World Book Day 2020

Happy World Book Day! From the colorful rhymes of Green Eggs and Ham to the chapters upon chapters of Anna Karenina, any book big or small, pictures or no pictures, fiction or memoir, should be celebrated today. What could be better than curling up in a comfortable chair, grabbing a great book, and sipping on a glass of wine or a cocktail? We’ve gathered a list of famous lines from literature that reflect well-known beverages. Pair these drinks with the novel they are found in or mix it up and come up with your own creations. 1. The Great Gatsby – Mint Julep “Open the whisky, Tom,' she ordered, 'and I'll make you a mint julep. Then you won't seem so stupid to yourself... Look at the mint!” 2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Champagne “That Monday in October, 1943. A beautiful day with the buoyancy of a bird. To start, we had Manhattans at Joe Bell’s; and, when he heard of my good luck, champagne cocktails on the house. Later, we wandered toward Fifth Avenue, where there was a parade. The flags in the wind, the thump of military bands and military feet, seemed to have nothing to do with war, but to be, rather, a fanfare arranged in my personal honor.” 3. Casino Royale – Vesper Martini “A dry martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.' ... Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?” 4. The Crying of Lot 49 – Whiskey Sour "...into the layering of a lasagna, garlicking of a bread, tearing up of romaine leaves, eventually, oven on, into the mixing of the twilight’s whiskey sours..." 5. A Christmas Carol – Smoking Bishop Punch "A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you for many a year! I'll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob." 5. Henry IV (Part 2) – Sherry “A good sherris sack hath a two-fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish and dull and curdy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble fiery and delectable shapes, which, delivered o’er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit…” 6. Ulysses - Burgundy “Glowing wine on his palate lingered swallowed. Crushing in the winepress grapes of Burgundy.” 7. The Sun Also Rises – Jack Rose “At five o'clock I was in the Hotel Crillon, waiting for Brett. She was not there, so I sat down and wrote some letters. They were not very good letters but I hoped their being on Crillon stationery would help them. Brett did not turn up, so about quarter to six I went down to the bar and had a Jack Rose with George the barman.” 8. The Catcher in the Rye – Scotch and Soda “I ordered a Scotch and soda, and told him not to mix it—I said it fast as hell, because if you hem and haw, they think you’re under twenty-one and won’t sell you any intoxicating liquor.”

Highland Park Distillery

Aged 12 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Honey followed by wisp of smoldering campfire. The perfect balance of everything? — 4 years ago


La Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend 1512

David T

In the ski chalet or in this case, the bar- Salmontini that overlooks Ski Dubai inside The Mall of the Emirates. Sofía is skiing and I’m having a glass Laurent-Perrier. Two bad discs don’t make for enjoyable skiing. Perhaps, the worst thing I could do for them. I’m getting the better end of the deal! 😋

We already spent a half-hour playing with King Penguins! 🐧 What fun!

As for the champagne, the nose reveals, green apple, lemon lime, pineapple, some hints of green melon and honey, vanilla, cream soda, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells, gentle volcanic minerals, spring flowers, Jasmine and yellow lilies.

The body is nice and glides easily over the palate. Nice mousse and mouthfeel. Green apple, lemon lime, pineapple, some hints of green melon and honey, vanilla, cream soda, notes of ginger, baguette crust, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells, more pronounced volcanic minerals than the nose and penetrate into the palate, spring flowers, Jasmine and yellow lilies. Really nice soft acidity and micro bubbles. The finish is rich, elegant, nicely polished and persists minutes.

Happy Good Friday and Easter weekend!
🐣 🐰
— a year ago

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Shay A

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So awesome!
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

The penguins were the best!
Skiing was surprisingly fun- hard to imagine skiing inside when it is 100 degrees outside!
Cheers! 🥂


@David T Wow looks like a great time Cheers 🍷




Makes a KILLER vesper or regular martini!. Super SMOOTH!!🍸😎👍 — 4 years ago

Four Roses

Yellow Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Great ~$25 whiskey. Better in a cocktail.

Mint Julep
• 2.5oz bourbon
• 0.5oz simple syrup
• crushed ice
• muddled mint and a bouquet for decoration
— 6 years ago

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Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Sometimes you visit friends at restaurants and sometime STUPID people leave behind some Krug (morons) and you friend gives you a sip of their discarded magic. So...everything. I forever love Krug. Dunno if I love it or Dom Ruinart better I guess it depends on the style I desire. — a year ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

No Krug? No, thanks. 🤣 cheers! 🥂
Ellen Clifford

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@Neil Valenzuela i mean, there are a couple other bubblies I’ll accept but Krug is a champion. Cheers!

Warner Edwards

Harrington Dry Gin 2018

We liked this both as a dry martini and as a vesper — a year ago

George Dickel

Superior No. 12 Brand 90 Proof Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky

Very good with ginger. Great for mint julep — 7 years ago


Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Loads of yeast, pears, white flowers, balance of acidity and fruit. — a year ago

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Gabriel Boudier

Saffron Gin

Perhaps the best infused Gin for cocktails. Add Lillet and lemon peel for a Vesper or simply add good tonic water. You could even enjoy it on the rocks with a slice of orange. — 4 years ago