Monday, March 3

Literary Libations: Red Wine Cooler & The Goldfinch

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As promised, this week I bring you a red wine cooler. This deep red drink has a light sparkling note to it due to the ginger ale and a fruity upswing I blame on the Sprite.


What you will need: 4 oz. red wine of choice, 2 oz. ginger ale, 2 oz. lemon-lime soda. I used a deep Cabernet Sauvignon so that the dark fruit flavors would mingle with the spritzy, light sodas. So different, and yet they pair so well. It feels like dancing the waltz to a pop song. Pour everything into a large wine glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon.


I'm now a quarter of the way into The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. At first I had a hard time getting into the story, for reasons that were not entirely Tartt's fault. Having just finished the Harry Potter series, which is one of my all time favorites, I needed a little bit of time to flush it from my system. The Goldfinch is an entirely different kind of book from Harry Potter, the only similarity being that they are both works of fiction and both have a young boy as the main character.

I've finally begun to really feel a connection with the protagonist, Theo. He is 13 years old, his father has run out on him, and his mother is killed in a terrible accident leaving him with a feeling of utter abandonment. Luckily for Theo some family friends take him in. While the events leading up to his mother's death hold an obsessive fascination for Theo, I don't really believe they are the point of the novel. So far Theo has begun to develop some very interesting and unique relationships. While I'm not far enough in to speak with certainty, I believe these relationships will really be the stars of the story. Come read a long with me! I'd love to hear your thoughts as I journey through Theo's world.

20 comments:

  1. Looks very refreshing to drink thanks for sharing. xx

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  2. Sounds very nice. ;-)
    Lovely greets Vanessa

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    1. It is very refreshing! I hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Even though i dont drink wine,wanted to taste it for a second haha.looks great!!
    xx
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    1. Haha, I'm glad it looks good! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. literature and cocktails is a pretty good combination :) i've been wanting to read goldfinch so keep updating us on how it is :)

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    1. I will definitely keep you updated! I'll talk about it on Monday each week until I finish it. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I love spanish wine. It's the only alcoholic beverage I drink
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    1. Wine is pretty delicious! What are your favorites?

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  7. Refreshing :) xx
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  8. oh wow! it looks so easy to make and delish!
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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this red wine cooler with us! Def giving this a try once I get a bottle of red wine =)
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    1. I hope you like it! It's a light, sparkly drink!

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