For a lot of us, summer reading assignments were a dreadful chore. (For others, they fueled our imaginations and made us dream about the magic of the written word. Then we got jobs at lifestyle magazines.) As adults, though, we find summer reading is actually exciting; it’s our chance to turn off the brain for a while, crack open some trashy lit at the beach, and read with a margarita in hand.
But wait, what kind of margarita? Or maybe we’d rather a Tom Collins or a Pimm’s Cup. But how do you make a Tom Collins again? And where were Pimm’s Cups invented, anyway? Now these are important subjects for summer studying. So we tapped some boozy bibliophiles for their picks for the best cocktail-related tomes around.
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