Boozy Books

Boozy Cocktail Books Recently we had some friends over to check out our new home library (complete with dry bar).   We were gifted a couple new boozy bar books to join my previous favorite Tequila Mockingbird! Please welcome the Downton Abbey Cocktail Book and Gin Austen to the library!  I’m positive they will inspire... Continue Reading →

Jane’s Addiction (cocktail)

Looking for a nice cocktail to enjoy while reading Jane Eyre?  Jane’s Addiction (cocktail) 2 oz gin2 oz pomegranate juice½ oz lime juiceSparkling roseRaspberry for garish Add gin and juices to a shaker with ice, shake well.  Pour into a wine glass, top off with chilled sparkling rose and garnish with a raspberry. Recipe courtesy... Continue Reading →

Hibiscus Martini

Hibiscus Martini When I realized I needed to post a floral inspired drink, this is right where my mind went.  We served a version of this for Christmas a couple years ago and it was a big hit. However, I will warn you, it takes a little prep work.   Step 1 - make Hibiscus Tisane. ... Continue Reading →

Orange Julius Caesar

I was thumbing through Tequila Mockingbird (if you missed the post about that book, check it out here). I wanted something summery and I think I hit the jackpot with this one. Not only is this drink cool, fruity and perfect for summer drinking, it’s also based on Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare!   It just... Continue Reading →

Infinite Zest

Infinite Zest (a cocktail) Welcome to the first cocktail I’m sharing from Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle. This drink is named after Infinite Jest (1996) by David Foster Wallace and chosen by me because the ingredients made me think of my recent visit to Sicily, where Limoncello is everywhere!!! This is a strong, martini-like cocktail,... Continue Reading →

Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird If Cocktails In The Library had a moscot book, it would be this beauty!  My sister gave me a copy as a Christmas gift, and if there was an award for Best Gift Ever, she may have won it with this one! Tequila Mockingbird - Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle... Continue Reading →

Thirst quencher

Koala You Cooler This thirst quenching cocktail is perfect to pair with The Dry by Jane Harper KOALA YOU COOLER - Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe 1 1/2 ounces vodka 4 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 2 ounces sweet & sour mix splash cranberry juice splash Sprite lime wedge, for garnish Fill a 12-ounce frozen mug... Continue Reading →

Black Russian/White Russian

While I'm sure Count Alexander Rostov wouldn't be caught dead drinking one of these cocktails, I think they are both delicious! Black Russian 2 oz Vodka 1 oz Coffee Liqueur Serve on the Rocks! White Russian 2 oz Vodka 1 oz Coffee Liqueur Splash of cream Serve on the Rocks! The flavors are very similar,... Continue Reading →

The Manhattan

If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail to sip while reading Modern Girls, I would suggest a Manhattan.  You can enjoy this strong and tasty libation right along with the characters in the book. The recipe: 2 oz of whiskey (to be authentic you want rye whiskey or Canadian whiskey)½ oz sweet vermouth (make sure... Continue Reading →

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