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Staying Comfortable in July

Re(ad)cap for Q2 2022 and Episode "Pretty Fly for a Mai Tai"

Book: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Wine: Summer Water Rose

Cocktail of Ze Month - The Mai Tai aka Ethan's Truth Telling Serum


  • Debate on origin. Victor J. Bergeron (1944) or Donn Beach (1933)? Inquiring minds want to know who came up with it first!

  • Bergeron brought Mai Tai to Hawaii in 1953 as part of hotel cocktail menus

  • Dubbed "Top Tourist Tantalizer" in 1959.

  • Mai Tai comes from the Tahitian word, maita'i, meaning "good" or "excellence"


  • Rum (White and Dark)

  • Lime Juice - fresh squeeze

  • Orange Curacao (Triple Sec or Grand Marnier can substitute)

  • Orgeat Syrup - nutty citrus vibes

  • Garnishes: maraschino cherries, lime slice/wedge, pineapple chunks, and mint

Thanks for the recipe! Hope you have a great timeout.

Us This Month

Reading: Virgin Suicides, Seating Arrangements, The Idiot, A Long Petal of the Sea, Meant to Be, The Untethered Soul and When Women Were Dragons

Watching: The Righteous Gemstones, Studio Ghibli “The Wind Rises, Nope, Thor: Love and Thunder, Stranger Things, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, This Is the End, Moana, Hamilton, The Little Mermaid, Criminal Minds and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Listening: “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” By Kate Bush, “Master of Puppets” by Metallica, Smartless, and Special by Lizzo

And Back to Books with Georgianna

Georgianna Loved

  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

  • The Maid by Nita Prose

  • Other’s People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel

  • Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

  • We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

  • When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Georgianna Liked

  • Animal by Lisa Taddeo

  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry

  • Bridgerton: The Duke & I by Julia Quinn

  • Girl A by Abigail Dean

  • Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

  • The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

Georgianna Will Politely Pass

  • Birds of California by Kate Cotugno

  • The Club by Ellery Llyod

  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

  • What Comes After by Joanna Tompkins

Books Laura has Started but Has Yet to Finish

  • Beach Read by Emily Henry

  • The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

  • Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson

  • One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle

Send Help. Or Just Good Vibes Her Way.

To Drink or Not to Drink with Laura

French Pool Toy White Blend - Highly Recommend

  • Plastic Bottle - Wine Not Wine Everywhere

  • Grapes found in the Gascony region. Honey and creamed apples contrast herbal quality

  • 11.5% ABV @ $14 per bottle ($22 with tote bag)

30A Rose - Great Beach Vacay Wine

  • Rose from Provence

  • Blend of Syrah (40%), Grenache Noir (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%).

  • Retails $10-$25 depending on location

Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc - “Nothing Tastes Better Than Skinny Feels.” - Kate Moss

  • Light - grapefruit and papaya forward, white pear, wet rock, and honeysuckle

  • Zero Sugar

  • 9% ABV @ $14 per bottle

Fleur De Prairie- Don’t.

  • Pretty bottle but Grosse (Gross + Rose ™ )

818 Tequila Blanco - Ole!

  • Kendall Jenner founded. So, drink like the model that you are.

  • de Jalisco, Mexico, family-owned-and-operated

  • 40% ABV @ $37 per bottle

Laura’s Bev “Cloud 9”

  • 1 shot of tequila over rocks

  • 1 Lime, juiced

  • Drizzle of Agave Syrup

Bottoms Up. Stay Weird.

-Laura and Georgianna

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