Literary Cocktails

Let the beer and wine-cooler set have their fun. The real eggheads have much more sophisticated tastes: here's a sampling of what they drink when enjoying their favorite literature.

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Turn of the Screwdriver
- vodka
- orange juice
- ghost of Henry James

Burgess's Suffering Bastard
- rum
- orange curacao
- orgeat syrup
- lime juice
- orange juice
- pour over crushed glass while blasting Beethoven's Ninth

Uncle Tom Collins
- Kentucky moonshine
- simple syrup
- club soda
- Variation: Twain Collins (add muddled huckleberries)

Gonzo's Kamikaze
- vodka
- triple sec
- dash of liquid acid
- dust the rim with cocaine
- serve with pack of cigarettes

Faulkner's Really Old Fashioned
- whiskey
- dash of whiskey
- side of whiskey

Margaret's Margaritas
- 6 Margaritas
- Wake up next to Margaret Atwood
- 6 Margaritas

Plath's Adios
- vodka
- rum
- tequila
- gin
- blue caracao
- sour mix
- 7-Up
- dash of bitter tears
- put head in oven
- wave goodbye

Posted June 13, 2011 8:00 AM

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