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