Friday, March 31, 2017

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

An English major walks into a library . . . and stumbles upon Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, a fun book that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for any social event! This small book takes cocktails and gives them a fun literary theme. 

Each beverage’s name is a play on a book’s title, like “Rye and Prejudice” (based on Pride and Prejudice), “Love in the Time of Kahlua” (based on Love in the Time of Cholera), and “Fahrenheit 151” (easily modeled after Farenheit 451). Each of the 65 recipes is accompanied by a wry and hilarious blurb about its inspired novel.

There are drink recipes for everyone! “Pear the Wild Things Are” is a mix of pear juice, lemonade, and ginger ale, perfect to sip on as you read Where the Wild Things Are with your kids. “Charlie and the Chocolate Fake-Tini” is a fancy chocolate milk beverage that will be a hit for the whole family!

Don’t forget about book bites! Also included are recipes for appetizers that follow the literary themes. “The Deviled Egg Wears Prada” instructs you to “insult the eggs until they fall to pieces” and then finish it off with “the most attention-grabbing lipstick-red paprika.”

This book is sure to spark fun conversations about your favorite novels! It’s a hilarious book to add to your book clubs, and maybe it will inspire readers to plan literary themed parties!

If you're interested in more cookbooks that blend food and pop culture favorites, check out:

50 Shades of Chicken by F.L. Fowler 

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