Book Club: The Vanishing Half
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About the Event
From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.
Britt Bennett does a wonderful job speaking of two very different worlds. We felt this book to be very relevant for Jet Black Social Club so we can learn more about how the other world lives and build empathy.
Let's all come together to discuss the book, current events and our own personal anecdotes over the book's signature cocktail (recipe below). It'll be a good discussion so feel free to attend even if you haven't read the book!
Join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30pm
This cocktail and its ingredients is representative of The Vanishing Half and the life of the Vignes sisters. The bourbon and peach flavor profile represents southern roots, balanced out with the orange citrus California is so famous for. The red wine float creates a stark visual contrast, but even though there appears to be a separation in the cocktail, it's all still perfectly balanced.
2 oz Bourbon 3/4 oz Peach Syrup 1 oz Orange Juice 1/2 oz Lemon Juice Red wine float (recommendation: dry red wine like a Malbec) Prep Steps:
Combine all ingredients, except for the red wine, into a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake to chill the drink, then strain it into a rocks glass over ice. Pour 1 oz of red wine over the back of a bar spoon (or kitchen spoon) into the cocktail to achieve the float. Garnish with a peach wedge and lemon twist.
Crafted by Elliott | @Apartment_Bartender