Cocktails for Book Lovers | Papi’s Rum Punch & a Giveaway

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Featuring 50 original cocktails based on the works of famous classic and contemporary authors like Charles Dickens and Dani Shapiro, Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith McGovern is the perfect book to enjoy with a book club…or alone.

Whether you have a love for books, cocktails, or both, Cocktails for Book Lovers pairs them together in a chic way that is fun and delicious.

This book is a really fun resource for a book club and gives you some great ideas for both cocktails and for books to read.  I didn’t get a chance to mix up any of the cocktails yet, as some of them do require more ingredients than what I presently have stocked at home. 

What you’ll find between the cover of Cocktails for Book Lovers are thoroughly enjoyable, short one page bios about the author and the book the cocktail is inspired from.  Then on the facing page there is the cocktail recipe and additional recommended book titles.

Here’s a ‘taste’ of what’s inside:

“Heathcliff’s Crush” and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Watch out Cathy Earnshaw! Heathcliff’s got a new love. Read this tumultuous romance with a tantalizing    Madeira, vodka, and Elderflower Presse cocktail in hand. Obsession guaranteed.
“The Yellow Tonic” and The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The wrong wallpaper can make anyone crazy. Keep book-club night and your living room Feng-shui by relegating the sunshine yellow to this simple and delicious blend of lemon vodka, orange juice, and lemon sherbet.

“Beer Margarita” and The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Kick off your ball-room dancing shoes and enjoy this entertaining contemporary novel which was the basis for an Oscar winning film… and an unbeatable beer margarita combo.

●  “Frankenstein’s Berry Punch” and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
One of Victor Frankenstien’s more successful experiments: Pimm’s No. 1, and lemon/lime soda over ice cubes into a tall glass with fruit and mint.

I’m going to admit that I have limited knowledge in making cocktails, so having a resource like this is wonderful for me and now I’ll have cocktails lined up to accompany the books I so adore reading.

Reading is a pleasure, and so are cocktails and your lively conversation at your book club may just get livelier when you serve a book themed beverage!

There are just some books that can’t be read without a good cocktail in hand…and with Cocktails for Book Lovers, you’ll have a repretoire of many to shake or stir up over ice to enjoy while you page through a great story or discuss it among friends.

There is a special going on while supplies last that when you send in a proof of purchase after buying Cocktails for Book Lovers to, you’ll recieve a FREE cocktail recipe card.  And one person will win a Cocktails for Book Lovers Gift Basket.

Thanks to Source Books I have a copy of Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tess Smith-McGovern to give away!

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents ages 18 and older. No PO Boxes. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and will be randomly chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read and agree to the Privacy Statement and Giveaway Rules posted on our site. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Giveaway ends 8/18/2014 at 7:00 AM CST.

14 thoughts on “Cocktails for Book Lovers | Papi’s Rum Punch & a Giveaway

  1. I can't both read a book & have a drink. I just can't multitask like that! I am completely open to trying the recipes, though! 🙂

  2. Before the meds, I used to love strawberry margaritas. Now days I just get a little sip of wine.

  3. It depends on the book – Cuba Libres are a lovely drink, as are Manhattans, Whiskey Sours and if its summer Mint Juleps.

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