Cocktail books provide a fun and exciting way for drink fans to produce fascinating and tasty drinks. The best of these recipe guides have a fun or exciting theme that helps them stand out. And “Tequila Mockingbird” definitely has one of the most enjoyable: literary cocktails! This guidebook is an excellent choice for the cocktail or literature fan in anybody’s life.
What Is Up With This Book?
Tim Federle, an actor, playwright, and author, crafted this fun and fantastic book. He researched several of the most influential books in the literary world and created drinks to pair with them. As a result, each description includes an ingredient list and a fun description of the drink. Federle’s wordplay is usually cheeky and entertaining, as is his seemingly endless well of pleasantly groan-inducing puns.
For example, Ernest Hemingway fans may find themselves chugging down the “Vermouth the Bell Tolls” while reading the book that inspired this silly name. “The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose” goes well with a bit of contemplation in the decrepit and decaying portrait of your choice. “Love in the Time of Kahlua” has the kind of sharp taste and mixed-drink wit Garcia Marquez brings to his brilliant work.
Maybe you’re more into female or feminist authors? How does “A Rum of One’s Own” sound? It may not teach you much about feminist theory, but it sure does taste good. Or perhaps you prefer self-exploratory young adult literature. “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita” may be the drink of your choice! Other favorites include the “Romeo and Julep” and “The Last of the Mojitos.”
Are the Drinks Good?
If puns were all a book needed to be great, this book would be at the top of the list. But are the drinks any good? Well, of course! There’s sure to be something for everyone.
The book is good at bringing in many types of liquors throughout the pages. Looking at the titles listed above, you get vermouth, Kahlua, some rum, margaritas, and vodka. Throughout the book, he carefully changes up each drink, giving suggestions on who may enjoy it and what kind of serving situations work the best with each. This advice provides a comprehensive level of drink engagement.
Is It Worth a Buy?
Do you love literature, puns, and alcohol? If so, this book is a fun addition to your collection. Of course, those people who can’t stomach excessive punning might roll their eyes a little. However, even an anti-pun advocate (or, as we like to call them, an anti-fun advocate) may find themselves enjoying the drinks here. That’s why we think this is an excellent option as a personal purchase or as a gift.