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Tequila Mockingbird

No, that’s not a typo. It’s the title of a little book I just ran across, and it made my day. The tagline under the title reads: “Cocktails with a Literary Twist.”

I can’t improve on the description I found in the Bas Bleu catalog, so I’ll reproduce it here.

Can I interest you in a Gin Eyre? How about a Rum of One’s Own? Perhaps you’d like a Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose for the table? 

Cocktail hour just got literary! This irreverently funny book features sixty-five (mostly) delicious drink recipes inspired by (mostly) classic works of literature. For each recipe/book, Tim Federele offers dry, pithy commentary on the work and how it’s embodied in the cocktail. You’ll even find drinks of the nonalcoholic variety (The Wonderful Blizzard of Oz, anyone?) and book-related bar snacks (Prawn Quixote, for example). 

An essential resource for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is a perfect gift for English-major types, especially those for whom happy hour means a glass in one hand and a novel in the other. 

Having just attended my book club’s monthly meeting this morning – the selection was The Night Circus — I’m wondering if I should suggest we read this in the near future.

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