Top Five Tuesday: Drinks For Reading

Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday where this week’s topic is top 5 drinks for reading.

If you want to join in, check out the April-June 2022 topics! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted @ Meeghan reads.

1. Lime Cordial

A good reading drink must be one of two things. It must match the emotional tenor of reading, or it must be something you can pretty much ignore while absorbed in your book and still find it just as readable. Which for a lot of drinks, isn’t super practical. So I’m starting the list with something where it is. I pretty much any form of water, or water where you’ve added a little something will work, but lime cordial is my favourite way to add some pep to the old H2O so it’ll kick us off. Why? It tastes of limes. C’mon now.

2. Lemon and Ginger Tea

Hot drinks have a tendency to get cold while reading, but there’s still something satisfying about something nice and warming while you read your book. Well, lemon and ginger is very warming in multiple ways, and tastes delicious too.

3. Whiskey

When is a bad time to have a little whiskey? Never. And I find sipping drinks work well when reading, and there’s something pleasing about enjoying two different expressions of matured craft at once. Whiskey of choice? Green Spot is my absolute favourite, followed maybe by Kalavan, but there are so many good whiskeys and whiskys out there that I could be here all night naming everything I love.

4. Mulled Cider

Now we’re really warming up. Cider is great (the alcoholic version for any Americans). Mulled drinks are great. The combination? It will make you feel like you’re in a fantasy book. Best thing about winter. Pro tip for extra enjoyment – add some spiced rum. Not too much, or you’ll forget the book.

5. Hot Chocolate

In my happy place, books are best read in a comfy warm environment while it’s cold outside. The ultimate accompaniment to this is hot chocolate. I am incredibly partial to Whittard’s Sticky Toffee Pudding hot chocolate, but it’s pretty bad to make a bad one.

And there we go, lemme know what you think.

10 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Drinks For Reading

  1. Tea for me (the herbal kind)
    I usually have 2 or 3 different types available (and they rotate), at the moment it’s Camomile, Peppermint and Turmeric+Orange. I did have Lemon and Ginger too, hehe, but that’s just finished.

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  2. The turmeric one I have now is Yogi Tea.
    Star anise? Is that anything like licorice/too sweet flavour? That’s a bit blegh for me…

    (by the way, why does turmeric stain everything??? my mugs are getting slightly yellowish…and even when I put a little bit in soup, the plate comes off with a yellow tinge….)

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    1. Turmeric is super strong! 😛

      And it’s licoricey but it’s very subtle, and it’s not that sweet here. If I find time to meet before I go, maybe I’ll give you the box I have so you can try them.


  3. Mmmmmm, mulled cider (and wine) is DELICIOUS!! I also enjoy a good lime cordial (preference for Bickfords). And also, now I want to try your Whittard’s Sticky Toffee Pudding hot chocolate, because that sounds amazing. 🤤
    Hope you had fun with this week’s topic 💕

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  4. I am partial to hot chocolate as my drink of choice for reading on a cozy evening. Raspberry lemonade is my analogue to your lime cordial, I imagine! (…I just looked up the definition for ‘analogue’ and now I think I may be using it wrong, but anyway. I’ll let it stand.)

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