Cocktails for Book Lovers

Cocktails for Book Lovers

Tessa Smith McGovern

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1402293402

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The perfect pairing for anyone with a literary thirst!

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 these 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 Bourbon Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your favorite author or book, and take a sip―or start at the beginning and work your way through. Cheers!

Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors:
• Charlotte Bronte
• Dani Shapiro
• Dorothy Parker
• Ernest Hemingway
• F. Scott Fitzgerald
• Flannery O'Connor
• Jhumpa Lahiri
• Junot Diaz
• Virginia Woolf
• Wally Lamb
• And 40 more!















liqueurs into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with grated chocolate. Serves 1. Jhumpa Lahiri The Namesake Born to Bengali parents in London in 1967, Jhumpa Lahiri grew up in Rhode Island. Her father, a university librarian, and her mother, a schoolteacher, were traditional people; their marriage was arranged, they revered their native land and customs, and never felt at home in America. Jhumpa dressed in jeans and was desperate to assimilate. The

Dragging my feet, which felt like lead. But I was on my feet, the nurses were amazed.” Oates’s own life was marked by the violence that has become a characteristic of her fiction. She was especially shattered to learn that the father of her paternal grandmother, a gravedigger, had committed suicide with a shotgun, an event that inspired her novel The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Oates’s many published works range from historical novels to poetry to a lengthy study of boxing. She’s says there’s no

writings of Balzac. His first writings were poems, and his love of poetry, nurtured by a friend, inspired Faulkner to drop out of high school in eleventh grade. He took a job at a bank owned by a relative, and, while there, discovered whiskey. Faulkner served in the Canadian Air Force during the First World War, briefly attended college, and took jobs as a newspaper writer and bookstore employee. In 1929 he wrote his masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury. That year he married Estelle Oldham after

she divorced her first husband. The novels he wrote in the next twelve years sealed his reputation as a giant of twentieth-century literature. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1949 and spent his later years living like the old Southern aristocrat he’d dreamed of being—financed by lucrative Hollywood screenwriting jobs, including The Big Sleep—and basking in the glow of worldwide adulation. ALSO RECOMMENDED: The Unvanquished. One of Faulkner’s short novels, set in Mississippi during the Civil

an all-female society in which women need men for nothing (including reproduction). Yellow Tonic In “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” physician John insists his wife drink ale, wine, and tonics to keep her strength up, and not write, so she can recover from her “slight hysterical tendency,” a diagnosis common for women suffering from depression in the 1800s. 6 oz. lemon vodka 18 oz. orange juice 4 scoops lemon sherbet 1 cup crushed ice Powdered sugar 4 slices of star fruit In a blender mix the

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