Perfect Pairings: Cocktails + Books

Happy Tuesday Savvy Readers! I don’t know about you, but in the summertime, there’s nothing I love more than a refreshing drink and enjoying a good book in the sun, so today, I’m bringing you a list of my favourite cocktails and the perfect books to go with them! Not a big drinker? Don’t worry! All of these are just as tasty virgin!

Classic Mojito + The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

Is there any cocktail more playful than a classic mojito? I don’t think so, and it’s the perfect drink to enjoy alongside Laura Jane Williams‘ latest literary offering, The Love Square! Fun and flirty, The Love Square is a delectable mix of modern and messy love that follows Penny, who’s caught between three remarkable men. Pair with a classic Mojito and a fresh sprig of mint for a day best spent in the sun!

Daiquiri+ Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

This is really a spoiler alert, but Miss Graham wasn’t actually writing a cookbook. Even so, Edith Graham crafts the perfect alter ego and it’s based on the same principles that have made the classic Daiquiri a huge success! Simplicity, expert craftsmanship, and care. Pair them together for the ultimate summer reading experience!

Classic Martini + The Last Wife by Karen Hamilton

Nothing says mysterious quite like the classic Martini and I think it makes the perfect pairing for Karen Hamilton‘s newest thriller, The Last Wife! I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say this story involves two best friends, a deathbed promise, and secrets that will ultimately bring their world crashing down.

Classic Manhattan + The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

The highly awaited novel from the bestselling author of The German Midwife is finally here, and I can’t wait to settle in to read it! The Secret Messenger follows the double-life of a typist for the Reich and messenger for the Italian resistance in the 1940s and the young woman who discovers her typewriter many years later. An incredible new novel and a must-read for fans of historical fiction,  this one would pair perfectly with a classic Manhattan!

Watermelon-Campari Granita + The Stranger Planet by Nathan W. Pyle

A standout collection of comics like Nathan Pyle‘s Stranger Planet requires a cocktail that’s equally unique! Best served in tiny bowls with espresso spoons, the Watermelon-Campari Granita is a vibrant and tasty treat, perfect for pairing with a journey into Nathan W. Pyle‘s colourful world. And I have a feeling his little aliens would totally approve.

Peach Bourbon Blizzard + Dark August by Katie Tallo

The perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ and Katie Tallo‘s thriller Dark August, the Peach Bourbon Blizzard is a delicious combination of sweet peaches and bold bourbon. Pair it with this page-turning debut about smalltown corruption in America for the perfect day spent sipping!

The Black Rose + The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards

If the names alone weren’t enough to convince you that these two are a match made in heaven, the colours definitely will! The Black Rose is an Art Deco era cocktail that was popular amongst Parisians and it’s making a comeback with The Black Swan of Paris. Pair these two together for a glamourous evening spent reading!

Whisky Sour + The Guest List by Lucy Foley

If you still haven’t picked up Lucy Foley‘s newest thriller, The Guest List, what are you waiting for?! An instant classic, I paired this one with a versatile and classic cocktail like a Whisky Sour because it’s the perfect drink to enjoy whether you’re in a wedding party, or hanging out amongst friends.

Well Savvy Readers, I hope you enjoyed this list of perfect pairings! Tell me, which of these books are you picking up first, and how many of these cocktails have you tried?! Comment below or tweet us @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,




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