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Tequila Mockingbird February 5, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Humor, Word Play, Writing & Writers.

Writers and liquor go together like hand and glove or giraffe and scarf.  Right?

So why didn’t WE think of this?

A clever tribute to literature, Tequila Mockingbird is the cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Combining beloved classic novels with witty humor and delicious drink recipes, some of the charming recipes include:

* Vermouth the Bell Tolls
* Gin Eyre
* Are You There God? It’s Me, Margarita
* Bridget Jones’s Daiquiri, and more.

Accompanying the 65 cocktail recipes are a list of tools and techniques, a spirits glossary, and a handful of drinking games and bar bites, making this cocktail book both fun and functional. With a special cover designed to look like a classic novel, whimsical illustrations, and a two-color design throughout, Tequila Mockingbird is a one-of-a-kind cocktail book.

About the Author (quoted from Amazon):

Tim Federle is the author of over seven hundred emails. Born in beautiful San Francisco and raised in character-building Pittsburgh, Tim discovered show tunes in elementary school, prompting bullies to discover Tim. Armed only with grit (and his father’s credit card), Tim fled to New York City as a teenager. He has since worn a Tina Turner wig at the Super Bowl, a polar bear suit at Radio City, and a big fat grin in five Broadway shows.

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.

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Want to play along?

Take your favorite cocktail and turn it into a book title . . . or take a favorite book title and transform it into a cocktail.

Post your delicious and delightful play on words below.

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Carl D'Agostino - February 5, 2013

Puritan Rum (ye stronge Jamaikan drinke) for “Pilgrim’s Unprogress”.

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Ya mon! 😎

2. ryoko861 - February 5, 2013

50 Shades of Vodka Tonics

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Ooh . . . yes! 50 Shades of Grey Goose Vodka! 😀

3. suzicate - February 5, 2013

My creativity hasn’t woken up yet….I’ll be back later to contribute (if I can come up with one) and see what others come up with!

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Thanks, Suzi. I feel much the same . . . as if creativity hasn’t quite risen to greet the morn.

4. jannatwrites - February 5, 2013

I’m not a drinker, but I love the play on the title. I can’t come up with any cutesy titles myself, so I’ll leave that to your other creative commenters 🙂

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Federle has THREE books on the eve of publication ~ this one, Better Nate Than Ever, and another Disney book. He may be a rising star.

5. sweetdaysundertheoaks - February 5, 2013

Hmmm this is fun but I need time to think.. 😀
I’m not a cocktail drinker, wine for me. How about Tuscan Sun Limoncello?

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Aah . . . a perfect drink for Under the Tuscan Sun. Thanks, Pix.

6. Food,Photography & France - February 5, 2013

Very envious of that title. Lovely looking book.

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Yes! Me too. Tequila Mockingbird is due for release this April and is available for pre-order in the interim.

7. William D'Andrea - February 5, 2013

How about “An Ale of Two Cities”?

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Fantastic, William! 😀

8. colonialist - February 5, 2013

I love that!
Bloody Mary in the Blue Lagoon or Muddy Blary and the Glue Baboon?
Of course, an obvious brandy-based one would be The Grapes of Wrath.

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Yes! The Grapes of Wrath is good for any wine-based hangover day. 😀

9. Andra Watkins - February 5, 2013

My head is too full of sickness to be much use today, but I love this idea. It would be the perfect gift for a friend or several.

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Feel better, Andra. Hope your sickness is soon a distant memory.

10. kateshrewsday - February 5, 2013

Not a cocktail, but Bleak House White….
Phils says, Rum Baba and The Forty Thieves.
We’re still thinking.

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Excellent! I can see myself ordering a Rum Baba now. 😀

11. Piglet in Portugal - February 5, 2013

For me it’s Blue Lagoon Vodka, pineapple and blue caraco
The Blue Lagoon is a romance novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

That sounds delicious . . . and pretty!

12. diannegray - February 5, 2013

Gone With The Gin 😀

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

That’s awesome, Dianne.

Bartender: Don’t you think you’ve had enough?
Gin Drinker: Grankly, my fear, I gon’t dive a gamn!

diannegray - February 5, 2013

HAAAAAAA! Love it! 😀

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

You might enjoy this ~ his “gin drinker” is spot on:

13. Grannymar - February 5, 2013

Life of Pimms

nrhatch - February 5, 2013

Good one! I confess I had to do a quick google as I’d never heard of Pimms:

14. Pocket Perspectives - February 6, 2013

Nancy…how in the world do you keep finding these books, authors, sites, info sources etc….the twinkle in your eye continues to amaze me!

nrhatch - February 6, 2013

I don’t find them . . . THEY find ME!

I head down one gopher hole in search of something . . . and they pop up out of the gopher hole, one over. 😀

15. Three Well Beings - February 6, 2013

How about Witches Brew of Eastwick? I love both Updike and raspberry vodka! 🙂

nrhatch - February 6, 2013

That would make a *splash* at our next soiree! 😀

16. sufilight - February 7, 2013

My next book’s title will be “White Russian on The Lam” 🙂

nrhatch - February 7, 2013

Yes! The White Russian is the perfect centerpoint for a spy thriller. 😀

17. adeeyoyo - February 7, 2013

Hi Nancy, Would you join me in a Cinzano Maraschino?

nrhatch - February 7, 2013

I could. I should. I would. 😀

18. bluebee - February 8, 2013

An Absinthe of Light (it certainly feels that way the next morning)

nrhatch - February 8, 2013

This should be the sequel. 😀

19. bluebee - February 8, 2013

An Absinthe of Malice would be more fitting 🙂

nrhatch - February 8, 2013

Excellent! Love them both, but this one is spot on! Thanks, BB!

20. Joan Graves - June 29, 2013

Reblogged this on The Joan Zone and commented:
“Are You There God? It’s Me Margarita.” My fav

nrhatch - June 29, 2013

It’s such a clever idea for a Cocktail Book. Thanks for sharing.

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