"Mixing up Literature and Libations..."
Reviewed by Dot Dittman
Posted August 30, 2014
Non-Fiction Cooking / Food
Imagine my delight at finding this book! An additional way
to introduce books and authors into my social life!
COCKTAILS FOR BOOK LOVERS is a unique concept. In the
of the author, Tessa Smith-McGovern, "cocktails,
conversation, and culture have always gone well together."
Fifty classic and contemporary authors are featured in
book. For each author, there is a brief and engaging
biography paired with a cocktail. The drink is either
inspired by one of the works of the author, or was a
popular drink from the era of the author. There are even
additional book recommendations for each entry in the
Two examples are Negus (mulled wine) which is mentioned in
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and an Angostura Toddy
inspired by a drink mentioned in The Awakening by Kate
Chopin. I haven't tried these yet but I did make the
Caramel Bourbon Milk Shake which is paired with Flannery
O'Connor's short story Wise Blood. So good and refreshing
while reading on my front porch!
I just may have to "read" COCKTAILS FOR BOOK LOVERS from
cover to cover. A
From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to
Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go
hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends
in a delectable book that will delight both readers and
cocktail enthusiasts alike. This irresistible collection
features 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on
works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras,
including Orange Champagne Punch, Salted Caramel and
Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your
favorite author or book, and take a sipor start at the
beginning and work your way through. Cheers!
Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors:
F. Scott Fitzgerald
And 40 more!
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