It’s the beginning of summer, and as the weather gets hotter, we can’t help but want a good book and a refreshing drink to match. No need to be a master mixologist for these cocktails. Just a few simple steps and you can sit back, sip and enjoy!
Here are 5 of your favorite series paired with summer cocktails to make your happy hour a lot more enjoyable.
Spoiler: This article may contain spoilers for those who have not read the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy – Giggle Juice
Unlike the clash between Rachel and the Youngs, the Moscato and vodka of this cocktail work seamlessly together to keep you going back for more. This cocktail’s pink lemonade brings a sweetness that rivals Astrid herself. Despite its silly name, it is a beautiful and vibrant pink cocktail. Although I can’t deny this drink may have you giggling like its namesake. This recipe will make a pitcher of giggle juice that would be perfect for any book club discussing the series. If you’re looking to add some flare to this drink, take a page out of Peik Lin’s book and rim the glass in sugar and toss in some sliced strawberries.
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Blood Orange Margarita
A brilliantly colored cocktail for the girl on fire. Much like the plot of the book, the tequila of this cocktail packs quite the punch. I know, I know it may seem a little cliche to use blood orange, but why mess with an obvious match? This fiery cocktail can be intense but has an underlying sweetness just like Katniss herself.
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series – Purple Rain
Sorry Tamlin fans, but this cocktail goes out to the Night Court. We’ve all wished we could be in Velaris enjoying a cocktail at Rita’s, but this cocktail will have to suffice for now. You’ll feel like you’re sitting in the City of Starlight itself as you sip on this dazzling purple concoction. If you need a touch of starlight for your cocktail, feel free to rim the glass with sugar before you start pouring.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Blue Hawaii
Of course, Percy Jackson would demand nothing less than a blue cocktail! Unfortunately, we don’t have the recipe for Nectar, so we’ll settle for a Percy-approved concoction. This tropical drink will have you feeling like you’re a part of the Jackson family yourself. Drink it frozen or on the rocks, and you’re guaranteed to want to have a nice day on the water with your book.
Twilight Saga – Strawberry Bourbon Screwdriver
You might have been expecting a dark and broody cocktail for this series, but it is a romance, ladies and gentlemen, and this cocktail perfectly matches. Bourbon is a liquor that has transcended time just like the vampires, so this summer bourbon cocktail will see you through the entire saga. The mixture of orange and strawberries lightens up the drink and gives it a timeless romantic aesthetic to represent our beloved Twilight pairings.
All of these cocktails are great for book clubs, parties, or simply a much-needed night in. So pick up your favorite series and start mixing.