This classic South Side cocktail has been altered to its sister drink across the pond, I’m calling the English Side cocktail.Read More »
I’ll work on my puns but for now a new book needs a new drink! And yes, I am one of those heathens that reads two books at once (maniacal laugh).
While I was reading Carrie by Stephen King and enjoying delicious Bloody Marys, I started reading Solaris by Stanisław Lem. Since this book recommendation is not from Tim Federle list, I was on my own for pairing a cocktail.Read More »
This week’s literary cocktail is a Sea Breeze for Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, another feature from Tim Federle’s book Tequila Mockingbird.
Another summer cocktail in February, wow, do I know how to pick ‘em?! Luckily, with global warming making February in the upper 50’s and rainy, it isn’t hard to imagine it’s cool enough to enjoy a sea breeze. I really chose this cocktail because I already have cranberry juice from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest that needed to be used up and I wanted to read the book (win win). While the book is very long and can take a while to get into, it’s easy to have more than one sea breeze.Read More »
If the title wasn’t a big enough hint, the drink and book pairing this time is Bloody Mary with Stephen King’s first book, Carrie. I’ve read Carrie recently as my first introduction to Stephen King’s writing (like most horror fans, I’ve only seen the movies) but I’m excited to read it again!Read More »
This cocktail from Federle’s book, Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, is a classic cosmopolitan.
Per Federle’s suggestion, I paired this book with a cosmopolitan. However, as per usual, I misread an ingredient and did not feel like buying a huge bottle of triple sec. So, to drink along, substitute lemon juice for lime juice and find non-alcoholic triple sec at your local grocery store (it’s small and cheap). I also do not own a shaker, so I chilled all liquids in the fridge overnight then mixed them in a stemless wine glass.Read More »