Cookies & Cocktails, by Katherine Cobbs

23 Nov
cookies and cocktails

Four of 5 stars

This was somewhat difficult to rate, because while the recipes sound delicious and I would eat and drink any of them, I also don’t want to MAKE any of them. The great majority of these recipes are very complicated or use a lot of ingredients or at least a few hard to find liqueurs. I’m a dedicated cook (and cocktail drinker) but even I was a bit overwhelmed by the book as a whole.

But aside from that, 5 stars for really original and delicious sounding recipes for both the cocktails and the cookies. All the cocktails I went over had some sort of “milk” base, such as coconut milk, pistachio milk, yogurt, cream, ice cream, or creme de ____. And the recipes are paired together, one delicious cocktail for each yummy cookie. Part of me really wants to buy this book, but most of me knows I just won’t use it enough.

There’s a Pepita Wedding Cookie that I might try this weekend, and a mouth watering Grasshopper I will *definitely* be drinking when the weather warms back up. But I stopped short when I saw a photo of Fruity Pebbles cereal spilled over a table. I had to scroll back to see what I thought I saw. And sure enough, a cocktail called “Midnight Breakfast” made with Tito’s vodka, vanilla syrup, and… and… FRUITY PEBBLES CEREAL MILK. I can’t with this, People. I just can’t.

This is a great book for legally aged lovers of cookies & milk, or just of cookies or just of cocktails. There are a great many recipes of each, so it would be worth it as a cookie book alone.

The only downside really is the intricacy of some of the recipes, and the many recipes requiring not so common ingredients.

I was provided a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review, and I’ll honestly be sad when it expires in a couple days. On the other hand, I don’t want to ever hear about a cocktail made with Fruity Pebbles cereal milk ever again.

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