TTT: The Beach, the Book, and the Cocktail

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As I’m writing this, I’m completely thinking about myself lazing about on a beach chair, reading, and sipping a lovely cocktail as I read. And I thought to myself: if I brought a book with me to the beach, and I know I’m going to be sipping on some mighty awesome-looking refreshments, I sure as heck would love it if my book matched said beverage! Alright, so there’s a superficial side to this, but think about posing fashionably upon a beach chair. With book and cocktail to match!

So why not have your book match your cocktail?

Do note that I’ve yet to read any of these books yet, though all of them are on my TBR (and not just because their covers look awesome, mind…).

Ten Book and Cocktail Combinations to Bring Fashionably to the Beach

Strawberry Daiquiri – Flirting with Danger by Suzanne Enoch
There’s something fun and light and flighty in this cover, which is exactly what I think about when I picture a strawberry daiquiri.

Pina Colada – Dream Strider by Lindsay Smith
I like the look of exotic simplicity in a pina colada. But the minute you take a sip of it, you realize there’s a lot more going on behind the appearance. Much like the cover of this book, which shows a beautiful integration of colors and an interesting plot within its pages.

Cuba Libre – Vicious by V.E. Schwab
The dark rum look gives the Cuba Libre its beautiful dark, mysteriously orange color. Which pretty much reminds me of the Vicious cover. And, I mean, there is something dark and mysterious in the title itself, if that’s all I’m going by. (Though I do hear it may be difficult to figure out who the villains/protagonists are.)

Hurricane – Eon by Alison Goodman
I feel like Eon is a whirlwind character in the cover, a girl pretending to be a man, taking the court by storm. Much like a Hurricane, to be honest.

Blackberry Mojito – Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
Here’s something dark! Blackberries are lovely and tart, and add something sweet to them and you get a lovely toned flavor. Plus, that beautiful purple color. I’d read Maplecroft with a blackberry mojito any day.

Sweet Tea Sangria – The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
The Rose and the Dagger definitely merits being read with a sweet tea sangria. I mean, why the hell not. The sweet tea sangria has the look of a queen, and it is a drink worthy of Shazi.

Mango Margarita – The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
When I think of mangos, I think of Eastern stories, so I think The Ghost Bride is a nice choice for this pairing. Not to mention the cover reminds me of those big, reddish-yellow mangoes.

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco – A Tyranny of Petticoats anthology
Honestly, this drink looks delicious (I’ve yet to try one). I love raspberries, and I like Limoncello, but I’m not sure about the prosecco. It’s a mixed bag, really. Kind of like anthologies.

White Peach Cooler – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Peaches remind me of Georgia, though I normally just think of the South in general when I think about peach drinks. The Help would be a perfect match in this case.

Do YOU have a cocktail-book pairing you’d like to have at the beach?

6 thoughts on “TTT: The Beach, the Book, and the Cocktail

  1. What an interesting take on this week’s TTT! I think it’s awesome that you paired cocktails with books. I really need to read some of V.E. Schwab’s books. I keep hearing good things about them. As for drinks, my preferred cocktail is an amaretto sour and I think it can go well with everything. 🙂 Although when I’m at the beach, I prefer drinking freshly made mango shakes because Philippine mangoes are awesome.

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    1. I’ve yet to read any of Schwab’s YA stuff, but so far I’ve been in love with her two Shades of Magic books and I’m really wanting the third book in that trilogy. Like, really REALLY wanting it. Now.

      And mmmm an amaretto sour would go with a lot of books. And omgah. Philippine mangoes ARE the best.


      1. I really want to read the Shades of Magic books but the Kindle prices are still expensive. They’ll probably only go down once the paperbacks are released.

        Philippine mangoes are SO GOOD. I’ve been having a lot of them the past few weeks while I’ve been on vacation in Manila.

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        1. Mmmm lucky! And yeah, my friend had given me an eBook copy of both Shades of Magic books, so I was lucky on that front. I do still plan to get the hardcovers of the books, because the covers are amaaazing. But I’m waiting for the prices to go down, too lol


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