We know Scrooge was no fan of using heat, so what would he drink to warm up? Coffee or tea? Or perhaps hot chocolate? What would be the favorite hot drinks of some favorite fictional characters if they lived today (or maybe even in their own time and place)?
If relaxing in cooler weather or needing a pick-me-up, here are the picks for seven beloved literary characters.
Count Dracula: Very Strong Red Rooibos Tea
Count Dracula obviously would require some type of red drink for his chosen hot beverage to at least remind him of his favorite liquid.
Orpheus: Hot Chocolate
The choice of Orpheus would have to be something sweet to remind him of Eurydice.
Scrooge: Black Coffee
Nothing fancy for Scrooge—just regular black coffee. After all, who needs to spend money on cream and sugar? And none of that fancy cafe or coffee shop stuff, either…bah, humbug!
Frodo: Apple Cider
Apple cider just reminds this favorite hobbit of the Shire, taking a walk in the woods and of simpler times in Hobbiton.
Winnie the Pooh: Tea with Honey
Any mild or herbal tea with honey is likely to be served at a tea party with Winnie the Pooh.
King Arthur: English Breakfast Tea
A good and robust English breakfast tea is perfect for the ruler of Camelot.
Dorian Gray: Espresso
A strong espresso is the hot beverage of choice for Dorian Gray—and unlike Scrooge, Dorian’s tastes are geared more toward fine coffees found only in the most exquisite coffee establishments.
And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Green Tea and Green Matcha
Being an archaeologist, Anna enjoys green teas, which are available in many areas she would travel during an expedition.
Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”
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