Cocktails For Book Lovers: Recipe & Giveaway

Cocktails For Book Lovers

Thank goodness it’s Friday!

Why not start happy hour early with Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tess Smith-McGovern. This little book is full of mouthwatering recipes inspired by a diverse selection of books. The book features a great mix of authors: Jane Austen, Dan Zevin, Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, Gail Tsukiyama and much more.

Today I’m sharing with you Papi’s Rum Punch, inspired by Junot Diaz’s This Is How You Lose Her (which I loved!). Be careful, this recipe is for an entire pitcher of rum punch!

Cocktails for Book Lovers Junot Diaz

Accompanying each recipe is an author biography and an excerpt from the book that inspired the cocktail. Serve these cocktails at your next book club gathering or your in home happy hour.  You’ll get bonus points for literary references and for serving great drinks.

Cocktails for Book Lovers Junot Diaz

Who wants to win a copy of Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tess Smith-McGovern? 

Just leave a comment below telling me what beverage you enjoy drinking while you read. I’ll draw a winner on Wed, July 30. Giveaway is open only to U.S. addresses. Winner must respond to email with 24 hours to claim prize.


If you can’t wait for me to choose a giveaway winner, grab your own copy of Cocktails for Book Lovers  and email your receipt to to receive a free cocktail recipe card and be entered to win a gift basket! (See details in image above.)

I received a copy of the book for review. Images courtesy of Source Books.

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