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Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist [Kindle Edition]

Tim Federle , Lauren Mortimer
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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"It's a mixologist's dream of literature-inspired drinks (and bar snacks) ...Handsomely illustrated, full of literary trivia, summaries and snappy patter." --Mystery Scene Magazine "Entertaining and beautifully designed ... it's a joy." --London Evening Standard "[S]ummaries of classic novels and their corresponding recipes are garnished with groan-worthy puns and sepia-toned illustrations. I toast to that!" --Palm Beach Post "It makes a fantastic gift, but you'll also want to pick up a copy for yourself." "Another for the ever-swelling why-didn't-I-think-of-this file." --Houston Chronicle Bookish blog "Pun-tastic cocktail delights ... peruse it to find your book club's next read (and cocktail)." A small book, perfectly gift-sized, and a fun read. Bonus? A lot of the cocktails are built in a Collins glass so are truly a pour away from drinkable. And if you skipped any of the classics mentioned in this book, Federle's descriptions might just pique your curiosity enough to pick 'em up." Praise for Tim Federle's Better Nate Than Ever "Hilarious and heartwarming ... this book soars." --Publishers Weekly starred review) "Critics are raving about Nate." --CNN "[A]n inspired and inspiring journey." --New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) "Judy Blume as seen through a Stephen Sondheim lens." --Huffington Post Recommended by the ALA/Association for Library Service to Children (Summer Reading) A Junior Library Guild selection "[A] twinkling adventure tale for the musical theater set." --New York Times (front-page Arts feature) "An instant young adult classic." --The Advocate "[A] charming debut by a rising theater star." --Entertainment Weekly "Grade: A" --Cleveland Plain Dealer

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2013 Goodreads Choice Award in the category of Food & Cookbooks

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1608 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (23 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B3M3M2C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very clever! 8 Oct 2013
By MrsB
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was looking for a fun cocktail book and as we love reading this was perfect. It's clever and funny with classic cocktails and it's so popular amongst our guests that we just leave it out at parties! Absolutely brilliant!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and informative 26 Dec 2013
Received this as a Christmas gift. Perfect present for me, being a new writer and a bit of an alkey. Witty writing, which made me laugh out loud. I loved the précis of the novels , the occasional backgrounders on the authors and, of course, the cocktail recipes with their literary twists.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Christmas Present 24 Nov 2013
By KWright
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Such a cute book with such an original idea. Hardback is a good size and the recipes are really creative. Item arrived quickly and in perfect condition; would definitely recommend!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I feel like i'm out on a limb with my opinion on this book. Everyone else here seems to love it and certainly it's full of clever, creative cocktails and twists on literary titles. But the 'reader' in me couldn't help finding it immensely irritating and just a bit tacky.

Each recipe gives a brief synopsis of the novel it's based on, many of which I found condescending to the great people who wrote them. That's ok if you don't mind a bit of tongue-and-cheek and you don't like people (especially writers) to take themselves too seriously but I also found some of these outlines to misrepresent the novels (it referred to Franny and Zooey as 'hipsters' and for a moment seemed to forget who was who). If you read all the recipes in full you may also find yourself having the ending of that literary classic you've been meaning to read given away for you.
On top of that, it also split the cocktails (and literary works) into girls drinks and boys drinks which I found sexist and pandering to gender stereotypes.

My advice is that it's a novelty gift: purposefully tongue-and-cheek, tacky and vulgar like one of those rude greeting cards. Not that that's bad. It can be a lot of fun. But don't give this book to someone just because they're a fan of reading. Give it to them if they're the sort of person you'd give one of those greeting cards to - and if they like cocktails of course.
Some great recipes in there, so it gets three stars. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars love this 5 Jun 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
good drink ideas and nicely laid out. Lovely illustrations and tales about the drinks. Ideal for my gin drinking librarian friend! shes working her way through the book...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great quirky gift. 8 May 2014
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I think this book is great but whether I will use it much.....?? I bought it as a gift but loved it so much I bought another for myself which just sits on show in the kitchen and provokes interest and conversation! There are lots of recipes based on works of literature from "gin eyre" to " bridget jones's daiquiri" to "a cocktail of two cities". It also has a section on non alcoholic cocktails as well as a few snack recipes. The illustrations are fantastic too. It does suggest lots of accessories but most of the cocktails have a short ingredients list. I would recommend as a quirky gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars seemed to go down well as a present 5 Mar 2014
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Bought as a gift for a writer who likes his cocktails - seemed to love it although no idea how much use it has come to since opening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tequila Mockingbird 16 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Present for my daughter who loves 'To kill a Mockingbird'. She though this book was a really good idea and great fun!
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