If you are a book lover and a literary aficionado who appreciates tasty drinks and fun snacks, then Tequila Mockingbird may be the perfect choice for your next read. Actually, though, the book has something to appeal to everyone as it humorously explores literature through the lens of beverages.
Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle allows book lovers everywhere to revisit old favorites with a fun new twist. Perhaps it has been years since you read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz or Gulliver’s Travels. With this book, you can experience these favorites all over again through the lens of “The Wonderful Blizzard of Oz” (an interesting concoction of pineapple juice, coconut cream and banana) and “Gulp-iver’s Travels”(a blend of vodka, peach schnapps and fruit juice).
Maybe some of your favorite drinks appear in this book as well only now with a literary element. If you are partial to margaritas, you might never have thought of them as being associated with Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, but the author has.
As you read along, you might actually discover a few new favorites in both the book and drink categories. If you’ve always intended to get around to Washington Irving’s classic tale “Rip Van Winkle,” the author’s hilarious introduction might provide the boost you need.
You might also use this book to find some new favorite drinks. The combination of apple cider, fruit juices, cinnamon and cloves all simmered together with rum might sound just about right to you. It’s called the “Fahrenheit 151,” by the way, after Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451.
If you are a person who loves to laugh, you will find plenty of hilarity in Tequila Mockingbird. Each book/drink is introduced with a fun snippet of humor. The author suggests, for instance, that you should avoid taking Jack London’s White Fang on your next camping trip and also, quite unnecessarily, reminds you never to eat yellow snow but rather stick to the novel’s associated drink, “White Tang,” a blended version of Tang and milk.
Finally, this book will certainly appeal to you if you are an entertainer at heart. In fact, it offers a whole section called “Bevvies for Book Clubs” that presents drinks designed to serve a whole party. “The Adventures of Sherbet Holmes,” for example, serves ten with its unique blend of Champagne, berry sherbet and ginger ale. A separate section provides an assortment of snacks for your friends to munch.
Indeed, Tequila Mockingbird offers a delightful blend of literary fun and creative recipes that contains something for everyone.
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