My friends at Online Education Database must have been reading my mind when they came up with this list of "25 Brilliant Literary Inspired Drinks."
It's no secret that many of the great authors of the past had some sort of addiction. It's something my writer friends and I bring up at conferences as we are hoisting our second...fifth...glass of wine/martini/shot of something. I'm not sure if writers write to escape their demon addictions or if they are addicted to different substances because writing, as a profession, can and will make you insane, if you aren't already sort of there.
I'm not one to follow in the path of Edgar Allen Poe, father of the modern short story...and horror in generalhen it comes to opium and that sort of thing...but I do like this list, and yes, I will feel ever so much more smarter when I order these at my next writer's conference.
25 Brilliant & Literary-Inspired Mixed Drinks
Plenty of authors throughout history have drawn inspiration (or consolation, as it may be) from a bottle, and as such, there is no shortage of cocktails, concoctions, and libations that can be related to great books and their authors. Whether you're hosting a literary-themed party or just want to drink like your favorite author while you read one of his or her works, you certainly won't thirst for options (pun very much intended) when you read through this list of literary-inspired mixed-drinks. You'll find an assortment of titular puns, tributes to authors, and even a few favorites drawn from the lives of famous authors themselves to help you find the perfect bibliophile beverage.
- Great Gatsby.
- recipe here.
- recipe is incredibly simple, calling only for vodka and creme de menthe.
- like these from Epicurious.