

As 2022 came to a close I was (and still am) recuperating from being ran over by a truck.  This means a lot of reading time as I am unable to do much else.  This is frustrating because I am feeling pretty good but I still only have use of one arm so I am limited as to my activities.  

20 Years Later

I can walk now and am able to take care of all my personal needs but I get pooped out pretty quickly which puts me back onto the couch with a book.  The first book I am going to share with you was recommended by my friend, Cam of Culinary Cam and is a Mystery Thriller by Charlie Donlea called Twenty Years Later.........

This novel centers around news reporter Avery Mason who finds herself embroiled in a mystery centered around a woman, Victoria,  who had died during 9/11 amidst accusations and an indictment for murder.  

Avery, who has secrets of her own, crosses paths with Walt Jenkins the detective who originally investigated the murder for which Victoria was indicted.  Walt, after being seriously injured on the job, is retired and living in Jamaica having a love affair with Rum when he is recruited by the FBI to get close to Avery in an attempt to locate her father who disappeared prior to being convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.  

Spiced Rum Coffee

One of Avery's many talents included recognizing how people took their coffee.  She constantly surprised people by showing up with coffee made exactly to their liking.  This trait along with Walt's love of rum inspired this coffee cocktail that I'm sharing with you today.

Spiked Rum Coffee

I enjoyed this novel, it had enough twists and turns and stories within stories to keep me guessing throughout the story.  

I am linking up with Foodies Read.  Stop by and see what the others are reading this month.

Yield: 1 cup
Author: Wendy Klik
Spiked Rum Coffee

Spiked Rum Coffee

Coffee flavored with Irish Cream and Dark Rum. A perfect ending to a nice meal.
Prep time: 2 MinTotal time: 2 Min


  • 1 c. freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 shot Irish Cream
  • 1/2 shot Dark Rum


  1. Combine the coffee, Irish Cream and Rum in a mug. Stir and serve.

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  1. I am so glad you liked the book! I blazed through all the other Donlea books I could find. Now that I've run out, I'm on to other things. Will let you know when I series grabs me.

    1. I did enjoy it but I found the second one I read much too similar to the first so didn't like it quite as much. Are they all the same or should I try a third one? I really enjoyed The Vibrant Years.

  2. I can totally relate with getting quickly pooped out! Could use one of those coffees about now. Good you're on the mend too.


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