Quarto Publishing Group
October 23, 2018
Blurb: Featuring nerdy recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, The Geeky Chef Drinks is your chance to sip your way through your favorite sci-fi and fantasy worlds—Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and more.
Whether you’re into comics, video games, books, or movies, you’ll be able to make the drinks you’ve always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and many more.
In The Geeky Chef Drinks, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined into being the delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from these varied sci-fi worlds. If you’ve found yourself craving Shimmerwine from Firefly, Flander’s Planters Punch from The Simpsons, or Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, your thirst will be quenched.
Easy, step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos make these creative recipes perfect for your next party, season premier get-together, or your standing reservation for a party of one.
With The Geeky Chef Drinks, prepare to be transported to galaxies far, far way.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
How was I unaware that there was a Geeky Chef aka Cassandra Reeder (see her site here) creating all kinds of fun foods and, in this case, drinks based on our favorite sci-fi and fantasy series and video games as well as a couple of animated series and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (?! is that a geek show?!)? Well that oversight on my part has been remedied when I had the opportunity to read and review The Geeky Chef Drinks.
In the same way that I like to try new and unusual foods (within reason), I am also one not to be deterred by adding a little basil or a jalapeno or a rosemary infusion to a cocktail. If it doesn’t kill me and I have to spit it out (surreptitiously), well, at least I tried it, and who knows, it could even be my next favorite thing.
While I was scanning through the pages, many of the cocktail recipes sounded enticing, although for some the colors are a little off-putting yet I can definitely see how they could fit into viewing parties. Need recipes for viewing upcoming shows? How about mulled wine for Game of Thrones or purple nurple for Supernatural or a sonic screwdriver and emergency protocol 417 for Doctor Who? You’re covered.
And, if you’re feeling nostalgic and perhaps still bitter over the cancellation of Firefly, you can indulge in a mudder’s milk, which looks like a protein smoothie with an irish cream/bourbon kick.
Some of the cocktails sound very warming and appropriate for any upcoming holiday parties with the added benefit of being real conversation starters.
The author adds amusing notes about the cocktails, safety warnings if you’re the type who likes to set your drink on fire (because why not? Just don’t try to drink it while it’s burning) and ideas for the shape of ice cubes to use. The photography is excellent, showing some of the colorful concoctions in all of their bright, sometimes radioactive, glory.
Who would like this book? If you’re a fan of sci-fi, cult films (The Big Lebowski, for instance), dystopian novels like 1984, and video games like Legend of Zelda and you don’t mind imbibing a cocktail, this book is for you. I think you might enjoy incorporating the cocktails in viewing parties or book club meetings, such fun! If you hate anything geeky, give it a pass. If you don’t like anything more than three elements to your cocktail, give it a pass. However, if you aren’t a cocktail drinker and would give it a pass because of that, in many instances, the author provides a virgin recipe.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 butterflies