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.
Firstly, I am aware that this book has been out for a few years now, but I’ve only just discovered it! If you’re struggling for a cute present for someone who loves both books and cocktails, look no further!
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle is a gorgeous book crammed with cocktails with a literary twist- exactly what it says in the title! The book is designed to look like a literary classic and printed on lovely paper so it would make a really nice present (or just a treat for yourself, of course!)
Some of my personal favourite cocktail wordplays in there are “The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose”, “Love in the Time of Kahlua”, “A Rum of One’s Own” and “Vermouth the Bell Tolls”, plus there are some bar snacks recipes included too which have similarly witty names!
For those who don’t drink, there are virgin cocktail recipes included too so all angles are covered- plus even if there wasn’t, you could easily adapt most of the regular recipes to leave out the alcohol!
Cocktails + literature = what could be better?!