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Super fun post from @drinkingwhilereading this AM! And we have a new book to add to our reading list! @drinkingwhilereading with @repost app
“The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden” by Jonas Jonasson is an absurdly silly book full of happenstance, coincidence, and hilarious characters. Nombeko Mayeki is a genius born into the poor black slums of Apartheid South Africa and through an absolute twist of fate, that includes brandy soaked driving, ends up a cleaning women at a secret nuclear facility. Many coincidences and fateful events later, she lands in Sweden with a nuclear weapon that she is just looking to unload to the appropriate authorities. Nombeko and her new Swedish boyfriend (who is a non-existent half of a set of twins) engage in a topsy-turvy series of events just trying to make things right. A completely enjoyable and fun read full of jumbled plot lines, ridiculous characters, and good old-fashioned laughs. 📚 @eccobooks -
An entertaining read of straight talking, no-nonsense characters coupled with single minded, but thoughtless zealots makes for a multitude of impossible events. Finding a drink that is playful, adventurous, and smart is a hard task to come by. But, @slobitterco delivers with Ashes to Ashes. While this Absinthe based cocktail is actually based on a Bowie song, it’s name and color are great nod to the possibility of the nuclear winter that our main characters are fiendishly trying to avoid causing. Get your hands around this creative cocktail and #drinkupreadup.
Ashes to Ashes
- @copperandkings Absinthe Blanche
-Creme de Violette
-Egg White
-Simple Syrup
-Fresh Lemon
-Activated Charcoal
- @slobitterco Lavender Bitters

Tried a beautiful riff off of a Negroni at @ladoze_bar using Mastiha liquor. This was my first taste of this liquor which is seasoned with the resin from the mastic tree, a small evergreen native to the Mediterranean. #DrinkupReadup —————
* Mastiha Liquor @skinos_mastiha_spirit * Sweet Vermouth * Campari @campariofficial * Fresh Lavender * Peychaud’s Bitters

Get your hands on some ale + head into some brooding darkness... or don't and just #DrinkupReadup -
#AmReading : Norse Mythology by @neilhimself

When your long haul flight is made better by drinking + reading. 📚🍷
#amreading: Journey by Moonlight by Antel Szerb
#amdrinking: white wine in those adorable airplane bottles.

Might have forgone the books for just booze this holiday season.
Find some warm cozy times to read, be merry, have a good cocktail, spread the love, and be joyous. ----------
@makersmark Old Fashion
- 50ml @makersmark whisky .
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 orange

A bit of an overcast day in #Taipei at Commune A7. But, a little rest mid-sightseeing with some cava and a page turner is perfection even if the weather is a little grey. ----------
📚#AmReading - Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

TigerLily is a fabulous bar with many grand cocktails. It's has warm dim lighting, yet not too dim and you can cozy up at this bar with your book. Go early on in the night and enjoy some book + cocktail time. #drinkupreadup
📚#AmReading : Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
🥃 #amdrinking : Old Fashion

A little James Baldwin, a little Gin Fizz, and a little Burmese Tea Leaf salad. 📚
This might be a slice of heaven. #drinkupreadup #vacationreads

Happy 2017. These Gin-Gin Mules aren't gonna drink themselves. -
Thankful for friends, family, all the good times and lessons learned... and ignored this year. Looking forward to new adventures both in life and in between the pages of books. 📚 Planning the next read now...
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Gin-Gin Mule
-1.5oz @tanquerayusa gin
-2oz @fevertree_nyc ginger beer
-lime (juice & garnish)


When your long haul flight is made better by drinking + reading. 📚🍷
#amreading: Journey by Moonlight by Antel Szerb
#amdrinking: white wine in those adorable airplane bottles.

Tried a beautiful riff off of a Negroni at @ladoze_bar using Mastiha liquor. This was my first taste of this liquor which is seasoned with the resin from the mastic tree, a small evergreen native to the Mediterranean. #DrinkupReadup —————
* Mastiha Liquor @skinos_mastiha_spirit * Sweet Vermouth * Campari @campariofficial * Fresh Lavender * Peychaud’s Bitters

In “Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All” by Jonas Jonasson, Hitman Anders is fresh out of prison and back to his gangster ways. However, he hasn’t got the smarts to do these things well. That is until he teams up with a female priest and the male receptionist from the brothel turned hotel in which he is living. These three join forces and create a whole new way of life based on Hitman Anders’ formidable skills, the priest’s gift for public relations, and the receptionist’s organization and math skills. All is going well until Hitman Anders finds the meaning of life in his own interpretations of religion. The hallmarks of Jonas Jonasson’s writing style can be found in the complex plot lines, a multitude of characters, and many improbable situations throughout the book. Grab yourself a drink, get ready to giggle, and maybe even contemplate your own meaning of life. 📚@4thestatebooks -
What could go better with three characters that are all prickly in their own way? Try the Quill from @bevnetcraven. The added absinthe to an already booze heavy cocktail is right in line with Hitman Anders and his love of the drink. Although, it is entirely up to you if you want to imbibe for religious reasons like Hitman Anders or just enjoy a solid drink. Either way, you are gonna need the extra oomph to keep up with all the twists, turns, and ridiculousness of this book. #DrinkupReadup
- 1oz Gin
- 1oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth @carpanoarg
- 1oz Campari @camparioffical @campariamerica
- 0.25oz Absinthe
Stir with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange peel.

“Safekeeping” by Jessamyn Hope is a debut novel spanning generations and it immediately pulls the reader right into the story. We follow Adam, a drug addicted alcoholic from New York, as he arrives to a kibbutz in Israel. As the story unfolds, we find that Adam is trying to make up for past wrong doings by getting a valuable medieval pomegranate brooch to the women his grandfather loved fifty years earlier as a Holocaust refugee on that same kibbutz. Adam struggles to change the course of his life and make peace with himself, those around him, and his own personal saga. History, continents, and time are all skillfully woven together by way of the pomegranate brooch, but we also witness the very real struggle of people attempting to alter their own destinies and redeem themselves in one way or another. 📚 #FigTreeBooks
Adam is a complex character who is trying to do his best, but keeps falling down. One of these reasons being that he is a drunk. Tequila can have a sordid reputation itself as it has helped many a person to blurry vision and a bad case of the spins. But, this cocktail from @thedrinkblog redeems tequila's reputation with a little pomegranate garnish and some classy reposado from Blue Nectar Tequila @bluenectartequila. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of this punch, crack the spine of this read, and change your destiny. #DrinkupReadup
Pomegranate Tequila Punch
- 1 Part Pomegranate Juice
- 1 Part Orange Juice
- 1 Part Reposado Blue Nectar Tequila @bluenectartequila
- 0.5 Part Orange LIqueur
- 0.5 Part Cinnamon Syrup
- 0.25 Part Lemon Juice
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Orange Slices
- Cinnamon Sticks
Mix all the liquids together in a nice, big bowl. Add ice to the glasses, pour in your punch, garnish with seeds, orange slices, and a cinnamon stick.

It’s raining, it pouring, the old man... is mixing up some Hot Toddies and getting cozy with a book. #drinkupreadup 📚 @aaknopf .
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#amreading : Portraits of A Marriage by Sándor Márai
#amdrinking: @jimbeamofficial rye whiskey Hot Toddy ☕️

“I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” is a series of humorous essays by the blogger Luvvie Ajayi @luvvie aimed at helping us look closer at ourselves and our habits, especially in the public sphere. This book mainly focuses on popular culture and our poor digital habits. But, don’t let the lightness of the title and content fool you- there are a few heavier themes buried in the lighter stuff. Luvvie Ajayi not only deals with online trolls and oversharing on social media, but also with race and identity. She has a unique perspective and doesn’t shy away from judging everyone - including herself. Be ready, nobody is safe. 📚 @henryholtbooks -
This book is mostly silly and light reading, but it did make me think about all the ways I have made the mistakes she writes about. Whoopsie, guess we can all work on being a bit better. So, when I saw Speak of the Devil by @demonandwise on @wisebartender I knew it was the right partner to this truth speaking guide. #DrinkupReadup
Speak of the Devil
-Santa Ana Del Rio Mezcal @mezcalalipus
-Creme de Cassis
-Lime juice
-Ginger Beer

The Reading Room or Chitalnya in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was started by Bulgarian author by Alexander Shpatov to promote literature and reading. It depends on donations and all you have to do to join is donate a book. Then you can borrow a book for 20 days. 📚
Find this beauty in front of the National Theater in the City Garden. Note: most of the books are in Bulgarian, but it also functions as a tourist center.

Far too dark to read in this joint, but the drinks are so good you don't even mind. ----------
Took a bit too long to share the #Texas joy with you all, but check out the @thompsonsftw in the link above ☝️

Too early in the day for a #cocktail, but this coffee will just have to do. #DrinkupReadUp -
#AmReading : Safekeeping by Jessamyn Hope
#amdrinking : coffee, but dreaming up a boozy buddy.

Trying to find time for more of this....
#AmReading : I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi @luvvie 📚
#AmDrinking: @basilhaydens 🥃

“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by @charlesduhigg is a nonfiction piece that delves into the patterns of human existence and why we behave the way we do. Namely, what are our habits and how do we alter them. Duhigg explores the science of habits and also takes time to provide some interesting, and slightly disturbing, examples of the way big businesses are exploiting the pattern seeking nature of human behavior. But, not to despair because the center of this book’s argument is really that the key to success in anything is to form a habit around it. Now all you gotta do is start the habit of being bookish + boozy by grabbing yourself a drink and cracking the spine of this bad boy. #DrinkupReadup. 📚@randomhouse @penguinrandomhouse
Working at changing a habit can be hard. In some ways it is like a promise to yourself, a promise that you will change or do something different. But, sometimes we make mistakes and have slip-ups, sometimes we break that promise. @Klecktails featured the perfectly delicious and perfectly titled partner to this read: the Broken Oath. Courtesy of a recipe by @deathandconyc and @erynreece, mix yourself up one of these and learn how to limit your oath breaking with this book.
Broken Oath
-1.5oz Mezcal
-0.75oz Amontillado Sherry
-0.75oz Sweet Vermouth
-0.5oz Galliano Ristretto @drinkgalliano
-2 Dashes of Bittermens Mole Bitters @bittermens
Stir with ice + strain into a chilled glass

Drinking peoples, huh? ----------
Book + booze match already on the site. Check out the link ☝️.

When your book comes ready full of drink suggestions. 📚 @michaeldietsch

“The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson is a tremendously funny novel that follows around Allan Karlsson and his 100+ years of life. It all starts when Allan puts on his grouchy old man pants and decides not to be part of his own birthday party. As a result, he climbs out the window of the old folk’s home and escapes. One ridiculous event after another and Allan finds himself the center of a manhunt, a murder case, and a number of “bad” guys. The story flips between current events and those of Allan’s colorful past. It is written in a matter-of-fact tongue and cheek sort of manner that lends a hilarity to the outlandish events throughout the story. 📚@hachettebooks
Lucky for us bookish + boozy types, Allan is a wonderfully sloshed gentleman. He seems to drink anything that comes his way (the banana liqueur did cause some objections), but has a panache for vodka. And while Allan is a true vodka drinker and world traveller, he also retains his Swedishness through and through. Thus drinking a Blood Orange and Aquavit Fizz by @colljeffers seems just like the right thing to do with this adventure. Aquavit for the Swedish nature of the main character, Blood Orange for the number of murders in this book, and Fizz for the joy and hilarity that invades all parts of this story. And what doesn’t say fun like FIZZ… and maybe murder?!? Get your cocktail and get ready for some belly laughs and #DrinkupReadup.
Blood Orange and Aquavit Fizz
-1.5oz Aquavit (@krogstadaquavit)
-1oz Ginger Liqueur
-3/4oz Blood Orange Syrup
-1/2oz Fresh Lemon Juice
-1 Dash Orange Bitters
-Pinch of Salt
-Seltzer to top
-Dill for garnish
Combine all but the seltzer in a shaker with ice + shake for about 5 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled glass + top with seltzer. Garnish with dill.

Everyone has talents.
Bookish + Boozy match coming soon. #DrinkupReadUp

Choices, choices, choices... Gin + Tonics all night long. -
#AmReading : Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
#amdrinking : @ginmare + @fevertree_pt Mediterranean

Grunt by Mary Roach is science writing at its finest and, come to think of it, most digestible. Grunt is about the science of the military, but not in the way you might think - it is NOT about how the military makes bigger badder weapons. But, it is all about the small and surprising thoughtful scientific efforts put into keeping people alive. Roach spends time with scientists who are utilizing chicken guns to learn how to keep aircraft windows in one piece when they are inevitably hit by birds in flight. She learns about how male genitalia is being rebuilt, literally from the ground up, into a functioning piece of the human body again (yes, you can thank the transgender community for advancements in penis surgery). And, among other things, Roach tackles the ways diarrhea is not just a personal booty issue, but an issue of national security. These topics and so many more are brought into the spotlight along with a few of the dedicated “behind the scene” people who spend their time keeping people safe. 📚@w.w.norton
When reading a super fun, yet scientifically sound book what is a bookish and boozy person to imbibe in? Try the Rum Signature Serve from @ovosodo_vicenza as seen on @cocktails_for_you. The service itself looks like science with all the smoke, but more importantly it clearly takes advantage of the science of one’s sense. There is smoke to smell and a combination of dark chocolate, rum, and orange to play with on the tongue. Have some science in your mouth and some science in your brain and get bookish + boozy. #DrinkupReadup
Rum Signature Serve
-Dark Chocolate -

When your weekend consisted of trying this discontinued whiskey and reading at the beach, Monday is just so much more challenging. ----------
#AmReading : The Power of Habit
#amdrinking : Hibiki 12 year

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is an allegorical novel that follows an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Santiago has a reoccurring dream that he engages a fortune teller to interpret and learns that he will find treasure if he travels to the pyramids of Egypt. While this a simple novel, there are many hidden lessons that basically amount to the idea that when you know yourself and work to achieve something, the universe will support you in that work. The story is easy to follow and the writing is not complicated - a very breezy read where you can just enjoy the story or meditate profusely on it. 📚 @harperonebooks
Or scrap both of those ideas and just enjoy a solid beverage with it. This quick read is full of wine mentions and the goal of finding treasure. Well, take a look at the Vino Dulce and tell me that you haven’t found a straight up fortune in this work of art by @surajbarkepper. It has port wine to support the vino habit of the shepherd boy inside of you and it's garnished with edible gold. Well, if this isn’t alchemy I don’t know what is. Turn drinks into boozyness and #DrinkupReadUp.
The Vino Dulce @stocktonHK
-Hendricks Gin @Hendricksgin
-Dark Cocoa
-Port Wine
-Campari @campariofficial -
-Angostura Bitters @angosturahouse
-Edible Gold Garnish

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