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Tequila Mockingbird

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Tequila Mockingbird

Cocktails with a Literary Twist

By Tim Federle

Running Press Book Publishers, Hardcover, 9780762448654, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

December 2013: Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
December 2013: Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
December 2013: BookPage Best of 2013
October 2014: Clue on Jeopardy

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 Kahlua
Romeo and Julep
A Rum of One's Own
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margarita
Vermouth the Bell Tolls

and more

About the Author
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 and on Twitter at @TimFederle.

Praise For Tequila Mockingbird

“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