Tequila Mockingbird – Cocktails with a Literary Twist

9780762448654_p0_v3_s260x420Tim Federle has a recipe for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and each has a reference to a literary classic in Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist.  The ingredients are simple and the recipes easy.  The labels are conveniently linked to the book title and date of publication.   Some of my favorites, in addition to the book title:

  • Rye and Prejudice
  • The Cooler Purple
  • A Rum of One’s Own
  • The Malted Falcon
  • Gone with the Wine
  • Cherry Poppins

A chapter titled “Bar Bites for Book Hounds” includes snacks for the reader with the disclaimer – “…caution: this section may contain nuts…and that’s just the protagonists.”

If you plan to go to bed early this New Year’s Eve, or toast in the new year with a beverage as uncreative as ginger ale, you might still enjoy leafing through this slim volume for a few laughs or some ideas for the next time you host the book club – and a list of books creatively transformed.