5 Cocktails Oscar Wilde Would Have Absolutely Smashed

5 Cocktails Oscar Wilde Would Have Absolutely Smashed

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Today is the anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Published in 1891, the novel’s hedonistic bent and homosexual undertones (and overtones) have since made it both notorious and a much-loved classic. The novel follows the moral descent of Dorian Gray, a handsome young gentleman whose soul is forever trapped within a painting. As Gray’s depravity deepens, his face in the painting grows increasingly marred with sin… while his face remains forever young, beautiful, and innocent. Booze & Bookstr is back at it for thirsty Thursday, and we all know Oscar Wilde was thirsty in more ways than one. …

Bookstr & Booze: Drinking Games to Get Through Upcoming Superhero Movies (or Help You Enjoy Them Even More)

Bookstr & Booze: Drinking Games to Get Through Upcoming Superhero Movies (or Help You Enjoy Them Even More)

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I love comic book/superhero movies, but not everybody does, and that’s perfectly reasonable. They’re everywhere, they’re not always great, and chances are you get dragged to them because your friends want to see them just to board the hype train. Unfortunately for you, there’s no sign of their end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a good time out of it. (And if you do happen to like them, then the following drinking strategies might just augment your enjoyment.) There are many superhero sequels coming out in the next couple years. This means we know what to expect, and …

Celebrate ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban’ Anniversary With This Drinking Game!

Celebrate ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban’ Anniversary With This Drinking Game!

It’s the fifteen-year anniversary of the Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban movie, an adaptation beloved for its introduction of fan-favorite Sirius Black, who offered Harry a glimpse of the family and childhood he might have known. In addition to this heartwarming (and ultimately tearjerking) experience for Harry, we ALSO get to watch Hermione Granger punch Malfoy right in his smarmy little face. We love seeing Harry get his iconic Firebolt, and no matter how many times we’ve heard them, we always smile at iconic lines like you foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach!   Gif Via WeHeartit   There are so many …

Drink Your Way Through the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale With This Boozy Game

Drink Your Way Through the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale With This Boozy Game

By now, you’ve probably heard that Game of Thrones‘ eighth season has been a disappointment—whether you’ve heard it from your disgruntled friends or from your own mouth, screaming at the TV. It’s difficult to watch characters we love and identify with have such anticlimactic endings unworthy of all that they’ve accomplished. The show has been on the air for eight years, and not everyone considers what a significant weight eight years can carry. In the span of eight years, a student could begin high school and graduate college. In the span of eight years, most successful romantic relationships become marriages (statistically, …

Booze & Books(tr): A Cocktail for Every Harry Potter Book

Booze & Books(tr): A Cocktail for Every Harry Potter Book

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Bookstr is bringing you Booze & Books, our weekly feature dedicated to drinking games and booze-book pairings. This week, we’re bringing you another booze & book pairing. Our recommendation? Any booze and any book. Since that’s a little too general, we’re going to be pairing cocktails with Harry Potter books. We would recommend not drinking your way through the entire Harry Potter series—if only because the books are long and, consequently, your lifespan would not be. That said, the series is bound to stir up an intense emotional response in any of its fans. While many books after this series …