Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Breeze)

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.

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Cuckoo for Cosmos

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.

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