Drink of the Month

Want the details of what we were sipping on during the show? Find them all below. (And of course, we assume if you’re visiting this page that you are of age to attend happy hour with us.)

February 2018

January 2018

November 2017

October 2017

  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Boone Creek Blonde
  • Anything from Urban Family Brewing (preferably while on a picnic, with sharp cheese & good bread)
  • Julia’s French 75 Recipe: 1 oz. gin, Juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp. powdered sugar, Champagne; In a cocktail shaker pour gin, lemon, and powdered sugar over ice. Shake until combined and pour into a champagne flute. Top with champagne. Enjoy!

September 2017 

August 2017 (RITAs edition)

July 2017

June 2017

  • Elijah Craig
  • Negroni (again– because Julia is drinking down her bar, see recipe from May)
  • Home-brewed Belgian Golden Strong Ale (brewed for The Happiest Hour Project)

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

October 2016

September 2016

  • Irish Coffee, inspired by the scene in Alexis’ book 5 Dirty Sins where the main characters drink Irish Coffee at The Buena Vista, before riding cable cars.

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016John J. Bowman Single Barrel & Kung Fu Girl Riesling

February 2016 – Gimlet

January 2016 – Belgian Beers

December 2015 – Cranberry Kir Royale

November 2015 – Whiskey, All You Want!

October 2015 – Pumpkin Beer

September 2015 – Super Hoppy IPAs

August 2015 – Bubbly Manhattan

July 2015 – Surviving RWA

Since the Romance Writers of America (RWA) national conference is in New York City this year, naturally we had to go with a New York beer. Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace was the pick of the night.

June 2015 – Size Does Matter: Serials, Series, Novellas, & Novels

We were all about the whiskey this month. Julia was sipping some King’s County Bourbon from Brooklyn and Alexis and Mary Chris were enjoying some fine Virginia spirits from John J. Bowman, and Reservoir. Want to make a quick refreshing summer cocktail? Mix grapefruit Pellegrino with your favorite whiskey and serve over ice.

May 2015 – How to Write the Best Pitches, Blurbs, & Synopses

Since the show aired on Cinco de Mayo, Mary Chris couldn’t resist making a margarita (even though it involves neither bourbon nor craft beer).  Here’s her recipe:

Add salt to the rim of the glass, if that’s your thing. Fill glass with ice, add 2 oz. tequila and 1 tablespoon Cointreau. Fill the remainder of the glass with limeade* (such as, Simply Limeade).

*I prefer a really basic limeade made from juice, sugar and water to margarita mixes which always seem syrupy and overly green in color.

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