I can’t open a book without wanting to eat (or drink) along with the characters on the page. There is endless culinary inspiration in the feasts, parties and family dinners in my favorite novels: Gatsby’s extravagant parties, the beavers preparing dinner for the Pevensie children in Narnia, a midnight feast at Hogwarts in the Gryffindor Common Room.
As a cook and mixologist on The Little Library Cafe, I find ways to bring much-loved stories into the kitchen. These seven drinks should keep you warm until spring — whether you fancy an evening tipple or a warming hot chocolate, there’s something for all tastes. For more literary recipes, look for “The Little Library Cookbook,” out in the U.S. on April 10.