January 29, 2013 • Cookbook: Drinks, Fiction
Mint Julep, Photo by Robert S. Donovan
Cocktail recipes and drink suggestions, inspired by our favorite pieces of literature! Sip away whilst reading a great piece of writing. Just don't drink too much. We'd like you to remember it later.
Gimlet photo by Michael Korcuska
Gimlet & Raymond Chandler's Mystery Novels: Philip Marlowe, the primary character in Raymond Chandler’s mystery novels, helped to cement the classic noir archetype of the hard drinkin’ detective. In The Long Goodbye, Marlowe spends an awful lot of time drinking gin gimlets with his new buddy, Terry Lennox. According to Lennox, “‘What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow.”
2 oz Gin
2 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
Be a totally badass detective and get wrapped up in all kinds of crazy, violent, and convoluted conspiracies involving sexy women with guns and even more alcohol.
July 12, 2012 • Cookbook: Desserts, Cookbook: Drinks
A classic kids birthday favorite turned indulgent adult treat, this Spiked Ice Cream Cake will be the star of your next get-together.
Every part of this cake, from the ice cream filling to the cake itself to the frosting, is infused with booze (in this case, bourbon). Plus, changing up the flavor of the cake, ice cream, or both allows you to create new and exciting cakes all summer long!
Spiked Ice Cream Cake
From Booze Cakes by Krystina Castella and Terry Lee Stone
June 25, 2012 • Cookbook: Drinks
To commemorate Orwell’s big 109, you may find yourself determined to shoot a rampaging elephant. Or challenge Big Brother with your thoughtcrimes. Or even brush up on your doublethink. But at the end of your day, you can celebrate Orwell and the proletariat spirit with this drink in featured in 1984.
Much as Orwell favored the economy of words in his Politics of the English Language, this drink rejects the bells and whistles of bourgeois cocktails, incorporating nothing but the essentials. Bottoms up!
June 1, 2012 • Cookbook: Drinks, Parenting: Dad
According to Wikipedia, an adult can achieve a blood alcohol level of .03 (or less) after consuming 1 alcoholic beverage. Said beverage would result in mild euphoria, relaxation and joyousness with little impairment to your judgment. After a long day, that sounds pretty good, right?