Tue. May 21st, 2024
taylor-alert-–-shake-it-off:-a-taylor-swift-love-story-…-told-in-cocktailsTaylor Alert – Shake it off: A Taylor Swift love story … told in cocktails

From coping with soul-crushing heartbreak to dancing the night away with the girls, there’s a cocktail for every occasion. 

At least that is according to a new cocktail recipe book that pays homage to world famous pop divas including Taylor Swift and Britney Spears. 

Inspired by a generation-defining pop hits and the iconic women who sing them, Ashley Gibson, a self-proclaimed professional Swiftie, now seeks to bring their songs to life through her mixology recipe book, Sip Me, Baby, One More Time.

And boasting just a few ingredients, these cocktails should be as easy to make as it is to memorize your favorite Taylor Swift song.

Ashley Gibson, a self-proclaimed professional Swiftie and and pop culture connoisseur, is best known on the internet for creating beautiful videos detailing the process of making cocktails based on your favorite artists

Ashley Gibson, a self-proclaimed professional Swiftie and and pop culture connoisseur, is best known on the internet for creating beautiful videos detailing the process of making cocktails based on your favorite artists

These cocktails are as easy to make as it is to memorize your favorite Taylor Swift song, with each recipe requiring minimal ingredients.

These cocktails are as easy to make as it is to memorize your favorite Taylor Swift song, with each recipe requiring minimal ingredients.

Inspired by generation-defining pop hits and the iconic women who sing them, Gibson brings their songs to life through her mixology recipe book, Sip Me, Baby, One More Time (Pictured: a cocktail inspired by Swift's song 'august')

Inspired by generation-defining pop hits and the iconic women who sing them, Gibson brings their songs to life through her mixology recipe book, Sip Me, Baby, One More Time (Pictured: a cocktail inspired by Swift’s song ‘august’)

'Each chapter of this book is a journey through a playlist dedicated to a specific feeling¿from coping with soul-crushing heartbreak to feeling like you want to hop on a table and dance it out¿and is filled with easy to make, beautiful cocktails dedicated to tracks from top female artists,' the description of the book reads

‘Each chapter of this book is a journey through a playlist dedicated to a specific feeling—from coping with soul-crushing heartbreak to feeling like you want to hop on a table and dance it out—and is filled with easy to make, beautiful cocktails dedicated to tracks from top female artists,’ the description of the book reads

The description of the book reads: ‘Sip Me, Baby, One More Time combines the art of cocktail making with the power of these artists to create an experience curated by emotion. 

‘Each chapter of this book is a journey through a playlist dedicated to a specific feeling—from coping with soul-crushing heartbreak to feeling like you want to hop on a table and dance it out—and is filled with easy to make, beautiful cocktails dedicated to tracks from top female artists.’ 

With chapters dedicated to the various stages of a love affair – heartbreak, fury, healing, celebrating, comfort, longing and love –  it’s unsurprising that Taylor Swift’s discography is the inspiration behind many of the recipes. 

This includes a vodka midori cocktail, inspired by Swift’s hit song ‘Karma’ from her album ‘Midnights’, which is comprised of egg whites, triple sec, lemon juice, and fruit garnishes. 

‘With the sparkly green of this drink, I wanted to evoke that gorgeously smug aesthetic—not to mention the green monster of envy, the kind of envy someone might feel if karma isn’t quite as relaxing a thought for them,’ the author said.

The drinks are designed to look as good as they taste – even specifying which piece of glassware will best match your mood.

And if you don’t drink, Gibson said that you can omit the alcohol and make it a mocktail instead. 

Each chapter in the book covers cocktails to drink at various stages of a love affair: heartbreak, fury, healing, celebration, comfort, longing and love (Pictured: Sad Girl Sangria inspired by Swift's 10 minute breakup ballad 'All Too Well')

Each chapter in the book covers cocktails to drink at various stages of a love affair: heartbreak, fury, healing, celebration, comfort, longing and love (Pictured: Sad Girl Sangria inspired by Swift’s 10 minute breakup ballad ‘All Too Well’)

In adulthood, Gibson has married her love for popstars and cocktails (Pictured: the vodka midori Karma cocktail)

In adulthood, Gibson has married her love for popstars and cocktails (Pictured: the vodka midori Karma cocktail)

Pictured: A Black glitter old fashioned inspired by Swift's song 'I Did Something Bad'

Pictured: A Black glitter old fashioned inspired by Swift’s song ‘I Did Something Bad’

Pictued: A Grapefruit Gin Fizz cocktail inspired by Taylor Swift's song 'Sweet Nothing' from her Midnights Album

Pictued: A Grapefruit Gin Fizz cocktail inspired by Taylor Swift’s song ‘Sweet Nothing’ from her Midnights Album

You might even come across some lesser known artists who Gibson also believes deserves some time in the spotlight - and a drink of their own (Pictured: Midnight Blue cocktail)

You might even come across some lesser known artists who Gibson also believes deserves some time in the spotlight – and a drink of their own (Pictured: Midnight Blue cocktail)

Pictued: A bourbon sweet tea inspired by Taylor Swift's song 'seven' from her album Folklore

Pictued: A bourbon sweet tea inspired by Taylor Swift’s song ‘seven’ from her album Folklore

Born and raised in North Carolina, author Gibson works a 9-5 corporate job to fuel her creative endeavors

Born and raised in North Carolina, author Gibson works a 9-5 corporate job to fuel her creative endeavors

Born and raised in North Carolina, author Gibson works a 9-5 corporate job to fuel her creative endeavors.

Having adopted her parents’ love for ’90s pop country, she began performing songs by Dolly Parton and Shania Twain in her family’s living room.

In adulthood, Gibson has married her love for popstars and cocktails, shaking and stirring it all together to make exquisite cocktails inspired by songs from Britney Spears, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, BLACKPINK, The Spice Girls, Doja Cat, and more.

You might even come across some lesser known artists who Gibson also believes deserves some time in the spotlight – and a drink of their own. 

Gibson originally started making cocktails after she lost her corporate job during the pandemic. 

A stay-at-home mom who could no longer meet her friends out for drinks, she began crafting her own cocktails while virtually jamming out to her favorite pop songs.

When the world opened back up again, Gibson realized a few things: not only was she saving money by making drinks herself, but she and her girlfriends had more fun dancing and bonding in their own homes.

She began filming her newfound hobby, eventually building a following and finding her place in a cocktail-oriented online community.

The cocktails inspired by songs from Britney Spears, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, BLACKPINK, The Spice Girls, Doja Cat, and more

The cocktails inspired by songs from Britney Spears, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, BLACKPINK, The Spice Girls, Doja Cat, and more

Gibson originally started making cocktails after she lost her corporate job during the pandemic

Gibson originally started making cocktails after she lost her corporate job during the pandemic

A stay-at-home mom who could no longer meet her friends out for drinks, she began crafting her own cocktails while virtually jamming out to her favorite pop songs

A stay-at-home mom who could no longer meet her friends out for drinks, she began crafting her own cocktails while virtually jamming out to her favorite pop songs

She began filming her newfound hobby, eventually building a following and finding her place in a cocktail-oriented online community

She began filming her newfound hobby, eventually building a following and finding her place in a cocktail-oriented online community

From specifying which piece of glassware will best match your mood to the basics of making a Eras Tour-based cocktail, Gibson has you covered

From specifying which piece of glassware will best match your mood to the basics of making a Eras Tour-based cocktail, Gibson has you covered

Excerpted from SIP ME, BABY, ONE MORE TIME: Cocktails Inspired by Pop Music’s Iconic Women by Ashley Gibson. Copyright © 2024. Available from Running Press, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.