Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle

I was so glad when my library finally got this book.  I love cocktails!  I am not the best at making them at home though.. I have to have recipes! I really love recipes themed off books (movies/TV shows).  So when I heard about this book I had to read it.  Here is the goodreads description:

Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore—and you deserve a drink! A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes—paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels—the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose The Last of the Mojitos Love in the Time of KahlĂșa Romeo and Julep A Rum of One’s Own Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita Vermouth the Bell Tolls and more.  

Unfortunately.. I didn't make any of the recipes before this review. I know... you wanted to see pictures of them made up right?? This book is for everyone. There are alcoholic recipes, virgin drinks, food recipes, and even recipes for book clubs so that you can make a bowl of punch.   You not only get the recipes for a drink based off the book but there is also a book description provided as well.
Carrie by Stephen King - Bloody Carrie

I love the look the book has. Like an old book.. with cream colored pages. The beginning of the book is so excellent.  I am not a bartender (like I said before) so I have no idea what some drink terms are.  The book tells you about the different glasses, what the terms mean when mixing a drink, types of alcohol, and even garnishes. I truly believe this would be so fun for a book club meeting.

Wizard of Oz non-alcoholic drink

The only problem I can find with this book is that I probably won't ever own all the different types of alcohol since I am the only drinker in my house and would have to drink it up all alone. Or is that a problem???? HA! Some of the drinks though have very easily accessible ingredients.  Especially in the non-alcoholic section.  We had everything for the Wonderful Blizzard of Oz drink!

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Breeze

I loved this book. Really even if you don't drink pick it up and just glance through it. I found it very witty and enjoyable. A perfect gift for someone too. I copied down some of the recipes for myself since I borrowed mine from the library to keep for future reference.  Just love this book!!

Orange Julius Caesar

The crystal ball says:

Sun is shinning!!!  Great day to go outside and read this book.


  1. Ha I love this! I love cocktails and probably will have to get a copy of this book sometimes soon. & don't worry - noone in my family drinks around me so I have to stick to lonely wine glasses at night or shots with the coworkers lol

  2. Lisa @ Caprivated ReaderApril 2, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    Interesting book!! I do like the look of it from the pictures you shared. I don't drink alcohol, so won't buy it for myself... But I know a couple of peeps that probably would love this book as a gift. :-)

  3. I got this for a friend of mine who likes to read...and drink. hah! I didn't realize there were non-alcoholic ones! I need those!

    Lauren from

  4. I always find with cookbooks of any kind that you end up having to buy a bunch of different ingredients, so I try and find recipes that share some of them, so that you only have to buy a couple of ingredients.

    I think this would be great for book club, and you could make a list of ingredients and get everyone to bring something!

  5. Sounds really good! Love the cover and title too!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  6. This would be a great gift!! It does have non-alcoholic drinks in it and snacks too. So it would be fun to get from the library if you ever wanted to try any of these out.

  7. What a great gift!! I bet that they loved it! Hopefully they have you over soon and make you a drink out of the book.

  8. Yea I like to use stuff that I already have too. I would never buy all the alcohol you need in this book. Though I guess alcohol doesn't go bad right?? So there's that. I could just drink it for the next 20 years! HAA!!

  9. It is really good for book clubs.. it has recipes for punch, and pitchers of drinks for a large group.

  10. I got this for Christmas along with a set of book coasters. Managed to work the two into an idea for a challenge on my blog.

  11. Are you blogging again?? WOOT WOOT! About to check it out!

  12. I love this book and got my copy signed at the Big Book Club Getaway. He is working on another book using Nursery Rhymes and asked for some suggestions, of course being the crazy sleep deprived mother of a toddler I jotted down about 10 suggestions and even rewrote the Itsy Bitsy Spider.

  13. How fun is that!!! I hope to give one of these recipes a try tomorrow night. Neat that he is writing one using Nursery Rhymes, clever. I think that one will be a lot of fun too.