Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Hardcover | April 23, 2013

byTim Federle

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December 2013: Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
December 2013: Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
December 2013: BookPage Best of 2013
October 2014: Clue on Jeopardy

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 history’s most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout.

Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re 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 One’s Own
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita
Vermouth the Bell Tolls

and more!

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December 2013: Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)December 2013: Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book LoversDecember 2013: BookPage Best of 2013October 2014: Clue on JeopardyCongrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0762448652

ISBN - 13:9780762448654

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: An English major walks into a bar . . .
Making a Drink
Decorating a Drink
Other Flavorings

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita
Bloody Carrie
Brave New Swirled
Bridget Jones’s Daiquiri
A Cocktail of Two Cities
The Cooler Purple
Ethan Pom
Frangelico and Zooey
Gin Eyre
Howards Blend
The Joy of Sex on the Beach
Love in the Time of Kahlúa
A Midsummer Night’s Beam
One Flew Over the Cosmo’s Nest
Paradise Sauced
The Postman Always Brings Ice
Remembrance of Things Pabst
Romeo and Julep
A Rum of One’s Own
Rye and Prejudice
The S(ide)carlet Letter
Tequila Mockingbird
Turn of the Screwdriver
Unbearable Lightness of Peeing
The Yellow Wallbanger

Absinthe Shrugged
A Confederacy of Ounces
The Count of Monte Cristal
Crime and Punish-mint
Decline and Fall Down
A Farewell to Amaretto
Gulp-iver’s Travels
Heart of Dark Mist
Huckleberry Sin
Infinite Zest
The Last of the Mojitos
The Lime of the Ancient Mariner
Lord of the Mai-Tais
Lord Pimm
Malted Falcon
The Moonshine and Sixpence
The Old Man and the Seagram’s
One Hundred Beers of Solitude
Orange Julius Caesar
Silas Marnier
The Sound and the Slurry
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Breeze
Vermouth the Bell Tolls

Fahrenheit 151
Gone with the Wine
The Adventures of Sherbet Holmes
The Joy Luck Club Soda
The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
The Portrait of a Pink Lady
The Rye in the Catcher

Cherry Poppins
Charlie and the Chocolate Fake-tini
Pat the Tummy
Pear the Wild Things Are
The Phantom Tolljuice
Rip Van Drinkle
White Tang
The Wonderful Blizzard of Oz
Alice’s Adventures in Wonder Bread
Berry Potter
The Deviled Egg Wears Prada
Fear of Frying
I Know This Munch is True
Olives ’n’ Twist
Pizza and Wendy
Prawn Quixote

Drinking All By Your Lonesome
Drinking with Friends
Formulas for Metric Conversion

Editorial Reviews

“It’s a little-known fact that the information in here will make anyone look and sound better than they actually do”—David Baldacci“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.”—DrinkSpirits.com“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.”—FoodRiot“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).”—Epicurious.comPraise for Tim Federle's Hickory Daiquiri Dock"It’s not easy to riff off childhood favorites with such a clean balance of wit and punch, but Federle nails it.”—Food Network Dish“The exhaustion and the joy of parenthood are palatable. That is what makes this book exceptional. It perfectly captures both ends of the parenting spectrum.”—BookTrib