Book and Liquor Pairings You Can Enjoy During Your Weekends
What are the best liquor and book pairings one can enjoy during the weekends?
- Dracula and Bloody Mary
- The Great Gatsby and Champagne
- Pride and Prejudice and Earl Grey Martini
- The Girl on the Train and Cabernet Sauvignon
It’s a safe bet to say that everyone looks forward to their weekends! It’s a time when they can finally unwind and open their favorite bottle of liquor in the Philippines, knowing that they can sleep in and don’t have to go to work the next day.
These people may take their time planning for their weekend activities. Some might go to out of town trips with friends and family, while others simply want to stay in and catch up on the chores they missed.
Do you have any plans for this coming weekend? How about the next ones? If you have no concrete plans for your rest days and if you are an avid literature fanatic, then you might want to consider pairing a book with a nice glass of liquor. Here are a few of our suggestions:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula + Bloody Mary
Dracula has become one of the most iconic horror novels of all time. It has also helped in sensationalizing the ‘vampire’ trope in modern film and literature! With this particular book, you’ll need something as equally ‘bloody’ to match the aesthetic—thus, the ‘Bloody Mary’ is here to deliver!
This blood-red drink should be more than enough to satisfy your ‘bloodlust’, as well as your cravings for the creepiness and gore! In fact, the more you spice it up with some hot sauce, the more intense your reading experience will be!
Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby + Champagne
Before The Great Gatsby became one of the most iconic feature films to be directed by Baz Luhrmann, this was one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most iconic pieces of literature in the 1920s! In the book, parties were a thing thrown by the semi-titular protagonist of the book, Jay Gatsby—and with that kind of aesthetic shown in the book, you need a drink that’s just as festive as the story, which can be delivered by none other than a glass of champagne!
Champagne is one of the most timeless alcoholic beverages as it is great for making any occasion as grand as anyone would want them to be. By pairing this book with a glass of champagne, you can attend a grand ball without leaving the comfort of your own home!
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice + Earl Grey Martini
Pride and Prejudice is seen as one of the most iconic books to ever grace the literary world! Oozing with class and elegance, your drink should be like that too—hence, the Earl Grey Martini!
A classic drink that’s given a twist with Earl Grey tea, this beverage will surely refine anyone’s taste for the flair of it. Plus, it’s a great drink to enjoy Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet’s love story.
Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train + Cabernet Sauvignon
The Girl on the Train is one of the most famous books to ever make it onto shelves, especially with its intriguing and thrilling storyline. If you’re the type of bookworm that has a knack for the suspense, then this is the book for you. You could even elevate the experience by sipping a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon as you go through the pages of the novel.
The number of things you can explore with liquor from the Philippines is larger than you may think. Pairing them with a good read surely is an inspired choice that you can make on your rest days.
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Cheers to the weekend!