Cheers to TV: Cocktails Inspired by Iconic Television Characters
By Will Frances
Illustrated by Stacey Marsh
ABOUTCHEERS TO TV
The duo behind Cocktails of the Movies returns with dozens of delicious and easy-to-prepare drinks that will elevate your next TV watch party.
The perfect pop culture pairing, this collection of drinks inspired by iconic television characters blends old and new, spicy and sweet, strong and mellow.
Cheers to TVconnects sixty cocktails to stars of the small screen. Some are invented specifically for that character, such as the Bloody Ending, inspired byGame of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen, or the Stringer Bell, an ode toThe Wire. Others deliver a TV twist to an established cocktail—a Rusty Nail forBetter Call Saul’s titular hero, for instance. Some are cocktails created by the show itself—Absolutely Fabulous’ Stoli-Bolli is sure to outlive its boozy inventor Patsy Stone. There are mocktails like the Banana Stand (honoring George Michael Bluth fromArrested Development), coffee-tinged drinks such as the Central Perk (forFriends’ Rachel), and even a rainbow slushie inspired byPose’s Blanca Evangelista.
Along with clever, original illustrations, straightforward recipes, and engaging texts about the shows and characters, the authors cover the mixology basics: bar equipment; types of spirits, liqueurs, juices, and bitters; garnishes and glassware.
Whether you prefer appointment television or an hours-long stream-a-thon, this book will up the enjoyment factor. Just remember: sip the cocktail, binge the show.