Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim FederleTequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

byTim Federle

Hardcover | April 23, 2013

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"A gem." -BuzzFeed

Even if you don't have a B.A. in English, tonight you're gonna drink like you do!

From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 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
Clue on Jeopardy
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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Title:Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary TwistFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7.25 × 5.38 × 0.62 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0762448652

ISBN - 13:9780762448654

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute gift I bought this as a gift for a friend, and while the cocktails aren't anything new, it's really cool to see the literary pairings to them.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from just okay the book is a little bland. nothing new or exciting here if you're into cocktails, but i do like the literary theme, so that makes it a nice gift for your book nerd friends
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Solid Beginners Guide If you want some super crazy creative ideas when it comes to literary cocktails this book won't be for you. However like another reviewer said it would be a great book club. Pick out a classic novel and choose that particular cocktail to match :D #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for book clubs! Such a fun book to have around when you're sharing a few drinks with friends as lit-nerdy as you. :)
Date published: 2016-11-08

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: An English major walks into a bar . . .
TOOLS
Glassware
Equipment
TECHNIQUES
Making a Drink
Decorating a Drink
TERMS
Spirits
Liqueurs
Beer
Wine
Other Flavorings

PART ONE
DRINKS FOR DAMES
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

PART TWO
GULPS FOR GUYS
Absinthe Shrugged
A Confederacy of Ounces
The Count of Monte Cristal
Crime and Punish-mint
Decline and Fall Down
Drankenstein
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
Moby-Drink
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

PART THREE
BEVVIES FOR BOOK CLUB
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

PART FOUR
REFRESHMENTS FOR RECOVERING READERS
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
PART FIVE
BAR BITES FOR BOOK HOUNDS
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

BONUS!
GAMES FOR GEEKS
Drinking All By Your Lonesome
Drinking with Friends
Formulas for Metric Conversion
Acknowledgments
Index

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.com