Today is a big day friends. A big day! Today marks the day when books and beverages collide on the same post. Thank you for being a part of this momentous blog moment. 😉
So maybe it’s not that momentous of an occasion ;), but a few months back at book club we started talking about what drinks would pair with what genres and thus this idea was born! Without further ado, here we go!
YA | Shirley Temples
According to Wikipedia, YA is “fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults.” Since that means all of those folks are under the age of 18, they better be sticking to Shirley Temples. Personally I love Shirley Temples, but I do admit I only see them on children’s menus. Whatevs.
Fantasy | Hot Tea (Preferably English Breakfast)
This genre requires a perfect cup of hot tea. This probably subconsciously comes from the fact that my two favorite fantasy authors were British and when I think of all things British I think of tea. But I also feel it’s a safe bet that many fantasy characters drink some form of tea.
Romantic | Red Wine
Obviously. What are some of your favorites? I’m usually not a red wine fan, but in a rare blue moon I’ll find one I enjoy.
SciFi | Romulan Ale
Confession! I recruited friends to help me with this idea. So if you know where this drink is from, then you and my friends should be amigos. Any guesses? Apparently Captain Kirk and this drink have a troubled history (or it was a one time event – I don’t recall all the details). While you might get arrested if you have this in the Star Trek realm, it’s perfectly legal in our world and consists of blue curacao, vodka, seltzer, lemon-lime soda and garnished with blueberries. You can check out the recipe here, but it sounds rather tasty.
Historical Fiction | Dos XX
My go-to genre gets paired with my go-to beer. I do apologize if you were expecting something more creative.
Contemporary Fiction | Peach Moscato Wine Slushies
When I think contemporary, I think of novels I’d bring on a vacation. And when I think of vacation I think of beaches and refreshingly tasty drinks. An ice cold lemonade would work just as fine for the perfect southern summer night on a porch – so really, the options are kind of endless. But something about Moscato slushies sounds fabulous. You can find the recipe here (it only consists of three ingredients).
Mystery | Scotch
Do I like Scotch? Absolutely not. I’d rather die of thirst than drink Scotch. I also have a theory people drink it while hating it to look sophisticated….;) Not really, but ew is my official statement on Scotch. Anyway, this drink seems to pop up in every mystery, does it not?
Are any of these your favorites? Or what drinks would you pair with your favorite genre? How about a non-fiction book? What would you pair it with? Maybe next book club we’ll mix things up with a bring your own book and beverage. 🙂