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So for this read-a-book, sip-a-cocktail pairing I came up with this drink called A Wandering Alien (the main character is known as Wanderer). I knew I wanted the drink to have a green color, so I chose to use a green-hued kiwi liqueur called Shakka (made by the Cruzan Rum company), which if you can't find it at a grocery store, you can look for it at a store like BevMo! (a dream come true of a store for me). There are also apple and grape flavors, but for that eerie, alien-esque look stick to the kiwi (this is also a great drink to celebrate St. Patrick's Day if you're not into the green beer thing). I thought the kiwi flavor would go well with a citrus vodka and I also chose to use Kern's Aguas Frescas in the Limón flavor (you could also use some lemonade). Sliced kiwi makes for a great garnish (doesn't the center of the kiwi kind of look an alien eye?). The martini is very citrusy, sharp and tangy but also sweet. If I were an alien I would drink it.
"I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become." (from The Host by Stephenie Meyer)