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Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Great adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you with wonder and childish glee at the surreal flavor combinations, while amassing the perfect selection of drinks for your own spirit-soaked M ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Rock Point
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Selena
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free e-copy of Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland by Nick Perry from NetGalley for my honest review. An absolutely adorable and fun book cocktails and more. Such a fresh and fun spin on just the average cocktail book. This is a book full of fun and fanciful cocktails sure to please anyone.

I was really impressed with the lengths Nick Perry went to to explain techniques involved in making a cocktail. Examples, shaking, stirring, straining, layering, building, fat washing, in
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Mellie Antoinette
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
An adorable, carefully crafted, beautifully designed cocktail wonderland of fresh new ideas for your next Alice in Wonderland party. For those proficient in cocktail making, the ingredients are fairly common and, in most cases, readily available in a craft maker’s cabinet. For those new to the art, it may take you awhile to build your pantry, but this is an excellent place to start with choices both dry and sweet, fruity and fun, adventurous and classic. We may be all mad here, but at least we h ...more
BAM The Bibliomaniac
Netgalley #70

Many thanks go to Nick Perry, Quarto Publishing, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.
I loved the recipes inspired by Alice in Wonderland, but I gotta say, one has to be a diehard cocktail mixer to have some of these ingredients and tools. It isn't really practical for me. There is just too much liquor involved for one person. But for those who have fabulous get togethers, bbqs, etc it's perfect.
Lou
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having loved Alice in Wonderland since I was a young girl, when I saw this I knew I had to get my hands on it! The author/publisher has picked the perfect time for this to be published as it fits very well with the Autumn months as we head towards Halloween. This wouldn't have as big an impact on me had it been released in the Summer months, although I would've still appreciated it.

Firstly, Nick Perry and Paul Rosser have done a fantastic job creating a simply delightful and utterly charming boo
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Karen
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A small cocktail book yet packs a punch. Creative, unusual and super cool recipes that reference quotes from the world of Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit, Off With Her Head, The Caterpillar’s Hookah). The author hit his mark when he wrote that he wanted to create “a perfect selection of drinks for a spirit-soaked Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.”

It might be a bit risky to create one of the more involved recipes only to find out it isn’t your cup of tea. For example, Drink Me (cake frosting infused vodk
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Robin Bonne
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, cookbooks
I love literary themed cookbooks and cocktail books! This Alice in Wonderland themed cocktail book has lovely graphics and design. I wish I could give it five stars, but I wanted to see more pictures of the actual cocktails.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an unbiased review.
Alexis
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A very unique and interesting book for fans of cocktails and Alice in Wonderland, which I believe encompasses a wide range of people!

I really enjoyed this book. It contains a large number of cocktail recipes, each of which are based on a particular character or scene from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland story.

The recipes are absolutely intriguing. I like how the characters or the feelings from the book have been applied to different flavours and looks of the drinks. These are original ideas
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Richard
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read this book based on my love of Lewis Carroll. The stories of Alice are a mesmerising mix of madness and fantasy. What better subject to launch the imagination into making cocktails.
Not that fancy elaboration fruit and umbrella laden drinks is my bag. I love my craft beer and neat spirits to be fair but like I say the oblique link to a special world was irresistible.
The book is simply a delight. Beautifully illustrated and with a obvious passion for creating new cocktails and spre
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Diane Hernandez
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Drink Me! has 25 cocktail recipes all linked to the plot of Alice in Wonderland.

Each recipe comes with a brief explanation of how it relates to the Alice in Wonderland story. For example, the Unbirthday Cake Martini uses cake frosting-infused vodka, hazelnut and raspberry liqueurs, and pineapple and lemon juice. With the rainbow sprinkle topping, you will want to drink this martini on all 364 of your unbirthdays this year. Drink Me! also has recipes for creating the special infusions used in the
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Rebecca Reviews
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Drink Me! by Nick Perry and Paul Rosser is a well-designed and fun cocktail book which features unique whimsically-named drinks inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The recipes are easy to follow, and the book is perfect for both beginners and experts alike.

I know nothing about making cocktails but I love drinking them so this book was perfect for me. I love the attention to detail. The pages are beautifully vibrant with lovely colours that do not distract from the writing but instead nicely enhanc
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Ryan
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This is an interesting cocktail book. The authors and designers have done a great job making the recipes sound like they belong in the world of Wonderland. Their goal is to help anyone “create a boozy tea party” . As a relatively non-drinker I cannot tell if the recipes are actually good. I pick drinks by pictures, which this book is severely lacking. You only get real picture half way through when the author starts talking about making syrups and liquors. There are no pictures for the individua ...more
Literary Soirée
🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹

IF I DRINK THIS, WILL I GET SMALL?

I think “Drink Me! Curious Cocktails From Wonderland” is an inspired idea and the execution is just as inspiring! This is a beautifully designed hard-back gift book with gorgeous illustrations and photographs of 20 imaginatively crafted cocktails — each with props and accessories that speak, “Whimsy!”

I adore the Publisher’s note, so will share that here, while granting this a highly recommended 5/5 before slipping down the rabbit hole!

“Great adventures of
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Priya Bhowal
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the concept. Bookish cocktail recipes are perfect for book club meets.

Though the title says Drink Me, the cover as a whole gives the enticing feel of 'Read Me'.

The Book is colourful, standing true to the Alice in Wonderland theme, the fonts are nice and stylish.

This is almost a Beverage 101 guide with a quirky, funky style.

It has a clear description of different types of beverages, especially alcoholic beverages and liqueurs, the accompaniments, the equipment required for setting up a ho
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Ness
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I decided to read this book not because I love cocktail making (though I'm a fan of cocktail drinking!) but because I absolutely LOVE all things Alice in Wonderland. This book is so beautifully decorated and each recipe is thoughtfully constructed to fit with Carroll's book - everything from a cocktail's title (particular favourites include: Curiouser and Curaçao and The Frumious BanderSnaps!) to its ingredients have been very cleverly put together. Everything is perfect, right down to the choic ...more
Amanda
Thank you to by Nick Perry, Quarto Publishing Group - Rock Point, and NetGalley for allowing me the extreme pleasure of access to an advanced reader copy of “Drink Me!: Curious Cocktails From Wonderland” for an honest review.

I love, love, LOVE cookbooks, and sweets books, and drink books that have a classic theme — and who more than Alice in Wonderland deserves one. This book was delightful from cover to cover. The cocktails themselves look divine in all the art we get, and they taste just as g
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Molly
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was a little bit skeptical about this when I started reading the drink recipes, as there were a lot of fancy syrups involved and I hate it when a drink looks amazing but I can't possibly find the ingredients to easily make it at home. My worries were soothed, however, when I discovered that there are straightforward recipes for each of the syrups, as well as instructions for making all of the infused vodkas the recipes include. There's also a nice little guide to various liquors at the beginni ...more
Evelyn  Torres
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s a recipe book for drinks. Got it free from goodreads. Haven’t made any of the drinks yet but some have funny names.
Jilly
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a cocktail recipe book with a difference then you'll find it here! Curious cocktails from Wonderland contains exactly what it says. This is a fun but thorough book of cocktail recipes based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In three parts: 'Introduction' has some useful basic information; 'Cocktails' contains recipes for many truly unusual concoctions; and 'Batch Recipes' which offers ideas for syrups, liqueurs, infused spirits, etc. A really quirky addition to your cock ...more
Lili
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a digital advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve read so many speciality themed cookbooks that I was truly on the fence about reading Drink Me. Some of them stretched the theme so thinly or otherwise tried too hard to stick with the theme that the book was painful to read. However, Drink Me was a delight! It was a real - somewhat serious - cocktail book with an informational introduction, about fifty pages of cocktail recipes, and another
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Alicia Bayer
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it
It's hard to rate this book as I don't really know who the audience is. Are there really that many Alice in Wonderland booze lovers out there? The book offers a large collection of Wonderland themed cocktails, but they generally require quite a well stocked liquor cabinet and/or specialty ingredients. They do sound tasty, but I'm not sure I'd go to the trouble to make more than one or two, if that.

Here are a few examples of drinks, so you can judge for yourself if this is a good fit for you.

Cur
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Brooke Hudson
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very fun Alice in Wonderland themed Cocktails recipe book. The theming is excellent, and it's sprinkled with quotes from the story and graphics and colors that evoke the classic tale. The book starts with the basics, offering instructions about different types of liquors, different methods of mixing drinks, different garnishments, even describing the different types of glassware...so even a novice hosting their first Alice-themed party will be comfortable trying some of these offerings ...more
Priya Bhowal
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the concept. Bookish cocktail recipes are perfect for book club meets.

Though the title says Drink Me, the cover as a whole gives the enticing feel of 'Read Me'.

The Book is colourful, standing true to the Alice in Wonderland theme, the fonts are nice and stylish.

This is almost a Beverage 101 guide with a quirky, funky style.

It has a clear description of different types of beverages, especially alcoholic beverages and liqueurs, the accompaniments, the equipment required for setting up a ho
...more
Janet
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher ---

Take your taste buds down the rabbit hole with Drink Me!, a collection of cocktails that have all been inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
This unique book presents you with 20 cocktail recipes that are sure to add a little bit of Wonderland to grown-up teatime. Every page of this beautifully designed book includes charming illustrations for the
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Ashley Hite
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland is an inventive spin on a cocktail cookbook themed around the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. The concoctions are as wild and imaginative as the original story with new adventurous drinks just mad enough to be perfect for an unbirthday tea party. Perry opens with a description of standard liquors, equipment and techniques every mixoligist in training will want to know. The
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Lindsay (nerdybooknurse)
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book! As someone who not only enjoys drinking cocktails but also making them, I thought this book provided a ton of useful information whether you are a beginner or expect mixologist. I thought the Alice in Wonderland theme was brilliant and as I sit here on a rainy day, it is taking all of my restraint to not run to the store and get some of these ingredients to make some of these cocktails. I also really like that there are recipes for all the syrups and bases for many of t ...more
Andreea
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I knew some cocktails were going to be a bit over the top, but it's Alice in Wonderland we are talking about and I am so happy someone took the time to transform elements from Alice in Wonderland into cocktails! I even saved a couple to make myself.

Here's what I really liked: the craziness and the cocktails, the pages about how to make syrups and flavoured vodkas and gin.

Here's what I wanted differently: the layout of the pages
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Linda
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland would make a cool gift for your drinking fans who love Alice in Wonderland. The drink recipes are creative, but use an extensive list of specialized items.
The first section of the book is a helpful list of tips, tools, and techniques that apply to the specific drinks in the book, as well as for general home-bartending. Next up is the cocktail recipes themselves; each is creative and ties in to the book, but without fail all use at least one, and often
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Sarah Z
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a neat little book and the drink recipes look really intriguing. They also look somewhat involved.
The author does a great job of relating each drink to the story of Alice in Wonderland and each one has it's own explanation. The process used, the materials, and the garnish are all explained really well. There are some really interesting ingredients...some I'm not sure that I would ever have in a drink (Tu
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Christine
Oct 31, 2018 rated it liked it
I absolutely love the premise.  Every cocktail is created after details of Alice's adventures.  Part I feels like a perfect primer for setting up your own bar, describing all the tools you will need.

The drinks sound absolutely spectacular, but the recipes are a bit complicated. A plus for creativity, even though there were only a few that I will probably actually try myself.  I doubt I would be able to convince my friendly neighborhood bartender to mix them up for me.

I think I will keep this one
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Michelle Kidwell
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it


Drink Me!
Curious Cocktails From Wonderland
by Nick Perry
Quarto Publishing Group - Rock Point

Rock Point
Cooking, Food & Wine , Literary Fiction
Pub Date 18 Sep 2018


I am reviewing a copy of Drink Me through Rock Point and Netgalley!


Included in this book are twenty cocktails inspired by Alice and Wonderland! This unique book includes illustrations and cocktails with such names as off with her head, The Golden Afternoon, White Rabbit and many more.


Although I am not a drinker I found this book of re
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Nick Perry spent his childhood in Dorset, out in the countryside daydreaming most of the time. He was educated at Parkstone Sea Training School before leaving for London where he worked for ATV Television. He travelled around Europe moving from job to job until he came into money. On impulse he bought a hill far
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