Fuzzy Novel: Studio 360's Cocktail Challenge
Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 04:09 PM
One of those hashtag games is circulating on Twitter about titles of novels that could also be names for cocktails. There are some strokes of genius mixed in with a lot of bad puns. Kurt Andersen noticed that just about every book by F. Scott Fitzgerald book could be a cocktail:
The Great Gatsby — something with gin and bitters.
This Side of Paradise — pink, with an umbrella.
The Beautiful and Damned — straight, with Tabasco on the rim.
Tender is the Night — something sweet and creamy you'll regret later.
Since summer is when we get elaborate with our booze, we have a challenge:
Send us an original recipe for a new cocktail named after a classic work of literature.
Your recipe should be in the spirit of the book, detailed, and taste good. Please stick to well-known fiction (novels or short stories).
- Post your cocktail name and recipe as a comment below.
- Make sure to enter your e-mail address in the correct field, so we’ll be able to contact you about your drink. (Your e-mail address will not be made public.)
- The deadline to be considered for our challenge is Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT.
- We'll bring in an expert to pick a winning drink, which we’ll feature on the show.
We encourage you to taste-test responsibly.
→ UPDATE: Our contest has closed.
The winner: The Age of Innocence, submitted by Brett Elms of Brooklyn, New York.
Watch our judge — poet, writer, and bartender Rosie Schaap — make the winning cocktail.
Thanks to everyone who submitted recipes below!