It’s almost New Yeeeaaar!! what happened to my 365 days of 2018?! Seriously, where are they? It’s like the owner who hides behind a towel and disappears as the towel falls to the ground, leaving a puzzled pet looking at all directions. I’m the puzzled pet and 2018 is the owner that mysteriously disappeared behind the towel. Magic.
Anyway, if you are in the mood for geeky and sometimes magical alcoholic drinks, let’s toast! because I have the book you’re looking for.
The Geeky Chef Drinks:
Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More
by Cassandra Reeder
Keywords: non fiction, cookbook, alcoholic drinks, geeky, series/games/book themed, visually appealing.
*Paperback, 152 pages
Published October 23rd 2018
by Race Point Publishing
The Geeky Chef came back with another cool book! If you are familiar with her previous “Geeky Chef” books, then you already know you are up for gorgeous pictures and recipes from the most popular fandoms: Legend of Zelda, Game of Thrones, Firefly, Star Trek, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, Discworld, LOTR, etc. If you haven’t heard about her books and love everything geeky + food then you can start by visiting her blog which has a huge collection of recipes inspired by tv series, movies, video games and books.
Her previous books had a mix of food and drinks, but this one focuses solely on alcoholic drinks. Most of the recipes offer an alternative non-alcoholic version to “virginize it”, so no worries if some of your guests can’t drink alcohol. Why guests? you may ask, well, these are the kind of recipes you want to share and show off, particularly to your geeky fam. Special attention is given to the appearance of each drink and for that there is a full chapter on “special effects”. Some mixes look seriously out from a sci-fi movie. Imagine fire or dry ice mist coming out of your glass or a magical purple-pink drink served in a round flask.
The downside is that, unless you have a very well stocked alcohol cabinet, you probably won’t have the ingredients needed and if you plan to try all or most of the recipes, by end of it you will have a nice alcohol collection. I was expecting recipes using the most popular stuff for the non -connoisseurs (plain beer, vodka, rum, tequila, etc) but many of them have more specific ingredients like London dry gin, benedictine, cherry brandy, etc. If you find these ones as normal as tonic water, then you are all good and ready to enjoy these magical recipes!. Grown-up geeks, this book is for you, cheers!.
*I got my eArc from Race Point Publishing. Thank you!