Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Book Drinks: Night in Manhattan

Welcome to Friday Book Drinks, where I pair up a drink with a featured book for the week! This feature rotates every other week with Topics Time.

I've been reading Starry Night by Isabel Gillies this week, and the book opens with an incredibly fancy party. The character's father is the curator at the Museum of Natural History, and he hosts an incredibly upscale party at the museum. All these fancy people are invited, and the main girl wears an incredible red Oscar de la Renta ball gown.

The perfect drink for the occasion is the French 75, recipe courtesy of Foodie Crush. It's basically a souped-up champagne with a shot of vodka and some fancy garnishes. I thought it would be the exact drink served at such an upscale party like the one in the beginning of this book.
To make it you'll need:
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 oz. vodka 
1 teaspoon fine sugar
maraschino cherry
All you do is mix the lemon juice, vodka, and sugar with ice and shake in a cocktail shaker, pour it in the glass and top with champagne. A cherry amps up the flavor a bit as well. :)

So make a French 75 and host a fancy dinner party or just curl up with a good book about fancy dinner parties instead, like I'm doing :)
(Review will come shortly, probably on release day which is in the beginning of September.)


  1. This drink looks delicious and is so pretty! I'm definitely going to have to try this out sometime! (as for starry night though... I unfortunately couldn't get past the first few pages. the writing drove me up a wall haha. looking forward to what you think!)

    1. I actually really liked it! I've heard people didn't, but I thought it fit well with the tone of the book. I had problems with it, sure, but I thought the writing, like the story, focused on naivety, which was kind of cool.

  2. I love bubbly! And those glasses are so cute in the pic. If only my drinks looked that fancy when I made them.

    1. I know, right?! I'm mostly always just focused on getting the alcohol in there :)


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