Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Pour One Out: Cocktail Odes to TV’s Most Dearly Departed by Chris Vola

Looking for a fun book that mixes new cocktail ideas with fun descriptions of characters from some of your favorite shows?  Pour One Out is the book for you!

My husband Ben and I enjoyed reading the book and trying out the various cocktails.  As described in the introduction, the golden age of TV started in 1999 with the Sopranos and TV viewing change for the better in this new era.  At the same time “New York Spirits Professionals” began to make “long-forgotten drinks and fresh ingredients.”  This book combines the best of shows deaths with the best of drinks to make to toast their demise.

Reading the character descriptions was highly entertaining.  My favorite description was on the dearly departed Tasha Yar from Star Trek:  The Next Generation. “For one intrepid explorer, space really was the final frontier - twice. . . So whenever you’re feeling down about your tactical officer always getting the short end of the futuristic stick, just teleport to your local watering hold for a different kind of subtly strong blond-hued beauty that will still be sipped long after we conquer warp speed.”

 Just the names of the some of the drink parings made me laugh out loud such as the drink “Dead Bastard” for Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones and “Puritan” for Maude Flanders from The Simpsons.  Our favorite drink so far is the Jack Rose for Margaery Tyrell from Game of Thrones.  “Tart, mildly sweet, and packing a 100-proof punch, the Jack Rose is the ideal companion to a woman whose three reigns though short, were nothing shy of impressive.”  We have plenty more beverages to try out!

Overall, Pour One Out is a fun book to read and to try out the beverages.  It will make a fun party book to discuss.

1 comment:

  1. Laura,
    It sounds like you enjoyed reading this book, and some of the drinks featured. Happy 2020 to you and your family!