The Diviners

The Cocktail: The Bees Knees Hey you jazzy people! Welcome back to Booze&Books where we make drinks and read stuff! And when I say we I mean me and my dog… Cheers to post grad life. This week’s  book selection takes place in the 1920s, and so does our cocktail. “The Bees Knees” was a common…

Hamlet

The Cocktail: Absinthe  I’m not sure absinthe is considered a cocktail, in fact I know it’s not. Absinthe is a highly alcoholic French spirit distilled from anise, fennel, wormwood, and other botanicals. It’s famously called The Green Fairy for its natural green color and because of its hallucinogenic qualities. Most Americans know absinthe from the movie…

Cathleen Ni Houlihan

The Cocktail: Irish Trashcan  This week’s cocktail is a college favorite. Named for its color, and the load of crap that goes into it, it’s a guaranteed good time! I chose an Irish theme this week because tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! And I love all things Irish, especially the men! I mean….the literature.  Ingredients:…

The Awakening

The Cocktail: Vieux Carré This week’s cocktail is a little complex, but it’s authentic to the region of our book choice. I myself have never had this drink but I might have to order it this weekend. Vieux Carré directly translates to “old square” but is more commonly known as the French Quarter in New…

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Cocktail: This week’s cocktail is one of my favorites, mostly because it reminds me of my time in England which is incidentally the setting of our first book. PIMM’S, named after its founder James Pimm,   first made its debut in the years between 1823 and 1840*. In fact, the characters of our first…

Welcome

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