Author: Matthew McConaughey
Cheers Factor: 5/5
Pairing: Green Tea Shot
This in no way tastes like green tea to me and is also odd it has whiskey, but when it comes to shots it's an easy one and far better than shooting it straight (sorry not sorry Carrie Underwood I will never be that girl)
Ingredients (makes 2)
-2.5oz whiskey (I used Tin cup Colorado represent but it's usually made with Jameson)
-1/2 oz lime juice
-1/2 oz lemon juice
-1/2 oz simple syrup
-1 oz sprite
-can substitute lime, lemon and simple for sour mix I just made my own
-Combine all ingredients except sprite in a shaker and shake well
-Strain into glasses then top with sprite
-You can stir it if you want unless you want to shoot it with sprite first to cover the taste
“No matter who’s in your bed each night, we sleep w/ ourselves. We either live or get sick and tired of it.”
“I was remembered by being forgotten."
Take a Shot: Matthew McConaughey shares life lessons and his green lights that have kept him on his path. He takes on his career, his childhood, his marriage and many things inbetween.
“Good from afar, but far from good.”
If you don’t listen to the audiobook you are a fake fan. I can think of a short list of more exciting things than listening to McConaughey talk for 7 hours. I did indeed listen to it while working (if we work together you know I live to have my headphones in). But truthfully I feel like it was a great environment to listen to his wise words of wisdom.
I really love when he talks about his time in Australia and the wacky times he had there. It reminds me of my own experience abroad, albeit in a different country, context and century, but nonetheless similar.
I loved the way he so honestly described his desire to be a father and the way he spoke of his wife. I really loved the way that he elaborated in detail with candor about his career. I think someone who is very settled with themself can write those things from their own heart and that was my favorite part of the novel. There’s not message being shoved down your throat either. Now he may push you to follow your greenlights and to accept the things that present themselves to us in life, but it doesn’t feel condescending as though he has all the answers to life. He merely shares his own experiences in an inspiring manner that makes him relatable and easy to listen to (literally and metaphorically).
“Don’t invent drama. It will come on its own.”
Author: Molly Blume
Cheers Factor: ⅗
Pairing: Reese’s Cup
I love drinking this as a nice strong sipping drink. Not only is it delicious, but it’s perfect for feeling like a badass, but it tastes great. Molly drinks whiskey a lot and talks about doing so. I’m also inspired by the way Jessica Chastain drank it in the movie so here it is.
1.5 ounces Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey
¼ cup chocolate chips
½ ounce Milk
1 Ice ball (cubes can work but a singular solid is better)
Step one: Start freezing an ice ball at least a few hours before drinking
Step two: Heat a pan on a stove on low and add chocolate chips and milk
Step three: Stir often until melted consistency (add additional milk as needed)
Step four: Add ice ball to a rocks glass
Step five: After allowing the chocolate to cool, but not harden pour over the ice ball in the rocks glass. Just add enough to cover the ice ball
Step six: Add whiskey to the glass and enjoy
Step 1: Measure out all ingredients
Step 2: Pour ingredients into a shaker
Step 3: Shake with ice
Step 4: Use a plate filled with a little water and dip rim of glass into it
Step 5: Roll rim in plate with salt
Step 6: Strain onto fresh ice in glass
Step 7: Serve and enjoy
Each book here at Cheers&Chapters is rated based off of certain categories that are genre specific, however every book will get a Cheers Factor. The Cheers Factor is how much we wanted to raise our glass while reading it. So get your glasses ready and cheers!