Books and Beverages – Dewey’s Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge

Welcome Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon readers! So happy to have you stop by for our mini-challenge. We’re over halfway through the event and for some of us it’s evening. Maybe it’s already dark where you are. Or maybe you are in Australia where it’s already Sunday. You’ve got to love how Read-a-Thon is able to bring so many people from different parts of the world together to share the love of reading.

Here at Days of Wine and Romance we’re all about pairing wine with love stories and our mini-challenge incorporates that idea.

We want you to pick a book from your Read-a-Thon stack and craft a beverage for it. It can be anything (and definitely doesn’t have to be alcoholic!), we just want to see you get creative in pairing something with a book. It could be something you think the main character would enjoy. Maybe even something featured in the book. Or you could be inspired by book cover and let your imagination run wild. It’s up to you!

Examples: Anne of Green Gables with a Red Currant Wine Spritzer; Walden with fresh stream water

How to enter:

  • Pick the book
  • Craft your beverage (you don’t actually have to make the thing, but by George, I’d be impressed if you did!)
  • Post your entry to Instagram (photo of the book w/ beverage recipe in description) or Twitter with the hashtags #booksandbeverages and #readathon and tag us @winenromance 
    • (If your entry is too long for Twitter or you don’t use either of the platforms, feel free to leave your entry as a comment! We’d still love it if you shared our challenge on social media!)

Points for creativity! We’ll be choosing the most creative concoctions a few hours after the challenge begins!

The prize is a special Days of Wine and Romance “Red” tea blend with notes of blackberry, vanilla, currant, and cinnamon.

Click to tweet about this mini-challenge!

12 thoughts on “Books and Beverages – Dewey’s Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge

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  3. I am reading Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland. I would pair this book with tea. They are always making tea and although I am not a tea drinke,r it makes me want a hot beverage.

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  5. I’m reading Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. I would pair it with some gorgeous sparkling mead (sparkling because of the magic) and a large side of fire-roasted meat: maybe venison or goat. Viking-style

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  7. Book: Kushiel’s Dart
    Melisande’s Poison – Pomegranate juice, sugar cube, champagne, splash of St. Germaine. Garnished with cinnamon and pomegranate seeds. A fiery, bittersweet concoction that pairs well with Melisande’s…unique…flavor of lovemaking.

  8. I fell absolutely in love with The Mad Heiress series. Super short books, absolutely perfect for something like this. I wound up reading all four and am already planning to get more of hers.

    I’m between a Moscow Mule for the men and something pink and bubbly for the women. I found something called Hearts of Pom: 2 oz Riazul Silver Tequila, 1 oz Pomegranate juice, 1 oz Cointreau, 1 oz Fresh lime juice
    and now my mouth is watering! I’m going to have to try that!

  9. Earlier I was reading Batman: the Killing Joke, which is a classic showdown between Batman and the Joker.

    So I’d like to do a Joker-inspired cocktail. He traditionally wears a purple suit and has green hair, so to stick with that theme, we could make a “sangria” with grape juice , diluted with a little sparkling water, and we’re going to add green grapes and kiwi fruit. But first, because of Joker’s decidedly macabre sense of humor, we’re going to stuff tiny blueberries into the grapes so they look kinda like eyeballs. But ultimately, the joke’s on him, because we’re just mocking him with this MOCKtail. Get it?

    “WHY SO SEEEERIOUS?” Muahahahahaha.

    Serve with an evil laugh …. and/or a squirt gun.

    Side note: cocktails in squirt guns​ are totally going to be there next big thing. I’m calling it now.

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