Cocktail Recipes

Here at BGTV, our goal is to help women thrive and become our best selves.

With that in mind, our cocktail recipes are low-cal and nutritious whenever possible, and dedicated to readers and writers everywhere, enlightened literati who enjoy the elegant, party atmosphere that cocktails create.

This is how Collette describes her experience:

“…I acquired familiar and discreet knowledge of wine, not swallowed greedily, but measured out into narrow glasses, absorbed in mouthfuls with long spaces in between, and carefully reflected upon.”

Now that’s how readers and writers do cocktails!


Caramel Apple Martini (with Dani Shapiro) 
Cool As A Cucumber (from ‘And Furthermore’ by Dame Judi Dench)
Slugger’s Big Apple Sangria (with Helen Wan) 
The Light Fantastic (from ‘Yes, Please’ by Amy Poehler)
Mike’s Jeopardy (inspired by ‘Devil’s Bridge’ by Linda Fairstein)
Twice as Nice (with Jane Roper)
Ginger Saketini (with Barbara Hannah Grufferman)
Tostoy and the Purple Chair (with Nina Sankovitch)
Epic Fail Float (inspired by ‘Women Who Don’t Wait in Line’ by Reshma Saujani)
Hot Apple Yum (with Carole Geithner)
Pimm’s No.1 Classic (with Jane Green)