Cocktails for Book Lovers


By Tessa Smith McGovern

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Host the perfect book club discussion night or literary-themed party with 50 fun author-themed cocktails for the budding home mixologist and book lover!

From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, each entry pairs a classic or contemporary author with a cocktail recipe that's inspired by either one of their works or a popular drink from their era, along with an excerpt, a bio, and an additional book recommendation. It's a fabulous, chic pairing that's the perfect book club idea! After all, what's better than cocktails, conversation, and culture?

Cocktails inspired by your favorite bestselling authors:
  • Jane Austen's Miss Austen's Delight paired with Pride and Prejudice
  • Isabel Allende's Madrina's Banana Rum Cocktail paired with Eva Luna
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gin Rickey paired with The Great Gatsby
  • Dani Shapiro's Caramel Apple Martini paired with Devotion
  • Other authors featured include:
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Junot Diaz
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Anne Tyler
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Makes a perfect housewarming or hostess gift for readers and book lovers!

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