Category Archives: Recommended Drinking List

Never Let Me Go Recommended Drinking List

50mL of your own salty tears


A Scanner Darkly Recommended Drinking List

(Slow) Death in the Afternoon

30 ml Absinthe (or Pernod if you live in a country where absinthe is illegal due to the belief that it’s like LSD or meth for some reason)

“Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”

– as recommended by Hemmingway

Honestly, that should about do it.

Oryx and Crake Recommended Drinking List

Scotch dregs

Beer – the kind you find in the back of the cupboard because someone gave it to you at a dinner party you hosted once and you always meant to bring it out the next time they came around again but you always seemed to forget and now it’s six months out of date and you’re not sure it’s supposed to be that colour but it’s imported so maybe it is meant to be like that. Whatever, it’s beer.

Spraygun Shot

500 ml vanilla or citrus vodka
spray bottle

Pour vodka into a spray bottle. Aim at mouth hole, fire at will.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Recommended Drinking List

Orient Express

45 ml Canadian Club
15ml Drambuie
15ml sweet vermouth

Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


The Lost Days of Agatha Christie

30ml Drambuie
30ml Gin
45ml vodka
45ml absinth
60ml champagne
45ml orange juice
30ml tequila
15ml grenadine
dash of bitters

Mix together in a big jug, drink untill blackout and lose eleven days. Abandon car wreck to garnish.

Eleven Minutes Recommended Drinking List


20 ml. of Malibu
20 ml. banana cream
20 ml. Grand Marnier
60 ml. pineapple juice
30 ml. coconut cream

Shake, strain, serve.

NOT recommended: this version
1 3/4 oz cachaca
3/4 oz chocolate syrup
3/4 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz papaya juice
3/4 oz cream

Fruit Juice Cocktail (alcohol free in the book, add white rum/vodka/cachaca as you see fit)

1 oz orange juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz passion-fruit juice
1 oz mango juice
1 oz pineapple juice
1/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz kiwi syrup