Thursday, October 4, 2018

Drink Me! - Bookishly Foodie Review

Source: Publisher

Great adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you with wonder and childish glee at the surreal flavor combinations, while amassing the perfect selection of drinks for your own spirit-soaked Mad Hatter's tea party.

We have delved into the depths of the Pool of Tears in search of the most magical ingredients and sumptuous flavors, and after some sage advice from a helpful caterpillar, have compiled a list of recipes that would be regularly enjoyed by the inhabitants of Wonderland.

Drink Me includes concoctions for every palate and occasion, no matter your drinking predilection. Perfect pre-dinner aperitifs are in abundance, including The Queen of Hearts, a sweet, refreshing drink with bitter undertones, and Painting The Roses Red, a bubbly highball of sharp raspberry and gin flavors, softened with a hint of rose water.

We explore the hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe in our ode to the unknown, The Mushroom,a strong mix of aniseed, rose, and complex herbal flavors, while we reminisce over the taste of our childhood with drinks such as Bread and Butterfly Pudding and the Unbirthday Cake Martini. The Duchesses Soup is a refined take on the punch bowl, while we make a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of The Caucus Chaser, a sticky plum and chestnut sharpener low enough in alcohol that you can greedily gulp it without even a hint of regret.

Drink Me includes everything you need to know for throwing your own Alice in Wonderland–themed cocktail party, including cocktail party advice and techniques for mixing and decorating your drinks.

Put on your Cheshire grin and get ready to head down the rabbit hole with your copy of Drink Me in hand.

My Impression:  
When the first recipe is for a cocktail entitled "Off With Her Head"  I know I have stumbled into a fun book!  There's also "Caterpillar's Hookah", "Curiouser and Curacao", "Cup of Mad Tea", "Painting the Roses Red", and "Beware the Jabberwocky".  Really I could just keep listing them because all the cocktail titles are amazing and each one is accompanied by a quote to show just where the name came from.  

The book is divided into several sections.  The first is information - the different alcohols, liqueurs, and tools, at the end is batch recipes for things like sugar syrup that you can make in a large batch and then use for several different cocktails.  The real fun is the 2nd section with all the different cocktail recipes.  I'm a sucker for a good theme and this one is gloriously themed!  I enjoyed flipping through this, reading the quotes, and seeing the different combinations for each cocktail.  While I do love ordering a good cocktail at restaurants at home I'm not much of a drinker so I probably won't be making these for myself but I'm on the lookout for someone who will throw an Alice themed party and make a few of these for me!  I think I'll start with a Cup of Mad Tea!

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. What a clever book. I'm more of a (boring, apparently) wine drinker. I agree, it sounds like a fun book.

  2. I like the sound of this book. We have a few cocktail books and Satan's Whiskers was one of the funnier names in that one. Great review,

  3. This sounds really creative and fun! I'm all in for foodie books! RO