Top 10 writers and their favourite drinks

14th May, 2014 by Lucy Shaw

While the question as to whether alcohol helps to fuel writers’ imaginations or in fact impedes the muse from striking is heavily debated, with some famous scribes claiming to write better after a glass of wine and others keeping their drinks cabinets locked while their typewriters whirl. But it is well documented that some of the greatest writers of the last century lived fast and drank hard.

From Beat writer Jack Kerouac’s passion for margaritas, which he developed a fondness for during his travels through Mexico, to the famous story of the 18 whisky shots that led to Welsh author Dylan Thomas’ demise, writers and booze go together like gin and tonic.

Read on for our round up of ten literary titans and the cocktails that became their signature sips. If we’ve missed anyone important off then let us know in the comment box below.

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