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Booze & Books(tr): Your Weekly Bookish Drinking Game: Summer Adaptations Edition

Summer Blockbusters are around the corner! Whether it’s for an upcoming film or one that’s already been out, forget about Summer eating, we’ll be Summer drinking. Enjoy another round of our booze-book pairings!


1. Shazam! – Electricity Vodka


 Image result for electric vodka

Images via Amazon & Mental Floss


Charge up for the fun, action-packed story of Shazam! with shots of Electricity vodka!

Include a drinking game for the comic and/or movie with all your friends, superhero or not (Psst, take a shot every time Billy says, “Shazam!”). Fun tip: pair with greasy food, without the carbs to weigh you down!

Adaptation Aired: April 5th


2. Pet Sematery – Goodbye Kitty


imageImage via cosmopolitan


Ingredients: 1 oz. Runamok Maple’s Hibiscus Flower-Infused maple syrup, 2 oz. vodka, 1 oz. limoncello.


Haunted forests, tribal rituals, evil, zombie-like children and cats, you’ll be wanting to say “goodbye Kitty” in this classic Stephen King thriller. Learn from this cautionary tale to not bring things back from the dead, but always bring your drink back for seconds.

Adaptation Aired: April 5th


3. The Best of Enemies – Twist & Shout Milkshake


      Hard Rock Cafe's Boozy Milkshake, the Twist & Shout

Images via Amazon & The Spruce Eats


Ingredients: 2 ounces ​Guinness Draught, 1 ounce Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum, 1/2 ounce ​dark crème de cacao liqueur, 1/2 ounce ​chocolate syrup, 1/2 ounce ​Monin Salted Caramel Syrup, 2 scoops ​vanilla ice cream, Garnish: ​whipped cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, bacon crumbles


Let’s travel back to the 50s and shake things up with this Civil Rights inspired story about de-segregation. With this story and mixed drink, you’ll see the power and sweetness of mixing ebony with ivory!

Adaptation Aired: April 5th


4. After – Cupid’s Arrow


    Valentine's Day Cocktail - Cupid's Arrow

Images via Amazon & Kitchen Magpie


Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, .75 oz blood orange liqueur, 1.5 oz orange juice, 1 splash lemon juice, 5 chopped berries your choice but I recommend raspberries and strawberries, 1 tsp sugar or 1/2 packet of splenda, 1/2 can lemon lime soda like Sprite, 1 sprinkle chocolate shavings for garnish


There’s nothing quite like teen romance. Sometimes it’s sweet, sometimes it’s bitter, and Anna Todd’s novel illustrates that perfectly. As much as the two lovers had against each other, the love still continues. Let cupid’s arrow hit you with this sweet and bubbly drink as you find out whether or not what type of love story this is in the end.

Adaptation Aired: April 12th


5. Aftermath – Cinnamon Schnapps and Apple Cider



Ingredients: Cinnamon Schnapps, Apple Cider


Two worlds collide in this post-World War II novel, and this sweet and spicy drink. Fuelled with rich history and heavy drama, drink on as two families, one German, the other British, find a way to live together in harmony. Hopefully the cinnamon and apple combined drink will bring you harmony as you go through this emotional tale of war.

Adaptation Air Date: April 26th


6. Avengers: Endgame – Captain America Jello Shots



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Ingredients: 1 6-oz package strawberry Jell-O, blueberry vodka, 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk, 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin, 1 6-oz package berry blue Jell-O, whipped cream, sprinkles


Share jello shots with all your MCU and comic book friends in hopes that everyone’s favorite Captain doesn’t kick the bucket. You can even make one for your favorite character in hopes that they won’t get killed off either!

Adaptation Airs: April 26th


7. A Dog’s Journey – The Salty Dog


   Salty Dog gin cocktail

Images via Amazon & Craft Gin Club


Ingredients: 45ml gin, 150ml grapefruit juice, 1/4 tsp salt


The sequel to A Dog’s Purpose, this follows the dog Bailey in his search to find his beloved owner…again. That dog must be salty at this point. From reincarnation to another though, nothing will stop Bailey from following his heart and reuniting with his family. A sweet and salty drink for a sweet and salty dog.

Adaptation Airs: May 17th


8. Artemis Fowl  – Green Fairy Cocktail


   The Green Fairy drink is a very old classic cocktail recipe, probably one of the oldest in the world. It's named that because it has absinthe, which was called the “green fairy” back in the day.

Images via Amazon & Mix That Drink


Ingredients: 1 ounce absinthe, 1 ounce water, juice of 1 lemon, 2 teaspoons of egg white, 1 dash Angostura bitters


Enter the fantasy world within Eoin Colfer’s imagination, and like Artemis steal yourself a fairy. Though you probably won’t be finding as much of a crazy adventure, unless you drink passed your limits.

Adaptation Airs: August 9th


9. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark – Ghoulish Gingerale


Images via Amazon & Cosmopolitan


Ingredients: ice, 4 oz. ginger ale, 2 oz. gin, 2-3 dashes cranberry bitters, 1oz. grenadine

Created by Trisha Antonsen, chief cocktail officer at Drizly.com.


A drink as freaky as the creatures from the original book, this will surely put you in a ghoulish mood.

Adaptation Airs: August 9th



Happy drinking, friends!



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Elizabeth Banks in The Hunger Games

Booze & Books(tr): Your Weekly Bookish Drinking Game: YA Dystopia Edition

It’s Thirsty Thursday, and Bookstr is bringing you Booze & Books, our newest weekly feature dedicated to drinking games and booze-book pairings.

To give you a little preview, here’s a suggestion we can offer right now: any drink and any book. (Don’t worry; they’ll be more detailed than that. But you have to admit, it’s the perfect combo.)

This week is our YA edition. That’s right, we’re going YA dystopia on your asses.


Select your favorite YA dystopia novel— We’re thinking The Hunger Games, Divergent, you get it.

Take a drink every time one of the following tropes occurs!


Remember: drink responsibly and read voraciously!


Take one drink if…


  1. The protagonist is a thin, white person who is extremely physically fit as a result of a life lived on the land…
Katniss running
Image Via Lionsgate


2. It quickly becomes clear that this attractive, noble young person is the ONLY one who can save humanity from the regime that is currently in power,..


3. Humanity recently came close to extinction as a result of a disaster that is only ever vaguely explained and is referred to by some sort of ambiguous name like the Ending…


Shailene Woodley in Divergent
Image Via IGN


4. Nothing in this world has an actual name and everything is called the basic name for what it is, but capitalized e.g: “Ever since the Ending, we have attended the School, run by the Professors, where we learn to be the best Wives we can be, for our future Lords.”


5. The events of the story are catalysed by the protagonist’s fifteenth, sixteenth or seventeenth birthday…



Maze Runner
Image Via Variety


The protagonist’s love interest is of a different Group / Race / Class / Dimension and therefore their love is Forbidden…


The agents of the regime in power have a name like the Deceivers or the Deputies or the Hounds and they will show up at every point to wreak havoc.


Still with us?

If so, maybe it’s time for you to drink the Cure!

Three red solo cups: cheers!

Booze & Books(tr): Your Weekly Bookish Drinking Game

It’s Thirsty Thursday, and Bookstr is bringing you Booze & Books, our newest weekly feature dedicated to drinking games and booze-book pairings. To give you a little preview, here’s a suggestion we can offer right now: any drink and any book. (Don’t worry; they’ll be more detailed than that. But you have to admit, it’s the perfect combo.)

Rules: Imagine a romance novel or any book with a romantic subplot. Though we’ll consistently change the genre, this week is a game for you to fall in love with. Remember the book as best you can—while you can—and our 21+ readers can follow our instructions. So let’s get to double-fisting: a drink in one hand and a book in the other. By the end of this game, the pages won’t be the only thing turnt.

Remember: drink responsibly and read voraciously!


Take One drink if:

The protagonist is…


Startlingly naive about love and intimacy.


"Christian Grey picked up the long, black thing and started working my zone. It was bananas."


Completely unaware of her good looks, having spent her whole life believing she is ugly…
…without actually being ugly.


Blatantly in love with her childhood friend…
…and he’s, for all appearances, completely indifferent.


Sakura laughing as Sasuke looks away.


A self-proclaimed man-eater who is completely uninterested in romance…
…until a sensitive sweetheart can break down her tough exterior.

Involved in a love triangle…
…with one roguish yet secretly kindhearted bad boy…
And a hyperbolically meek boy-next-door whose lifelong wish is to push a lock of our protagonist’s hair behind her ear.


Red dress meme.

Looking for a romp in a foreign country…
…and doesn’t speak the language.
(Bodies can’t literally do the talking, y’all. Eventually, you’ll need to go to a grocery store or make an appointment.)

The Lover Is…

Famous in any capacity…
…especially for something sexy, like music, athletics, or breaking the law.


A police officer, firefighter, doctor, surgeon, soldier, artist, professor, or CEO.
(Somehow we’ve decided that these are the ‘sexy’ professions. Where’s the love for, say, someone at a twenty-four hour Seven Eleven? What could be hotter than someone loving you despite your obvious flaws? Example: 2 A.M. Cheeto purchases.)


Tris & Four from 'Divergent'

Image Vis Hypable


Initially nasty or cold…
…behavior which is later revealed to be the result of a tragic past…
…including but not limited to the death of a spouse or partner.


A passionate collector of sunglasses, leather jackets, or expensive suits.


Clary Fray and Jace Wayland

Image Via Sci Fi Now


The best sex of our protagonist’s life…
…right from the start.


Either Monopoly Man wealthy or living in romantic Dickensian poverty.





A completely avoidable misunderstanding drives the lovers apart…
…one that could be resolved with a very simple conversation….
…a conversation that NO ONE BOTHERS TO HAVE!


Edward taking off his shirt in order to kill himself in 'New Moon'

Image Via Vidmoon


Circumstances arise in which the characters cannot be together…
Especially if the cause is supernatural.


The characters decide to fake a relationship…
…and end up in a REAL relationship (a real…ly, really weird relationship).


In the rare instance that Santa Claus is involved, take two.


'In Love With Alien Santa Claus' by Zara Zenia

Image Via Amazon


Still with us?

If you are, maybe you should’ve chosen another book!



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