Friday, August 13, 2021

Peach Hoagy from @MaddieDayAuthor plus #giveaway

MADDIE DAY here, with a refreshing summer drink.

In No Grater Crime, Robbie Jordan and her friend Lou eat dinner at a fictional restaurant called Phat Cats Bistro in the university town of Bloomington. The real Phat Cats Bistro is our favorite local restaurant here in the northeast, but I had fun copying it into a southern Indiana eating destination. The bartender at the Phat Cats Bistro in the book invented this peach cocktail to honor Bloomington native Hoagy Carmichael and his song, “Georgia on My Mind,” written in 1930. 

In reality, I created the drink. Now that it's fresh peach season here AND the book is coming out on the 24th, I thought I'd share it with you all.

Peach Hoagy


For one drink:

2 ounces chilled peach nectar

1 ounce peach moonshine (use peach brandy if you can’t find moonshine)

1 ounce Four Roses bourbon

Juice of 1 lime quarter

1 slice ripe peach


Combine the first five ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with peach slice.

Option: If it’s too sweet for you, make in a Manhattan glass on ice and add lime seltzer, and/or increase the bourbon.

Readers: what's your favorite fruit drink, whether alcoholic or not? I'll send one commenter a signed copy of Candy Slain Murder, the previous book in the series, so you'll be all caught up before release day!

My most recent book is  A Changing Light, our seventh Quaker Midwife Mystery! If you want a signed copy endorsed to you, please order from my local indy bookstore, Jabberwocky Books.

The next book to come out is Country Store Mystery #9. No Grater Crime comes out August 24 and is up for preorder!

Murder at the Lobstah Shack is also up for preorder!

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Maddie Day (aka Edith Maxwell) is a talented amateur chef and holds a PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University. An Agatha Award-winning and bestselling author, she is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America and also writes award-winning short crime fiction. She lives with her beau north of Boston, where she’s currently working on her next mystery when she isn’t cooking up something delectable in the kitchen.


  1. The drink and the book both sound wonderful! I'm a huge fan of peaches so I'm up to try that this weekend. Lemon Drops are me favorite summertime drink, they are so refreshing. Thank you for sharing! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I enjoy a nice cold sangria during the summer. Thank you for the chance. 3labsmom(at)gmail(dot)com.

  3. I enjoy a frozen peach Bellini.
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  4. OMG 98 degrees outside !!! this sounds so cooling and delishious. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Strawberry & kiwi. Not an alcohol drinker. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

  6. I like to add a few pieces of whatever fruit is in season to my unsweetened ice tea w/lemon.

  7. I love fresh squeezed lemonade in the summer.

  8. I like variations of sours. One is a gin Bee's Knees and I just discovered the bourbon Nor'Easter while up in Maine last month.
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  9. This drink sounds good. Too back I don't drink alcohol.
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  10. I don't drink alcohol, but I love Southern Breeze Watermelon or Peach Tea.


  11. I enjoy an occasional amaretto sweet n sour. Will definitely have to try the Peach Hoagy, thank you for providing the recipe! Thank you for also for providing a book giveaway!

    1. Tracy, you are our lucky winner. Congratulations! Please check your email.

  12. iced coffee. if i'm avoiding caffeine, lemonade. i already have candy slain murder so no need to enter me in the giveaway. thanks.

  13. Sounds so refreshing and can;t wait till the book comes out:)

  14. The Peach Hoagy sounds amazing, especially this time of year. My favorite drink is a frozen strawberry margarita 🍹

  15. I don't drink alcohol but it does sound good. I am a lemonaide kind of gal. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com .

  16. Your drink sounds very tasty but we prefer flavored Vodka or Arack.

  17. Love a drink I found on a trip where we stayed the night at a Drury Inn where they have a "kicking back" every evening with free food and drinks. It was called Skittle and they made it with vodka, sprite, orange juice, grenadine and a splash of sweet and sour topped with cherries. I prefer it and ask for it when we stop at a Drury in the virgin form. Not much of a drinker of alcoholic beverages, but love the flavors of all the fruit flavors. At home, I'm more of a simple type and love fresh squeezed lemonade any season of the year.
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  18. I love sipping a small Limoncello straight from the freezer on a hot summer evening while relaxing with my dogs on my shady porch.

  19. Fresh lemons or limes always perk things up! I love all fruits and go through phases (and experiments) with beverages, depending on the season, who I'm with, and occasion. I used to make my own limoncello, & pineapple Margahooties, among other things.Before Covid, for about a decade one of my BFF's & I celebrated with Strawberry Daiquiris or different flavored mojitos, then my sister-in-law turned me on to Watermelon Margaritas,with salty rims and a small slice of melon wedged on the side of the frozen glass, yum! A real summer treat. lola777_22 at hotmail dot com

  20. My favorite drink is an iced Mocha I make every morning. 2 shots espresso, Hershey syrup, homemade simple syrup and skim milk. I may or may not have multiple mochas a day lol

  21. Frozen strawberry margaritas. Yours sounds delicious too. Thank you for the chance

  22. Hi! I enjoy strawberry margaritas! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. I love anything peach especially peach iced tea. Thanks for the chance!

  24. Thanks for drink recipe. I like to drink iced green mint tea. It is so refreshing in the summer. Lois -

  25. I love Mogen David Blackberry wine. cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. Tracy Condie is our lucky winner. Congratulations, Tracy! Please check your email.