Review: The Geeky Chef Drinks by Cassandra Reeder

Review: The Geeky Chef Drinks by Cassandra ReederTitle: The Geeky Chef Drinks
Author: Cassandra Reeder
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Publication Date: October 23, 2018

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review

The moment The Geeky Chef Drinks by Cassandra Reeder landed in my inbox, I knew that it was going to be a fun recipe book to explore. These concoctions are perfect while you read, watch, or play your favourite geeky series. Reeder gives not only some amazing ideas to create the drinks featured in our coveted worlds, she has also provided many cool ideas on how to add amazing special effects to them.

If you are a fan of any cult series, you will most likely find a drink for it inside The Geeky Chef Drinks. Potterheads, Whovians, and Trekkies are very well represented in this book of simple to follow recipes. If you are hosting a theme party or a bookish event, this is one book to explore. The ingredients are fairly easy to source and depending on your budget, there are multiple alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to create. Special effects, such as mist and fire, are also uncovered, so if you are interested in kicking things up a notch, you will find it here!

Collecting the tools and ingredients to make most of these recipes isn’t very difficult, however there is an initial cost to purchasing some of them. Personally, I don’t have much in the way of a well-stocked bar, but this book has inspired me to start working on it. I did create the Chateau Romani from The Legend of Zelda. It is a really yummy drink that combines ingredients, including ice cream and Irish cream. I absolutely loved this drink inspired by the vintage milk that Link drinks in Majora’s Mask.

Image of Chateau Romani from Legend of Zelda

The Geeky Chef Drinks is a staple that should be in your collection if you are a huge fan of any book, TV, or game series. It really is a jam-packed recipe book that has just about every fandom imaginable. I look forward to mixing up some more of these interesting beverages.

About Cassandra Reeder

Image of Cassandra Reeder

The first fictional food recipe Cassandra Reeder made was Tree Star Cookies inspired by The Land Before Time at age six. Her geeky nature combined with her love of cooking led to the creation of geekychef.com. The goal of Geeky Chef is to help the geek community bring their food fantasies to reality. So if you've ever found yourself drooling over Pumpkin Pasties in Harry Potter, curious about Lembas Bread from Lord of the Rings or wondering if the cake is really a lie, this blog is for you. Each dish is thoroughly researched to make the final product taste and/or look as close to the source material as possible. Of course, everyone will imagine differently, but Cassandra hopes to give dedicated geeks a run for their tastebuds.

Cassandra currently lives in Portland with her husband, baby boy and pet parrot. Despite what conclusions you may have come to, she is not actually a pirate. Well, she is mostly not actually a pirate.

5 thoughts on “Review: The Geeky Chef Drinks by Cassandra Reeder

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I want to test out some of these Harry Potter drinks! I have always wanted to try Butterbeer! This geek definitely needs this book, for the alcohol AND the other stuff! 🙂

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