It’s Friday! Let’s talk about two of our favorite things for today’s lunchtime poll.
Today, we’re pairing cocktails and novels, which will either result in the most interesting book club ever, or, in my case, what I like to call a bookish and clever Saturday night alone. I’ll go first!
Book: Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Cocktail: Golden Cadillac
V. C. Andrews and her team of ghost writers created over-the-top, Southern novels featuring naughty ballerinas, terrible rich people and women with special gifts. The Golden Cadillac is the drinkable version of a V.C. Andrews novel. To wit:
1/2 oz. creme de banana liquor
1 oz. Galliano, or other vanilla flavored liquor
4 oz. of whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend everything in a blender until smooth and fluffy. Pour into a fancy glass. Put on some Elvis, because this was his favorite drink. Wear something fabulous, like a caftan or a snuggie. Pretend to be Lucille Bluth while you drink it. There’s no wrong way to get drunk off of a banana milkshake with a kick.
*Sidebar: You may have heard of a slightly different twist on this drink, but I promise, mine’s better, and pays better homage to The King, baby.