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Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum?

and Other Cocktails for '90s Kids

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A cocktail book with recipes for re-creating adult versions of your favorite '90s childhood drinks as well as original craft cocktails inspired by that iconic decade, Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? is '90s nostalgia in a glass!

Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? is a tongue in cheek cocktail book for the former '90s kid and those just discovering how cool old-school Nickelodeon and Delia's once were. With recipes for alcoholic versions of childhood favorites like Ecto-Cooler and Mondo as well as creative pop-culture inspired originals like the Rum and Stimpy and Semi-Warmed Kind of Cider, this is a perfectly giftable mix of humor, nostalgia, and tasty recipes.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (June 4, 2019)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781449491567

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Raves and Reviews

“Now that ‘90s kids are all of the age to appreciate a good cocktail, what better way to celebrate the start of summer than by raising a glass to nostalgia?” (Parade)

"Nostalgia manifests in untold ways when we order at the bar or stock our liquor cabinets at home. There's the "I drink it because it's my father's drink" or, of course, "I won't ever touch it because it was the first thing I got drunk on." So many more sentiments hinge upon the past. Sam Slaughter, food and drink editor at The Manual, has tapped into an altogether new—and refreshing—angle.” (Cool Hunting)

“Sam Slaughter’s 90s-themed cocktail book Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum? is full of delicious drinks, nostalgia, and just the right amount of corny humor.” (Foreword Reviews)

“A cocktail book based on ‘90s pop culture, Slaughter’s oeuvre is an homage to the shows, songs, games, and more that he grew up with.” (Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast)

“An entertaining page-turner with enough puns to make any dad proud, it’s easy to get lost in the memories and forget you’re supposed to be doing something—like making cocktails —with Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum?” (Greenville Journal)

“[Sam Slaughter] has cleverly used wit and cultural lore to offer up adult versions of favorite ‘90s childhood drinks plus some original craft cocktails inspired by the Nirvana decade.” (Monsters & Critics)

“It’s rare to find a cocktail recipe that doesn’t feel either bland or hoity-toity. This book is fun! And there are more ‘90s puns here than flannels at the first Lollapalooza!” (Books, Bites, & A Bit of My Life)

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