Booze-fueled entertainment. Sci-fi and fantasy worlds are full of characters who know that sometimes magic happens at the bar. Drink Like a Geek is a look at iconic drinks and the roles they play in our favorite movies, shows, books, and comics. It’s also a toast to the geeks, nerds, and gamers who keep this culture alive.
Flights of fantasy. Drink Like a Geek is a fan encyclopedia and cocktail book. Because audience participation is strongly encouraged, dozens of recipes for otherworldly cocktails, brews, and booze are included.
A gift they’ll love. If you’re looking for geek gifts, Drink Like a Geek raises the bar. Homebrewers and mixology nerds who are fans of superheroes, wizards, or intergalactic adventure will also enjoy this book’s celebration of real-world bar-arcades, geeky Tiki culture, and the surprising connections between space and modern booze.
In Drink Like a Geek, you’ll find entertainment and drinks for fans who love:
- Comic books
- Genre TV
- Cosplay and conventions
You'll love this book if you enjoy pun-filled cocktail recipe books and cookbooks like Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers, or The Geeky Chef Drinks: Unofficial Cocktail Recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Star Trek, and More.
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About the Author
He is a frequent contributor to publications like All About Beer, Draft and Beverage Media and speaks regularly on drinks-related topics at industry events. When he's not writing about or traveling for beverages, he's making films about them. He is the writer/producer/director of the feature film, "Beerituality," a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available for on-demand streaming and download at amazon.com. Jeff has offered his beverage-related insights on CNN International, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, WCBS-TV, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and many other media outlets.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Worlds Collide
Chapter 1: The Saga Begins in a Bar
Chapter 2: The United Fermentation of Planets
Chapter 3: A Doctor Walks into a Pub…
Chapter 4: Sipping While Super
Chapter 5: “That’s What I Do, I Drink and I Know Things”
Chapter 6: Expecto Intoxicatum!
Chapter 7: Dead Drunk
Chapter 8: Pixels & Potables
Chapter 9: Shake This, 007
Chapter 10: “Hey, Careful, Man, There’s a Beverage Here”
Chapter 11: I Am the One Who Drinks
Chapter 12: Subculture and the South Seas
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What People are Saying About This
“Listen, I like James Bond. And I like Star Wars. But I love drinking. And when this book made it clear that I could fully combine a series of films with a series of drinks, I ascended straight to heaven. Not only is Cioletti’s book informative and inventive, but wildly entertaining as well. Of course, I’m drunk on an Ewok ‘Bright Tree Swizzle,’ but there you go.”
Matt Gourley, actor, comedian, & co-host of the James Bonding and Superego podcast
“Jeff is a geek, but he's no snob. Like a friend who lends favorite comic books or tips you off to a great IPA, this book opens up a new worlds and shares your passion for their minute details. Drink Like A Geek revels in nerd culture while remembering that the best parts of being in the club are the peopleand drinksthere with you.”
Kate Bernot, managing editor, The Takeout (TheTakeout.com)
“A geek's geek and a drinker's drinker, Jeff Cioletti authoritatively puts a whole spectrum of geek-loved media together with peppy, name-checked cocktails. Wonderfully unique! Get Boilermakers with good old Greedo, and see who shoots first. Drink Romulan Ale with Doc McCoy, Tardis-blue gin with The Doctor, and a corrected Vesper with Bond; James Bond. Then argue about them; that's what Geeks do.”
Lew Bryson, Author of Tasting Whiskey and Whiskey Master Class; senior drinks writer at The Daily Beast
“You know that line about booze and knowledge? I'm convinced Tyrion Lannister stole it from Jeff Cioletti. The author of this book has an unabashed love and appreciation for inventive drinks and all forms of geekery. The two have more in common than you might think, and, as both step in from the fringes, Cioletti is here to get you deeper into your favorite genre and glass.”
John Holl, author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint and co-host of Steal This Beer, a podcast
“ Drink Like a Geek is a blast! To all the besotted, sci-fi loving, gaming, twenty-sided-dice throwing, spell-casting nerds out there…be sure to also pick up a copy of MY forthcoming book, Avoiding Wedgies in Bars.”
Dan Dunn, host of What We’re Drinking with Dan Dunn