(No) Pizza or a Movie, but a cool (literary) cocktail recipe book!

Last Friday night, because of the horrible weather  possible blizzard  very cold (for Atlanta) weather, my husband and I passed on Pizza and a Movie, and stayed home (and warm). The next evening, however, we braved the cold temperatures and had dinner out with very dear friends.

So today, I’ve decided to write about a cool little truc  – a book* – we picked up last month at an interesting cafe/bookshop in France. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist is a cocktail recipe book written by Tim Federle and illustrated by Lauren Mortimer. When we  my husband spied it on the counter, while we were purchasing another book (we love books), we had to have it!

I’m always fond of twists – whether in literature, my work in progress (a novel), or a martini – and I love the recipe titles. I’ve listed a few below, based on a (favorite) book:

  • Gin Eyre
  • Bridget Jones Daiquiri
  • A Confederacy of Ounces
  • Rye and Prejudice
  • The Cooler Purple
  • Gone with the Wine
  • The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose
  • Olives ‘n’ Twist
  • Tequila Mockingbird

There are many more, and we can’t wait to delve into the recipes, which we plan to do, over time.


Because interesting, tasty cocktails “with a literary twist” – over ice, or neat – seem like just the thing for cold weather!


*Not a (literal) translation

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