The Slippery Nipple

The Slippery Nipple is something new to me..but as someone with breast cancer and now, no nipples at all, I feel that I should have known about it before now! Surely it should have been mentioned on one of those many information leaflets I have read.

The discovery has come about as (some weeks ago) I entered our book group into a competition with Baileys Womens Fiction Prize to shadow read the short-list with the judges #baileysprize. For some reason we find impossible to comprehend, our group was not chosen. One of us thinks it was a fix because we were up-front about drinking Prosecco and Cava rather than Baileys. I think that maybe our notoriety went before us, and we might hog the limelight as people might be more interested in us than our opinions on the books. How many book groups have someone ejected for hitting the moral low-ground and sleeping with another’s husband for the best part of a year, before coming clean…and then thought it was “a bit harsh” to be thrown out…? Oh we are just too interesting, that must be the problem! I wonder if we will see the groups that have been “lucky” and were selected – along with their profiles and drinking habits.

As for the Slippery Nipple – another group member thought she had heard of a cocktail of this name that combined Prosecco & Baileys – could drinking this concoction augur a change of mind by the Baileys Judges? Of course I then, foolishly, looked up Slippery Nipple (which sounds rather Harry Potter-ish to me) only to discover that there is no Prosecco in it – it is Baileys and Sambuca (and I don’t have any Sambuca). Hmmm…what’s a book group to do? Guess we will have to concentrate on the book but suspect we will be drinking cocktails.


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