By Caroline Bicks, Michelle Ephraim
In Shakespeare, now not Stirred, professors combine equivalent components booze and Bard that will help you via your daily dramas. it really is like having Shakespeare correct there on your front room, downing an excellent drink and placing your crappy day in viewpoint. So get out your cocktail shaker and lend him your ears.
each one unique cocktail and hors d'oeuvre recipe connects Shakespeare's characters to life's day-by-day predicaments:
* Distract your self from household drama with Kate's Shrew-driver or Cleopatra's Flings in a Blanket
* Recapture your formative years with Puck's Magic 'Shrooms
* Mark a romantic party with Beatrice and Benedick's a lot Ado approximately Frothing
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