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Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twistby Tim Federle
Synopses & Reviews
2013 Goodreads Choice Award in the category of Food and Cookbooks
Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore — and you deserve a drink!
A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes—paired with wry commentary on historys most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.
Even if you dont have a B.A. in English, tonight youre gonna drink like you do. Drinks include:
The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
The Last of the Mojitos
Love in the Time of Kahlúa
Romeo and Julep
A Rum of Ones Own
Are You There, God? Its Me, Margarita
Vermouth the Bell Tolls
It's a mixologists dream of literature-inspired drinks (and bar snacks). Handsomely illustrated, full of literary trivia, summaries and snappy patter.” Mystery Scene Magazine
Entertaining and beautifully designed...it's a joy.” London Evening Standard
[S]ummaries of classic novels and their corresponding recipes are garnished with groan-worthy puns and sepia-toned illustrations. I toast to that!” Palm Beach Post
It makes a fantastic gift, but you'll also want to pick up a copy for yourself.” DrinkSpirits.com
Another for the ever-swelling why-didn't-I-think-of-this file.” Houston Chronicle Bookish blog
Pun-tastic cocktail delights...peruse it to find your book club's next read (and cocktail).” Epicurious.com
"A small book, perfectly gift-sized, and a fun read. Bonus? A lot of the cocktails are built in a Collins glass so are truly a pour away from drinkable. And if you skipped any of the classics mentioned in this book, Federle's descriptions might just pique your curiosity enough to pick em up.” Sipsandshots.com
A clever tribute to literature, Tequila Mockingbird is the cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Combining beloved classic novels with witty humor and delicious drink recipes, some of the charming recipes include Vermouth the Bell Tolls, Gin Eyre, Are You There God? Its Me, Margarita, Bridget Jones's Daiquiri, and more. Accompanying the 65 cocktail recipes are a list of tools and techniques, a spirits glossary, and a handful of drinking games and bar bites, making this cocktail book both fun and functional. With a special cover designed to look like a classic novel, whimsical illustrations, and a two-color design throughout, Tequila Mockingbird is a one-of-a-kind cocktail book.
About the Author
Tim Federle is a Broadway actor, word nerd, cocktail enthusiast, author of the YA comic novel, Better Nate Than Ever, and former lifestyle columnist for Apartment Therapy. He lives (and drinks) in New York City. Say hi at TimFederle.com and on Twitter at @TimFederle.
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