Author: Adam Silvera
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Cheers Factor: 3/5
Pairing: Virgin Lemon Drop Martini
I recently found this fun mocktail account that’s inspiring me so here is a mocktail for this book because any alcohol would have made me cry more while reading it.
"I wasted all those yesterdays and am completely out of tomorrows."
-2 oz lemon concentrate
-1 oz simple syrup
-dash of bitters
-Grate a lemon peel for zest
-combine with sugar
-dip martini glass in a plate with water so the rim is wet
-combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake
-strain into glass and enjoy
“You definitely don’t need the same blood to lose a part of yourself when someone dies.”
Take a Shot: In this fantasy of the real world a service by the name of Death Cast exists. Death Cast is a service that calls people on the day of their death. On this fateful day strangers Rufus and Mateo both receive their calls. Determined to live out their last day by going out with a bang Rufus and Mateo find each other on Last Friend an app for Deckers (people who are set to die) and those who wish to spend their last days with them.
Author: Lily Collins
Cheers Factor: 4/5
Cocktail Pairing: Effen On the Rocks Vodka, The Cosmopolitan
I found this in my local liquor store and in true Carrie Bradshaw fashion had to try it. It comes in this totally cute bottle with a cork and all and I loved that it was pre-mixed. It was also petite and perfect for 1-2 people. This brand has a couple other options for types of drinks whether it’s Whiskey Sour or Margarita. Here is a link to ShopWine Direct where you can purchase it if you can’t find it in your local liquor store! https://www.shopwinedirect.com/on-the-rocks-effen-vodka-the-cosmopolitan-ready-to-drink-cocktail-375ml.html
Mocktail Pairing: Non-Alcoholic Cosmopolitan
This easy to make Cosmopolitan Mocktail is super yummy and can make you feel fancy too.
3 ounces cranberry juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
2 ounces sparkling water
1/2 a lime
Step One: Measure out cranberry juice and orange juice.
Step Two: Combine cranberry juice, orange juice and lime juice in shaker with ice
Step Three: Shake until cold and strain into glass
Step Four: Top with sparkling water
Take a Shot: In this book written by actress and producer Lily Collins she shares lessons and anecdotes from her own life on topics ranging from interpersonal violence to tattoos. It’s a quick read and can be done in a single day like I did. I already loved Collins, but this book just gave enough insight into her life thus far that was great.
“I deserve to be loved just as I love others”
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!