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Sweet Valley High’s The Sweet Life: The Drinks

We've been drinking along to Sweet Valley High for years.  Isn't it high time we had some drinks to go along with our drinking game? 

Sweet Valley High’s The Sweet Life: The Drinks

Note: This post is sponsored by the folks behind The Sweet Life, the new Sweet Valley High digital series. You can download The Sweet Life e-series ($1.99 each!) at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or other online retailers.


Happy Tuesday, FYAers!   I hope you guys are still in the mood to dish about Sweet Valley High, because between my recap of John Marin's piss-poor attempts at killing the twins on Friday and contributor Robin's review of the first two books in the new digital mini-series, The Sweet Life, we're having us a regular Sweet Valley party up in here!  But what's a party without some beverages?  Church, that's what it is!

With everyone buzzing about the latest Sweet Valley series and our own numerous walks down memory lane, we knew we had to invent some Sweet Valley-inspied cocktails.  Mix some up and let's get crunk up in here, y'all!



The Bitter Blonde

A perfect size 6 and summery blonde?  But of course!  If you can't find Austin-based Southern Star in stores, you can substitute any pale ale.  But make sure it's All-American!  Or Suzanne Devlin will accuse you of rape and then give your boyfriend mono.

Southern Star's Bombshell Blonde Ale

Ginger beer



Fill a curved pilsner glass half-full of the IPA.  Top it off with ginger beer (the spicier, the better) and add a healthy dash of bitters in to represent Jessica's snark!



The Lime Green Triumph

Much like Lila Fowler's bitchin' 80s car, this drink is bright, loud, and hard to forget. 

1 1/2 oz. tequila

3/4 oz. melon liqueur



Step One:  Add tequila, melon liqueur and a the juice of half a lime into a shaker with ice.
Step Two:  Shake it like your momma taught you.
Step Three:  Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
Step Four: Garnish with a rolled up 100 dollar bill.  Hey, why not?



All-American Good Looks with Sparkling Aquamarine Eyes

We all know the twins are perfect in every way.  Celebrate them with a freaking tasty summer drink that goes down much smoother than one of Elizabeth's sanctimonious sermons.

4 Blackberries (plus 1 additional for garnish)

2 sprigs of mint (plus 1 additional for garnish)

2 ounces limeade

1 ounces vodka

Champagne of Sparkling White Wine



Step One:  Muddle the blackberries and mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.

Step Two: Add the limeade, vodka and some ice; shake well.

Step Three:  Strain into a champagne flute

Step Four:  Top with champagne or sparkling wine.  Garnish with a blackberry and mint sprig.



Secca Lake Sippers

When you're  hanging out at the lake and your friends are Enid and Todd, it can be kind of boring. Pass the time with this refreshing drink, but make sure you don't get so drunk that John Marin is actually able to successfully stab you.

6 cups Watermelon agua fresca*

1 cup light rum

2 tbs honey

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and serve over ice.

* Agua Fresca is a fresh fruit juice that you can find in any grocery store in any Mexican border state.  Come visit us!  We'll fix you breakfast tacos!


Don't forget to check in for our guest contributor Robin's reviews of the new The Sweet Life series, and I'll meet you back her for the next round of the SVH Drinking Game just as soon as I track down some more titles.  In 1Bruce1 we trust, y'all!

Erin Callahan's photo About the Author: Erin is loud, foul-mouthed, an unrepentant lover of trashy movies and believes that champagne should be an every day drink. When she isn't drowning in a sea of engineers for whom Dilbert is still uproariously funny, she's writing about books, tv, the cult of VC Andrews and more.