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I want to hold a pretentious party with drinks inspired by books. Unfortunately, pretty much all I've really got right now is whiskys. The main two drinks that inspired the idea were Wild Turkey (Infinite Jest) and Cutty Sark (Wind Up Bird Chronicle/1Q84). I also came up with Jack Daniels (American Gods). I suppose I could also try to make up something to approximate a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (Hitchhiker's Guide). Anyways, what would you suggest?
 

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Ok don't VB and cross the road at the same time...<br><br>
Rum as in the rum diary for instance.<br><br>
Also vodka with a cup of tea like all them Russians.
 

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Hemingway - Absinthe<br>
Ian Fleming - Vodka Martini (there's also a drink w/ Gordon's gin in Casino Royale iirc)<br>
Poe - Amontillado
 

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American Psycho = Bellini.<br>
Anything Bukowski = any booze.<br><br>
This is hard, but a good way for me to kill some time haha. Will get my thinking cap on.
 

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I want to hold a pretentious party with drinks inspired by books. Unfortunately, pretty much all I've really got right now is whiskys. The main two drinks that inspired the idea were Wild Turkey (Infinite Jest) and Cutty Sark (Wind Up Bird Chronicle/1Q84). I also came up with Jack Daniels (American Gods). I suppose I could also try to make up something to approximate a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (Hitchhiker's Guide). Anyways, what would you suggest?</div>
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Can I come?
 

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Yeah! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br>
How about saccharin-infused gin a la Orwell's <i>1984</i>? Also absinthe.
 

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Also! Don't forget a pint of raw ether.
 

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<i>The king o' drinks, as I conceive it, Talisker, Islay, or Glenlivet.</i><br><br>
Robert Louis Stevenson, in The Scotsman's Return from Abroad
 

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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollinaris_%28water%29" target="_blank">Apollonaris</a><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The Jerome K. Jerome novel, Three Men on the Bummel (1900) contains a description of the product: “There is Apollinaris water which, I believe, with a little lemon squeezed into it, is practically harmless."<br><br>
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1912) includes, in Chapter 9, the passage: "We supped and camped at the very edge of the cliff, quenching our thirst with two bottles of Apollinaris, which were in one of the cases."<br><br>
In the UK and Ireland, Apollinaris was sold in small bottles, which were marketed as 'The Baby 'Polly'. The poem 'Sun and Fun' by Sir John Betjeman, published in 1954, includes the stanza:<br><br>
I pulled aside the thick magenta curtains<br>
- So Regency, so Regency, my dear -<br>
And a host of little spiders<br>
Ran a race across the ciders<br>
To a box of baby 'pollies by the beer.<br><br>
In the film American Psycho (2000), Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale, offers Detective Kimball (Willem Dafoe) a bottle of Apollinaris, which he politely tries to refuse. Bateman insists, also offering a lime.</div>
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Also, this party sounds quite splendid.<br>
If I had the accommodations, I would throw one similar for all my English major friends from college. Dress as your favorite author/character and have foods from books.
 

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Anything Bukowski = any booze.</div>
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How about saccharin-infused gin a la Orwell's <i>1984</i>?</div>
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That's what I was going to suggest. Slap a big "Victory" label on it.
 

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The James Bond books and movies have a number of drinks that I was unfamiliar with.<br><br>
Several are made with Campari, especially the Negroni and the Americano.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campari" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campari</a><br><br><a href="http://www.campari.com/int/en/cocktails/list/negroni/" target="_blank">http://www.campari.com/int/en/cocktails/list/negroni/</a><br><br><b>Casino Royale</b> also features the Vesper cocktail, which is made in part from the somewhat exotic Kina Lillet vermouth.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesper_%28cocktail%29" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesper_%28cocktail%29</a>
 

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The James Bond books and movies have a number of drinks that I was unfamiliar with.<br><br>
Several are made with Campari, especially the Negroni and the Americano.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campari" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campari</a><br><br><a href="http://www.campari.com/int/en/cocktails/list/negroni/" target="_blank">http://www.campari.com/int/en/cocktails/list/negroni/</a><br><br><b>Casino Royale</b> also features the Vesper cocktail, which is made in part from the somewhat exotic Kina Lillet vermouth.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesper_%28cocktail%29" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesper_%28cocktail%29</a></div>
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I had a James Bond drink party years ago and, being a huge Bond fan, was disappointed to find that I didn't like any of his drinks. The negroni was insipid. I love vodka martinis, but only dry, not medium dry.
 

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I don't have any suggestions off hand, but invite me please!<br><br>
All I can think of is the copious amounts of wine that the characters in Anne Rice's vampire books always seem to drink.
 

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How about some soy milk laced with, um...let's say skittles for the purposes of this board a la A Clockwork Orange.
 

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You could make little cocktails with "drink me" labels to mimic the drink in Alice In Wonderland. That is all I can think of for now!
 
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