Apr 12th

Bookish Booze: Lady Midnight

Posted in Bookish Booze, Features

Welcome to Bookish Booze! I’m Kate and I’ll be your bartender tonight. Bookish Booze is an original feature created here at Fangs and Fur where we will create a cocktail inspired by a book, or a character from a book, that we have recently reviewed. From time to time we will be mixing a drink based on a young adult novel; we’re big fans of YA here! However, these posts are intended for our adult audience and my own personal enjoyment. Fangs and Fur Fantasy Book Review NEITHER PROMOTES NOR SUPPORTS underage drinking.

Lady Midnight

In honor of my recent review of Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, I’ve created a drink to fit the title of Lady Midnight! So let’s get started.
Proper Barware
Proper barware is the first step to making a good drink. I’ve got my trusty martini glass (my only one since Russ broke the other in a freak accident!), my liquid measure, and a good old fashioned shaker. You can use any glass you have on hand, I just like to be fancy when I’m able!

Here’s the recipe:
1oz Viniq original
.5oz Chambord
1oz straight blueberry juice
Lady Midnight Ingredients

Take a minute to check out this Viniq. IT SHIMMERS!! HOW COOL IS THAT!! I had my doubts when I picked it up, but it’s actually quite tasty! It’s a mix of vodka, moscato, and fruit flavors. I’m considering grabbing the other two flavors and giving them a try! Chambord, if you’re not familiar, is a black raspberry liquor. It’s quite yummy and one of my go-tos when I desire a dark fruity concoction. The blueberry juice is my mixer. I’m not a big fan of strong drinks–I like to enjoy the taste of what I’m drinking, not here to get wasted folks–so I like to top off my creations with something non-alcoholic. I found this Just Blueberry at Food Lion, but I’ve seen the brand at other grocery stores and even some Wal-Marts. If you can’t find plain blueberry, a mixed blend will work. I don’t recommend changing the fruit as I tried pomegranate and it was not so great in this.

The process itself is very simple: measure out your ingredients one by one and add them to the shaker with some ice. Shake and pour and you’re done! You are left with this shimmery drink of awesomeness that tastes dark and fruity. I like to rate how well my adventures in cocktail alchemy turn out. My ratings are based on how many bad drinks I mixed before I got to the perfect combo. This Lady Midnight was the third version I tried! That means my husband Russ only had two bad batches to drink tonight!! That’s a new record for me; don’t expect the number to be that low on a regular basis. Now it’s my favorite part of this post, time to go consume my masterpiece and get some reading in while The Littles are sleeping. Cheers, friends!
Viniq Shimmer

Did you mix a Lady Midnight for yourself? Send me a picture, leave me a comment, or tweet me and let me know what you thought! Have an idea for a bookish cocktail? Have a book you want me to feature on Bookish Booze? Send me an email, I’m always open to suggestions!

Welcome to Bookish Booze! I’m Kate and I’ll be your bartender tonight. Bookish Booze is an original feature created here at Fangs and Fur where we will create a cocktail inspired by a book, or a character from a book, that we have recently reviewed. From time to time we will be mixing a drink based on a young adult novel; we’re big fans of YA here! However, these posts are intended for our adult audience and my own personal enjoyment. Fangs and Fur Fantasy Book Review NEITHER PROMOTES NOR SUPPORTS underage drinking.

Lady Midnight

In honor of my recent review of Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, I’ve created a drink to fit the title of Lady Midnight! So let’s get started.
Proper Barware
Proper barware is the first step to making a good drink. I’ve got my trusty martini glass (my only one since Russ broke the other in a freak accident!), my liquid measure, and a good old fashioned shaker. You can use any glass you have on hand, I just like to be fancy when I’m able!

Here’s the recipe:
1oz Viniq original
.5oz Chambord
1oz straight blueberry juice
Lady Midnight Ingredients

Take a minute to check out this Viniq. IT SHIMMERS!! HOW COOL IS THAT!! I had my doubts when I picked it up, but it’s actually quite tasty! It’s a mix of vodka, moscato, and fruit flavors. I’m considering grabbing the other two flavors and giving them a try! Chambord, if you’re not familiar, is a black raspberry liquor. It’s quite yummy and one of my go-tos when I desire a dark fruity concoction. The blueberry juice is my mixer. I’m not a big fan of strong drinks–I like to enjoy the taste of what I’m drinking, not here to get wasted folks–so I like to top off my creations with something non-alcoholic. I found this Just Blueberry at Food Lion, but I’ve seen the brand at other grocery stores and even some Wal-Marts. If you can’t find plain blueberry, a mixed blend will work. I don’t recommend changing the fruit as I tried pomegranate and it was not so great in this.

The process itself is very simple: measure out your ingredients one by one and add them to the shaker with some ice. Shake and pour and you’re done! You are left with this shimmery drink of awesomeness that tastes dark and fruity. I like to rate how well my adventures in cocktail alchemy turn out. My ratings are based on how many bad drinks I mixed before I got to the perfect combo. This Lady Midnight was the third version I tried! That means my husband Russ only had two bad batches to drink tonight!! That’s a new record for me; don’t expect the number to be that low on a regular basis. Now it’s my favorite part of this post, time to go consume my masterpiece and get some reading in while The Littles are sleeping. Cheers, friends!
Viniq Shimmer

Did you mix a Lady Midnight for yourself? Send me a picture, leave me a comment, or tweet me and let me know what you thought! Have an idea for a bookish cocktail? Have a book you want me to feature on Bookish Booze? Send me an email, I’m always open to suggestions!

By Kate Woods

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