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    The Feyre Cocktail

    I kissed her cheek, breathing in her lilac-and-pear scent. “I have some errands that need tending to.” And looking at her, walking beside her, did little to cool the rage that still roiled in me. Not when that beautiful smile made me want to winnow back to the Spring Court and punch my Illyrian blade through Tamlin’s gut. Rhys {Sarah J Maas}, The Court of Frost and Starlight Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Strong with notes of floral and pear. If you like this recipe, click on the picture below to get links to the book…

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    The Rhysand Night Court Margarita

    Only the best for our High Lord. I think he’d appreciate this one.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Citrus, salt and Night Court glam margarita. “Rhys’s body was hard and warm against mine, a solid force of nature crafted and honed for this. Even the smell of him reminded me of the wind—rain and salt and something citrus-y I couldn’t name.” Sarah J Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury Tweet If you like this recipe, click on the picture below to get links to the book review and the other ACOTAR cocktails!

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    Vanilla Piña Colada

    Cold and refreshing this icy cocktail is perfect for reading on the beach- or in a patch of sunlight.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google the perfect beach read companion Vanilla Piña Colada I looked at the bottle of vanilla on the table, standing in glory because the hands of an angel held it. Touched by a god no more than 25 minutes ago. A god! I can hardly touch it. I could feel him on the label. Sense his pheromones. His every fiber was so close I could taste him. His DNA is fresh here. Vince Taplin,…

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    Blazing Cherry Blossom Cocktail

    Created just for BEARTOWN by Frederick Backman, this cocktail recipe will heat you from the belly out. Tart cherry juice and elderberry liqueur are the stars. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google cocktail with warm cherry juice and elderberry liqueur Beartown Book Review ~ May Leave You Cold “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘪𝘴𝘺 𝘣𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘯𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮. 𝙇𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙢 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙯𝙚𝙣 𝙜𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙣. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴, 𝘢 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭,…

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    Little Pink Umbrella Champagne Cocktail

    Fun, pink and bubbly, this is a lovely afternoon cocktail, rainy day or not.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Pink, fun and bubbly! If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it! You can buy The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue here from Amazon or you can also choose to support local bookstores by purchasing it from Bookshop although I highly recommend listening to this book! You can buy the audio version at Libro.fm here.  The Invisible Life of Addie Larue ~ An Ethereal Pleasure

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    Girl’s Day Pink Lemonade Margaritas

    Perfectly pink and sweet, these margaritas for señoritas are great for girl’s day out!  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Pretty and pink, these strawberry lemonade margaritas are perfect for a friendly celebration! “What would I do without you, Tully?” Tully put an arm around her. “Thankfully you’ll never have to know. Come on, I’m making margaritas.” Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane Tweet Novel Cocktails Cocktails with a Literary Twist. 21+ to enter. Click Here If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it! You can buy Firefly Lane here from Amazon or you can also…

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    The Boxer & The Blacksmith Cocktail

    All of the heat and smoke of a blacksmith with the knockout punch of a boxer. This complex yet simply delicious cocktail is a wonderful accomplice to Edie Cay’s Feminist Regency Romance, The Boxer and The Blacksmith. I highly recommend both!  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google All the heat and smoke of a blacksmith with the KO punch of a feminist boxer. Novel Cocktails Cocktails with a Literary Twist. 21+ to enter. Click Here

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    Novel Cocktails ~ Drinks with a Literary Twist

    To me, the holidays are a cozy time, filled with warm memories, good food, family traditions and special beverages. These are great for entertaining anyone but especially fellow book lovers. If you like these, check out my Boozy Book Bites.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google The Feyre Cocktail ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Rhysand Night Court Margarita ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe Azriel’s Shadows ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe ACOTAR cocktails A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas Recipes Vanilla Piña Colada Alex Six, Vince Taplin Recipe Blazing Cherry Blossom Beartown, Frederick Backman Recipe…

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    Snowed In

    All the warmth of childhood nostalgia with a kick of grown up peppermint schnapps.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google “I look out of the tall windows that span the double-height lobby. It’s the middle of the afternoon, but the air is so dark with whirling snow that it looks like twilight, and I can’t see the lights of St. Antoine le Lac below, let alone the far-off mountain ranges.” Ruth Ware, One by One Tweet An adult twist on a classic childhood favorite, this hot cocoa is spiked with peppermint schnapps. It will warm your soul. If…

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    Holidaze Spiked Cider

    Apple cider and smoked maple bourbon create a warming holiday beverage that smells like maple syrup and tastes like Christmas.  https://youtu.be/OGpPUB09ADY I take a deep drink and wow, Andrew does not mess around– this is not “heavy on the juice.” I’m surprised that flames don’t flicker off my tongue when I exhale. Next reboot, I’ll have to ask him to make one that tastes slightly less like fire.” Christina Lauren, In A Holidaze Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google who says cider is only for fall? If you liked this recipe, check out the book that inspired…

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    Strawberries and Champagne

    Just a small nerdy tip from a champagne lover. Throw some frozen strawberries in that glass! It keeps the bubbly cool and adds a touch color. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google

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    The Toolbox

    This is a slight twist on the classic orange juice and vodka Screwdriver. With the addition of Cointreau and cranberry juice, it’s a little easier to get hammered.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Out of the blue, Sara said, “I want a screwdriver.” Jeffrey frowned at this, but he walked over to his toolbox and rummaged around. “Phillips?” “No, a drink,” Sara answered. She opened the freezer door, taking out the vodka. Karin Slaughter, Blindsighted Tweet A splash of red cranberry juice gives this traditional cocktail slightly more depth. You can buy Blindsighted here from Amazon or…

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    Coconut Holiday

    Toast over the yuletide with this refreshing Coconut Holiday. Bubbly and light, they’re sure to fill your festivities with cheer.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google I left you just moments ago, and yet I still miss the sound of your voice, the way you smell like coconuts. I can’t believe you didn’t know you smell like coconuts! It breaks my heart that no one had been smelling your hair. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Evidence of the Affair Tweet Coconut, pineapple and bubbly gingerale make this a fun and refreshing holiday drink. You can buy Evidence of the Affair…

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    Killer Chardonnay Spritzer

    Our wine making protagonist in the cozy mystery Killer Chardonnay would probably have a big issue with this recipe. But spritzers are great, especially for moms who don’t drink often or for a light evening when you want to make that bottle last longer.  A man was poisoned. By your wine–” “Technically it wasn’t my wine,” I clarify. “It was something added to my wine.” Kate Lansing, Killer Chardonnay Tweet A light and festive holiday drink. You can purchase Killer Chardonnay here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at Bookshop.org.   Like the recipe? Check out the book that inspired it! Killer Chardonnay…

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    The Sticky Mickey ~ A Lincoln Lawyer Cocktail

    The drinks were flowing, though I maintained my sobriety, drinking orange juice on the rocks with a few maraschino cherries thrown in for style. Moira, the bartender, relieved at not having to testify, was calling the concoction the Sticky Mickey, and it caught on, though most of the others in the bar were taking theirs with a couple shots of vodka in the mix. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet This cocktail was inspired by a drink described by Michael Connelly in his book, The Law of Innocence. You can purchase Michael Connelly’s courtroom thriller here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at…