The marriage of rye whiskey (1.5 ounces) with grapefruit juice (3 ounces) distills the pretentiousness of Mr. Collins and the vanity of Miss Caroline Bingley into a dram of liquid meh rather than representing the allure of Lizzy to Fitz. It represents Mr. Darcy of the ball rather than the gentleman at Pemberly. In a word: disagreeable.

Highly Pretentious Tasting Notes and Impressions:

  • Tolerable; but not delicious enough to tempt me again.
  • Best enjoyed with muddled brains.

The lauded Pride and Prejudice BBC series wasn’t to my taste either. It muddled costumes with caterwauling and called it acting. The Hollywood Darcy possessed more depth, but ’twas the ludicrous Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which sublimely mixed sophistication, sexiness and absurdity to capture the silliness I so very much loved about Miss Austen’s characters.

Lizzy Bennet slaying some zombies in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

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