The New York Times has a video about the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey. From the opening up of the Romance book industry, the growth of self publishing, and the publishers trying to find the next big hit.
People magazine (and others) are reporting that The Heathman now has a Fifty Shades of Gin drink:
1 oz. gin (recipe suggests Nolet’s Gin)
3/4 oz. rhubarb puree* (Heathman restaurant pastry chef John Gayer creates his own)
3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Lime wheel garnish
Directions: In a shaker, combine rhubarb puree, lime juice, simple syrup and gin. Add ice and shake well. Rinse a martini glass with cranberry bitters. Strain cocktail into glass and top with sparkling wine, either Cava or Prosecco. Garnish with lime wheel or twist.
If only I liked gin more.
Several media sources are reporting that “Woman In Need,” a British charity, is calling for a Fifty Shades of Grey book burning on November 5. The book is called vile and dreadful. What strikes me about this is that someone who doesn’t understand the books wants to have a public event to put down the books, but in the end are just giving it more press and notoriety.
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