The literature: Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN
The libation: Should Mark Watney ever make it home from being stranded on Mars after an near-catastrophic accident, he’ll certainly need a stiff drink. But serving him a cocktail called a Red Planet seems a bit cruel, so let’s just enjoy it ourselves while we’re waiting, and serve him maybe just a beer or something simple and inoffensive.
Add 1oz Campari, 3/4 oz Grand Marnier, and 1 oz grapefruit juice to a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange wheel. Keep both feet planted firmly on Earth, raise a toast to Mark, and enjoy.
Photo © FSE
I get really proud of myself when I can match the drink to the color scheme of the jacket design. (Say it with me now - nerrrrrrd.)