Tequila Mockingbird (Hardcover)

Cocktails with a Literary Twist

By Tim Federle

Running Press Adult, 9780762448654, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


"A gem." -BuzzFeed

Even if you don't have a B.A. in English, tonight you're gonna drink like you do

From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world's bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history's most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. 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
2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)
Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book Lovers
BookPage Best of 2013
Clue on Jeopardy

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 TimFederle.com and on Twitter at @TimFederle.

Praise For Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

“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.” —DrinkSpirits.com

“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).” —Epicurious.com

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.” —Sipsandshots.com

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