This simple and delicious Radium Girls cocktail inspired by the novel The Radium Girls by Kate Moore is sure to make any book club a lot more fun- it’s electric green and boozy!
I love to read- I always have. I can’t remember a time when books weren’t a huge part of my life- and my favorite place to work is still surrounded by books. So it’s natural in my adult life that I have a book club that not only reads together- we also support each other through the ups and downs of parenting, work, and life. (Speaking of which- join me on Goodreads! I’m new!)
This month I got to choose the book and host book club at my house. I always get so nervous about choosing the book because I have a reputation in book club as an avid reader- and I never want to waste anyone’s time on a bad book! I also don’t want to pick a book I have read previously because I love to have the book fresh in my mind when we discuss.
So this month I was super torn between two books. I wanted Helen Thorpe’s new book The Newcomers (affiliate)– especially since she’s a Denver native and writes a lot about Latino immigrants in high schools- a huge passion of mine. I also was intrigued by The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, especially given the recent Women’s March.
I chose The Radium Girls and I’m so glad I did! Kate Moore has converted an American tragedy into a legacy, and there is a great book club discussion guide in the back of the book. We had a great discussion and great food. But my favorite part was getting creative with a Radium girls Cocktail recipe.And a chance to use my lettered light box (affiliate)– I love any excuse for a fun message that lights up.
Here’s the simple and fun Radium Girls cocktail I created to celebrate the book.
Radium Girls Cocktail
This delicious Radium Girls cocktail is electric green (like radium!)- and pairs perfectly with any book club discussion.
- 3 oz melon liqueur
- 3 oz Sprite or Diet Sprite for a less sweet drink
- citrus fruit rings for garnish
- Mix Sprite and melon liqueur together. Add ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry or citrus fruit rings. Serve cold.
Note- this recipe is super easy to multiply, it's essentially one part melon liqueur and one part Sprite. So I made a fun pitcher of the drink and then served it out as people came it. It was so fun!
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