The Top 10 Literary Drinks

26th August, 2011 by Marinel FitzSimons

Alcohol and creative genius often go hand in hand. Or at least glass in hand. 

Authors who enjoy a glass or two will often pass on the predilection to their creations. Sometimes, when a really iconic character is penned, their drink becomes a representation of them; think of Bond’s vodka Martini, or The Big Lebowski’s White Russian.

We’ve looked for some of the most iconic character-drink pairings, although sometimes the author is better known for their alcoholic affections than their characters, such as with Ernest Hemingway or Hunter S Thompson.

If you can think of some other good ones, let us know!

Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises: Jack Rose

Graham Greene: Our Man in Havana: Daiquiri

Charles Dickens: Pickwick Papers: Punch

Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye: Gimlet

F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby: Mint Julep

Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Singapore slings

Ian Fleming: James Bond: Vesper Martini

Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Holly’s Martini

Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot: Crème de menthe

Kingsley Amis: Lucky Jim: anything with alcohol in it.

4 Responses to “The Top 10 Literary Drinks”

  1. RentCaine says:

    Does Costco carry a “pint of raw ether” in Mixers, or the Automotive Department?

  2. Riesler says:

    Bruce Robinson: Withnail & I: The finest wines available to humanity.

  3. Rableis: Gargantua & Pantegruel: pottles of wine

  4. Steve Webb says:

    How about Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited and that bottle of Peyraguey? But was it Lafaurie Peyraguey, Clos Haut-Peyraguey or perhaps even Peyraguey itself from a time before the estates were split?

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