The Geeky Chef: Unofficial Drink and Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More
by Cassandra Reeder.
Blurb: Featuring nerdy recipes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, The Geeky Chef Drinks is your chance to sip your way through your favorite sci-fi and fantasy worlds—Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and more.
Whether you’re into comics, video games, books, or movies, you’ll be able to make the drinks you’ve always wanted to taste from realms like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Firefly, Minecraft, Final Fantasy, and many more.
In The Geeky Chef Drinks, author Cassandra Reeder has imagined into being the delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from these varied sci-fi worlds. If you’ve found yourself craving Shimmerwine from Firefly, Flander’s Planters Punch from The Simpsons, or Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter, your thirst will be quenched.
Easy, step-by-step instructions and fun theme photos make these creative recipes perfect for your next party, season premier get-together, or your standing reservation for a party of one.
With The Geeky Chef Drinks, prepare to be transported to galaxies far, far way.
My Thoughts: The Geeky Chef Drinks is such a fun cook book! I have previously read one of Reeder’s other recipe books and fell in love with her style. I am all for celebrating geekdom by surprising people with food representations of our favourite fandoms. It’s even better that I can now pair these food recipes with fancy cocktails!
The Geeky Chef Drinks is broken up into seven main fandom categories which feature unique cocktail recipes. The sections are:
- Otherworldly Intoxicants
- Magical Elixirs
- Sci-Fi Spritis
- Culty Cocktails
- Literary Libations
- Dystopian Potions and
- Comedic Concoctions.
Inside each of these sections are a variety of recipes which range from ‘Mudders Milk’ from Firefly, to ‘Emergency Protocol 417’ from Doctor Who (once again reaffirming my love of Captain Jack Harkness) and the ever iconic ‘Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster’ from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Also getting a shout out are ‘6 Gummy Bears and Some Scotch’ from Archer (which I will be making), ‘Firewhiskey’ from Harry Potter, and the classic ‘White Russian’ from The Big Lebowski.
I absolutely loved seeing some of these cocktails! I have previously made the Mass Effect 2 Serrice Ice Brandy cocktail from Reeder’s other book The Geeky Chef Cookbook, and loved that. It was even better seeing the Ryncol Cocktail from the same game featured as well! If I wasn’t so afraid of being put into a coma I would try that drink 😛
The Geeky Chef Drinks is a very unique, geeky, and fun cookbook. Most cocktails feature pictures of the drinks and I must say, they all look fabulous! I cannot wait to (responsibly, of course) drink as many of these that I can.
The cookbook itself:
Ease of Use: The recipes are easy to follow and simple. The measurements are given in both imperial and metric, so it was really easy making these drinks as I didn’t have to convert anything on my phone.
Recipes: The recipes are set out in an easy to read manner and feature a little blurb about each drink and it’s respective popular culture fandom. Every recipe that I tried and had an in-depth look at, was incredibly simple and easy to use.
The ingredients are listed in order of usage and the following instructions are very clear and concise on what is needed to be done.
Some of the recipes also include a ‘suggested serving vessel’ and suggested garnish’ feature. When these are included in the recipe it is usually in regards to how the drink is served in the fandom but also in the corresponding picture.
Book: After the introduction, the book includes a ‘Simple Syrups’ and ‘Special Effects’ section. In these two small parts of the book, reoccurring and simple recipes are provided so that they can be referred back to when needed. After this the individual recipes are listed and featured in seven categories. With a small acknowledgements page ending the book.
Recommendations: I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to impress others with their geekiness. As I was reading the book and making my first recipe from it, all I could think of was how fun it would be to make these for a bunch of my friends.
If you’re someone who loves fandoms, all these geeky, and likes to entertain – then this book is for you!
Please note, I received a copy of The Geeky Chef Drinks from NetGalley.