The literary cocktails contest recipes keep pouring in. From "Sparkling Vampires" for the Cullen clan in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series to "Craker Cocktails" for Margaret Atwood, drinks are being served up for almost every author and fictional character across the literary spectrum.
Evan Hirschbach wants to serve Chris Rutkowski, author of Unnatural History: True Manitoba Mysteries, an "Alien Secretion."
"I'd fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add a 1/2 oz of vodka, 1/2 oz of Midori, 1/2 oz of rum and a splash of pineapple juice. Mr. Rutkowski could shake it up like he was saving the planet from an alien invasion and strain it into a cocktail glass. For a finishing touch, I would garnish it with a cherry like the bright light on the flying saucer and we could wait for the little green men to join us for a cocktail."
xtina79 would like to serve the geisha in Memoirs of a Geisha a drink called "Glow with Aloe."
"A toast for the true geisha girl from Memoirs of a Geisha who offers a drink compatible with her standards, an Asian inspired drink that teases with its fresh sweetness and subtleness. Chew on the aloe jelly inside that juice and it brings out the flavour of the vodka, almost making it feel like it's healthy to drink."
If you'd like to make your own, mix 1 1/2 oz Grey Goose vodka with 1/2 cup of chilled Korean aloe vera juice and enjoy.
GordonG wants to share a drink with Bill Richardson.
"I'd like to drink a toast on this hot summer night to one of my favourite CBC authors/characters, Bill Richardson. For him, the drink is "You Old Smoothie, You." Just take a healthy shot of Rémy Martin (like Bill, smoothly cosmopolitan) and a splash (to taste) of pineapple juice (just like Bill with a sweet high tone and an undertone of tartness!) On ice or straight up."
Kathy Peterson would like to mix a cocktail for author Rohinton Mistry.
"For Rohinton Mistry I would make the most amazing new drink I have just discovered: an ice-cold salty lassi with toasted cumin, cilantro, and hot chile and whole milk yoghurt; served on crushed ice. Unbelievably refreshing!"
AbeBooks created the "Naipaul Bitter" just for author V.S. Naipaul:
Dimitrios has a drink for author William Gibson — and offers an alternative for those who'd rather drink with someone else.
"I would serve everyone a "Gibson" at All Tomorrow's Parties, as many as they can hold, until they remember nothing — Zero History.
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz vermouth
2 cocktail onions
Anyone who refuses to drink a "Gibson" is invited to swallow a "White Spider".
White Spider (Robinson)
Pour over a large quantity of ice."
Mister Blue wants Stephen King to enjoy an ice-cold "Zombie" cocktail:
"I'm sure that Stephen King would never refuse the company of a "Zombie" cocktail. It's the perfect drink to enjoy Under the Dome, in the Pet Sematary, during the Night Shift, at Salem's Lot, or even in Full Dark, No Stars.
Have a literary cocktail of your own to share? The contest is open until Thursday, July 21 at midnight, ET. Submit your entry or find out more on our contest page.