This Champagne Mojito Is the Last Thing I Own

This Champagne Mojito Is The Last Thing I Own is a 2008 novel by Irish journalist and author Paul Howard, and the seventh in the Ross O'Carroll-Kelly series.[1][2] It coincided with the beginning of the Post-2008 Irish economic downturn and the release of the first play about Ross, The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger.[3]

This Champagne Mojito Is The Last Thing I Own
AuthorPaul Howard
IllustratorAlan Clarke
Cover artistAlan Clarke
CountryRepublic of Ireland
SeriesRoss O'Carroll-Kelly
Genrecomic novel, satire
Set inDublin, 2006–07
PublisherPenguin Books
Publication date
5 June 2008
Media typePaperback
Preceded byShould Have Got Off at Sydney Parade 
Followed byMr S and the Secrets of Andorra's Box 


The title is a reference to Jonathan Rendall's novel This Bloody Mary (Is the Last Thing I Own). A champagne Mojito is a cocktail made with spearmint, rum, sugar, lime and champagne, which Ross purchases with his last €20.


Ross's father Charles is imprisoned, Ross is forced to work for a living as the economic crash coincides with his father's downfall, and his wife Sorcha leaves him.[4][5]


The book was a bestseller.[6]

This Champagne Mojito Is The Last Thing I Own was nominated for the Popular Fiction award at the Irish Book Awards.[7]


  1. ^ Gorman, Clare (June 1, 2015). "The Undecidable: Jacques Derrida and Paul Howard". Cambridge Scholars Publishing – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "This Champagne Mojito Is The Last Thing I Own by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly".
  3. ^ "Ross goes totally thespian with stage play, roysh". August 31, 2007.
  4. ^ Maher, Eamon; O'Brien, Eugene (November 1, 2015). "From Prosperity to Austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Maher, Eamon; O'Brien, Eugene (September 4, 2014). "From Prosperity to Austerity: A Socio-Cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger and Its Aftermath". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Read all about it".
  7. ^ "Cocaine exposé shortlisted for book award". March 6, 2008.