Happy Friday – Time to Celebrate with Books and A Drink!
Happy Friday everyone!
You did it – made it through another week. Time to kick back, grab a good book, and pour yourself a drink.
Inspired by an article I read yesterday entitled 12 Literary Cocktails to Pair with Classic Reads by Read it Forward, I asked our Ink Monster authors what drinks they think pair best with their books.
Here’s what they said:
Aileen Erin says that for all of her Alpha Girl books, she suggests an ice-cold Diet Coke, preferably from a fountain! Seeing as heroine Tessa McCaide is underage, it may be best to stick with something non-alcoholic.
And she’d pick Emma Jean’s go-to French 75 to pair with Cipher, Book One of the Shadow Ravens series.
Our second Shadow Ravens heroine, Quanta, would go with a Quagmyre: a delicious mix of chocolate milk, Irish cream, whisky – YUM!
Beth Merlin says the for One S’more Summer, Book One of the Campfire Series, she’d pick a classic pint of beer (probably from Rosie’s bar!) – Or maybe a hot toddy to drink while cuddled around the campfire (with a s’more in hand, of course!)
And for S’more to Lose, Book Two in the Campfire Series, Beth recommends a flute of champagne, for sure! It’s the perfect drink to sip when rubbing elbows with the upper crust of the British aristocracy.
Just don’t overdo it – it can be a recipe for disaster and can cause some loose lips (as some may have experienced in the book.)
This one probably seems obvious! But just in case you don’t have the ingredients for a Rum Runner or a Bahama Mama on hand, Tricia says that, for her Key West Escape series, anything with an umbrella will do!
Her books, very aptly named after popular tropical drinks, take place in Key West, Florida. We’d say some kind of a tropical frozen beverage will work – or even a Corona with a lime, in a pinch! (Jimmy certainly would be enjoying one with you.)
For Deadly Sweet, Lola Dodge‘s newest release and Book One of the Spellwork Syndicate series, we’d probably say something fun and sweet – like a Cinnamon Toast Crunch drink, which is Rum Chata and Fireball over ice. Just be sure to sip it slowly – not only does it help you taste the sweet, cinnamon-y deliciousness as it rolls across your tongue, but it’s also a bit alcoholic so best to not slug it down unless you’re ready for a nap!