Drinks on the Lanai

Elouise Anders, Mel Baxter


Miami can get pretty humid this time of year … It’s probably time you put your feet up and unwound with a Golden Girls-centric cocktail.

Everybody needs a stiff drink from time to time, be it alcoholic or otherwise. This irreverent book is as close as you’re ever going to get to clinking glasses with Rose, Blanche, Sophia and Dorothy, the sassy foursome from The Golden Girls.

More than 30 years after it first aired, The Golden Girls retains a steadily growing cult following. The show ran for seven seasons (collecting a staggering 58 Emmy nominations and 11 wins along the way), and over the years, this hit comedy about four fierce and sassy broads sharing a house in Miami charmed millions of viewers with its wit and verve.

In this book, there are recipes for frozen belinis, piña coladas, coconut kisses and other gloriously silly cocktails. There’s also mocktails like the non-alcoholic Bahama mama and Blanche’s punch (that packs quite the punch). And, because it’s The Golden Girls we’re talking about here, there are some cheesecake recipes for good measure.

Creator Bio

Elouise Anders is a mixologist-turned-culture-writer based in Melbourne. She consults the city’s finest bars and restaurants on how to best curate drinks lists. She previously authored Spritz Fever!, which was published by Smith Street Books in 2019.

Price £14.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 1 September 2020
Pages 152
Height 210mm
Width 170mm
Illustrations 70 colour illustrations
ISBN-13 9781925811704