Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Book Drinks: Sweet Tunes

This Friday, look waaaaay back (I mean seriously way back) to 2009 when I first started this blog! I wanted to find a true backlisted under-celebrated book to feature for today, and with the exit of summer, what better to pick than a winter book?
(Okay, I realize it's not even close to winter, but I really loved this book, so just go with it)

Angela Morrison's Sing Me to Sleep was one of the first ARCs I ever received as a reviewer, and I can still remember how much I loved it when I first read it. You can tell it was a while ago because of how short my review is — they've gotten a bit lengthier nowadays because I really just love to ramble about books I love.

I chose to pair Sing Me to Sleep with a Winter White Cosmo, recipe courtesy of the Clever Carrot.
Not only is it a wintery drink, but it's also one that singers could drink without it burning too badly or coating their throats. Darker alcohols tend to do that, and this one would be lighter on the vocal chords, which is why it's perfect to go alongside this musical read.

This recipe makes one drink, perfect for a night in by yourself sipping your classy wintery drink:
3 oz. citron vodka  
1 oz. white cranberry juice
1/2 oz. cointreau 
1 oz. fresh lime juice
Mix the ingredients together (shake them if you've got a shaker and strain, but mixing in the glass will do just fine), and you can garnish with mint sprigs and sugar covered cranberries. And there you go! You've got your snowy, cold drink to go with a snowy, cold book!

So grab your snuggie and get reading!


  1. I've never heard of that book before but it sounds interesting! Also the drink sounds delicious and I totally want to make it!!

  2. This sounds REALLY good. I need to start making mixed drinks more often.


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