There is nothing better than an evening spent with a good read in one hand and a delicious cocktail in the other. Scroll down for seven delicious cocktails inspired by your favorite classics. Next time you head to book club, impress your friends with one of the yummy recipes below!
Check out these delicious cocktail recipes inspired by our favorite classics!
The Adventures of HuckleBerry Gin (and tonic)
8 ripe blackberries, plus 2 more for garnish
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 oz gin
2 to 3 oz tonic water
Inspired by our Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Word Cloud Classic.
Madame Bovary's Sweet Escape
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz green chartreuse
1 oz pamplemousse liqueur
1 oz pineapple juice
Dash of Peychaud's bitters
Squeeze of lime
Shake all ingredients in a shaker and pour over crushed ice and garnish with mint, raspberry, and pineapple.
Escape whatever it is in your provincial life that you're currently unhappy with by drinking a few of these cocktails!
Inspired by our Madame Bovary Word Cloud Classic.
Mr. Hyde's Secret Serum
2 oz vodka
2 oz cucumber & watermelon extract
1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1 Watermelon Cube
Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice and pour into a glass. Everyone has two sides. Try out Mr. Hyde's Serum and let your Dr. Jekyll run wild!
Inspired by our Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Other Stories Word Cloud Classic.
H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Old Fashioned
2 oz Bourbon
Dash of Gomme Syrup
Dash of angostura bitters
One large ice cube
Garnish with an orange peel
Lovecraft's stories are grim, fantastical, dark, and horrifying... to get through them, you will need a drink that is a classic, just like Lovecraft.
Perfect to sip on while reading our H. P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos Tales Word Cloud Classic.
The Cocktail of Innocence
1 oz gin
1/2 oz Rose-Infused Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz Crème de Pêche
Top with sparkling rosé
Mix gin, Cocchi Americano and Crème de Pêche in a shaker. Pour in a tall glass and top with rosé.
This cocktail screams innocence...until you take a sip.
Inspired by our The Age of Innocence Word Cloud Classic.
Northangover Abbey Cocktail
1.5 oz gin
¾ oz Lillet Blonde
1 oz orange juice
Dash of bitters
Shake gin, Lillet, juice, and bitters with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with orange peel.
Although it appears innocent, two of these cocktails could bring you straight to Northangover Abbey.
Abbey Cocktail recipe on p. 230 in The Ultimate Cocktail Encyclopedia.
Inspired by our Northanger Abbey Word Cloud Classic.
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Bloody Mary Shelley
5 oz vodka
2 dashes Worcestershire
4 dashes tabasco
4 oz tomato juice
¼ oz lemon juice
Lemon slice + celery stick
Combine vodka, juices, sauces, and salt and pepper in a mixing glass with ice and roll to mix. Strain into a pint glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon slice and celery stick.
Bloody Mary recipe on p. 79 in The Ultimate Cocktail Encyclopedia.
Inspired by the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.
Uncle Tom’s Cabernet Swizzle
1.5 oz Cabernet Sauvignon
1 oz White rum
1/2 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz ginger syrup
Heavy dashes of bitters
Pour first four ingredients into a shaker with just a few pieces of cracked ice. Shake. Pour contents into a tall glass filled with ice. Mound more ice on top to form a dome. Dash heavily with Peychaud's to appear like a snow cone. Garnish with a mini kebab of grapes and candied ginger.
Carnivor Swizzle recipe from Thrillist.
Inspired by Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among the Lowly Word Cloud Classic.