May 7th

Bookish Booze May 7, 2016

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Welcome to Bookish Booze! I’m Kate, 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. We here at Fangs and Fur do not promote nor support underage drinking.

After finishing my review of Assassin’s Heart, my love for Safraella, goddess of death and reincarnation, lingered in my thoughts. She demanded a drink be made in her honor, so I give you Safraella’s Kiss! While brainstorming cocktail ideas the biggest motivation I had was Lea’s tools as a clipper, poison being one of them. I had some terrible ideas at first, like using herbal liqueurs or absinthe, but I finally settled on the color green. Green seems to make people think of poison while still providing me yummy drink options that don’t taste like flowers or licorice.

midori (1 of 1)

Barware tonight is my trusty shaker, liquid measure, and a champagne flute. You may use whatever glass you have on hand, I tried a coupe but it just looked better in the flute.

midori (1 of 3)

First ingredient is Midori, a melon liqueur. It’s pretty sweet, if you’ve never had it, but quite yummy as an add-in. Please don’t ever drink straight Midori, that’s just gross. Second ingredient is pear nectar/juice. I live in an area with a huge Hispanic population so I can just pick it up at Walmart. If you have trouble finding it just look for a Latin food store, they should carry it. My favorite brand is Looza but Goya is good too. Last ingredient is Moscato D’Asti. I LOVE cupcake brand, its perfect in my book, bubbly and sweet. You may not be a fan, but that’s ok! Instead you can substitute with champagne, prosecco, or club soda if you want a less alcoholic drink.

Recipe is:
1oz Midori
1oz Pear nectar
2oz Moscato D’Asti

Add the Midori and the pear nectar to your shaker and add ice. Give it a good shake; you want to see the outside of the metal get frosty. If you’re not using a metal shaker you want to feel the shaker get cold against your hand. Pour that into the flute, and then top it off with the Moscato. YOU NEVER SHAKE ANYTHING CARBONATED!! It’s always added after. Some people will say you should only shake drinks with citrus but I don’t chill my liquor so I like to shake everything to properly chill it when it’s not served on ice.

midori (3 of 3)

Voila, you’re done! Now you have your creepy green drink that tastes delicious but looks like poison! This particular drink rated a 4 on my scale, 3 failures till I got the proportions right. Pretty sure Russ enjoyed consuming the bad batches though! I’m off to consume my perfection now and pick a new book to read! Cheers, friends!

Did you mix a Safraella’s Kiss 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, 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. We here at Fangs and Fur do not promote nor support underage drinking.

After finishing my review of Assassin’s Heart, my love for Safraella, goddess of death and reincarnation, lingered in my thoughts. She demanded a drink be made in her honor, so I give you Safraella’s Kiss! While brainstorming cocktail ideas the biggest motivation I had was Lea’s tools as a clipper, poison being one of them. I had some terrible ideas at first, like using herbal liqueurs or absinthe, but I finally settled on the color green. Green seems to make people think of poison while still providing me yummy drink options that don’t taste like flowers or licorice.

midori (1 of 1)

Barware tonight is my trusty shaker, liquid measure, and a champagne flute. You may use whatever glass you have on hand, I tried a coupe but it just looked better in the flute.

midori (1 of 3)

First ingredient is Midori, a melon liqueur. It’s pretty sweet, if you’ve never had it, but quite yummy as an add-in. Please don’t ever drink straight Midori, that’s just gross. Second ingredient is pear nectar/juice. I live in an area with a huge Hispanic population so I can just pick it up at Walmart. If you have trouble finding it just look for a Latin food store, they should carry it. My favorite brand is Looza but Goya is good too. Last ingredient is Moscato D’Asti. I LOVE cupcake brand, its perfect in my book, bubbly and sweet. You may not be a fan, but that’s ok! Instead you can substitute with champagne, prosecco, or club soda if you want a less alcoholic drink.

Recipe is:
1oz Midori
1oz Pear nectar
2oz Moscato D’Asti

Add the Midori and the pear nectar to your shaker and add ice. Give it a good shake; you want to see the outside of the metal get frosty. If you’re not using a metal shaker you want to feel the shaker get cold against your hand. Pour that into the flute, and then top it off with the Moscato. YOU NEVER SHAKE ANYTHING CARBONATED!! It’s always added after. Some people will say you should only shake drinks with citrus but I don’t chill my liquor so I like to shake everything to properly chill it when it’s not served on ice.

midori (3 of 3)

Voila, you’re done! Now you have your creepy green drink that tastes delicious but looks like poison! This particular drink rated a 4 on my scale, 3 failures till I got the proportions right. Pretty sure Russ enjoyed consuming the bad batches though! I’m off to consume my perfection now and pick a new book to read! Cheers, friends!

Did you mix a Safraella’s Kiss 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!

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