Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist (Hardcover)
I chortled at Federle's witty
description of classic and contemporary novels. His intriguing,
privately-tested drink recipes made me want to buy a Cobbler shaker
and whip up a batch of “Lord of the Mai-Tais.” Or maybe a
“Brave New Swirled” or a “Huckleberry Sin.” This book
includes sections with non-alcoholic drinks (“Refreshments for
Recovering Readers”), snacks (“Bar Bites for Book Hounds”) and
group-sized drink recipes (“Bevvies for Book Clubs”). Toast your
inner literary nerd with this book or give a copy to a friend.
Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails. No B.A. in English required!
From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include:
- The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
- The Last of the Mojitos
- Love in the Time of Kahlua
- Romeo and Julep
- A Rum of One's Own
- Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita
- Vermouth the Bell Tolls
- and more!
2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
BookPage Best of 2013
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About the Author
Tim Federle is the award-winning author of one of the world's bestselling cocktail recipe books, Tequila Mockingbird, as well as the Hollywood-themed spin-off Gone with the Gin, and the novelty board book Hickory Daiquiri Dock. His most recent book, Life Is Like a Musical, is a guide to life based on his experiences on Broadway. Declared "a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn't bound to a single genre" by the Huffington Post, Tim also writes screenplays and novels. A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York and the internet.
"It's a little-known fact that the information in here will make anyone look and sound better than they actually do"
"...this is a wonderfully entertaining read, slight enough to be digested in one sitting, clever enough to be entertaining even if you never make a single one of the cocktails."
-World of Beer blog
"Tequila Mockingbird is a refreshing reminder that drinking is supposed to be fun, and it brings together the kind of cocktails you'll actually make into a book you'll actually use."
"You've never seen so many literary inside jokes in your whole life, which makes this little cookbook my new favorite thing... The commentary is hilarious, to boot."
"Ingredient by ingredient I became a fan of the ersatz bartending guide for English majors, in which summaries of classic novels and their corresponding recipes are garnished with groan-worthy puns and sepia-toned illustrations. I toast to that!"
-Palm Beach Post
"Pun-tastic cocktail delights . . . peruse it to find your book club's next read (and cocktail)."