There’s a special art to coming up with punny cocktail names, usually reserved for 1980s comedy clubs and elaborate theme parties. But you can bring this tradition into your home “with a literary twist” thanks to Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle, a new cocktail recipe book that’s chock full of novel-accompanying cocktails.
Although naming a drink Tequila Mockingbird might be in questionable taste, the book has enough recipes, illustrations, and literary commentary to satisfy almost any interested party. 65 recipes, to be exact, each one designed to be paired with a specific literary novel (Love in the Time of Kahlua, for example).
Tequila Mockingbird might be a good holiday gift for the drunken literary personality in your life, so you might want to check it out on Amazon here, where it’s priced at just under $12. That price is so low, it’s a sin, Tequila Mockingbird. Sorry, I had to work that line in somehow and that’s the best I could do.