10 Drinks for Writers

Writers love their beverages. You can say whatever you want about it, but there’s an intrinsic connection between creativity and liquids.

Looking for inspiration or have writer’s block?

We’ve create a list of drinks for writers, which includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

Disclaimer: From Whispers to Roars does not condone underage drinking, drinking in excess, drinking and operating a motor vehicle, or participating in any kind of reckless behavior. Never consume any beverage without consulting your doctor.

Alcoholic Drinks for Writers

Hemingway Cuban

A play on a Hemingway Daiquiri paying tribute to the author’s taste for rum and the time he spent in the country of Cuba.


  • 2 ounces of rum
  • 1 tablespoon of marashino cherry juice
  • Squeeze of 1 whole orange
  • Garnish: orange peel


Peel the orange for the garnish. Then, add ice to a shaker, followed by the rum, cherry juice, and fresh orange. Shake until cool and serve.

Orange Blossom


  • 1 ounce of whiskey
  • Orange Bitters
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


Put one large ice cube (or a few small ones) into a glass. Add the whiskey and 3 dashes of orange bitters. Add the cinnamon stick for garnish and an added spice.

Herby Gin & Tonic


  • 1 ounce gin
  • Tonic
  • Herbal bitters
  • Garnish: Lime


Add ice to a glass. Add the gin and top off with tonic (the ratio should be 1 gin to 3 tonic). Add 3 sprinkles of herbal bitters. Squeeze a lime and garnish.

Forever Summer

Want to enjoy a beautiful day with a nice bevy ALL DAY LONG? This one’s for you.


  • A red wine of your choosing
  • Squeeze of juice from 1 whole orange or grapefruit
  • Flavored soda water


Add ice to an oversized plastic cup. Add 1 cup of red wine, followed by the fruit juice of your choosing. Top it off with 1/2 a call of soda water (we like using lemon, lime, tangerine, or grapefruit flavors). Stir.

Now go enjoy this on a boat or beach somewhere. You’re welcome.

Classic Spritz


  • Aperol
  • A dry processo (if you lean to beverages versus wine, we recommend going dry – it allows the Aperol to shine)
  • Garnish: Orange


Grab a wine glass. Add ice. Add 3 fingers of processo. Add 1 finger or Aperol. Stir. Then add a orange garnish.

N/A Beverages for Writers

Fancy Girl


  • Soda water
  • Branch of rosemary
  • Lime


Obtain soda water, either via store of by using a machine. Put ice into a tall glass, followed by the soda water and branch of rosemary. Stir with a spoon and allow to rest for 3 minutes. Then, add a fresh squeeze of lime and enjoy.

Good Iced Tea


  • A tea you enjoy
  • Lemongrass
  • Basil
  • Lime


Brew the tea and allow it to cool. Grab a glass and add ice. Add the cool tea, a slice a lemongrass, a few crush basil leave (loosely hand crush), and add a squeeze of lime.

Ginger Spring


  • Coconut water
  • Ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
  • Garnish: slice of pineapple


Add ice to a glass. Add the coconut water and ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a slice of pineapple for a tropical twist.

Cranberry Spring


  • Cranberry juice
  • Soda water
  • Mint


Add ice to a glass. Add the cranbeery jiuce and soda water (1:1 ratio). Add crushed mint (loose hand crush). Stir and enjoy.

The Club

An easy beverage to make at home (or a bar/restaurant should have any of these ingredients as well).


  • Soda water
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Lime

Add ice to a glass. Add soda water and top off with a splash of cranberry juice and lime.

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