Chappy Hour: A Nocturne Fizz for Paul Savoie’s Nocturnes

Chappy Hour is a monthly column, authored by Sales Manager Tan Light, that pairs an excerpt from an ALU title with a cocktail recipe. Kick back, sip a literary-inspired tipple, and read something great!


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Nocturnes are generally thought of as being tranquil, often expressive and lyrical, and sometimes rather gloomy. In Paul Savoie’s latest collection, Nocturnes(BookLand Press, 2014), he takes inspiration from the ‘music of the night’, infusing his compositions with assonance, rhythms, and musical phrases.This sensual collection, which won the 2013 Trillium Award in it’s French Language original, deserves to be paired with a luxury cocktail like this Nocturne Fizz.
What You’ll Need:
2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. agave
3/4 oz. lemon juice
sprig of dill
What to do:
  1. Muddle your dill sprig in a Collins glass
  2. Add ice, vodka, agave and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker
  3. Shake hard
  4. Strain over dill
  5. Top with soda
What to read:
Read the section called “Blues in C Minor” from Nocturnes by Paul Savoie here.