Bay Breeze (cocktail) A delicious summer cocktail from the Ultimate Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich (pg. 253) · 2 oz light rum · 3 oz cranberry juice · 1 oz pineapple juice Pour ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass and stir.
We were gifted a couple tiny bottles of presecco over the holidays, so I decided a bubbly drink was in order. From page 188 of our Ultimat Bar Book, I bring you the Juniper Royale. 2 oz Gin1 oz Orange Juice1 oz Cranberry Juice (I used Cran-Rasp)Dash of grenadine6 oz bottle of chilled bubbly Shake... Continue Reading →
Cousin Collins (Cocktail) It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a literary cocktail, so I purused my Gin Austen cocktail book and picked this one! A cocktail based on Pride & Prejudice’s undesirable and pompous character, the Bennets’ cousin Collins. First looking to marry Jane, then Elizabeth, and finally settling on Elizabeth’s friend, he was annoying... Continue Reading →
Brandy Alexander This is one of my favorite dessert-y drinks. It’s best enjoyed on a cold winter evening, while settled in with a good book... next to a fire, if possible. 1 part Brandy 1 part Half and Half 1 part Creme de cacao Shake it with some ice and strain into the glass of... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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 →
Visualize this...it’s a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you have a slow morning ahead of you (you can make that happen!) You decide to pamper yourself with an hour of relaxed reading time. Mix up this delicious and beautiful morning cocktail (but drink slow, it’s got a kick),... Continue Reading →